Snakes

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Estudios s...
Amaral, A. Do
Estudios sobre ophidios Neotropicos XVII-XXII.
São Paulo, Instituto Butantan, 1929. 4to (26.4 x 18.3 cm). 337 pp., with several plates and text figures. Original printed wrappers.
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€200.00
A collection of rare papers on Brazilian snakes
Tableau en...
Bonnaterre, [P. J.]
Tableau encyclopédique et methodique des trois regnes de la nature, dédié et présenté a M. Necker, Ministre d'État, & Directeur Général des Finances. Ophiologie.
Paris, Panckoucke, 1790. Large 4to (30.5 x 23.5 cm). xliv, 76 pp., plates A, 1-42. Title page of the part and the work. Contemporary (original?) marbled boards.
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€300.00
The complete ophiology of the famous Encyclopédie Méthodique
Tableau en...
Bonnaterre, [P. J.]
Tableau encyclopédique et methodique des trois regnes de la nature, dédié et présenté a M. Necker, Ministre d'État, & Directeur Général des Finances. Erpétologie, ophiologie.
Paris, Panckoucke, 1789-1790. Large 4to (28.7 x 22.3 cm). xxviii, 70, [i] pp. 69 engraved plates, as follows: 1-7 [amphibians], 1-6 [turtles], 1-12, 6(II) [reptiles]; xliv, 76 pp., 43 (A, 1-42) [snakes]. Beautiful period-style half calf over mottled boards. Rich gilt spine with five raised gilt-ornamented bands and red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Edges red.
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€1,500.00
The complete amphibians and reptiles from the famous Encyclopédie Méthodique
Les serpen...
Bourret, R. [L.]
Les serpents de l'Indochine. Tome I. Etudes sur la faune. [AND] Tome II. Catalogue systématique descriptif.
Toulouse, Henri Basuyau [for the author], 1936. Two volumes in one. 8vo (23.6 x 15.8 cm). Two half-titles, two titles; 645 [140; 505] pp.; 203 [14; 189] (groups of) text figures, on page-sized map (unnumbered text illustration). Contemporary grained burgundy cloth. Gilt lines and title on spine; marbled endpapers.
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A very rare and important work on the snakes of Indochina
Faune méri...
Crespon, J.
Faune méridionale ou description de tous les animaux vertébrés vivans et fossiles, sauvages ou domestiques qui se rencontrent toute l'année ou qui ne sont que de passage dans les plus grande partie du Midi de la France; suivie d'une méthode de taxidermie ou l'art d'empailler les oiseaux.
Nimes, chez l'auteur, and Montpellier, M. Lebrun, 1844. Two volumes of text and one atlas in three. 8vo (text volumes 21.5 x 13.0 cm; atlas 21.6 x 15.2 cm). 714 pp. [xxviii, 320, (2); ix, 354 (1)], 74 lithographed plates (one double-sized and double present). Contemporary uniform pebbled calf over pebbled boards. Spines with gilt lines and title. Marbled endpapers.
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€1,500.00
A rare French zoological monograph with the often missing atlas
Histoire n...
Daudin, F. [M.]
Histoire naturelle génerale et particulière des reptiles; ouvrage faisant suite aux oeuvres de Leclerc de Buffon, et partie du cours complet d'histoire naturelle rédigé par C. S. Sonnini, membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes. Tome cinquième. Ordre troisième. Les ophidiens.
Paris, Dufart, An XI (1803). 8vo (19.6 x 12.1 cm). 361, [iv] pp., two folded tables and 12 engraved plates. Contemporary full green calf with elaborate gilt borders, gilt herpetological vignettes and two red morocco labels with gilt title on the spine. Marbled flyleaves. Edges speckled.
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€150.00
Mission Sc...
Duméril, A. [H. A.] and M. [F.] Bocourt
Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale. Ouvrage publié par ordre du Ministre de l'Instruction Publique. Recherches zoologiques. Troisième partie. Étude sur les reptiles et les batraciens. Livraisons 1-15.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1870-[1897]. Large 4to and matching folio (36.5 x 27.5 cm). General herpetological title; 860 pp.; 90 lithographed plates [numbered 1-68; 17bis, 18bis, 20A-G, 21A-C, 22A-J], of which 21 hand-coloured. Loose-leaved, as issued. In later portfolio.
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€12,500.00
The 15 first 'livraisons' of the rare Mission Scientifique - Reptilia
A letter f...
Ellis, J.
A letter from John Ellis, Esq; F. R. S. to the President, on the Coluber cerastes , or horned viper of Egypt.
London, The Royal Society, 1766. 4to (22.0 x 16.5 cm). Four pp., one large double-folded plate. Disbound.
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€175.00
Bilder-Atl...
Fitzinger, L. J. [F. J.]
Bilder-Atlas zur wissenschaftlich-populären Naturgeschichte der Amphibien in ihren Sämmtlichen hauptformen.
Vienna, Kaiserlich-Königliche Hof-und Staatsdruckerei, 1864. Folio (32.9 x 25.0 cm). Title page and 109 plates (two plain and 107 in chromolithography). Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards with ornamental blind stamped edges. Spine with five raised bands, blind-tooled compartments and two morocco labels (red and black) with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Edges red.
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€1,800.00
A rare work of large size and with detailed colouring
Descriptio...
Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, E.
Description de l'Egypte. Zoologie. Reptiles. [Atlas].
Paris, C. L. F. Panckoucke, 1826. Elephant folio (ca. 71 x 53 cm). 13 tissue-guarded, engraved plates [numbered 1-8; supplément 1-5].
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Giant plates with very detailed engravings
De Venenis...
Grevin, J.
De Venenis Libri duo. Gallice primum ab eo scripti et a multis hactenus Latini desiderati et nunc tandem opera et Hieremiae Martij Augustanae Reipublicae Medici, in Latinum sermonem, summa fide & diligantia in rei medicae studiosorum utilitatem atque commodum conuersi. Quibus adiunctus est preaterea eiusdem auctoris de Antimonio tractatus, eodem interprete, una cum rerum memorabilium, praecipue ad operis calcem, indice.
Antverpiae, Christophor Plantin, 1571. 8vo (21.0 x 14.3 cm). Title page with engraved vignette. [xviii], 332, [xi] pp., and 92 woodcuts in the text. Original vellum. Title written in ink in an old hand on the spine.
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€2,500.00
Early work on poisonous animals and plants including a great deal on herpetology
Journals o...
Grey, G.
Journals of two expeditions of discovery in north-west and western Australia during the years 1837, 38, and 39, under the authority of Her Majesty's Government. Describing many newly discovered, important and fertile districts, with observations on the moral and physical condition of the aboriginal inhabitants, &c., &c.
London, T. and W. Boone, 1841. Two volumes in two. 8vo (14.0 x 22.3 cm). Two lithographed frontispieces, one being hand-coloured and depicting a western-Australian Aboriginal person; (2), xiv, 412 pp., (16); vii, 482 pp.; 20 lithographed plates of which five hand-coloured. Original uniform embossed cloth. Gilt title and vignette on the spines. Yellow endpapers.
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€380.00
First edition of an expedition narrative with chapters on the zoology and new, illustrated, herpetological species