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Braun, J. H.

Exercitatio academica ex antiquitatibus Germanicis et Francicis de Butigulariis, praecipue iis qui Norimbergae olim floruerunt quam sub praesidio Christiani Gotlib....

Altorfii Noricorum (Nürnberg), Iod. G. Kohlesius, 1723. Small 4to (19.0 x 16.2 cm). Title page, [ii], 100 pp., one engraved map of the Nürenberg area and one peculiar engraving showing a crossbowman on a beehive with two coats-of-arms: one of Crenan,...

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A rare work with a wonderful binding with hunting motives

Groen, J. van der and P. Nylandt

Het vermakelyk land-leven. I. Deel. Den Nederlantsen hovenier, zijnde het I. Deel van het Vermakelijk Land-leven. Beschrijvende allerhande prinçelike en heerlijke...

Amsterdam, Weduwe Gijsbert De Groot, 1696-1721. Three parts in one. 4to (20.2 x 15.7 cm). Engraved title (or frontispiece, with "consent en privilegie" printed on verso), letterpress title page with wood-engraved vignette (dated 1721); [xxvii], 103, [iii]...

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A seldom-seen complete edition of this finely illustrated encyclopaedia

Jurine, L.

Nouvelle méthode de classer les hyménoptères et les diptères. Tome premier. Hyménoptères. [All published].

Genève, J. J. Paschoud, 1807. 4to (26.5 x 21.0 cm). 319, 4 pp., 14 engraved plates (nine nicely hand-coloured). Contemporary (perhaps publisher's) marbled boards, paper label on the spine.

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The major entomological work of the Swiss medical doctor and entomologist Louis Jurine

Kohl, F. F.

Die Gattungen der Sphegiden.

Wien, Alfred Hölder, 1896. Large 8vo (26.7 x 17.7 cm). Title with pictorial vignette, xii, 284 pp., 90 text engravings, seven finely lithographed plates. Contemporary black half morocco over peacock marbled boards. Spine with four raised, gilt-lined bands,...

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A fine monograph in an extraordinary fine binding

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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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

Möbius, K. [A.]

Die Nester der geselligen Wespen. Beschreibungen neuer Nester- und einiger neuen Wespen-Arten des naturhistorischen Museums zu Hamburg, nebst Betrachtungen über den...

Hamburg, Naturwissenschaftlichen Verein Hamburg, 1856. 4to (27.6 x 21.8 cm). 51 pp., 19 nicely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary blind boards.

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Perhaps the first publication entirely on the nests of wasps

Saussure, H. [L. F.] De

Études sur la famille des Vespides. [Part] I. Monographie des guêpes solitaires ou de la tribu des euméniens comprenant la classification et la description de toutes...

Genève et Paris, J. Cherbuliez, V. Masson, 1852 [1853]-1858. Three parts in two (text and atlas). Large 8vo (23.6 x 15.3 cm). l, 286; 4, cxcix [i], 256; 352 [iii] pp. (and a loose errata leaf numbered xxiv, tipped in); 77 engraved plates with explanatory...

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The most important work on wasps, with fine illustrations in colour

Spencer, B. (ed.)

Report on the work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia. Part I. Introduction, narrative, summary of results, supplement to zoological report, map.

London, Dulau; Melbourne, Mullen and Slade, 1896. 4to (25.6 x 19.2cm). xviii, 220 pp.; 11 plates, seven text illustrations, one large, multi-folded map. Original azure buckram with gilt title on the spine.

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The complete narrative of a scientifically very important expedition