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Annals of...
King, G. and J. F. Duthie and D. Prain
Annals of the Royal Botanical Garden, Calcutta Vol. IX. Part I. A second century of new and rare Indian plants.
Calcutta, Royal Botanical Gardens, 1901. Folio (35.5 x 28.0 cm). Title pages to the volume and part, and to the work itself; frontispiece; ii, 80 pp. 93 lithographed plates, of which 17 double-sized and one finely hand-coloured. All loose, in original portfolio in half morocco over printed boards.
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A finely illustrated and rarely seen work
Botanica o...
Kniphof, J. H.
Botanica on originali seu herbarium. Plate 1 (written in pencil). Leucoium.
Trampe, Halle, 1757-1764. Folio-size loose nature printing (36.1 x 22.6 cm). Well preserved nature printing with additional hand-colouring and printed caption.
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Wonderful early botanical nature print
A new dict...
Martyn, W. F.
A new dictionary of natural history; or compleat universal display of animated nature. With accurate representations of the most curious and beautiful animals, elegantly coloured.
London, Harrison, [1784-]1785. Two volumes in two. Folio (39.5 x 25.0 cm). One hundred engraved and finely hand-coloured plates. Contemporary uniform half calf over marbled boards.
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Cute illustrations based on specimens in the collections in the Leverian Museum
Fauna und...
Mayer, P.
Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte herausgegeben von der zoologischen Station zu Neapel. VI. Monographie: Caprelliden.
Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 1882. 4to (33.4 x 27.2 cm). Title pages, x, 201 pp.; Ten fine, large, tinted lithographed plates (of which the first double-sized), with explanatory text leaves; 39 "Zinkographien" (groups of text illustrations). Original printed wrappers.
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An excellent copy of a rare, well-illustrated monograph on ghost shrimps
Histoire p...
Milne Edwards, A. and A. Grandidier and L. Lavauden [in A. Grandidier and G. Grandidier (eds.)]
Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar. XII-XV. Histoire naturelle des oiseaux. [AND] XII. Supplément. [Complete].
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, Société d'Éditions Géographiques, Maritimes et Coloniales, AND Tananarive, Imprimerie Officielle, 1876-1937. In four volumes (texte, atlas I, atlas II, atlas III and Supplément). Large 4to and folio (31.0 x 24.1 cm). Half-titles and titles; 999 pp. [(i), 779; viii, 211]; 412 plates by John Gerrard Keulemans and others; nine text figures. Somewhat later uniform red morocco over marbled boards. Spines with five raised bands, gilt titles and two gilt vignettes.
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A very good set with all the fine Keulemans plates
De vogelwe...
Nuyens, A.
De vogelwereld. Handboek voor liefhebbers van kamer- en parkvogels. Met driehonderd afbeeldingen in chromolithographie.
Groningen, J. B. Wolters, 1886. Folio (36.8 x 27.3 cm). Two title pages, 274 [xvi, 156; (ii), 100] pp; 48 [26; 22] large, chromolithographed plates. Publisher's decorative full cloth with gilt and black embossing on the front board and spine; large pictorial panel of an Arcadian landscape with a peacock and swans on the front board, and gilt title on the spine. Bevelled edges. Iridescent silk endpapers. All edges gilt.
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Complete copies in the publisher's pictorial binding have become rare
Twenty etc...
Oberman, A.
Twenty etchings of cattle.
[Amsterdam, the artist], 1809-1811. Oblong folio (17.1 x 25.6 cm) [17.7 x 26.0 cm]. Mounted. Printed surface ca. 11.5 x 17.0 cm. 19th-century quarter morocco over pebbled boards. Spine with gilt floral ornaments. Marbled endpapers. Edges speckled red.
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No other complete suites known
[Original drawings]
Mongolian horsemen with falcons, cats and rabbits. [Eight original paintings on silk].
Mongolia, mid to late 19th - early 20th century. Oblong (27 x 35 cm). Eight paintings on silk, each mounted on large, iridescent silk sheets, and framed behind glass. Early to mid 20th century black varnished, bevelled wooden frames, each measuring 38.0 x 47.5 cm.
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Powerful images of Mongolian horsemen, hunting
The great...
Oudemans, A. C.
The great sea-serpent. A historical and critical treatise. With the reports of 187 appearances (including those of the appendix), the suppositions and suggestions of scientific and non-scientific persons, and the author's conclusions.
Leiden, E. J. Brill; London, Luzac, 1892. Large 8vo (24.7 x 17.1 cm). xv, 592 pp., 82 wood engravings. Publisher's red cloth with gilt title on the front board and spine.
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Early cryptozoology by a teacher of Maurits Escher
Pallas, P. S.
Dierkundig mengelwerk, in het welke de nieuwe of nog duistere zoorten van dieren door naauwkeurige afbeeldingen, beschryvingen en verhandelingen opgehelderd worden. In het Latyn beschreeven door den heer P. S. Pallas ... vertaald en met aanmerkingen voorzien door P. Boddaert M.D.
Utrecht, Abraham van Paddenburg en J. Van Schoonhoven, 1767-1770. 4to (27.5 x 22.0 cm). viii, 195, [ii] pp.; ten engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with five raised bands; gilt title.
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The very rare Dutch translation, emended and augmented by Pieter Boddaert
Pfurtscheller, P.
Ophidia. Tropidonotus natrix . [Grass snake]. Tab. 18.
Wien, Pichler's Witwe & Sohn, ca. 1910. Very large (140 x 130 cm) broadsheet. Lithographed on two half-sheets, combined into one. Printed in chromolithography on one side.
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A very rare large, pictorial wall chart depicting the morphology and anatomy of the grass snake
Fauna und...
Pierantoni, U.
Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Naepel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. Herausgegeben von der zoologischen Station zu Neapel. 31 Monographie: Protodrilus .
Berlin, R. Friedländer & Sohn, 1908. Large 4to (33.2 x 27.0 cm). vii, 226 pp.; 13 text engravings, 11 lithographed plates, all but one larger, mostly double-sized; three in fine chromolithography, one tinted. Original printed wrappers.
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Rare monograph of a peculiar worm genus, with fine illustrations