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Reizen ove...
Bruin, C., De [De Bruyn or Bruijn]
Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie: verrykt met driehondert kunstplaten, vertoonende de beroemste lantschappen en steden, ook de byzondere dragten, beesten, gewassen en planten, die door gevonden worden: voor al derzelver oudheden, en wel voornamentlyk heel uitvoerig, die van het heerlijke en van oudts de geheele werrelt door befaemde hof van Persepolis, by den Persianen Tchilminar genaemt. Alles door den Autheur zelf met groote naeukeurigheit na 't leven afgetekent, en nooit voor dezen in 't ligt gebragt.
Amsterdam, R. and G. Wetstein, J. Oosterwyk and H. van de Gaete, 1714. Folio (33.3 x 21.1 cm). Allegorical frontispiece (by Picart, dated 1711), title page (in red and black); engraved portrait of de Bruyn (by G. Kneller), [vi], 472, [xii] pp.; 260 numbered engraved plates (many double, folded), two large maps, and 34 large text engravings, not numbered, including portraits, views, etc. Contemporary blind ruled and embossed vellum. Spine with six raised bands, title written in ink, in a neat contemporary hand.
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One of the most richly illustrated voyages through Russia
Voyage en...
Buch, L. de
Voyage en Norvège et en Laponie, fait dans les années 1806, 1807 et 1808. Traduit de l`Allemand par J. B. B. Eyriés. Précédé d`une introduction de M. A. de Humboldt. Suivi d`un mémoire de M. de Buch, sur la limite des neiges perpétuelles dans le Nord, et enrichi de cartes et de coupes de terrein.
Paris, Gide fils, 1816. Two volumes in two. 8vo (19.9 x 12.6 cm). 953 pp. [xxiv, 472; 457]; three engraved maps, of which two large, folded. Uniform red calf over marbled boards. Spines with gilt ornamental bands, vignettes, and title. Sprinkled edges.
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A very good, contemporary bound set of the first French edition
The Norweg...
Foslie, M. [H.]
The Norwegian forms of Lithothamnion [AND] New or critical Lithothamnia.
Trondhjem, Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs, 1894. Two papers in one. 8vo (22.2 x 14.2 cm). 190 [180; 10] pp.; 24 [23; 1] attractive photographed plates. Contemporary pebbled half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-stippled bands, gilt title and vignettes. Marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Original printed wrappers bound in.
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Two fine publications by the Norwegian algologist Michael Heggelund Fosley
A yacht vo...
Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, F. T. [Lord Dufferin]
A yacht voyage. Letters from high latitudes; being some account of a voyage, in 1856, in the schooner yacht "Foam" to Iceland, Jan Mayen, and Spitzbergen, by Lord Dufferin, Governor General of the Dominion of Canada.
Toronto, Adam, Stevensen, 1873. 8vo (18.1 x 12.0 cm). 281 pp., engraved frontispiece, tissue-guarded portrait of the author, nine engraved plates including one of a skeleton in a coffin captioned: "Et ego in arctis", several wood engravings in the text. Original decorated cloth with bevelled edges and gilt title on the spine, and gilt title and large vignette on the front board.
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Signed and dated by the author, the governor of Canada
The figure...
Maupertuis, P. [L. M.] de et al.
The figure of the Earth, determined from observations made by order of the French king, at the polar circle: By messrs De Maupertuis, Camus, Clairaut, le Monnier; the Abbé-Outhier, correspondent of the Academy, and Mr. Celsius, Professor of Astronomy at Upsal. Translated from the French of M. de Maupertuis.
London, Cox, Davis, Knapton, and Millar, 1738. Small 8vo (19.5 x 12.6 cm). vii, 232 pp.; one folded engraved "Mapp of the Country where the Arc of the Meridian was measured" (i.e. today's border between Sweden and Finland in Lapland) and nine folded engraved plates. Contemporary style full calf. Spine with gilt lines and black morocco label with gilt title.
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The work in which Maupertuis proved that Newton was right
Sur la Fig...
Maupertuis, P.L. Moreau de
Sur la Figure de la Terre déterminée par Messieurs de l'Académie royale des Sciences, qui ont mesuré le degré du méridien au Cercle Polaire.
Paris, l'Imprimérie Royale, 1740. 4to (25.8 x 20.2 cm). pp. 90-96; 389-469 In: Histoire de l'Académie royale des Sciences Année MDCCCXXXVII . Engraved allegorical frontispiece; title page; [vi], 120, 492 pp.; engraved map of Lapponia; five engraved, folded plates. Contemporary full polished calf. Boards with double gilt borders; spine with five raised bands, gilt floral patterns and two red morocco labels with gilt title. Gilt floral inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Mottled edges.
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Rare first quarto edition of the work that made Maupertuis famous
Geologie d...
Murchison, R. and E. de Verneuil and A. von Keyserling.
Geologie des europäischen Rußlands und des Urals von R. Murchison, C. v. Verneuil und A. v. Keyserling, bearbeitet von Gustav Leonhard.
Stuttgart, Schweizerbart, 1848. 8vo (23.1 x 14.5 cm). Engraved frontispiece, 634 pp., one folded, partly coloured chart with geological profiles; one large, folded, chromolithographed geological map with 16 different colours. Contemporary half calf over floral patterned boards. Spine rich gilt with floral ornaments, gilt-rolled lines and title. Green endpapers. Speckled edges.
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The only German translation of this important work
Nilsson, S.
Illuminerade figurer till Skandinaviens fauna, med text utgifne.
Lund, C. F. Berling, [1829]-1840. Folio (25.6 x 17.2 cm). I: Two different title pages (both dated 1832), [iv] (subscribers list), [iv] (dedication), [viii] (preface), [v] systematical index); 100 hand-coloured lithographed plates; II: title page (dated 1840), [i] (dedication leaf), [ii] (preface), [v] (systematical index); 100 hand-coloured engraved plates. All 200 plates with unnumbered, explanatory text leaves. Uniform recent dark green morocco. Spines with five, gilt-bordered raised bands and gilt title; boards with gilt rectangular border and floral corner pieces. Marbled endpapers.
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A seldom-seen complete copy of this beautifully illustrated work on birds and mammals
Sveriges F...
Rosenius, P.
Sveriges Fåglar och fågelbon med fågelbilder utförda i Färgljustryck efter original målningar av fil. D:R Gustaf Swenander.
Lund, Gleerup, 1926-1949-[1954]. Six volumes in six. Large 4to (34.3 x 24.5 cm). Text; 807 plates (146 coloured). Publisher's uniform, limited edition brown half calf, marbled boards, gilt spines.
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A rare, fine set with unrecorded plates
Kritisk fö...
Smitt, F. A.
Kritisk förteckning öfver de i Riksmuseum befintliga salmonider.
Stockholm, Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademien, 1886. Folio (47.3 x 29.7 cm). 290 pp.; 13 tables, six double-sized lithographed plates of which one brightly coloured. Later blue half cloth over blue marbled boards. Spine with gilt title.
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a fine, large Scandinavian Salmon plate