South America

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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
Histoire n...
Audebert, J. B.
Histoire naturelle des singes, peints d'après nature. [AND] Histoire naturelle [des singes et] des makis. [Complete].
Paris, l'Auteur, [AND] H. J. Jansen, 1797-[An 8 = 1799]. Two volumes in one. Folio (49.2 x 31.8 cm). Three half-titles, two title pages; 178 pp. [24, 4, 4, 10, 4, 8, 10, 24, 14, 8, 10, 8, 44, iv, 2]; 63 engraved plates of which 61 finely colour-printed, with additional original hand-colouring, and two plain, as intended. Contemporary, empire style, full calf. Boards with triple gilt borders and embossed floral vignettes, central vignette of a lyre. Spine with seven raised bands, gilt vignettes (vases) and morocco label with gilt title. Later marbled endpapers.
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€14,700.00
Primatology at its most beautiful - by an artist turned scientist
[Sculpture...
Bosch, G. van den
[Sculpture] Amazon parrots.
ca. 1965. Bronze sculpture. Ca. 175 x 100 x 75 cm.
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€9,900.00
Heavy Metal parrots
The birds...
Crawshay, R.
The birds of Tierra del Fuego.
London, Quaritch, 1907. 4to (28.0 x 20.5 cm). Half-title, title, engraved dedication page, xl, 158 pp., 21 fine hand-coloured plates by Keulemans, 23 photographic plates, one tinted (red and blue) map. Publisher's black half morocco over green linen boards, gilt lettered spine with five raised, gilt-lined bands; top edge gilt.
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€2,400.00
Bird painter Keulemans at his best - and in a mint condition
Levensgesc...
Defoe, D.
Levensgeschiedenis en lotgevallen van Robinson Crusoe, behelzende onder andere ongehoorde uitkomsten, een verhaal van zijn agt-en-twintig jaarig verblijf op een onbewoond eiland, gelegen aan de kust van America, bij den mond van de rivier Oronoque : alles door hem zelven beschreeven. Nieuwe verbeterde uitgave. Uit het engelsch vertaald, en met nieuwe plaaten, benevens een nette kaart van zijn omzwervingen verrijkt.
Amsterdam, J. Allart and D. Vis, 1791. Three parts in three. 8vo (21.0 x 12.4 cm). Engraved frontispiece, one double folded engraved map of the world with both hemispheres and 17 engraved plates. Contemporary uniform half calf over speckled boards. Spines with gilt lines and red morocco shield with gilt title and volume numbers.
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€850.00
A well-illustrated Dutch translation
An account...
Edwards, G.
An account of the frog fish of Surinam.
London, The Royal Society, 1760. 4to (22.0 x 17.2 cm). Five pp., two large, double-folded engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands.
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€250.00
A very early work on a South American frog
Verbreitun...
Ehrenberg, C. G.
Verbreitung und Einfluss des mikroskopischen Lebens in Sud- und Nord-Amerika. Ein Vortrag. Gelesen in der Königl. Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin am 25 März und 10 Juni 1841 mit spätern Zusätzen. Nebst 4 colorirten Kupfertafeln.
Berlin, Königliche Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1843. Tall folio (41.1 x 27.5 cm). Title page, dedication page, 158 pp., four partly hand-coloured engraved plates. Original blind grey-blue wrappers.
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€600.00
Very rare large paper copy of this rare work of fundamental importance to the knowledge of the Protozoa
Révision d...
Fairmaire, L. and P. Germain
Révision des coléoptères du Chili.
Paris, Société Entomologique de France, 1858-1866, 1883. 8vo (21.3 x 12.8 cm). 233 [and 14] pp. Two original water-colour plates of which one in full colour and one in shades of grey, two engraved plates of which one hand-coloured. One printed leaf added. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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€800.00
A unique copy of a finely illustrated work on Chilean Coleoptera
Historia g...
Fernández de Piedrahíta, [L.]
Historia general de las conquistas del Nuevo Reyno de Granada.
Amberes (Antwerp), Jean Baptiste Verdussen, [1688]. Folio (29.7 x 20.9 cm). Title page, three finely engraved plates (title page and frontispieces preceding chapters) by J. Mulder, [xvi], 599, [vii] pp. Contemporary vellum. Spine with contemporary script title.
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€15,000.00
A very rare work; highly important for the history of the conquest of the Americas
Report on...
Forbes, D. et al.
Report on the geology of South America. Part I. Bolivia and southern Peru: with notes on the fossils by Professor Huxley, ... J. W. Salter ... T. Rupert Jones.
London, The Geological Society [Taylor and Francis], 1861. 8vo (22.2 x 14.0 cm). 84 pp., Two hand-coloured maps, one very long, multifolded profile, three lithographed plates showing fossils. Original printed wrappers.
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€375.00
Rare offprint of an important work on the geology and palaeontology of the Andes
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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€300.00
Two fine publications by the Norwegian algologist Michael Heggelund Fosley
Topographi...
[Games]
Topographical puzzles.
Paris, Librairie Hachette, no date (ca. 1890). A set of eight coloured topographical puzzles, showing the different continents. The puzzles are maps, mounted on wood, each divided into 42 pieces. The edges are covered with gilt paper. In the original paper & cloth box (35.5 x 26.9 x 5.0 cm), with a map of the world mounted on the lid. Inside of the box covered with light blue paper.
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€950.00
The Earth: a big puzzle (or eight)