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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

Jonston, J.

Historiae naturalis de serpentibus libri duo.

Heilbronn, F. J. Eckebrecht, 1758. Folio (37.7 x 22.6 cm). 55, [iii] pp.; 12 engraved plates. Contemporary (possibly original) paper-covered boards. Short title in script on spine.

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2.400,00
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Superior edition of Johnson's famous work on snakes

Martini, [F. H. W.] (ed.)

Beschäftigungen der Berliner Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde. Zweeter Band.

Berlin, Joachim Pauli, 1776. 8vo (19.2 x 11.2 cm). Title page with finely engraved vignette; xl, 607 pp.; 14 folded, engraved plates of which ten in original hand-colouring (plates numbered I-XIII, IXA). Original speckled paper covered boards with paper label...

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450,00
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Rare early modern contributions to herpetology, shells, insects, and more

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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16.000,00
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Beautiful set with by far the most plates ever recorded

Wiegmann, A. F. A.

Beiträge zur Zoologie, gesammelt auf einer Reise um die Erde, von Dr. F. J. F. Meyen. Siebende Abhandlung. Amphibien.

Breslau and Bonn, Academia Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae, 1835. Large 4to (29.5 x 22.5 cm). Title page, pp. [185]-268, 268a-d. Ten finely engraved plates of which five are delicately hand-coloured. Contemporary marbled boards. Cloth spine with gilt title....

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2.200,00
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Extremely rare, with the plates coloured, treatise on amphibians and reptiles