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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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1.500,00
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A rare French zoological monograph with the often missing atlas

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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1.800,00
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A rare work of large size and with detailed colouring

Grevin, J.

De Venenis Libri duo. Gallice primum ab eo scripti et a multis hactenus Latini desiderati et nunc tandem opera et Hieremiae Martij Augustanae Reipublicae Medici, in...

Antverpiae, Christophor Plantin, 1571. 8vo (21.0 x 14.3 cm). Title page with engraved vignette. [xviii], 332, [xi] pp., and 92 woodcuts in the text. Original vellum. Title written in ink in an old hand on the spine.

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2.500,00
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Early work on poisonous animals and plants including a great deal on herpetology

Jonston, J.

Historiae naturalis e quadrupeditus libri [I], de quadrupetibus, libri II [AND] III de insectis [AND] de serpentibus, libri V de piscubus et cetis [AND] IV, de...

Frankfurt am Main, Matthias Merian, 1650-1653. Six parts in four. Folio (32.6 x 19.6 cm) with 249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages (four resembling frontispieces, engraved by Matthias Merian). Part I (no date, but 1650) 232 [iv] pp., 80 plates;...

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8.500,00
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A complete copy of the rare first edition of Johnston's famous "Historiae Naturalis"

Ruysch, F.

[Original engraved print]

Amsterdam, Janssoons van Waesberge, 1744. Single leaf (25.5 x 20.3 cm).

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A finely engraved 18th-century print depicting a spectacular array of zoological and herpetological objects from the collection of Frederik Ruysch

Sonnini C. S. (ed.) [Buffon]

Histoire naturelle, génerale et particulière, par Leclerc de Buffon; nouvelle edition, accompagnée de notes et dans laquelle les supplémens sont insérés dans le...

Paris, Dufart, An VII (1798 or 1799) - XIII (1804 or 1805). In 127 volumes. 8vo (19 x 12 cm. Text and 1,122 (or 1,123, or 1153 - for counting see below) engraved plates, the sections on reptiles and molluscs finely hand-coloured, two portraits, eight maps, 21...

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Beautiful set with by far the most plates ever recorded

Swammerdam, J.

Historia insectorum generalis in qua verissina mutationem...duce experientia... recepta vulgo insectorum metamorphosis solide refutatur... adjicitur dilucidatio... Ex...

Ultrajecti [Utrecht], Ottho de Vries, 1693. 4to (19.3 x 15.6 cm). Half-title, title in red and black with woodcut vignette, 212 pp., [xvii]; 13 (mostly) folded engraved plates, one folded table. Contemporary half vellum over marbled boards, spine with gilt...

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Swammerdam's essential work on the morphogenesis of insects and frogs