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Adams, H. & A. Adams

The genera of Recent Mollusca; arranged according to their organization. [Atlas]

London, John van Voorst, [1853]-1858. "8vo" size (24.5 x 14.9 cm). Half title, title page; 138 plates of which most are hand-coloured, with explanatory text leaves. Contemporary half calf with gilt title on the spines.

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The very rare hand-coloured edition

[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

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 (9.9 x 16.2 cm). [xxxii (index)], 448 pp., with 187 woodcut illustrations. In contemporary hand-colouring. Late 19th-century period style green morocco. Spine with four raised, gilt-lined bands, compartments with...

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A beautiful copy - in contemporary coloured state

[Bertrand, B. N.]

Elemens d'oryctologie ou distribution méthodique des fossiles.

Neuchatel, Société Typographique, 1773. 8vo (18.8 x 11.5 cm). xxxix, 137, xxii pp., 16 double, folded tables. Contemporary full calf. Spine with four raised bands. Rich gilt floral compartments, red morocco label with gilt title. Edges red.

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Early account on "fossils", in an attractive, contemporary binding

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

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.]

Le Jardin d'Eden, le paradis terrestre dans le jardin de la reine à Trianon ou collection des plantes les plus rares, qui se trouve dans les deux hemispheres. [AND]...

Paris, chez l'auteur, 1781-1795. Nine works in six. Folio (between 42.9 x 27.6 and 46.6 x 31.3 cm). Title pages, half-titles, text, and 612 [200; 40; 51; 45 (three plain); 156; 120] finely engraved plates of which 609 exquisitely hand-coloured. Contemporary,...

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Buc'hoz's complete "Eden"; the largest "Tulipes"; the exceedingly rare "Bouquets" and much more, in fine bindings

Colonna, F. [Columna]

Opusculum de Purpura, Romae primum, An. 1616. editum, & nunc iterùm Luci datum. Operâ ac Studio Johann-Danielis Majoris Medicinae D. Cujus novissimè accesserunt...

Kiliae [Kiel], Reumann, 1675. Small 4to (19.8 x 16.0 cm). [xii], 44, [x] pp., 23 (groups of) woodcuts on the text pages, wood-engraved vignette on the last text page. Eighteenth-century blind wrappers. In green portfolio.

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The "pure" Purpura: a perhaps unrecorded edition

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

Deshayes, G. P.

Catalogue des mollusques de l'Ile de la Réunion (Bourbon).

Paris, Dentu, 1863. 8vo (23.7 x 15.3 cm). Half title, title page with engraved vignette, 148 [4, 144] pp., 14 lithographed plates [numbered XXVII-XLI], all but one hand-coloured (as intended). Contemporary green embossed cloth with gilt title on the spine....

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Rare and essential contribution to the marine shells of Reunion and the Indian Ocean

Deshayes, G. P.

Description des animaux sans vertèbres découverts dans la Bassin de Paris pour servir de supplément a la description des coquilles fossiles des environs de Paris...

Paris, J. B. Baillière et fils, 1856-1865. Large 4to. (24.5 x 30.5 cm). Text and atlas, in seven volumes. Text (in three parts): half-titles and titles, 2,550 pp. [912; 968; 668, (ii)]. Atlas (in four parts; viz. of the two volumes the plates and the...

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Deshayes' magnum opus on the fossils of the Paris Basin, fine and excessively rare

Dezallier d'Argenville, A. J. D.

La conchyliologie, ou histoire naturelle des coquilles de mer, d'eau douce, terrestres et fossiles; avec un traité de la zoomorphose, ou repésentation des animaux qui...

Paris, De Bure, 1780. Two volumes in two. Large 4to (28.9 x 21.2 cm). Two engraved frontispieces, one engraved portrait, 1,786 [lx, 878; 848] pp., 19 [7, 12] engraved plates. Uniform contemporary full mottled calf. Spines rich gilt-ruled and with two...

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A very good copy of the text volumes - with 19 plates - of the "Favannes" edition