Turtles - Tortoises

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Faune de l...
Nikolsky, A. M. [Nikolskii]
Faune de la Russie et des pays limitrophes fondée principalement sur les collections du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de Petrograd. Reptiles (Reptilia). Volumes I-II. [Complete].
Petrograd, Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de Petrograd, 1915-1916. Two volumes in two. 8vo (25.0 x 16.6 cm). 884 [534; 350] pp.; 133 [69; 64] text engravings, 17 [9; 8] plates. Uniform original printed wrappers.
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"His most comprehensive herpetological work" (Adler)
The voyage...
Parker, W. K.
The voyage of H.M.S. Challenger. Zoology. Report on the development of the green turtle ( Chelone viridis , Schneid.).
London, Her Majesty's Government, 1880. 4to (32.0 x 25.0 cm). 57 pp.; 13 fine, tinted plates. Disbound.
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The complete herpetology of the famous Challenger-expedition
Reinach, A. von
Schildkrötenreste im Maizer Tertiärbecken und benachbarten, ungefähr gleichalterigen Ablagerungen. Mit XXXXIV Tafeln.
Frankfurt am Main, Moritz Diesterweg, 1900. Large 4to (29.8 x 23.1 cm). Title page, 135 pp., 44, mostly tinted, lithographed plates. Original printed wrappers.
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A richly illustrated work on extinct turtles
Die fossil...
Rütimeyer, L.
Die fossilen Schildkröten von Solothurn und der übrigen Juraformation, mit Beiträgen zur Kenntniss von Bau und Geschichte.
[Zürich, Schweizerische Naturforschende Gesellschaft, 1873]. 4to (27.2 x 21.8 cm). v, 185 pp.; 17 lithographed plates (many folded or double folded). Later blind wrappers. Spine with printed label, mounted.
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A rare offprint
The Fauna...
Smith, M. A.
The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Published under the authority of the Secretary of State for India in Council. Reptilia and Amphibia. Vol. I. Loricata, Testudines. Vol. II. - Sauria. Vol. III. Serpentes. [All published].
London, Taylor & Francis, 1931-1943. Three volumes in three. 8vo (22.5 x 15.5 cm). [I(1931): xxviii, 185 pp.; 42 text figures, two plates; II (1935): xiii, 440 pp., 93 text figures, one unnumbered and one numbered plate, several maps; III (1943): xii, 583, (vi) pp., 166 text figures, very large, multi-folded map in two colours]. Original uniform red blind stamped cloth with gilt title on the spines.
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A rare, complete set of what is "still the most definite work on the region" (Adler)
Histoire p...
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.; 27 plates 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.
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Clean copy of a rare, beautiful monograph on Madagascar's crocodiles, turtles and tortoises
Piscium vi...
Visscher, N. J.
Piscium vivae icones. Inventae ab Adriano Collardo et excusae a Nicolao Ioannis Visscher.
[Amsterdam, N. J. Visscher], 1634. Oblong folio (20.1 x 30.3 cm). Engraved title page or frontispiece with title in cartouche, and 19 finely engraved plates [together numbered (1)-20], each with a print-size of 12.5 x 19.0 cm. Bound without covers.
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A very rare broad-margin suite of fine fish illustrations
Beiträge z...
Wiegmann, A. F. A.
Beiträge zur Zoologie, gesammelt auf einer Reise um die Erde, von Dr. F. J. F. Meyen. Siebende Abhandlung. Amphibien.
Breslau and Bonn, Academia Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae, 1835. Large 4to (29.5 x 22.5 cm). Title page, pp. [185]-268, 268a-d; ten finely engraved plates of which five are delicately hand-coloured. Contemporary marbled boards. Cloth spine with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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Extremely rare - with the plates coloured - treatise on amphibians and reptiles
Des tortue...
Winkler, T. C.
Des tortues fossiles conservées dans le Musée Teyler et dans quelques autres musées. [AND] Deux nouvelles tortues fossiles.
Ha[a]rlem, Loosjes, 1869. 4to (28.3 x 19.1 cm). 151 pp.; 33 folded (several double-folded) tinted lithographed plates. Near contemporary pebbled half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on spine [AND] La Haye [Den Haag], Martinus Nijhoff, 1869. 8vo (23.9 x 15.2 cm). 17 pp. Original printed wrappers.
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De Beaufort's copy
Des tortue...
Winkler, T. C.
Des tortues fossiles conservées dans le Musée Teyler et dans quelques autres musées.
Haarlem, Les Héritiers Loosjes, 1869. Very large 8vo (28.3 x 19.0 cm). 151 pp.; 33 tinted lithographed plates, of which 14 double-sized. Original printed wrappers.
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A very good copy of this rare work on fossil turtles