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Belon, P.

Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges, redigées en trois liures....

Paris, H. de Marnef & G. Cavellat, 1588. 4to (22.1 x 15.4 cm). [xiv], 468, 1l. 18th century full tree calf. Spine with five raised bands, compartments rich gilt with floral patterns. Red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. All edges red.

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Most richly illustrated edition of this influential work on the history, geography, and natural history of the Near and Middle East

Belon, P.

Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges, redigées en trois liures....

Anvers [Antwerpen, Antwerp], Christofle Plantin, 1555. Small, thick 8vo (14.3 x 9.4 x 4.5 cm). [lxxvi], 375 numbered leaves [= 749 pp.], one printed leaf with the privilege, one larger, folded map/view. Later vellum. Spine with black printed title.

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The most influential work on the history, geography and natural history of the Near and Middle East

Belon, P. [Petri Bellonii Cenomani; Pierre Belon du Mans]

De Aquatilibus. Libro duo, cum eiconibus ad vivam ipsorum effigiem, quoad eius fieri potuit, expressis.

Paris, Carolum Stephanum, 1553. Oblong 8vo (11.1 x 17.0 cm). [xxxii (index)], 448 pp., with 187 woodcut illustrations. Contemporary limp vellum; ink title in an old hand written on the spine.

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A very wide-margined copy of the first edition

Bradley, R.

Wysgeerige verhandeling van den werken der natuure. Waar in de verscheide trapswyze opklimmingen, in de byzondere deelen der scheppinge, als mynstoffen, plantgewassen en...

Amsterdam, Isaak Tirion, 1744. 8vo (20.1 x 12.3 cm). Title in red and black. [vi], 330 pp., 29 finely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary full tree calf. Spine richly gilted with ornamental bands and vignettes, and red morocco label with gilt title....

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Exceedingly rare, in an original hand-coloured edition

Buc'hoz, [P. J.] [Buchoz]

Les dons merveilleux et diversement coloriés de la nature dans le règne animal ou collection d'animaux précieusement coloriés.

Paris, chez l'auteur, 1782. Large folio (42.7 x 27.9 cm). Engraved title page, [iv] pp. (explanations to plates 1-100, present twice]; 156 finely engraved and exquisitely hand-coloured plates. Contemporary full red morocco. Spine with six double,...

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The ultra-rare animal "dons" with beautiful illustrations

Burmeister, [K.] H. [K.]

Erläuterungen zur Fauna Brasiliens, enthalted Abbildungen und ausführliche Beschreibungen neur oder ungenügend bekannter Thier-Arten. Mit XXXII Tafeln.

Berlin, Georg Reimer, 1856. Folio (45.4 x 32.0 cm). Title page, viii (recte vi), 115 pp., 32 lithographed plates of which 22 - of living animals - finely hand-coloured, and ten - showing skulls - plain. Early 20th-century dark blue half morocco over blue...

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One of the rarer works on Brazilian mammals and frogs

Camper, P.

Planches pour les oeuvres de P. Camper, qui ont pour objet l'histoire naturelle, le physiologie et l'anatomie comparée.

Paris, Theodore Dabo, 1803. Folio (46.0 x 31.0 cm) with one fine engraved portrait by B. Roger and 34 engraved plates. Original blind wrappers.

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Unusual views of the elephant, horses, frog and man by one of the founders of comparative anatomy

Crespon, J.

Faune méridionale ou description de tous les animaux vertébrés vivans et fossiles, sauvages ou domestiques qui se rencontrent toute l'année ou qui ne sont que de...

Nimes, chez l'auteur, and Montpellier, M. Lebrun, 1844. Two volumes of text and one atlas in three. 8vo (text volumes 21.5 x 13.0 cm; atlas 21.6 x 15.2 cm). 714 pp. [xxviii, 320, (2); ix, 354 (1)], 74 lithographed plates (one double-sized and double present)....

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A rare French zoological monograph with the often missing atlas

Escher, M. C.

Reptielen - Reptiles [Fine facsimile print].

Baarn, The Escher Foundation, 2008. Single, large, giclée on high quality paper, measuring 55.0 x 64.5 cm.

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Escher, M. C.

Hagedis - Lizard [Fine facsimile print].

Baarn, The Escher Foundation, 2008. Single, large, giclée on high quality paper, measuring 45.0 x 34.0 cm.

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Fitzinger, L. J. [F. J.]

Bilder-Atlas zur wissenschaftlich-populären Naturgeschichte der Amphibien in ihren Sämmtlichen hauptformen.

Vienna, Kaiserlich-Königliche Hof-und Staatsdruckerei, 1864. Folio (32.9 x 25.0 cm). Title page and 109 plates (two plain and 107 in chromolithography). Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards with ornamental blind stamped edges. Spine with five raised...

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A rare work of large size and with detailed colouring

Flourens, [M. J. P.] [Buffon, Cuvier and De Lacépède]

Oeuvres complètes de Buffon avec la nomenclature Linnéenne et la classification de Cuvier. Revues aux l'édition in-4to de l'Imprimerie royale et annotées par M....

Paris, Garnier Frères, [1855]. In 16 volumes. 4to (26.5 x 17.3 cm). 10,419 pp., one portrait, four hand-coloured maps, one tinted frontispiece, 190 (of 194?) finely hand-coloured steel-engravings of which nine placed as frontispieces). Contemporary uniform...

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An unrecorded edition of Buffon and Cuvier