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Livres rares & objets d'art Grand Palais 2018

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[Aerial photos]

Mont Blanc and Chamonix in 1939.

Paris, Institut Géographique National, 1939. 64 original oblong aerial photos (each 13.0 x 18.0 cm).

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Higher than Mont Blanc: rare set of aerial photos from the Alps

Agassiz, L.

Untersuchungen über die Gletscher. [Text volume].

Solothurn, Jent & Gassmann, 1841. 8vo (21.9 x 14.2 cm). Half-title, title page, xii, 327 pp. Later buckram, with gilt title on the spine. Printed front wrapper bound in.

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PMM309

Allioni, C.

Flora Pedemontana sive enumeratio methodica stirpium indigenarum pedemontii.

Torino, Briolus, 1785. In two text volumes and one atlas. Folio (text 40.0 x 26.0 cm; atlas 43.5 x 29.0 cm). Three half titles, and title pages in red and black, with allegorical vignettes. Tomus primus: xix, 344 pp.; Tomus secundus: 366, xxxiv, (1) pp.;...

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The magnum opus of Carlo Allioni introducing with many newly discovered plants

[Anonymous, but probably A. Malard]

Manuscript on algae.

No place, no publisher, no date [but ca. 1900]. 8vo (various sizes). 65 original parts with hundreds of handwritten notes and drawings in black-and-white and in colour. All contained in an original portfolio, size 25 x 20 x 9.5 cm.

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A unique manuscript on French algae

Barral, P.

Mémoire sur l'histoire naturelle de l'Isle de Corse, avec un catalogue lythologique de cette isle et des réflexions sommaires sur l'existence physique de notre globe....

London and Paris, Molini and Onfroy, 1783. Small 8vo (19.6 x 12.6 cm). viii, 126 pp, one engraved text-vignette and one folded hand-coloured engraved early geological map. Included: the work by Feydel, Paris, Garnery, an VII (1799). [iv], 112 pp., one...

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Two important papers on Corsica or Corse, combined

Barthe, E.

Tableaux analytiques illustrés des coléoptères de la faune Franco-Rhénane (France, Hollande, Belgique, Région rhénane, Valais).

Uzès, Miscellanea Entomologica, 1920. 8vo (24.0 x 15.7 cm). xii, 472 pp., 799 [220, 465, 16, 17, 71, 7, 3] text engravings. Near contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with four raised, gilt-chained bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.

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A well-bound copy of a very uncommon work on beetles

Bier & Schöll

Jugendstil design: original design from Vienna. "Holz- und Brandmal-Vorlage". Very large plates.

Jugendstil design: original design from Vienna. "Holz- und Brandmal-Vorlage". Very large plates. Vienna, Bier & Schöll, ca. 1900. 19 very large sheets (56 x 38 cm), numbered, with unique design. All but one in full colour, four with an identical, plain...

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Fine, colourful, poster-sized examples of original Viennese Art Nouveau

Bonnet, C.

Recherches sur l'usage des feuilles dans les plantes et sur quelques autres sujets relatifs à l'histoire de la végétation.

Gottingue [Göttingen] and Leide[n], Elie Luzac, 1754. 4to (26.2 x 21.5 cm). viii, 343 pp., engraved title vignette and 31 folded engraved plates by Van der Schley and Wandelaar. Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with red morocco label with...

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The beginning of the research of photosynthesis

Bouet, G.

Faune de l'Union Française (Ancienne Faune de l'Empire Français). Volumes XVI-XVII. Oiseaux de l'Afrique Tropicale (première et deuxième partie). [Complete].

Paris, Office de la Recherches Scientifique Outre-Mer [AND] Larose, 1955-1961. Two parts in two. Very large 8vo (28.2 x 19.0 cm). 798 [412; 386] pp., 139 [87, 52] (groups of) text figures. Original uniform printed wrappers.

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With the author's African hunting permit

Bourguignat, J. R.

Histoire des Felidae fossiles constatés en France dans les dépots de la période quaternaire.

Paris, Jules Tremblay, 1879. Very large 4to (36.3 x 27.8 cm). 54 pp., one large, folded, lithographed plate. Original printed front wrapper, mounted.

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Published in 100 copies only

Breetvelt, H. L. A.

[Art Nouveau]. Two designs for vases.

Delft, unpublished, 1900-1902. Two very large watercolour drawings in two (59.0 x 18.5 cm; and 59.0 x 28.3 cm). Uniform silver-grey frames (95.0 x 48.0 cm; and 95.0 x 61.5 cm).

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Unique original designs for very rare vases

Brongniart, A.

Traité des arts céramiques ou des poteries, considérées dans leur histoire, leur pratique et leur théorie.

Paris, Béchet Jeune et Mathias, 1844. In three parts. 8vo (two text volumes, 20.7 x 13.5 cm), oblong 4to (atlas, 27.2 x 21.0 cm). xxvii, 592, 706 pp., 1 l., one engraved map, one engraved vignette facing preface, 109 woodcuts and oblong atlas with nine...

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With fine plates showing various ceramics from different continents