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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
Cochon d’I...
Regnault, [N. F.]
Cochon d’Inde à deux corps. [ Les ecarts de la nature, ou recueil des principales monstruosités que la nature produit dans le genre animal planche 2 ].
[Paris], Regnault, [1775]. Single sheet (26.6 x 18.7 cm). Engraved and finely hand-coloured plate with printed caption.
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An 18th-century illustration as rare as a two-bodied guinea pig
Das Thier...
Seder, A.
Das Thier in der decorativen Kunst. Die Wasserthiere.
Wien, Gerlach & Schenk, 1896. Large folio (55.8 x 43.1 cm). Marvellous chromolithographed title page; one page of text (author’s preface); 14 stunning chromolithographed plates showing animals in a fabulous Art Nouveau style. Contemporary pebbled half linen over brown boards. Front board with gilt title in Jugendstil lettering; spine with gilt title. Patterned endpapers.
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Fantastic Art Nouveau plates of dragons, shells and fish
Séguy, E. A.
Insectes. Vingt planches en phototypie coloriées au patron donnant quatre-vingts insectes et seize compositions décoratives.
Paris, Duchartre et Van Buggenhoudt, [1926]. Folio (45.0 x 32.6 cm). [iv] pp. (Title page, preface and index of scientific names), 20 very fine full colour pochoir plates. The original publisher's portfolio with linen spine and full colour pictorial boards, some lettering in gold. Original ties intact.
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The most breathtaking pochoirs on insects ever published
Thienemann, F. A. L.
Systematische Darstellung der Fortpflanzung der Vögel Europa's met Abbildung der Eier.
Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1825-1838. 4to (26.6 x 21.7 cm). Six title pages, to the complete work and to each of the five parts. 352 pp.; 28 finely engraved and hand-coloured plates. Later polished half calf over marbled boards with blind-tooled borders. Spine with gilt ornamental bands and title; boards.
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An oological rarity
Fauna und...
Uljanin, B. [N.]
Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Naepel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. Herausgegeben von der zoologischen Station zu Neapel X. Die Arten der Gattung Doliolum im Golfe von Neapel und den angrenzenden Meeresabschnitten.
Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 1884. Folio (32.1 x 26.2 cm). viii, 140 pp.; 12 lithographed plates. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Sprinkled edges.
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An essential work on free-swimming (self-propelling) Tunicata
A Balaton...
Vadász, M. E. et al.
A Balaton tudományos tanulmányozásának eredményei. [The results of the scientific study of Lake Balaton]. Balaton Palaeontologia I-IV. [Complete].
Budapest, 1911-1912. Four volumes in four. 4to (27.2 x 20.4 cm). Four title pages with engraved vignettes; 2048 pp.; 124 plates, of which three in full colour; 594 text illustrations. Uniform contemporary green half buckram over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spines.
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The complete palaeontology of a rare series on Lake Balaton
Verbeek, R. D. M.
Geologische beschrijving van Bangka en Billiton.
Amsterdam, Joh. G. Stemler, 1897. 8vo (23.6 x 15.2 cm). Title page, xv, 272 pp.; four plates (one double-sized). Later black quarter cloth over marbled boards.
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With a fine letter by Verbeek
Weber, V. F.
Ko-Ji-Hô-Ten. Dictionnaire a l'usage des amateurs et collectionneurs d'objets d'art Japonais et Chinois.
Paris, chez l'auteur, 1923. Two volumes in two. Very large 4to (38.5 x 29.8 cm). I (1923): full colour, tissue-guarded frontispiece; title page in red and black; pp. [5]-512; numbered text illustrations 1-570, and several without a number, partly as head- or tailpieces; plates I-XXXVI (tinted); three full-colour tissue guarded plates I (frontispiece) – III. II (1923): full colour, tissue-guarded frontispiece; title page in red and black; [3]-512; 1-138 pp. (“Appendices” on bluish-green paper); numbered text illustrations 571-1100, and several without a number, partly as head- or tailpieces; plates XXXVII-LXX (tinted); two full-colour tissue guarded plates IV (frontispiece) – V. Printed errata sheet (dated 1923). Uniform original brown quarter morocco over dark green blind-stamped and gilt boards. Spine with gilt title in French and Chinese. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.
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A fine set of the original edition - with a dedication by its author
Zoological Society of London
Transactions of the Zoological Society of London. Volume XVI.
London, Longmans, Green, and Co., for the Society, [1901]-1903. Large 4to (31.7 x 25.0 cm). 427 pp.; 38 plates, of which several in fine chromolithography. Contemporary blue half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt title.
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From the heyday of descriptive zoology - with fine illustrations