California International Antiquarian Book Fair 2019

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Les singer...
[Anonymous but probably P. C. L. Janet]
Les singeries humaines. Petit museum comique et grotesque.
Paris, Louis Janet, ca. 1825. Oblong 8vo (19.0 x 12.3 cm). iv, 146, [i] pp.; Title page with large, engraved and finely hand-coloured vignette, 12 finely engraved, tissue-guarded plates with contemporary hand-colouring. Contemporary quarter polished calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt bands and title, and blind tooled vignettes.
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Possibly the only copy entirely in contemporary hand-colouring
Japanische Vogelstudien. 12 Blätter.
Wien, K.K. Österreichischen Handels-Museum, 1895. Folio (45.0 x 33.0 cm). Lithographed pictorial title, and 12 full-colour mounted lithographs. Portfolio with pictorial boards.
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A rare work, showing the influence of Japanese Art on western design during the Art Nouveau - Jugendstil period
Faust. Pol...
Auer, A.
Faust. Poligrafisch illustrirte Zeitschrift für Kunst, Wissenschaft, Industrie, und geselliges Leben, begleitet von Kunst-Beilagen aus mehr als 30 Druckfächern. [The complete Volume 1. In original printed wrappers].
Wien, Auer, 1854. Folio (37.4 x 27.7 cm). 24 issues in 21. 192 pages with text in double columns and with numerous text engravings (several page-sized); and 72 separately printed plates, (several double-sized, folded) in different (colour) printing techniques, including 17 in nature printing. 21 original printed wrappers, the first four with printed issue numbers, the remainder with numbers in pencil.
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The rediscovery of nature printing in a fabulous original set
Faust. Pol...
Auer, A.
Faust. Poligrafisch illustrirte Zeitschrift für Kunst, Wissenschaft, Industrie, und geselliges Leben, begleitet von Kunst-Beilagen aus mehr als 30 Druckfächern. [All photographic plates. Original prints, mounted, as issued].
Wien, Auer, [1853]-1855. Folio (34.4 x 25.6 cm). Three printed plates with original albumen prints, mounted.
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The very rare early photos from Alois Auer's Faust
De Aquatil...
Belon, P. [Petri Bellonii Cenomani; Pierre Belon du Mans]
De Aquatilibus. Libro duo, cum eiconibus ad vivam ipsorum effigiem, quoad eius fieri potuit, expressis.
Paris, Carolum Stephanum, 1553. Oblong 8vo (11.1 x 17.0 cm). [xxxii (index)], 448 pp., with 187 woodcut illustrations. Contemporary limp vellum; ink title in an old hand, written on the spine.
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The foundation of modern ichthyology - a wide-margined copy of the first edition
Gemmarum e...
Boodt, A., De
Gemmarum et lapidum historia, quam olim edidit Anselmus Boetius de Boot Brugensis, Rudolphi II. Imperatoris medicus. Nunc vero recensuit, à mendis repurgavit, commentariis, & pluribus, melioribusque figuris illustravit & multo locupletiore indice auxit, Adrianus Toll Lugd. Bat. M. D.
Lugdunum Batavorum, Joannis Maire, 1636. Two parts in one. Small 8vo (17.0 x 10.7 cm). Title page with wood-engraved vignette; [vi], 576 pp., [xxi] pp., two folded wood-engraved tables and numerous woodcuts in the text (among which the famous full page: "de Crystallo et pseudo Adamante". Contemporary vellum with manuscript title on the spine.
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De Boodt's fundamental manual on mineralogy and gemmology
Mission Sc...
Brocchi, [P. L. A.]
Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale. Ouvrage publié par ordre du Ministre de l'Instruction Publique. Recherches zoologiques. Troisième partie. - 2e Section. Étude des batraciens de l'Amérique Centrale.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1874. Large 4to and matching folio (36.0 x 27.5 cm). 123 pp.; 24 plates [numbered 1-21, 17bis, 18bis, 20bis], of which one stipple-engraved (plain) and 23 in (chromo)lithography (20 partly or completely coloured, and three plain). Contemporary olive half calf with gilt-lined borders over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-stippled bands; compartments with gilt triple cadres, and two (red and light brown) morocco labels with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers.
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Brocchi's magnum opus - the rare herpetology of the Mission Scientifique
Les dons m...
Buc'hoz, [P. J.] [Buchoz]
Les dons merveilleux et diversement coloriés de la nature dans le règne animal ou collection d'animaux précieusement coloriés.
Paris, chez l'auteur, 1782. Large folio (42.7 x 27.9 cm). Engraved title page, [iv] pp. (explanations to plates 1-100, present twice]; 156 finely engraved and exquisitely hand-coloured plates. Contemporary full red morocco. Spine with six double, gilt-stippled, raised bands separated by a ruled floral green morocco strip; compartments with two green morocco labels with gilt title and red morocco inlay with gilt border. Boards with gilt ornamental greek key border and marbled panel in gilt-stippled border; gilt-lined edges and gilt floral inner dentelles; marbled endpapers.
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The ultra-rare animal "dons" with beautiful illustrations
Capitani, F. di
Francesco di Capitani. [Manuscript design examples].
Roma, di Capitani, [ca. 1935]. Large, oblong cardboard binder with two metal pins. Folio. (36.5 x 53.5 cm). 64 leaves with original drawings, of which 61 in full colour (crayon). Black morocco boards with embossed title and patterned pastedowns. Stiff brown endpapers.
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Rare examples of rationalism in interior design
Four illus...
Four illustrations of 1920's luxury cars.
[No place, no publisher, ca. 1925]. Four oblong sheets (ca. 12.5 x 28 cm), each with an illustration of a ca. 1920-1925 luxury cars, mounted on larger sheets (27.0 x 39.0 cm).
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Contemporary paintings of mysterious luxury cars
Bound coll...
Cope, E. D.
Bound collection of five papers on reptiles and amphibians, and a handwritten postcard by Cope.
Washington, DC, United States National Museum, 1875-1889. Thick 8vo (22.5 x 14.7 cm). 1,017 [104, 51, 249, 98, 515] pp. and several handwritten unnumbered leaves, 84 plates. Red buckram. Spine with gilt lines and black morocco label with gilt title.
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A unique, personal copy
The contra...
Darwin, C.
The contractile filaments of the teasel.
London, Macmillan, 1877. Large 4to (28.0 x 19.6 cm). p. 339. Not bound - as published.
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Charles Darwin commenting upon his son's scientific researches