Amsterdamse kermis vertonende de Burgery in de Wapenen sig presenteerende aan de Groot Agtb. Heer en Burgemeesteren - Foire d'Amsterdam represantens les Burgois sous les Armes saluans nos Seigneur les Burgermeesters.
Amsterdam. J. Gole, 1686. Very large broadsheet (69.0 x 100.0 cm) consisting of two, vertically combined, sheets. Large, very detailed engraving. Printed surface 65.0 x 93.0 cm.Read more
Scali, P. P.
Catalogus omnium animalium testaceorum, quae in celeberrimo museo Petri Pauli Scali Liburnensis adservantur: ex Mari Persico, Chinensi, Brasiliensi, Rubro, Americano, Oceano & Mediterraneo collectorum: his accedunt quamplurimae quae diluvianae appellantur.
Geneva, Cramer, Philibert and Philibert, 1746. 4to (24.4 x 19.2 cm). 44 pp. Early 20th-century pebbled half-morocco over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers.Read more
Costa, E. Mendes da
Elements of conchology: or, an introduction to the knowledge of shells. With seven plates containing figures of every genus of shells.
London, Benjamin White, 1776. 8vo (21.9 x 13.5 cm). viii, iii-vi, 319 pp.; seven large, folded, finely hand-coloured engraved plates, two large, folded charts. 20th-century red buckram with gilt title on the spine. Speckled edges.Read more
A catalogue of the Portland Museum, lately the property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland, deceased: which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Skinner and Co. On Monday the 24th of April, 1786, and the thirty-seven following days, at twelve o'clock, Sundays, and the 5th of June (the day his majesty's birth-day is kept) excepted; at her late dwelling-house, in Privy-Garden, Whitehall. By order of the acting executrix. [AND] A marked catalogue containing the lots, what each respectively sold for, and the names of the purchasers of the four thousand two hundred and sixty-three lots which constituted the Portland Museum; late the property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland, deceased. Which was sold by auction by Mr. Skinner and Co. and the thirty-eight following days. Enabling every connoisseur to know among whom these valuable curiosities are distributed, and the sum which every lot produced.
London, Skinner, 1786 [AND] London, Kearsley, Walker, Sewell, Flexney, Robson and Egerton, 1786. Two works in one. 4to (25.0 x 20.2 cm). "Wunderkammer" frontispiece; title page, viii, 3-194 pp.; Title page, 5-44 pp. Mid-20th-century dark blue buckram with gilt title on the spine.Read more
The mineral conchology of Great Britain; or coloured figures and description of those remains of testaceous animals or shells, which have been preserved at various times and depths in the Earth. Volumes I - II.
London, J. Sowerby, 1812-1818. Two volumes in two. 8vo (23.2 x 15.5 cm). 482 pp. [I: 234, x; II: 235, iii]. 205 hand-coloured engravings (eight larger, folded), numbered 1-203, A (between 184 and 185). Number 33 used twice; no. 177 also numbered 173[bis]. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spines with gilt ornamental bands, blind-tooled compartments and two black morocco labels with gilt title. Green endpapers. Edges speckled red.Read more
Cuvier, G. [L. C. F. D.]
Le Regne animal distribué d'apres son organisation, pour servir de base a l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction a l'anatomie comparée. Avec figures, dessinées d'après nature.
Paris, Deterville, 1817. Four volumes in four. 8vo (21.0 x 13.4 cm). pp. [I ; II; III; IV: viii, 255]; 15 engraved plates. Uniform contemporary full mottled calf. Spines rich gilt with floral vignettes and ornamental, straight and stippled bands; two red morocco labels with gilt title. Boards with elaborate gilt borders. Edges gilt-lined; gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Marbled edges.Read more
Dillwyn, L. W.
A descriptive catalogue of Recent shells; arranged according to the Linnaean method; with particular attention to the synonymy. In two volumes. [Complete].
London, John and Arthur Arch, 1817. Two volumes in two. 8vo (22.3 x 14.2 cm). Two title pages, half-title. 1135 pp. (xii, 1-580; 580-1092, [xxix], [ii]). Original paper-covered boards with printed label on the spines.Read more
Schumacher, [H.] C. F.
Essai d’un nouveau système des habitations des vers testacés. Avec XXII planches.
Copenhague, Schultz, 1817. Quarto (25.2 x 20.2 cm). Title page, 287 pp.; 22 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over tree calf resembling paper boards. Spine with gilt ornaments and title. Yellow endpapers. Marbled edges.Read more