15 items found
[Grandidier, A.] Lacroix, A.
Notice historique sur Alfred Grandidier. Membre de la Section de Géographie et Navigation.
Paris, Gauthier-Villars [Académie des Sciences], 1921. 4to (28.3 x 22.3 cm). Portrait frontispiece; 58 pp. Near contemporary burgundy half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with two raised bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Original printed wrappers bound in.Read more
A paradox: prooving, that the inhabitants of the isle called Madagascar, or St. Laurence, (in temporall things) are the happiest people in the World. Whereunto is prefixed, a briefe and true description of that island: the nature of the climate, and condition of the inhabitants, and their speciall affection to the English above other nations. With most probable arguments of a hopefull and fit plantation of a colony there, in respect of the fruitfulnesse of the soyle, the benignity of the ayre, and the relieving of our English ships, both to and from the East-Indies.
London, Nathaniell Butter, 1640. 4to (18.7 x 14.4 cm). Original second blank; title page, half title, half-title (placed after 12th text page) [xii, xxi] pp., Mid-19th century brown crushed morocco. Spine with five raised, gilt-stippled bands; compartments rich gilt with floral patterns and gilt title; boards with triple gilt borders and rosettes; gilt-lined edges and elaborate gilt inner dentelles.Read more
Hoeven, J. van der
Bijdragen tot de kennis van de Lemuridae of Prosimii. [Titled Bydragen tot de kennis van de Lemuridae on front board].
Leiden, S. Luchtmans and J. Luchtmans. Tall folio (45.2 x 29.4 cm). Title page, [i], 18 pp.; three lithographed plates of which two finely hand-coloured. Contemporary full bright red grained calf. Boards with intricate blind-tooled and gilt-ornamental borders, floral corner pieces and title. Pink floral endpapers. All edges gilt.Read more
[Jacob, N. H.]
Storia naturale delle scimie e dei maki, disposta con ordine da P. Hugues, dietro le scoperte dei più rinomati naturalisti; arrichita di schiarimenti relativi ai costumi, astuzie, nutrimenti, e climi abitati da questi Quadrumani; con la maniera di dar loro la caccia, e d'un idea sull' uso e la proprietà dello loro carne in medicina. Dedicata a S. A. il Principe Eugenio di Beauharnais.
Milano, P. Hugues, 1822. Two volumes in one. Large folio (45.0 x 32.5 cm). First volume with engraved title page in sepia, engraved plate "Confronti di alcuni tratti di decrescente analogia nel profilo e nelle fisica constituzione del cranio dell' uomo e delle scimie", [vi, preface and systematics]; 73 (numbered III-V, and I-LXX) fine stipple engraved plates of apes and monkeys, each with descriptive captions in Italian. Several additional half-titles; the second volume on makis is titled "Dei lemuriani ossia maki propriamente detti", and has three introductory pages numbered ii-iv, a first half-title, ten plates, a second half-title (to the loris), a one-page introduction, and three plates, a third half title (to the makis), an unnumbered text leaf, and another two plates, a fourth half-title (to the genus Galago), another one-page introduction, and the final two plates, for a total of 15 plates, and an index page numbered xvi, and a grand total - for both volumes combined - of 88 plates. Contemporary blind half vellum over plain boards.Read more
Mineralogie de Madagascar. Tomes I-II-III. [Complete].
Paris, Augustin Challamel, 1922-1923. Three parts in three. 4to (27.1 x 21.3 cm). 1,799 [xvi, 624; vii, 694; viii, 450] pp.; 540 text illustrations [504; 11; 25], 64 plates [27; 29; 8], one tinted double-sized geographical map of Madagascar, Mayotte, and the Comores (in volume I), one very large, multi-folded full colour geological map (in volume III). Uniform contemporary red buckram. Spines with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges.Read more