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Lemoine, V.
Recherches pour servir à l'histoire des systèmes nerveux, musculaire et glandulaire de l'ecrevisse.
Paris, E. Martinet, 1868. 4to (26.7 x 21.2 cm). 233, [i] pp.; six engraved plates. Contemporary red polished half calf over marbled boards. Spine with intricate gilt ornaments at head and foot, gilt-lined compartments and gilt title. Marbled endpapers, red-sprinkled edges.
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Lobster, served by a great palaeontologist
Raccolta d...
[Leonardo da Vinci] G. Mantelli di Canobio (ed.)
Raccolta di disegni incisi da Girolamo Mantelli di Canobio sugli originali esistenti nella Bibliotheca Ambrosiana di mano di Leonardo Da Vinci e de suoi scolari Lombardi dedicata a sua eccellenza Giberto Borromeo Arese Conte e Signore di Magno imperiale Corte regale e Vicario imperiale perpetuo Conte d'Arona e Signore della sua rocca ec. ec. Grande di Spagna di prima classe ec.
Milano, [Federico Agnelli], 1785. Folio (43.2 x 30.7 cm). Engraved title page and 27 engraved plates, printed in red and black. The engraved, allegorical title page is signed and dated Hier. Mantelli inuen sculpt. 1785 . Contemporary mottled half calf over mottled boards. Spine with gilt ornamental bands and vignettes, and gilt-ornamented morocco label with gilt title. Edges speckled red.
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One of only five known copies (including incomplete ones)
Visit to t...
Maude, J.
Visit to the falls of Niagara in 1800.
London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green; and Wakefield, Richard Nichols, 1826. Large 8vo (26.4 x 18.3 cm). Half-title, engraved title with large vignette, letterpress title; 364 pp. [viii, (ii), vii, 313, xxvi, 8]; eight fine steel engravings. Red buckram; spine with printed label; green endpapers.
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Only fifty copies printed
Meyer, H. L.
Illustrations of British Birds. Volumes I – IV. [First folio edition – Complete].
London, Longman, 1835-1850. Four volumes in four. Folio (35.6 x 26.2 cm). Four engraved title pages, four engraved indexes; 322 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates, of which 317 show birds (and often eggs too); and five eggs only [I: 79 bird plates (index calls for 78), one egg plate; II: 74 bird plates, one egg plate; III: 81 bird plates (index calls for 80), two egg plates; IV: 83 bird plates (index states 82), one egg plate]. Bound in uniform later half calf over marbled boards. Spines with five broad, raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartments with two morocco labels with gilt title and volume number, and with gilt ornithological vignettes. Red endpapers. All edges gilt.
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A very good, attractive set of the first edition, with the two different blackbird plates
Moslé, [A. G.]
Japanische Kunstwerke. Waffen / Schwertzieraden / Lacke / Gewebe / Bilder / Holzschnitte der Sammlung Moslé.
Leipzig, E. A. Seeman, 1914. In two portfolios. Loose sheets (40.0 x 30.0 cm). Four pp. text leaf with title and index; first portfolio with 102 plates (numbered I-CII); second portfolio with 102 plates (numbered CIII-CCIV). Portfolios size: 41.1 x 30.8 x 3.9 cm.
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A complete set in an unusually good condition
Mucha, A. M.
Documents decoratifs. Planche 28.
Paris, Librairie Central des Beaux Arts, 1901. Folio (46 x 33 cm). Original print.
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A wonderful print from Alphone Mucha's "Documents decoratifs"
Mucha, A. M.
Documents decoratifs. Planche 46. [Polychrome women and ornaments].
Paris, Librairie Central des Beaux Arts, 1901. Folio (46 x 33 cm). Original print.
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Mysterious women and intricate ornaments: wonderful print from Alphone Mucha's "Documents decoratifs"
Alois Auer...
[Nature printing]
Alois Auer’s Faust. Poligrafisch illustrirte Zeitschrift für Kunst, Wissenschaft, Industrie, und geselliges Leben, begleitet von Kunst-Beilagen aus mehr als 30 Druckfächern . Volume II.
Wien, Auer, 1855. Folio (34.4 x 25.6 cm). 24 issues bound in one. 204, [iv] pp. with text in double columns and with numerous text engravings (several page-sized); and 59 (of 72) separately printed plates, (several double-sized, or larger, folded) in different (colour) printing techniques, including eight (of nine) in nature printing. Contemporary quarter morocco over pebbled boards. Spine with four raised, gilt-ornamented bands and gilt title. Green endpapers. Marbled edges.
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The rediscovery of nature printing - eight wonderful plates
Nilsson, S.
Illuminerade figurer till Skandinaviens fauna, med text utgifne.
Lund, C. F. Berling, [1829]-1840. Folio (25.6 x 17.2 cm). I: Two different title pages (both dated 1832), [iv] (subscribers list), [iv] (dedication), [viii] (preface), [v] systematical index). 100 hand-coloured lithographed plates; II: title page (dated 1840), [i] (dedication leaf), [ii] (preface), [v] (systematical index); 100 hand-coloured engraved plates. All 200 plates with unnumbered, explanatory text leaves. Uniform recent dark green morocco. Spines with five, gilt-bordered raised bands and gilt title; boards with gilt rectangular border and floral corner pieces. Marbled endpapers.
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A seldom-seen complete copy of this beautifully illustrated work on birds and mammals
Luxe etike...
Noordenbos, J.
Luxe etiketten voor wijnen, likeuren, gedestilleerd, limonades, enz.
Rijswijk, J. Noordenbos, [1928]. Small folio (26.0 x 20.1 cm). Stiff, printed wrappers with gilt embossed logo (eagle on wheel) and title.
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The gay twenties come to life in a wonderfully preserved trade catalogue printed in silver and gold
De i mirac...
Porta, G. B. [J. B. Della Porta]
De i miracoli et maravigliosi affetti dalla natura prodotti. Libri Quattro. Nuovamente tradotti di Latino in Volgare & con molta diligenza corretti & illustrati. Con due tavole, una de' Capitoli, & l'altra delle cose più notabili.
Venetia, Lucio Spineda, 1611. 8vo (14.5 x 9.0 cm). Title page with engraved vignette; [xxviii], 148 numbered leaves [= 296 pp.]. Contemporary vellum; gilt title and vignette on spine; hand-stamped endpapers; red and brown speckled edges.
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A seldom seen edition
Paul. Pott...
Potter P.
Paul. Potter delineavit ad vivum. [Jaguars]
[Amsterdam], Nicolaes Visscher, ca. 1650. Oblong folio (18.6 x 24.2 cm). Title page, and seven other engravings (each measuring ca. 14 x 17 cm), numbered 1-8 in the lower right corner outside the printed frame. Later blind quarter vellum over marbled boards.
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The first accurate illustration of a jaguar, by a famous Dutch artist