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Aldini, T. and P. Castelli
Exactissima descriptio rariorum quarundam plantarum, que continentur Rome in horto farnesiano.
Roma, Jacobi Mascardi, [1623-]1625. Folio (30.7 x 21.5 cm). Engraved title page; 117 pp. [x, 101, (vi; index)]; 26 engraved plates. 20th-century green half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-bordered bands and gilt title.
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Fine illustrations of plants in the first private botanical garden in Europe
Four proof...
[Anonymous but possibly J. Sturm]
Four proof plates for Monographiae Insectorum XVIII. In valle Plauensi delectorum. Verzeichnis der merkwürdigsten Insecten welche in Plauischen Grunde gefunden werden . In: W. G. Becker (1799). Der Plauische Grund bei Dresden, mit Hinsicht auf Naturgeschichte und schöne Gartenkunst.
[Nürnberg, Frauenholzische Kunsthandlung, 1799]. Four loose plates. Folio (24.3 x 18.5 cm or slighly larger). Each finely engraved and carefully hand-coloured.
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Four unique proof plates of insects from near Dresden
Placaet, o...
Beaumont, S. van
Placaet, op het visschen in de rivieren, meeren en binne-wateren.
's Gravenhage, Jacobus en Paulus Scheltus [for the Staten van Hollandt en West-Vrieslandt], 1708. 4to (21.2 x 17.1 cm). Drophead title with large engraved vignette and initial letter, 10 pp., seven text engravings, three of which forming a plate.
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A very rare publication on fishing regulations
Travels in...
Bickmore, A.
Travels in the East Indian Archipelago.
London, John Murray, 1868. Thick 8vo (22.2 x 14.5 cm). 560 pp.; wood-engraved frontispiece, two folded maps and 31 attractive engraved plates and three smaller illustrations in the text. Original pictorial cloth. Brown endpapers.
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In search of Rumphius
A fine col...
A fine collection of nearly 300 19th-Century and early- to late-20th-century bookmarks.
Great Britain (mainly), various publishers, ca. 1855-1980. 300 different bookmarks, of which of silk or other cloth; and made of paper or cardboard, with printed text.
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A collection worth bookmarking
Bosch, G. van den
[Sculpture] Amazon parrots.
ca. 1965. Bronze sculpture. Ca. 175 x 100 x 75 cm.
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Heavy Metal parrots
Bose, S. N. [AND] A. Einstein
Wärmegleichgewicht im Strahlungsfeld bei Anwesenheit von Materie.
Braunschweig, Friedrich Vierweg & Sohn; Berlin, J. Springer, 1924. 8vo (22.8 x 15.4 cm). 10 pp. Original printed wrappers.
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Bose's second paper: recommended and challenged by Albert Einstein
Un Vaze de...
Boyer d'Aguilles, J. B. and J. Coelemans
Un Vaze de fleurs paint par Mario dy fioré [from Recueil d'estampes d'après les tableaux des peintres les plus célèbres d'Italie, des Pays-Bas et de France ].
Paris, Pierre-Jean Mariette, 1744. Single sheet (27.0 x 20.0 cm) on thick laid paper with a fine engraving – in very nice hand-colouring – by Jacques Coelemans. Printed surface ca. 24 x 19 cm. In modern passe partout with salmon linen cover.
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An excellent engraving from a rare work
Ceresoli, A.
Bibliografia delle opere Italiane, Latine e Greche su la caccia, la pesca e la cinologia, con aggiunte di mammologia, ornitologia, ittiologia ed erpetologia.
Bologna, Forni, 1969. Large, thick 4to (35.0 x 25.0 cm). xi, 569, [i] pp., 34 plates. Original pictorial paperbound.
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Rare, highly limited edition: copy of an important bibliography
Sexual sel...
Darwin, C.
Sexual selection in relation to monkeys.
London, Nature, 1876. Folio (28.2 x 19.6 cm). pp. 17-18 in: issue 15(366) [pp. i-viii, 1-20]. Original printed wrappers.
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Sex in the monkey
Remarks up...
Darwin, C.
Remarks upon the habits of the genera Geospiza, Camarhynchus, Cactornis and Certhidea of Gould.
London, The Zoological Society of London, 1837. 8vo (22.7 x 13.9 cm). p. 49. Original blind blue wrappers, preserved in a green clamshell box with gilt title.
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The fundaments of evolution: Darwin on "his" finches
Aquarium m...
Delachaux, T.
Aquarium microscopique. Flore et faune de nos eaux. Recherches microscopiques faites et autographées par Théodore Delachaux fils.
Interlaken, privately published, 1891. 8vo (23.8 x 14.8 cm). Title page; 75 engraved plates. Contemporary quarter cloth over plain boards. Original pictorial wrapper mounted.
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Written by perhaps the youngest natural history writer ever