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Xenopus rothschildi [lithographed plate of an undescribed frog]

London, no publisher, ca. 1910. Single sheet (31.9 x 25.3 cm). With eight lithographed images of Xenopus species.

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An unknown plate containing a possibly valid name and illustration of an undescribed frog

Bonnaterre, [P. J.]

Tableau encyclopédique et methodique des trois regnes de la nature, dédié et présenté a M. Necker, Ministre d'État, & Directeur Général des Finances....

Paris, Panckoucke, 1789-1790. Large 4to (28.7 x 22.3 cm). xxviii, 70, [i] pp. 69 engraved plates, as follows: 1-7 [amphibians], 1-6 [turtles], 1-12, 6(II) [reptiles]; xliv, 76 pp., 43 (A, 1-42) [snakes]. Beautiful period-style half calf over mottled boards....

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The complete amphibians and reptiles from the famous "Encyclopédie Méthodique"

Brocchi, [P. L. A.]

Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale. Ouvrage publié par ordre du Ministre de l'Instruction Publique. Recherches zoologiques. Troisième partie....

Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1874. Large 4to and matching folio (36.0 x 27.5 cm). 123 pp.; 24 plates [numbered 1-21, 17bis, 18bis, 20bis], of which one stipple-engraved (plain) and 23 in (chromo)lithography (20 partly or completely coloured, and three plain)....

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Brocchi's magnum opus - the rare herpetology of the "Mission Scientifique"

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

Dugès, A. [L.]

Recherches sur l'ostéologie et la myologie des batraciens, a leurs différens ages, présentées a l'Académie Royale des Sciences en réponse a la question suivante:...

Paris, Académie des Sciences, 1834. 4to (26.5 x 21.1 cm). 216, [1] pp., 20 folded engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with four raised bands, gilt bordered compartments and red morocco label with gilt title. Patterned...

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Seldom seen early work on the anatomy of amphibians

Edwards, G.

An account of the frog fish of Surinam.

London, The Royal Society, 1760. 4to (22.0 x 17.2 cm). Five pp., two large, double-folded engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands.

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A very early work on a South American frog

Fischer, J. G.

Amphibiorum nudorum neurologiae. Specimen primum.

Berolini [Berlin], W. Besser, 1843. 4to (25.9 x 19.0 cm). 75 pp., three engraved plates. Contemporary boards with paper label on spine.

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An early, detailed study of the anatomy and neurology of amphibians

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

Gravenhorst, J. L. C. [C.]

Reptilia Musei zoologici Vratislaviensis. Recensita et descripta. [OR] Deliciae Musei zoologici Vratislaviensis. Fasciculus primus. Continens Chelonios et Batrachia.

Lipsiae [Leipzig], Leopold Voss, 1829. Folio (40.5 x 25.5 cm). Half-title, double title page, 106 pp. including dedication page and second half title; 17 finely engraved plates of which 13 delicately hand-coloured. Contemporary pebbled half cloth over dark...

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A great copy of an exceedingly rare and scientifically important herpetological work

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

Grey, G.

Journals of two expeditions of discovery in north-west and western Australia during the years 1837, 38, and 39, under the authority of Her Majesty's Government....

London, T. and W. Boone, 1841. Two volumes in two. 8vo (14.0 x 22.3 cm). Two lithographed frontispieces, one being hand-coloured and depicting a western-Australian Aboriginal person; (2), xiv, 412 pp., (16); vii, 482 pp.; 20 lithographed plates of which five...

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First edition of an expedition narrative with chapters on the zoology and new, illustrated, herpetological species