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Tropical (Malayan archipelago) xylotheque in wooden box.

Indonesia, ca. 1950-1960. 114 wood-samples, each of ca. 10 x 7.5 x 1 cm, with printed labels. Preserved in tailor-made wooden box (37.5 x 29.5 x 12.5 cm). With metal clasps.

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A fine collection of uniform tropical - Malayan - wood samples

Gumilla, J.

Histoire naturelle, civile et géographique de l'Orenoque et des principales rivières qui s'y jettent. Dans laquelle on traite du gouvernement, des usages et des...

Avignon, Marseille, Desaint et Saillant, 1758. In three volumes. 12mo (16.5 x 9.5 cm). One large folded engraved map of the area of the Venezuelan river Orinoco and two folded engraved plates. Contemporary uniform mottled calf with gilt vignette on front...

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"One of the most curious and interesting hitherto published upon the country of the Orinoco" (Sabin)

Matsumura, J. and B. Hayata

Enumeratio Plantarum in Insula Formosa sponte crescentium hucusque rite cognitarum adjectis descriptionibus et figuris specierum pro regione novarum. [AND] Flora montana...

Tokyo, The College of Science, Imperial University, 1906-1912. Three volumes in three. Large 8vo (25.5 x 18.7 cm). 1,435 pp. [I(1906): 704; II(1908): 260; III(1911-1912): 471], one coloured folded map, 58 engraved plates, several text illustrations. Later...

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The first thorough survey of the plants of Taiwan

Orbigny, A. D. d'

Voyage dans l'Amérique méridionale (le Brésil, la république orientale de l'Uruguay, la république Argentine, la Patagonie, la république du Chili, la république...

Paris, P. Bertrand; Strasbourg, V. Levrault, 1846. Folio (33.8 x 25.0 cm). Chromolithographed plate.

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A fine, chromolithographed plate of a monkey, from a very important monograph on the natural history of South America

[Photo Album]

Les forest de Cochinchine [Vietnam].

Vietnam, Duyen Ng, 1935. Oblong photo album (24.5 x 34.0 x 2.5 cm) with 29 mounted b/w photographs (each ca. 22.5 x 16.5 cm). Cloth-covered boards with gilt lines and gilt-titled morocco label mounted on the front board.

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Unique original photos from rural southern Vietnam in the 1930's

Rothschild, M. de and H. Neuville

Recherches sur l'okapi et les girafes de l'est Africain.

Paris, Masson, 1910-1911. Two parts in one. Large 8vo (23.8 x 15.3 cm). Title page, hand-coloured frontispiece, 279 [93; 186] pp., 78 [27; 51] groups of text figures, 11 [5; 6] double-sized plates, of which one partly coloured. Contemporary half calf over...

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A well-illustrated work on the mysterious okapi and other giraffes

Rue, A. De la

Entomologie forestière, ou histoire naturelle des insectes nuisibles et utiles aux forêts.

Paris, Madame Huzard; Nancy, George-Grimblot, Thomas et Raybois, 1838. 8vo (20.9 x 12.8 cm). iv, 154 pp., six engraved plates. Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards. Spine with gilt title. Edges marbled.

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A rare work on noxious insects with fine illustrations

Seemann, B. [C.]

Die Palmen. Populäre Naturgeschichte derselben, nebst Verzeichnisse aller bekannten und in Gärten eingeführten Arten. Unter Mittwirkung des Verfassers Deutsch...

Leipzig, W. Engelmann, 1857. 8vo (21.6 x 14.6 cm). xii, 258 pp., chromolithographed frontispiece finished by hand, and six fine woodcut plates. Contemporary marbled paper covered boards, spine with rich gilt ornaments and green morocco label with gilt...

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First German edition of Berthold Carl Seemann's great work on palm trees

Veth, P. J. and A. De Grijs

Insulinde. Twaalf tafereelen uit Nederlandsch Indië, volgens teekeningen en studiën naar de natuur door A. de Grijs, geëtst door C. L. Van Kesteren met tekst van P....

Amsterdam, S. Warendorf [or C. L. Van Kesteren], [1879-1882]. Folio (43.7 x 32.0 cm). Text and 12 original etchings. Original light blue pictorial cloth with gilt title on spine. Floral patterned endpapers.

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original etchings from Indonesia, signed etchings by the artist