Juko Jushikei Hakki.
Juko Jushikei Hakki. Three parts in one volume. Kyoto (?), Enami Jinbee, Genroku 8 (= 1685). 4to size (27.0 x 19.0 cm). Xylographically printed on 69 double leaves folded in an accordion, or oriental, style, with 16 full-page woodcut plates. Original blue paper wrappers with xylographic text vignette on front. Contained in a modern blue cloth box made in Japanese style.Read more
Albers, J. C. [AND] Castello de Paiva, A.
Malacographia maderensis sive enumeratio molluscorum quae in insulis Maderae et Portus Sancti aut viva extant aut fossilia reperiuntur [AND] Monographia molluscorum terrestrium fluvialium, lacustrium Insularium Maderensium.
Berolini [Berlin], Georg Reimer, 1854 [AND] Olisipone [Lisbon], Academicis, 1867. Two works in one. 4to (26.9 x 21.3 cm). 94 pp.; 17 lithographed plates (all but one finely hand-coloured). [AND] 170 pp.; two finely hand-coloured lithographed plates, heightened with gum arabic. [AND] Four "letters" loosely inserted. Later blue buckram with gilt titles on the spine.Read more
Audebert, J. B.
Histoire naturelle des singes, peints d'après nature. [AND] Histoire naturelle [des singes et] des makis. [Complete].
Paris, l'Auteur, [AND] H. J. Jansen, 1797-[An 8 = 1799]. Two volumes in one. Folio (49.2 x 31.8 cm). Three half-titles, two title pages; 178 pp. [24, 4, 4, 10, 4, 8, 10, 24, 14, 8, 10, 8, 44, iv, 2]; 63 engraved plates of which 61 finely colour-printed, with additional original hand-colouring, and two plain, as intended. Contemporary, empire style, full calf. Boards with triple gilt borders and embossed floral vignettes, central vignette of a lyre. Spine with seven raised bands, gilt vignettes (vases) and morocco label with gilt title. Later marbled endpapers.Read more
Mémoire sur l'histoire naturelle de l'Isle de Corse, avec un catalogue lythologique de cette isle et des réflexions sommaires sur l'existence physique de notre globe. [Preceded by] G. Feydel: Moeurs et coutumes des Corses, mémoire tiré en partie d'un grand ouvrage sur la politique, la législation, et la morale des diverses nations de l'Europe.
London and Paris, Molini and Onfroy, 1783. Small 8vo (19.6 x 12.6 cm). viii, 126 pp.; one engraved text-vignette and one folded hand-coloured engraved early geological map. Included: the work by Feydel, Paris, Garnery, an VII (1799). [iv], 112 pp., one hand-coloured engraved frontispiece. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with Empire ornaments and red morocco label with gilt title.Read more
Barrois, T. [C.]
Catalogue des crustacés marins, recueillis aux Açores durant les mois d'Août et Septembre 1887.
Lille, Le Bigot, 1888. 8vo (23.6 x 15.8 cm). 110 pp.; four lithgraphed plates (three sepia, one in chromolithography). Contemporary quarter cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine.Read more
Boulenger, G. A.
On the reptiles and batrachians of the Solomon Islands.
London, The Zoological Society of London, 1886. Large 4to (32.2 x 25.4 cm). 28 pp. [35-62]; seven very fine lithographed plates, one with a figure (of a snake) hand-coloured. Original printed front wrapper, and later rear wrapper.Read more
Butler, A. G.
Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Order Passeres, complete in two volumes.
London, Caxton, [1907-1908]. Two volumes in two. Large 4to (28.7 x 22.9 cm). Title pages, 434 pp. [I: (iv), 210; II: (iv), 216]; 115 [60; 55] tissue-guarded chromolithographed plates, of which eight with eggs. Original uniform green, gilt-bordered half morocco over green linen boards. Spines with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt.Read more
The song birds of Great Britain; containing delineations of thirty-three birds, of the natural size, (incl. the genus Sylvia of Latham,) coloured principally from living specimens, with some account of their habits, and occasional direction for their treatment in confinement.
London, privately published, [1835-]1836. Title-page, [xi] pp. [prefaces]; 33 beautiful, originally hand-coloured engraved plates with explanatory text leaves. Contemporary dark green grained full morocco. Boards with double rich gilt borders with floral corner pieces; gilt lines on the edges, and inner gilt lines. Spine with ornamental gilt rectangles and title. All edges gilt.Read more
Ferns of New Zealand. [Including Maori photos].
Auckland, Eric Craig, 1879. Large folio (44.1 x 31.5 cm) [total book size 45.7 x 34.0 x 8.8 cm]. Original roan spine with gilt-bordered, morocco bands over wooden panels with elaborate, partly gilded floral tooling and bevelled edges. Marbled endpapers. Two fine albumen prints (each 9.5 x 5.5 cm). Marbled endpapers.Read more
New Zealand ferns. Prepared and mounted by T. Cranwell.
Auckland (Parnell), T. Cranwell, no date [before 1877]. Small folio (27.8 x 22.3 cm). 30 sheets with mounted ferns, each with a small, mounted label with the Latin name. Original green leather spine and carved rimu wood-panels. Marbled endpapers. Contained in recent clamshell box (30.6 x 24.7 x 4.9 cm) of black cloth with black morocco label with gilt ornamental bands and title on the 'spine'.Read more
Travels on the continent, Sicily and the Lipari Islands. Second edition.
London, Longman, Rees, Orme, and Co., 1829. Large 8vo (26.8 x 17.2 cm). x, 494, [ii] pp.; 21 fine engraved plates, and 34 text engravings. Contemporary grained half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, stipple-gilted bands; compartments with gilt vignettes and a brown morocco label with gilt title.Read more