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Qi Bashi h...
Qi Baishi [Qi, H.]
Qi Bashi huaji. [Collected paintings of Qi Bashi].
Beijjing, Rong Bao Zhai, 1952. Leporello (31.5 x 21.5 cm). Twenty-two printed watercolour drawings, one page with an image of the author and explanatory text. Pictorial multi-colour silken boards with clouds and dragons.
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€950.00
...something between likeness and unlikeness...
Über den W...
Ramsauer, C. [W.]
Über den Wirkungsquerschnitt der Gasmoleküle gegenüber langsamen Elektronen.
Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1921. 8vo (21.5 x 14.1 cm). 28 pp., six text illustrations. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with blind embossing, gilt title and vignettes. Floral endpapers. Speckled edges.
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€250.00
The discovery of the Ramsauer-Townsend effect
Die Raubvö...
Riesenthal, O. von
Die Raubvögel Deutschlands und des angrenzenden Mitteleuropas. Darstellung und Beschreibung der in Deutschland und den benachbarten Ländern von Mitteleuropa vorkommenden Raubvögel. 2. Auflage der Tafeln mit kurzem text [Atlas].
Cassel, Theodor Fischer, 1894. Folio (39.5 x 29.3 cm). Title page, [iii], 56 pp.; 60 chromolithographed plates. Contemporary quarter burgundy linen over marbled boards. Spine with gilt title.
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€450.00
With large and attractive chromolithos on birds of prey and falconry
Falconry i...
Salvin, F. H. and W. Brodrick
Falconry in the British Isles.
London, John van Voorst, 1855. 4to (27.5 x 18.0 cm). vii, 147 pp., 24 chromolithographed plates (XI and XIII acting as frontispieces) with fine hand-colouring. Early 20th-century dark green half morocco over linen boards. Spine with five raised bands; compartments with gilt ornithological vignettes and title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Original embossed limp cloth boards with large gilt vignette and gilt on the front board, bound in the rear.
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€2,350.00
The best English book on falconry (Schwerdt)
De vogels...
Schlegel, H.
De vogels van Nederland beschreven en afgebeeld.
Leiden, D. Noothoven van Goor, [1859-1861]. In three volumes (text and two atlases). 8vo (17.2 x 13.1 cm). Half-title, title page, viii, 699 pp.; 362 [178; 184] lithographed and finely hand-coloured plates, some heightened with gum arabic. Original uniform ruled cloth over marbled boards. Spines with gilt bands and title. Brown endpapers.
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€2,350.00
Hermann Schlegel's most important work on Dutch birds
De vogels...
Schlegel, H.
De vogels van Nederland beschreven en afgebeeld. Tweede herziene druk. Eerste deel - Tweede deel. [Complete].
Amsterdam, G. L. Funke, 1878. 8vo (21.9 x 14.5 cm). Half-title, title page, lxxi, 135 pp.; second half-title and title, ii, 136 pp.; half-title to the plates; 35 chromolithographed plates; half-title to "tafereelen" (views) 18 chromolithographed and tinted lithographed plates. Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands; compartments with gilt bird vignettes and gilt title. Blueish-grey endpapers. Sprinkled edges.
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€850.00
The rare second edition - much different from the first
Fauna Japo...
Siebold, [P.] F. and C. J. Temminck and H. Schlegel
Fauna Japonica sive descriptio animalium, quae in itinere per Japoniam, jussu et auspiciis superiorum, qui summum in India Batava imperium tenent, suscepto, annis 1825 - 1830 collegit, notis, observationibus et adumbrationibus illustravit Ph. Fr. de Siebold. Conjunctis studiis C. J. Temminck et H. Schlegel pro vertebratis atque W. de Haan pro invertebratis elaborata. Aves.
Leiden, [for the authors], and Amsterdam, J. Müller, "1833" [1844-1850]. [REPRINT Tokyo, Matsumura, 1934]. Folio (37.3 x 26.1 cm). Decorated title page, dedication page, half-title, 141, 23 pp.; 118 full-colour plates [numbered: Suppl. A, B; I-LXXXIX; I.B, V.B, VI.B, VII.B, IX.B, XVII.B-E, XX.B-C, XII.B-D, XXXI.B-C, XXXVIII.B, XXXIX.B, LIV.B, LVI.B, LIX.B, LX.B-D, LXXVIII.B, LXXXII.B-C, LXXXIII.B, LXXXIV.B]. Contemporary half calf over burgundy buckram. Spine with five raised bands with gilt-rolled ornamental bands, ditto head and foot decorations and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Marbled edges.
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€1,750.00
The also rare Japanese reprint of one of the rarest work on Japanese birds
Fauna und...
Smith, G.
Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte herausgegeben von der zoologischen Station zu Neapel. 29. Monographie: Rhizocephala.
Berlin, R. Friedländer & Sohn, 1906. Large 4to (33.3 x 26.9 cm). Title pages, viii, 123 pp.; eight fine, large, double-sized lithographed plates (one in fine chromolithography, two partly coloured), with explanatory text leaves, 24 text engravings including one in black and red. Original printed wrappers.
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€450.00
A very good copy of a rare, well-illustrated monograph on parasitic crustaceans
Report on...
Spencer, B. (ed.)
Report on the work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia. Part I. Introduction, narrative, summary of results, supplement to zoological report, map.
London, Dulau; Melbourne, Mullen and Slade, 1896. 4to (25.6 x 19.2cm). xviii, 220 pp.; 11 plates, seven text illustrations, one large, multi-folded map. Original azure buckram with gilt title on the spine.
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€600.00
The complete narrative of a scientifically very important expedition
Report on...
Spencer, B. (ed.)
Report on the work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia. Part III. Geology and botany.
London, Dulau; Melbourne, Mullen and Slade, 1896. 4to (25.6 x 19.2 cm). [ii], 204 pp.; nine plates (all geological or palaeontological). Original blue buckram with gilt title on the spine.
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€450.00
Australian palaeontology - usually not found separately
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. Large 4to (33.2 x 27.2 cm). viii, 140 pp.; 12 lithographed plates. Original printed wrappers.
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€350.00
An essential work on free-swimming (self propelling) Tunicata
Histoire p...
Vaillant, L. and G. Grandidier
Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar publiée par Alfred et Guillaume Grandidier. Volume XVII. Histoire naturelle des reptiles. Première partie: crocodiles et tortues.
Paris, Le Garde des Sceaux, 1910. Large 4to (31.0 x 23.8 cm). Half-title and title page, 86 pp., 27 plates of which nine in chromolithography, partly augmented with gum arabic, 17 in lithography and one heliogravure. Later pebbled half cloth over marbled boards. Spine with six raised bands, compartments with gilt title and vignettes. Greenish endpapers.
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€3,800.00
Clean copy of a rare, beautiful monograph on Madagascar's crocodiles, turtles and tortoises