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Bleeker, P.

Over eenige nieuwe soorten van Notopterus van den Indischen Archipel.

Halle, Nova Acta, "1852" [1854]. 4to (30.6 x 24.0 cm). Title page and 12 text pages [numbered (51)-62]; five chromolithographed plates (one much larger, folded) [numbered 6-10]. Contemporary blind blue wrappers.

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A seldom-seen ichthyological publication - worth seeing

Chevey, P.

Iconographie ichtyologique de l'Indochine: Poissons des campagnes du "de Lanessan" (1925-1929). 1re partie.

Saigon, Institut Océanographique de l'Indochine, 1932. 4to (31.5 x 25.2 cm). 155 pp., 50 brightly coloured plates, some augmented with silver. Original printed wrappers.

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A rare and unusually finely illustrated monograph on the fishes of Vietnam

Cook, J.

Transitus Veneris & Mercurii in eorum exitu è disco Solis, 4to mensis Junii & 10mo Novembris, 1769, observatus. Communicated by Capt. James Cook.

London, The Royal Society, 1772. 4to [22.3 (title page 21.5) x 16.9 cm)]. Title page, four pp. Disbound.

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Report of James Cook's primary objective: observing the transit of Venus

Duclos, P. L.

Histoire naturelle générale et particulière de tous les genres de coquilles univalves marines a l'état vivant et fossile, publiée par monographies ou description et...

Paris, privately published, 1835. Folio (44.0 x 30.5 cm). 13 fine lithographic plates by Prêtre, finely hand-coloured. Original printed wrappers.

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Rare work on beautiful shells, finely illustrated by Jean Prêtre

Dunker, G. [= W. (B. R. H.)]

Index molluscorum maris japonici. Conscriptus et tabulis iconum xvi illustratus.

Casselis Cattorum [Kassel], Theodor Fischer, 1882. 4to (27.3 x 22.1 cm). vii, 301 pp., 16 finely lithographed plates of which 13 superbly hand-coloured. Near contemporary grained blue half cloth over grained burgundy cloth. Script title on the spine.

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The first major work on Japanese Mollusca, with fine plates

Hiyama, Y.

Poisonous marine animals of the South Seas. [In Japanese].

Odawara, Nissan Fisheries Experiment Station, 1943. Large 4to (29.5 x 20.6 cm). 137, iii, 10 pp., 29 plates of which 27 printed in full colour; printed errata sheet losely inserted. Original full black silk with white lettering on the front board and spine.

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A very rare, finely illustrated work on poisonous tropical shells and fish

[Honolulu Aquarium]

[Hawaiian fishes: seven rare publications with full-colour illustrations]

Honolulu, various publishers including the Honolulu Aquarium, ca. 1900-1930. Seven items, as follows: one large, oblong atlas (30.0 x 22.7 cm) with photographic frontispiece, two text leaves, and 20 full-colour plates of Hawaiian fish. Printed wrappers; [AND]...

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An extensive set of seldom-seen Hawaiian fish ephemera

Jordan, D. S. and A. Seale

The fishes of Samoa. Description of the species found in the archipelago, with a provisional check-list of the fishes of Oceania.

Washington, DC, Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of Fisheries, 1906. Large 8vo (27.3 x 19.0 cm). Title page, 283 [numbered 173-455], xxx (index) pp.; 21 plates [numbered XXXIII-LIII], of which 16 in fine chromolithography; 111 fine text illustrations....

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With twenty fine, full colour plates

Kiener, L. C.

Spécies générales et iconographie des coquilles vivantes comprenant la collection du Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de Paris, la collection Lamarck, celle du Prince...

Paris, Rousseau, and J. B. Baillière, 1844-1850. One part in two (text and atlas). 4to (32.0 x 25.0 cm). Title page and half title, 379 pp.; 111 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform half cloth over marbled boards. Spines with gilt title....

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A very rare large-paper edition of the most beautiful French work on shells

Müller, S. and H. Schlegel

Beschrijving van een' nieuwen zoetwater-visch van Borneo, Osteoglossum formosum . [AND] Beschrijving van vier oost-Indische zeevisschen behoorende tot het...

Leiden, S. Luchtmans, J. Luchtmans en C. C. van der Hoek, 1840. Three papers in one. Folio (43.7 x 28.2 cm). 8 pp., one finely hand-coloured plate [AND] 8 pp., two finely hand-coloured plates [AND] 12 pp., three finely hand-coloured plates. 19th-century-style...

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Nemo and his friends - found and beautifully depicted

Petit-Thouars, A. Du

Voyage autour du Monde sur la frégate La Venus, pendant les années 1836-1839, publié par ordre du roi, sous les auspices du ministre de la marine. Atlas de Zoologie...

Paris, Gide, 1846-1855. Large folio (54.7 x 36.0 cm). Printed front wrapper; [ii] pp. (Table des planches); half-title "Atlas de Zoologie", 79 engraved plates of which 74 finely hand-coloured; title "Atlas de Botanique", [i] (index), half-title (to the work),...

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The rare complete zoological and botanical illustrations of a famous expedition to the South Seas

Philippi, R. A.

Los fósiles terciarios i cuartarios de Chile.

Santiago de Chile, Gobierno de Chile, 1887. Large 4to (31.3 x 26.4 cm). 256 pp., 58 fine lithographic plates. Publisher's (?) embossed cloth, boards with rich gilt-ornamented borders and title. Spine with five raised bands, compartmens with gilt vignettes and...

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Rare first, Spanish, publication of the fossil shells of Chile