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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"

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

Duméril, A. [H. A.]

Description des reptiles nouveaux ou imparfaitement connus de la collection du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle et remarques sur la classification et les charactères des...

Paris, Gide et J. Baudry, 1852. Large 4to (32.3 x 25.0 cm). Title page and half-title (to the issue), 56 pp., nine plates (of which six finely hand-coloured). Later boards. Original printed wrapper mounted on front board.

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With the inclusion of five new turtles, one new crocodile, and two new chameleons

Duméril, A. [H. A.] and M. [F.] Bocourt

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, 1870-[1897]. Large 4to and matching folio (36.5 x 27.5 cm). General herpetological title; 860 pp.; 90 lithographed plates [numbered 1-68; 17bis, 18bis, 20A-G, 21A-C, 22A-J], of which 21 hand-coloured. Loose-leaved, as issued. In...

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The 15 first "livraisons" of the rare "Mission Scientifique - Reptilia"

Fischer, J. G.

Herpetologische Mitteilungen. I-VI. [Complete].

Hamburg, Hamburgische Wissenschaftliche Anstalten, 1887. Large 8vo (25.6 x 17.1 cm). 52 pp., four lithographed plates. Contemporary black half calf over marbled boards. Spine with four raised, gilt-stippled bands, and gilt title.

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Six rarely-seen papers, combined

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

Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, E.

Description de l'Egypte. Zoologie. Reptiles. [Atlas].

Paris, C. L. F. Panckoucke, 1826. Elephant folio (ca. 71 x 53 cm). 13 tissue-guarded, engraved plates [numbered 1-8; supplément 1-5].

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Giant plates with very detailed engravings

Gravenhorst, J. L. C. C.

Beiträge zur genauern Kenntniss einiger Eidechsengattungen.

Breslau and Bonn, Academia Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae, 1837. Large 4to (29.3 x 22.4 cm) title page, 72 pp. [pp. 713-784], three finely engraved plates. Contemporary pebbled cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine.

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"...an extremely important paper" (Vanzolini)

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

Über die im zoologischen Museum der Universität Breslau befindlichen Wirtelschleichen (Pseudosaura), Krüppelfüssler (Brachypoda), und einige andere, denselben...

Breslau, Academia Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae, 1847. 4to (29.6 x 22.6 cm). Title page, 102 pp., 19 engraved plates. Later blind green cloth boards, printed paper label on the spine.

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On new and little known "glass" lizards

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

Günther, A. C. L. G.

Biologia Centrali Americana: Reptilia and Batrachia.

London, Taylor & Francis, 1885-1902. Large 4to (30.3 x 24.8 cm). xx, 326 pp., 76 plates (eight in full colour). Publisher's blue cloth. Gilt title on the spine. Top edge gilt.

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A great classic and a one of the most important contributions to herpetology by Günther

Hoeven, J. van der

Icones ad illustrandas coloris mutationes in Chamaeleonte.

Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden], J. C. Cyfveer, 1831. Large 4to (27.4 x 21.8 cm). Half-title, title page, dedication leaf; 14 pp., five finely engraved and hand-coloured plates. Later quarter blind pebbled cloth over marbled boards. Paper label on front board.

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"One of herpetology's rarest titles" (Adler), triple-signed