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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
Vaillant, L. and G. Grandidier
Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar publiée par Alfred et Guillaume Grandidier. Volume XVII. Histoire naturelle des reptiles. Première partie: crocodiles et tortues.
Paris, Le Garde des Sceaux, 1910. Large 4to (31.0 x 23.8 cm). Half-title and title page, 86 pp.; 28 plates [numbered 1-27, 19A] of which nine in chromolithography, partly augmented with gum arabic, 17 in lithography and one heliogravure. Later pebbled half cloth over marbled boards. Spine with six raised bands, compartments with gilt title and vignettes. Greenish endpapers.Read more
Milne Edwards, A. and A. Grandidier and L. Lavauden [in A. Grandidier and G. Grandidier (eds.)]
Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar. XII-XV. Histoire naturelle des oiseaux. [AND] XII. Supplément. [Complete].
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, Société d'Éditions Géographiques, Maritimes et Coloniales, and Tananarive, Imprimerie Officielle, 1876-1937. In five volumes (texte, atlas I-III, and supplément). Large 4to and folio (31 x 24 cm). 999 pp. [(i), 779; viii, 211]; 412 plates by Keulemans and others. Uniform dark blue cloth over marbled boards. Spines with two burgundy morocco labels with gilt titles.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
Monograph on the Aye-aye ( Chiromys, Cuvier; Chiromys madagascariensis, Desm.; Sciurus madagascariensis, Gmel. Sonnerat; Lemur psilodactylus, Schreber, Shaw).
London, Taylor and Francis, 1863. Large 4to (32.5 x 25.1 cm). 72 pp.; 14 lithographed plates including two very large, double folded. Original printed wrappers.Read more
[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
[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