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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

Fabre, J. H.

Souvenirs entomologiques. Études sur l'instinct et les moeurs des insectes. (Première-Dixième series). Édition définitive illustrée.

Paris, Delagrave, 1920-1924. Ten volumes in ten [and an 11th volume, titled "Sa Vie"]. Large 8vo (24.3 x 16.2 cm). Over 4,000 pages. Numerous plates and fine text engravings. Later half tree calf over marbled boards. Spines with five slightly raised bands;...

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750,00
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The best works of Fabre in the finest bindings

Fairmaire, L. and P. Germain

Révision des coléoptères du Chili.

Paris, Société Entomologique de France, 1858-1866, 1883. 8vo (21.3 x 12.8 cm). 233 [and 14] pp. Two original water-colour plates of which one in full colour and one in shades of grey, two engraved plates of which one hand-coloured. One printed leaf added....

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A unique copy of a finely illustrated work on Chilean Coleoptera

Heer, O.

Die Urwelt der Schweiz.

Zürich, Friedrich Schultheß, 1865. Thick 8vo (22.2 x 15.1 cm). xxix, 662 pp., 368 fine text engravings, one double-sized full colour map, seven tinted steel engravings (one as frontispiece), and 11 lithographed plates. Luxurious rich gilt-tooled original...

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A very well-preserved copy with the special "Reichen Einband mit Goldschnitt"

Hyades, P. (ed.)

Mission scientifique de Cap Horn (1882-1883). Tome VI (Zoologie), part II. Insectes. [Complete for the Insecta].

Paris, Gauthier-Villars et fils, 1887. Five parts in one. 4to (26.5 x 21.3 cm). 63, 7, 9, 35, 45 pp., ten chromolithographic plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, with five raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine. Floral-patterned endpapers.

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A very good, contemporary bound copy of this important contribution to the insects of Tierra del Fuego

Kotschy, C. G. T. (ed.)

Abbildungen und Beschreibungen neuer und seltener Thiere und pflanzen, in Syrien und westlichen Taurus gesammelt. I. Illustrationes et descriptiones plantarum novarum...

Stuttgart, E. Schweizerbart, 1843. Folio (37.5 x 26.7 cm). 45 engraved and lithographed plates of which one tinted and two finely hand-coloured. Contemporary board. Green morocco label with gilt title on the spine.

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A very rare atlas of rare animals and plant from Syria

Latreille, P. A.

Tableau encyclopédique et methodique des trois regnes de la nature. Insectes.

Paris, Agasse, 1818. Folio (28.5 x 21.4 cm). 165 engraved plates (numbered 1-165). Contemporary full tree calf. Boards with gilt-ruled borders, spine with rich Louis XVI-style gilt-ornamented red and green morocco labels. Marbled endpapers.

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A fine copy of the true insects-atlas of the "Tableau encyclopédique et methodique des trois regnes de la nature"

Linnaeus, C.

Museum S:ae R:ae M:tis Ludovicae Ulricae reginae Svecorum, Gothorum, Vandalorumque &c. &c. &c. In quo animalia rariora, exotica, imprimis insecta & conchilia...

Holmiae, Laurentius Salvius, 1764. 8vo (20.4 x 12.4 cm). [vi], 722, 111 pp. Contemporary full speckled calf, gilt lines, spine with five raised bands, gilt-lined compartments, red morocco label with gilt title. All edges speckled.

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A fine copy containing Linnaeus's descriptions of the rich natural history cabinets of the king and queen of Sweden

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle: Annales volumes 1-21 (AND) Nouvelles Annales volumes 1-4 (AND) Mémoires volumes 1-20 (AND) Archives volumes 1-10 (AND) Nouvelles Archives...

Paris, Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, 1802-1897. 84 volumes in100 parts. Large 4to (slightly differing dimensions per series, the largest being the last series, at 32.0 x 25.0 cm). 2,048 copper engravings and lithographed plates of which many double-sized or...

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From Lamarck to Père David: The congregation of all the leading 19th-century French botanists and zoologists

Peetz, [F.]

Käfer Westfl. [Westfalens]: the manuscript of the never-published "Coleoptera Westfalica".

Unpublished, ca. 1928-1937. In two volumes. 8vo (21.6 x 13.8 cm). xvi, 402, [viii] pp., one map; xxii, 372, [xi] pp. Uniform original pebbled half cloth over marbled boards.

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A large and detailed, unpublished manuscript on German beetles

Schäffer, J. C.

Der Krebsartige Kiefenfuss mit kurzen und langen Schwanzklappe [AND] 13 other papers by the same author: Die Blumenpolypen der süâen Wasser beschrieben und mit den...

Regensburg, E. A. Weiss, 1756. 14 papers in one. 4to (23.1 x 18.5 cm). 768 pp., 35 finely engraved folded and mounted hand-coloured plates. Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. The spine with five raised, gilt-bordered bands, compartments with gilt...

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Curiosity made useful: finely illustrated discoveries by one of the most versatile German naturalists

Voet, J. E.

Catalogus systematicus coleopterorum. Catalogue systematique des coleopteres. Systematische naamlijst van dat geslacht van insecten dat men torren noemt. Tomus I - II....

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...

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A beautiful copy of the earliest complete edition