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Evermann, B. W. & M. C. Marsh
Investigations of the aquatic resources and fisheries of Porto Rico by the United States Fish Commission Steamer Fish Hawk. [INCLUDING] General report on the investigations in Porto Rico of the United States Fish Commission Steamer Fish Hawk in 1899 [AND] The fisheries and fish trade of Porto Rico. [AND] The fishes of Porto Rico.
Washington, DC, U. S. Fish Commission, 1902. 4to (26.9 x 19.3 cm), 350 pp., 49 chromolithographed plates of tropical fish; three large, multi-folded maps, and 112 text figures. Original blue, pebbled and embossed cloth. Gilt title on spine.
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With all the fine full colour plates of Caribbean marine fish
Fischer, J. G.
Amphibiorum nudorum neurologiae. Specimen primum.
Berolini [Berlin], W. Besser, 1843. 4to (25.9 x 19.0 cm). 75 pp., three engraved plates. Contemporary boards with paper label on spine.
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An early, detailed study of the anatomy and neurology of amphibians
Das Terrar...
Fischer, J. von
Das Terrarium. Seine Bepflanzung und Bevölkerung. Ein Handbuch für Terrarienbesitzer und Tierhändler. Mit 40 Holzschnitten.
Frankfurt am Main, Mahlau & Waldschmidt, 1884. 8vo (22.8 x 14.8 cm). xv, 384 pp.; 40 text engravings. Contemporary pebbled half calf over marbled boards. Spine with four gilt-stippled bands and gilt title. Brown endpapers. Speckled edges.
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Written by 'the father of modern terrarium culture’
Fitzinger, L. J. [F. J.]
Bilder-Atlas zur wissenschaftlich-populären Naturgeschichte der Amphibien in ihren Sämmtlichen hauptformen.
Vienna, Kaiserlich-Königliche Hof-und Staatsdruckerei, 1864. Folio (32.9 x 25.0 cm). Title page and 109 plates (two plain and 107 in chromolithography). Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards with ornamental blind stamped edges. Spine with five raised bands, blind-tooled compartments and two morocco labels (red and black) with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Edges red.
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A rare work of large size and with detailed colouring
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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Perhaps the most extensive and detailed ship flags chart of the 18th-century
Oeuvres de...
Flourens, [M. J. P.] [Cuvier and De Lacépède]
Oeuvres de Cuvier et Lacépède contenant le complément de Buffon a l'histoire des mammifères et des oiseaux l'histoire des cétacés, batraciens serpents et poissons illustrés de 50 planches environ 125 sujets coloriés avec le plus grand soin. Supplément aux oevres complètes de Buffon annotées par M. Flourens. Tome Deuxième. Quadrupèdes ovipares - serpents - poissons.
Paris, Garnier Frères, [no date, but 1854]. 4to (26.5 x 17.4 cm). 668 pp., 11 finely hand-coloured steel engravings. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands, gilt title. Marbled endpapers, speckled edges.
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Superior to 18th-century editions
Fowler, H. W. [AND] V. [F. M.] Fitzsimons
Scientific Results of the Vernay-Lang Kalahari Expedition, March to September 1930. The Freshwater fishes. [AND] Reptilia and Amphibia.
Cambridge, The University Press, 1935. Two papers in one 8vo (25.0 x 16.1 cm). 147 [44; 103] pp.; 6 [4, 2] plates; 48 [18; 30] text figures. Original pictorial wrappers.
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Rare works on Kalahari Desert fishes, amphibians and reptiles
Fauna der...
Fritsch, A.
Fauna der Gaskohle und der Kalksteine der Permformation Böhmens. Band I-IV. [Complete].
Prag, Selbstverlag and F. Řivnáč, 1879-1899 [1901?]. Four volumes in four. Folio (34.0 x 25.5 cm). 459 pp., lavishly illustrated with 167 mostly chromolithographed plates (several double-sized or larger, folded), and over 400 text engravings, of which some plate-sized. Volume I (1883): 182 pp., 48 plates (some larger, folded, a few plain), 160 text engravings; volume II (1889): 114 pp., 44 plates (several larger, folded; numbered 49-90, 80b, 81b), 79 text figures (numbered 117-188); vol. III (1895): 132 pp., 42 plates [several (much) larger; numbered 91-132], 122 text engravings (numbered 189-310); vol. IV (1901): 101 pp., full colour frontispiece, of a landscape with "Miriopoden"; 33 plates (numbered 133-165), 64 text engravings (numbered 311-394, and including phototypes of fossil animals and tracks, freshwater bivalves, and, e.g. the author at work). Original uniform brown cloth sumptuously embossed with black floral borders, and gilt vignettes depicting Permian amphibians, reptiles and fish. Marbled edges.
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Magnificent and exceedingly rare work on the fossil faunas of Bohemia
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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A rare, finely illustrated work in its original bindings
Die Reptil...
Fritsch, A. [J.]
Die Reptilien und Fische der böhmischen Kreideformation.
Prag, Verlag des Verfassers (Fr. Řivnáč), 1878. Large 4to (33.5 x 25.1 cm). [ii], 44, [ii] pp.; 66 text engravings; ten lithographed plates of which nine tinted, and two larger, folded. Original blind quarter linen over printed boards.
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A rare, finely illustrated monograph on the well-preserved cretaceous fish and reptile fauna of Bohemia
De salaman...
Funk, A. F.
De salamandrae terrestris. Vita, evolutione, formatione. Tractatus.
Berlin, Duncker & Humblot, 1827. Tall folio (44.9 x 26.7 cm). xiii, 60 pp.; three fine, large, hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines; front board with red morocco label with gilt ornamental borders and gilt title. Edges yellow.
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A spotless, unmarked copy of a very rare work in a very nice, contemporary binding
Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, E.
Description de l'Egypte. Zoologie. Reptiles. [Atlas].
Paris, C. L. F. Panckoucke, 1826. Elephant folio (ca. 71 x 53 cm). 13 tissue-guarded, engraved plates [numbered 1-8; supplément 1-5].
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Giant plates with very detailed engravings