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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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Clean copy of a rare, beautiful monograph on Madagascar's crocodiles, turtles and tortoises
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
Histoire n...
Vieillot, L. P.
Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de l'Amérique Septentrionale, contenant un grand nombre d'espèces décrites ou figurées pour la première fois. Tome premier.
Paris, Desray, 1807. Folio (50.7 x 34.0 cm). Half-title, title page. iv, 90 pp., 61 finely engraved and delicately hand-coloured plates [numbered (1)-57; 2bis, 3bis, 10bis, 14bis]. Later full morocco. Spine with eight raised bands, gilt bird vignettes; boards with double gilt borders. Original printed front wrappers bound in.
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A unique copy with the unknown, very important, original printed wrappers
Voet, J. E.
Catalogus systematicus coleopterorum. Catalogue systematique des coleopteres. Systematische naamlijst van dat geslacht van insecten dat men torren noemt. Tomus I - II. [Complete].
La Haye [The Hague], G. Bakhuysen, [1769-1804]. Two volumes in two. 4to (24.3 x 20.2 cm). Half titles and titles to the volumes, titles to to the text in each language; 555 pp. [(iv), 74; 114, 111; 82, (i), 86, 87]; 105 [55; 50] engraved and finely hand-coloured plates. Later uniform quarter mottled calf over yellow paper boards. Spines with five raised bands; compartments with gilt floral vignettes and two (red and black) labels with gilt title and volume number. Edges marbled red.
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A beautiful copy of the earliest complete edition
Weigel, C. W.
Unterschiedliche Arten von grimmig-reissenden Thieren.
Nürnberg, J. C. Weigel, ca. 1715. Oblong folio (16.8 x 27.8 cm). Engraved title page and 11 engraved plates. Later blind blue paper-covered boards.
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After Rubens and Potter: the grimmest of all animals
Nieuwe ont...
Wenzel, G. J. [= Wenzel, G. I.]
Nieuwe ontdekkingen van Gottfried Immanuel Wenzel, omtrent de spraak der dieren, volgens nieuwe ontdekkingen, op reden en ondervinding gegrond. Uit het Hoogduitsch.
Den Haage, J. C. Leeuwenstijn, [1802]. 8vo (16.1 x 10.5 cm). Title page, xvi, 196 pp. Original printed boards.
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Animal(s) talk: translated into German and then into Dutch