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Fauna und...
Grassi, B.
Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte herausgegeben von der zoologischen Station zu Neapel. V. Monographie: Die Chaetognaten.
Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 1883. Large 4to (33.1 x 26.8 cm). Title pages, vii, 126 pp.; 13 fine, large, tinted lithographed plates (one partially in chromolithography), with explanatory text leaves; one text illustration. Original printed wrappers.
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€250.00
An excellent copy of a rare, well-illustrated monograph on little-known marine worms
[Taxidermy...
Gunn, T. E.
[Taxidermy] Kestrel.
Norwich, T. E. Gunn, pre 1923. Taxidermy cased (41 x 31 x 17 cm) in naturalistic setting. Black wooden case with glass front; interior painted light blue.
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€750.00
A fine exemple of Victorian taxidermic craftmanship
[Taxidermy...
Gunn, T. E.
[Taxidermy] Sparrowhawk.
Norwich, T. E. Gunn, pre-1923. Taxidermy cased (40 x 30 x 15 cm) in naturalistic setting. Black wooden case with glass front; interior painted light blue. Printed label on rear board.
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€990.00
A fine exemple of craftmanship by the renowned taxidermist Thomas Gunn
Report on...
Haeckel, E.
Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76 under the command of captain George S. Nares, R.N., F.R.S. and the late captain Frank Tourle Thomson, R.N. prepared under the superintendence of the late Sir. C. Wyville Thomson, Knt., F.R.S., &c. and now of John Murray. Zoology. LXXXII: Report on the Deep-Sea Keratosa. By Professor Ernst Haeckel, M.D, Ph.D., Hon. F.RS.E.
London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1889. 4to (29.2 x 24.6 cm). 92 pp.; eight beautiful chromolithographed plates. Original dark green blind stamped pebbled cloth. Boards with bevelled edges. Gilt title on the spine. Brown endpapers.
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€2,000.00
Haeckel's horny sponges - inspiring Jugendstil
Report on...
Haeckel, E.
Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76 under the command of captain George S. Nares, R.N., F.R.S. and captain Frank Tourle Thomson, R.N. prepared under the superintendence of the late Sir. C. Wyville Thomson, Knt., F.R.S., &c. and now of John Murray. Zoology. XII. Report on the Deep-Sea Medusae. By Professor Ernst Haeckel, M.D., Ph.D.
London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1882. 4to (29.2 x 24.6 cm). 154, 20 pp.; 32 plates, of which nine in beautiful chromolithography, and the others mostly tinted or duotone, and a few plain. Original dark green blind stamped pebbled cloth. Boards with bevelled edges. Gilt title on the spine. Brown endpapers.
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€3,300.00
Famous Haeckel illustrations of awesome jellyfish
Report on...
Haeckel, E.
Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76 under the command of captain George S. Nares, R.N., F.R.S. and the late captain Frank Tourle Thomson, R.N. prepared under the superintendence of the late Sir. C. Wyville Thomson, Knt., F.R.S., &c. and now of John Murray. Zoology. XL. Report on the Radiolaria. By Professor Ernst Haeckel, M.D., Ph.D.
London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1887. Two volumes [text and atlas] in three. 4to (29.2 x 24.6 cm). 1991 [clxxxviii, 888, 889-1803] pp.; 140 lithographed plates of which 16 completely or partly in chromolithography, several tinted and the others plain. Original uniform, dark green blind stamped pebbled cloth. Boards with bevelled edges. Gilt title on the spines. Brown endpapers.
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€7,500.00
A much sought-after work: Haeckel’s Amazing Radiolaria
On the con...
Herschel, W.
On the construction of the heavens.
London, The Royal Society, 1785. 4to (27.4 x 21.1 cm). Engraved title page; 54 pp., and one very large, double folded plate. Later quarter calf over marbled boards in a beautiful, contemporary style. Spine with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartments rich gilt with floral vignettes, and two red morocco labels with gilt title. All edges red.
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€2,500.00
The first serious attempt to determine the shape of the Milky Way
Reise der...
Hochstetter, [C. G.] F. [Ritter] von
Reise der oesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. Geologischer Theil. Erster Band: Erste Abtheilung, Geologie von Neu-Seeland [AND] Zweite Abtheilung, Paläontologie von Neu-Seeland.
Wien, Karl Gerold's Sohn, 1864-1865. In two volumes. 4to (31.0 x 24.2 cm). Volume 1 (1864): Half-title and title page; tissue-guarded frontispiece; xlvii, 274 pp.; two unnumbered chromolithographed plates (tissue-guarded); six large, folded, full-colour tissue-guarded maps [Tafeln 1-6]; five plates with engraved or tinted views [Tafeln 7-11]; numerous text engravings; volume 2 (1865): half-title and title page, sectional titles; pp. v-vii, 1-318; 26 lithographed plates [numbered I-XXVI], of which several tinted, and each with explanatory text leaves. Original uniform, printed wrappers.
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€650.00
The complete New Zealand earth sciences of a famous expedition
The Britis...
Houghton, W.
The British fresh-water fishes.
London, William MacKenzie, 1879. Folio (37.5 x 27.9 cm). Half-title, title page, xxiv, 204 pp., engraved head-pieces showing scenery; 41 chromolithographed plates (one acting as frontispiece). Original black, diced calf over olive-green linen boards. Gilt title on the spine. Blue endpapers. Top edge gilt.
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€450.00
Renowned for its fine, large illustrations
Natuurkund...
Houttuyn, M. [Linneaus]
Natuurkundige beschrijving der hoorens, volgens het zamenstel van C. Linnaeus. Met gekleurde platen.
Amsterdam, Lodewijk van Es, [1771]. 8vo (20.8 x 12.3 cm) [21.6 x 13.5 cm]. Title page, [vi], 630, [x] pp., six folded, finely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and red morocco label with gilt title. Yellow edges.
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€300.00
A very nice contemporary hand-coloured copy of the "hoorens" (gastropods)
Howitt's e...
Howitt, S.
Howitt's etchings. [Album of animal etchings]
London, Edward Orme, 1809-1810. Oblong folio (22.9 x 29.4 cm). 53 fine, detailed, and lively etchings. Near contemporary grained half calf over marbled boards. Gilt title and ornaments on the spine. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt.
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€650.00
Some of Samuel Howitt's finest etchings
Plantes de...
Jaume Saint-Hilaire, J. H.
Plantes de la France, décrites et peintes d'apres la nature. Volumes I-IV. [Complete first edition].
Paris, chez l'auteur, 1808-1809. In four volumes. 4to (27.0 x 17.8 cm). With 400 stipple engraved and colour-printed plates and accompanying explanatory text. Contemporary uniform speckled boards with original printed label on the spines.
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€3,200.00
A complete first edition - uncut with widest possible margins