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Barral, P.

Mémoire sur l'histoire naturelle de l'Isle de Corse, avec un catalogue lythologique de cette isle et des réflexions sommaires sur l'existence physique de notre globe....

London and Paris, Molini and Onfroy, 1783. Small 8vo (19.6 x 12.6 cm). viii, 126 pp, one engraved text-vignette and one folded hand-coloured engraved early geological map. Included: the work by Feydel, Paris, Garnery, an VII (1799). [iv], 112 pp., one...

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Two important papers on Corsica or Corse, combined

Bianchi, G. P. S. [J. Plancus]

De conchis minus notis liber cui accessit specimen aestus reciproci maris superi ad littus portumque Arimini.

Venetiis (Venice), J. Baptista Pasqual, 1739. 4to (28.1 x 20.1 cm). 88 pp., wood engraved title vignette and five folded engraved plates. Period style half calf over marbled boards, later endpapers.

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A rare, early work on shells, Foraminifera and other Adriatic sea life

Cantraine, F.

Malacologie Méditerranéenne et littorale, ou description des mollusques qui vivent dans la Méditerranée ou sur le continent de l'Italie, ainsi que des coquilles qui...

Bruxelles, M. Hayez, 1840. Large 4to (29.1 x 22.0 cm). 173 pp., 12 engraved plates of which six finely hand-coloured (double suite). Contemporary blue limp leather, blue printed label with hand-written title on front wrapper.

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Very rare double suite copy, finely coloured edition of this early work on Mediterranean shells

Cetti, F.

Gli uccelli di Sardegna.

Sassari, G. Piattoli, 1776. 8vo (17.7 x 11.2 cm). Half title, title, [vi], 334 pp. (including two more half titles), engraved frontispiece, six engraved plates, two engraved text vignettes. Contemporary blind-stamped vellum. Spine with blind-tooled floral...

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A fine work on birds by one of the few Europeans with a European bird named after him

Deshayes, [G. P.]

Exploration scientifique de l'Algérie pendant les années 1840, 1841, 1842 publiée par ordre du Gouvernement et avec le concours d'une Commission Académique. Science...

Paris, Fortin-Masson, Langlois et LeClercq, 1845-1848. Folio (ca. 37.2 x 28.3 cm). 150 hand-coloured or very finely tinted and precisely executed lithographs after Lakerbauer, Vaillant, Thiolat a.o. In a near contemporary marbled cloth box (39.5 x 30.0 x 6.7...

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The complete atlas of this rare work

Deshayes, G. P.

Exploration scientifique de l'Algérie pendant les années 1840, 1841, 1842 publiée par ordre du Gouvernement et vec le concours d'une Commission Académique. Science...

Paris, Fortin-Masson, Langlois et LeClercq, 1844-1847. Folio (37.0 x 28.1 cm). pp. 133-140, 185-576 (of 609 pp.) and 131 hand-coloured or very finely tinted and precisely executed lithographed plates after Lakerbauer, Vaillant, Thiolat and others. In a 20th...

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Part of a work with the finest full colour plates of living bivalves

Dolomieu, D. [S. G. T.], De

Voyage aux Iles de Lipari fait en 1781 ou notices sur les Iles Aeoliennes, pour servir à l'histoire des volcans; suivi d'un mémoire sur les espèces de volcan d'air,...

Paris, Hôtel Serpente, 1783. 8vo (21.2 x 13.4 cm). viii, 208 pp., one wood-engraved floral text vignette. Original paper boards, matching period style quarter paper spine with printed paper label.

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Rare first edition of De Dolomieu's important work on Mediterranean (island) volcanoes

Dolomieu, D. [S. G. T.], De

Reise nach den liparischen Insuln oder Nachricht von den äolischen Insuln zur nähern Aufklärung der Geschichte der Vulkane. Nebst einer Abhandlung über eine Art von...

Leipzig, Johann Gottfried Müller, 1783. 8vo (16.7 x 10.1 cm). 210, [ii] pp. Contemporary marbled boards, small leather label with gilt title on the spine. Edges yellow.

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An important contribution to the geology of the Mediterranean island volcanoes north of Sicily

Dufrenoy, [O. P. A.] and [J. B. A. L. L.] Élie de Beaumont

Explication de la carte géologique de la France. Volumes I-IV (text and atlas), and two maps. [Complete].

Paris, Imprimerie Royale, Imprimerie Nationale, 1841-1879. Four volumes in seven, and a large map in six folded sheets, each ca. 70 x 205 cm (including borders) with linen covers. Large 4to (four text volumes; ca. 27.5 x 21.0 cm); folio (two atlas volumes,...

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Duppa, R.

Travels on the continent, Sicily and the Lipari Islands. Second edition.

London, Longman, Rees, Orme, and Co., 1829. Large 8vo (26.8 x 17.2 cm). x, 494, [ii] pp.; 21 fine engraved plates, and 34 text engravings. Contemporary grained half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, stipple-gilted bands; compartments with...

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Travels of an inquisitive mind

Eisig, H.

Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel und der Angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. Ichthyotomus sanguinarius . Eine auf Aalen schmarotzende Annelide.

Berlin, R. Friedländer & Sohn, 1906. Large 4to (33.3 x 27.2 cm). 300 pp., 34 text engravings, ten lithographed plates, of which one (showing an eel as host species and living animals in situ) in full colour, and some others tinted. Original wrappers with...

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A very rare and very beautifully illustrated monograph

Ellis, J.

Natuurlyke historie van de koraal-gewassen en andere dergelyke zee-lighamen, die men gemeenelyk vind op de kusten van Groot-Brittanien en Ierland: benevens eene...

's Gravenhage [The Hague], Pieter de Hondt, 1756. 4to (27.6 x 21.5 cm). xvi, 118 pp., with a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece of a beautiful marine scene, a black and red printed title page, and 39 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary calf binding,...

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A very rare hand-coloured copy