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Beringer, J. B. A.

Lithographiae Wirceburgensis, ducentis lapidum figuratorum, a potiori insectiformium, prodigiosis imaginibus exornatae specimen primum, quod in dissertatione inaugurali...

Würzburg, Philipp Wilhelm Fuggart, 1726. Folio (32.5 x 20.8 cm). Finely engraved frontispiece. [x], 96 pp., 21 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-bordered bands; brown morocco label with gilt ornamental...

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The first palaeontological fraud

[Bertrand, B. N.]

Elemens d'oryctologie ou distribution méthodique des fossiles.

Neuchatel, Société Typographique, 1773. 8vo (18.8 x 11.5 cm). xxxix, 137, xxii pp., 16 double, folded tables. Contemporary full calf. Spine with four raised bands. Rich gilt floral compartments, red morocco label with gilt title. Edges red.

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Early account on "fossils", in an attractive, contemporary binding

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

Buckland, W.

Die Urwelt und ihre Wunder. Aus dem Englischen des W. Buckland, von Friedrich Werner.

Stuttgart, Paul Neff, 1837. 8vo (20.3 x 12.7 cm). 406 pp., 41 lithographed plates [1-39, 10.2, 13.2], including one large, folded, hand-coloured engraved geological profile with 15 different colours. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt...

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First German translation of a famous book with its quintessential earth's crust profile

Buvignier, [N.] A.

Statistique géologique, minéralogique et paléontologique du Département de la Meuse.

Paris, J. B. Baillière, 1852. Folio (45.0 x 31.0 cm). Atlas with title page and 52 pp. of explanatory text; 29 fine lithographed plates of fossils; one double-sized hand-coloured geological map, two hand-coloured profiles (separately numbered, but on one...

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The great rare atlas, with many new and poorly known shells

Catullo, T. A.

Trattato sopra la costituzione geognostico-fisica dei terreni alluviani o postdiluviani delle provincie Venete.

Padova, Cartallier e Sicca, 1838. 8vo (21.2 x 13.3 cm). Title page with engraved vignette, [iv], 512 pp., several tables in the text. Mid-19th-century pebbled cloth. Gilt title on the spine.

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Rare first edition of a work on the quaternary of Venice and surroundings

Cornalia, É.

Mammiféres fossiles de Lombardie. Carnivores, rongeurs, ruminants. [Complete].

Milano, J. Bernardoni (for A. Stoppani), 1858-1871. 4to (31.5 x 24.2 cm). 95 pp., 29 [I, I-XXVII] plates (first plate I, larger, double-folded, with cave profiles; plates II, XV, XVI, XVIII and XX also larger, folded). Early 20th century black buckram with...

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Fine rare work showing spectacular skulls of extinct mammals

Cotteau, [G. H.] and [A.] Peron and [V.] Gauthier

Échinides fossiles de l'Algérie. Description des espèces déja recueillies dans ce pays et considérations sur leur position stratigraphique. I-X. (Complete).

Paris, G. Masson, 1876-1891. Ten volumes in eight. Large 8vo (23.8 x 13.7 cm). 1,259 pp; 85 very finely lithographed plates. Uniform near contemporary crimson roan over marbled boards. Spines with five raised bands, and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.

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A fine, complete set of one of most important monographs on fossil Echinodermata

Courtiller, A.

Éponges fossiles des Sables du terrain Crétacé supérieur des environs de Saumur. Étage Sénonien de d'Orbigny suivies des nullipores a squelette silicieux de...

Paris, Savy, 1874. Very large 8vo (27.0 x 18.8 cm). 54 pp. (including two half-titles and title page), 109 [98, 8bis, 21bis, 22bis; 8] lithographed plates, including one very large, triple-folded. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five...

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Rare, second, expanded edition of a finely illustrated monograph on fossil sponges of France

Davidson, T.

A monograph of British Cretaceous Brachiopoda. [AND] M. R. Sahni, the Terebratulidae of the British Chalk. [AND] N. E. Pettitt, The Rhynchonellidae of the British Chalk.

London, The Palaeontographical Society, 1854-1953. 4to (27.0 x 20.6 cm). 205 pp., 21 [12, 9] lithographed plates; 62 pp., ten plates; 58 pp., three plates. Later half calf, spine with five raised, gilt bordered bands, and gilt titles on spine. Edges speckled...

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The complete Palaeontographical Society Cretaceous Brachiopoda

Depéret, C.

Description géologique du Bassin tertiaire du Roussillon.

Paris, G. Masson, 1885. 8vo (23.9 x 16.1 cm). 280 pp., one full-colour geological map. Five lithographic plates, one double-sized folded plate with cross sections. Later cloth with gilt title on the spine. Speckled edges. Original printed wrappers bound in.

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Depéret's well-illustrated thesis

Deshayes, G. P.

Description des animaux sans vertèbres découverts dans la Bassin de Paris pour servir de supplément a la description des coquilles fossiles des environs de Paris...

Paris, J. B. Baillière et fils, 1856-1865. Large 4to. (24.5 x 30.5 cm). Text and atlas, in seven volumes. Text (in three parts): half-titles and titles, 2,550 pp. [912; 968; 668, (ii)]. Atlas (in four parts; viz. of the two volumes the plates and the...

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Deshayes' magnum opus on the fossils of the Paris Basin, fine and excessively rare