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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

Bianchi, G. P. S. [J. Plancus]

De conchis minus notis liber cui accessit specimen aestus reciproci maris superi ad littus portumque Arimini.

Venetiis (Venice), J. Baptista Pasqual, 1739. 4to (28.1 x 20.1 cm). 88 pp., wood engraved title vignette and five folded engraved plates. Period style half calf over marbled boards, later endpapers.

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A rare, early work on shells, Foraminifera and other Adriatic sea life

Fritsch, A.

Fauna der Gaskohle und der Kalksteine der Permformation Böhmens. Band I-IV. [Complete].

Prag, Selbstverlag and F. Řivnáč, 1879-1899 [1901?]. Four volumes in four. Folio (34.0 x 25.5 cm). 459 pp., lavishly illustrated with 167 mostly chromolithographed plates (several double-sized or larger, folded), and over 400 text engravings, of which some...

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Magnificent and exceedingly rare work on the fossil faunas of Bohemia

Gerstaecker, A. and A. E. Ortmann

Die Klassen und Ordnungen des Thier-Reichs wissenschaftlich dargestellt in Wort und Bild. Von Dr. H. G. Bronn, fortgezetzt von A Gerstaecker. Fünfter Band....

Leipzig, C. F. Winter, 1866-1901. Two volumes in four. Large 8vo (24.7 x 16.5 cm). 2,639 pp.; 178 lithographed plates (several tinted); [numbered: I-LIX, IIIa; I-CXXVIII]. Early 20th century uniform blue buckram. Spines with gilt title. Edges sprinkled red.

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Rare complete section of Bronn's crustaceans, which took 35 years to complete

Gibson-Hill, C. A.

Contributions to the natural history of Christmas Island, in the Indian Ocean.

Singapore, the Raffles Museum, 1947. 8vo (24.5 x 15.5 cm). 182 pp., seven plates, many text figures, including two maps. Original printed wrappers.

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The first monograph on the natural history of this enigmatic island with original observations

Lambert, J. H., D. Bernouilli, and others

Acta Helvetica, Physico-Mathematico-Anatomico-Botanico-Medica, figuris aeneis illustrata & in usus publicos exarata. I-II.

Basel, J. R. Im-Hof, 1751-1755. Two volumes in one. 4to (19.6 x 16.0 cm). Title pages in red and black. 458 pp. [I (1751): vi, 104, 72; II (1755): iv, 272]; 18 [I: 6; II: 12] engraved plates, and one folded table. Near contemporary half calf over marbled...

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The rare start of the first Swiss scientific journal

Latreille, P. A.

Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des crustacés et des insectes. Ouvrage faisant suite aux oeuvres de Buffon, et partie du cours complet d'histoire...

Paris, F. Dufart, An X-XIII (1802-1805). 14 parts in 14 (complete). 8vo. Over 5,000 pp., 112 finely engraved plates, 14 folding charts. Uniform contemporary polished tree-calf with empire style gilt borders and ornaments. Red and black morocco labels with...

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A cornerstone in entomological taxonomy

Meyer, H. von

Ueber den Archegosaurus der Steinkohlenformation [AND] Fische, Echinodermen und andere Versteinerungen aus dem Muschelkalk Oberschlesiens [AND] ...

Cassel, Palaeontographica, 1849. 4to (29.2 x 23.0 cm). 76 [5; 68; 3] pp., four engraved plates. Contemporary wrappers with the titles added in a neat old hand.

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Three rare papers on fossils

Milne-Edwards, A.

Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, ouvrage publié par ordre de S. M. l'Empereur et par les soins du Ministre de l'Instruction publique....

Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1873-1880. Large 4to and matching folio (36 x 28 cm). 368 pp., 61 lithographed (several tinted or chromolithographed) plates, all with explanatory text leaves. Contemporary olive half calf with gilt-lined borders over marbled...

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A superb monograph and a great rarity in a fine binding

Milne-Edwards, A.

Histoire des crustacés podophthalmaires fossiles.

Paris, Martinet, 1861. 4to (26.5 x 21.5 cm). 222 pp., one folding table,16 engraved or lithographed plates (three larger, folded). Later marbled boards with printed label on the front board. Original printed wrappers bound in.

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Pincing love: Milne Edwards's thesis on crabs

Milne-Edwards, H.

Histoire naturelle des crustacés, comprenant l'anatomie, la physiologie et la classification de ces animaux.

Paris, Roret, 1834-1840. Four volumes in three. 8vo (20.3 x 12.6 cm). 1,674 pp. [I (1834) xxxv, 468; II (1837) 532 pp.; III (1840) ii, 605, 32 pp.], nine folding tables, 44 engraved plates with explanatory text. Contemporary uniform half calf over black blind...

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A nice, rare, complete set of Henri Milne-Edwards "Suite a Buffon" work on crustaceans