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Les singer...
[Anonymous but probably P. C. L. Janet]
Les singeries humaines. Petit museum comique et grotesque.
Paris, Louis Janet, ca. 1825. Oblong 8vo (19.0 x 12.3 cm). iv, 146, [i] pp.; Title page with large, engraved and finely hand-coloured vignette, 12 finely engraved, tissue-guarded plates with contemporary hand-colouring. Contemporary quarter polished calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt bands and title, and blind tooled vignettes.
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€5,600.00
Possibly the only copy entirely in contemporary hand-colouring
[Taxidermy...
[Anonymous, but probably John Cooper & Sons]
[Taxidermy] Kestrel and prey in winter.
Great Britain, [John Cooper and Sons?], ca. 1900. Taxidermy bow-fronted cased (41 x 39 x 20 cm) in naturalistic winter setting. Case with three glass panels (bow front and two side panels) and hanger.
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€1,250.00
A view to a kill
De Aquatil...
Belon, P. [Petri Bellonii Cenomani; Pierre Belon du Mans]
De Aquatilibus. Libro duo, cum eiconibus ad vivam ipsorum effigiem, quoad eius fieri potuit, expressis.
Paris, Carolum Stephanum, 1553. Oblong 8vo (11.1 x 17.0 cm). [xxxii (index)], 448 pp., with 187 woodcut illustrations. Contemporary limp vellum; ink title in an old hand, written on the spine.
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€5,000.00
The foundation of modern ichthyology - a wide-margined copy of the first edition
Hondenrass...
Bylandt, H. A. Graaf van [Bijlandt]
Hondenrassen. Punten, beschrijving, eigenschappen, gebreken, enz. Deel I: jachthonden. Met ruim 1000 afbeeldingen, 2150 honden voorstellende. [AND] Deel II: niet-jachthonden. Met ongeveer 1300 afbeeldingen, 1950 honden voorstellende. [Complete].
Deventer, Æ. E. Kluwer, 1904. Two volumes in two. Large 4to (30.0 x 23.5 cm). Two half-titles with engraved vignette, two title pages, two dedication pages (to Prince Hendrik of the Netherlands); and 1678 pp., as follows: Volume I: 24, ix-xvi, 796, A-F; Volume II: 800, xxviii, [xvi (advertisements)]. Contemporary green half-buckram over marbled boards. Spines with gilt bands and title. Yellow endpapers.
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€400.00
Wonderfully illustrated work on dogs in four languages
D'une erre...
Chevreul, [M.] E.
D'une erreur de raisonnement très-fréquente dans les sciences du ressort de la philosophie naturelle qui concernent le concret, expliquée par les derniers écrits de M. E. Chevreul. [AND] Études des procédés de l'esprit humain dans la recherche de l'inconnu à l'aide de l'observation et de l'expérience, et du moyen de savoir s'il a trouvé l'erreur ou la verité, composé de trois mémoires. Premier mémoire. - La science devant la grammaire. Deuxième mémoire. - L'enseignement devant l'étude de la vision, avec deux planches. Troisième mémoire. - Explication de nombreux phénomènes qui sont une conséquence de la veillesse. [AND] Résumé d'une histoire de la matière depuis des philosophes grecs jusq'à Loivoisier inclusivement, avec quatorze planches, accompagnées de légendes.
Paris, Firmin-Didot [For the Académie des Sciences de l'Institut de France], 1878. Large 4to (28.2 x 22.5 cm). 802 pp. [3-102; 1-327; 321-702]; 16 plates of which several coloured. Original blue printed boards.
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€500.00
Important thoughts of a nonagenarian
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
Florum et...
Dodonaeus, R. [R. Dodoens]
Florum et coronarium odoratarumque nonnullarum herbarum historia. Altera editio. [AND] Historia frumentorum, leguminum, palustrium et aquatilium herbarum, ac earum, quea eo pertinent. Additae sunt imagines vivae, exactissime, iam recens non absque haud vulgari diligentia & fide artificiosissime expressae, quarum pleraeque nouae, & hactenus non editae.
Antverpiae, Christophori Pantini, 1569. Two works in one. Small 8vo (16.9 x 11.1 cm). Title pages with engraved vignettes; 619 pp. [309, (viii); 293, (ix)]; 330 [109; 221] woodcuts in the text, often covering entire pages. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum. Spine with five raised bands; title added in an old hand.
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€4,500.00
A contemporary bound copy of two seldom seen works
Eine ornit...
Erlanger, C. von
Eine ornithologische Forschungsreise durch Tunesien. Mit 15 farbigen und 2 schwarzen Tafeln, 1 Textbild, 1 nach photographischer Aufname gefertiges Schwarzdruckbild, einer Karte und 2 Verbreitungslisten.
Berlin, Friedländer [Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft], 1898-1899. 8vo (22.1 x 14.3 cm). 611 pp. [377-497; 213-532, 1-105, 1-65]; 26 numbered plates; mostly chromolithographs or hand-coloured collotypes (two plain lithographs), one unnumbered collotype plate ( Lagerplatz bei Oase Gabes ), one large multi-folded coloured map. Mid 20th-century gilt-bordered half morocco over grained morocco. Spine with for raised bands, gilt-rolled ornamental bands at head and foot and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Original printed wrapper bound in.
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€2,500.00
Complete copy of a very rare ornithological work not in Nissen or Zimmer
Table des...
[Flag Chart]
Table des pavillons qui l'on arbore dans toute les Parties du Monde connu. Cousernant la marinne. A new table of all the ships collors or ensigns in the wholl water world. Nieuwe tafel van al de zee vaarende vlagge des weerelts.
Amsterdam, Ioannes Covens & Cornelis Mortier, [between 1721-1732]. Broadsheet (ca. 57 x 65 cm) with a printed surface of 50.4 x 60.2 cm. Contemporary hand-coloured in yellow, blue, red and green. Framed. Frame size 59 x 67 cm.
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€1,200.00
Perhaps the most extensive and detailed ship flags chart of the 18th-century
Naturgesch...
Fritsch, A. [J.]
Naturgeschichte der Vögel Europa's.
Prag, F. Tempský, 1870-1871. In two volumes. 8vo text (1870) (23.0 x 15.3 cm); xv, 506, [xi] pp.; and folio atlas (40.6 x 31.1 cm); title page, x pp.; 61 chromolithographed plates, with additional hand-colouring. Uniform original pebbled cloth boards in two colours. Spines with smooth bands and gilt title. Text volume with yellow endpapers. Speckled edges.
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€750.00
A rare, finely illustrated work in its original bindings
Fauna und...
Giesbrecht, W.
Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte herausgegeben von der zoologischen Station zu Neapel. 25. Monographie: Asterocheriden.
Berlin, R. Friedländer, 1899. Large 4to (33.4 x 27.2 cm). Title pages, vi, 217 pp.; 11 fine, large, folded lithographed plates (of which the first in chromolithography), with explanatory text leaves. Original printed wrappers.
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€300.00
A very good copy of a rare, well-illustrated monograph on copepods
Handbook t...
Gould, J.
Handbook to the birds of Australia.
London, the author, 1865. Two volumes in two. Large 8vo (24.7 x 15.6 cm). viii, 636; [ii], 629 pp. One page of advertisements bound in at the end of volume 1. Original uniform green, blind stamped cloth with lavish gilt ornaments - including palm trees and birds-of-paradise - on covers and spines. Yellow endpapers. Original publication leaflet bound in the rear of volume I.
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€1,500.00
Gould's "update" of his Birds of Australia