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Bulletin de la Société zoologique de France. Volumes 1-31 [AND] Indexes.

Paris, Société Zoologique de France, 1876-1906. 31 volumes in 31. 8vo (23.7 x 15.6 cm). Over 10,000 pp., 158 plates and 25 portraits. Uniform dark green half calf over marbled boards. Spines with four raised, gilt-tooled bands, gilt ornamental lines and...

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A finely bound, uniform set - from the start - of France's most important zoological magazine

[Anonymous]

[Aquatic animals]. Fine drawings of fish, a crustacean and a cone-shell.

No place, not published, ca. 1700. Broadsheet (28.5 x 20.3 cm). Drawings on laid paper.

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Fine, red-ink paintings of European fish - and a tropical cone

Basilewsky, S.

Ichthyographia Chinae borealis scripta a Doctore Medicinae Stephano Basilewsky.

Moscou, Université Imperiale, [1852]-1855. 4to (28.2 x 22.5 cm). Title page to the work, 45 pp. [numbered 218-263]; eighth finely engraved and hand-coloured plates, where appropriate heightened with silver. Later green cloth with the original green, printed...

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Fine illustrations of new Chinese fish

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

Bleeker, P.

Over eenige nieuwe soorten van Notopterus van den Indischen Archipel.

Halle, Nova Acta, "1852" [1854]. 4to (30.6 x 24.0 cm). Title page and 12 text pages [numbered (51)-62]; five chromolithographed plates (one much larger, folded) [numbered 6-10]. Contemporary blind blue wrappers.

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A seldom-seen ichthyological publication - worth seeing

Bloch, M. E.

"Embrio squali pristis. Ein ungebohrner Soegefisch. L'embrion de la scie." [Sawfish, unborn]

Berlin, [the author], 1785. Oblong folio sized (23.7 x 39.3 cm). Printed on one side. Printed surface 20.8 x 36.7 cm.

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The wonderful sawfish - an original handcoloured plate from Bloch's magnum opus

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

Caribbean Birds and Fish

Original watercolour and pencil studies of West Indian birds and fish.

Caribbean, unpublished, 1741. Three sheets (size 38 x 48 (twice) and 34 x 44 cm), of which two illustrated on both sides. All three with simple, old, cardboard frames.

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A rare collection of original pre-Linnaean Caribbean bird and fish drawings

Chevey, P.

Iconographie ichtyologique de l'Indochine: Poissons des campagnes du "de Lanessan" (1925-1929). 1re partie.

Saigon, Institut Océanographique de l'Indochine, 1932. 4to (31.5 x 25.2 cm). 155 pp., 50 brightly coloured plates, some augmented with silver. Original printed wrappers.

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A rare and unusually finely illustrated monograph on the fishes of Vietnam

Combe, J.

Reptiles et poissons du District d'Orbe dessinés d'après nature.

Unpublished, [pre 1868-]1880? Oblong folio (16.8 x 27.1 cm). Script title page, and 40 fine watercolour drawings and one pencil drawing as follows: seven snakes, five lizards (multiple illustrations including different views – ventral/dorsal – and colour...

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Fine and accurate water-colours of a local Alpine fish, amphibian and reptile fauna

Crawhall, J.

The compleatest angling booke that euer was writ, beingdone out of ye Hebrewe and other Tongves, by a person of honor. Adorn'd with scvlptvres.

Newcastle upon Tyne, the author, 1881. 4to (28.0 x 22.8 cm). 238 pp. [in Roman numerals]. Numerous etchings, wood-engravings and text vignettes, of which many hand-coloured. Contemporary full embossed morocco. Spine rich gilt, with five raised bands; boards...

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1.200,00
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One of two known copies in original morocco binding