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All works on shells, snails, slugs, bivalves, cephalopods, etc 76 items found

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Adams, H. and 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

[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.] [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

Buvignier, [N.] A.

Paris, J. B. Baillière, 1852. Folio (45.0 x 31.0 cm). Atlas with title page and 52 pp. of explanatory text; 29 fine lithographed plates of fossils; one double-sized hand-coloured geological map, two hand-coloured profiles (separately numbered, but on one...

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The great rare atlas, with many new and poorly known shells

Cantraine, F.

Malacologie Méditerranéenne et littorale, ou description des mollusques qui vivent dans la Méditerranée ou sur le continent de l'Italie, ainsi que des coquilles qui...

Bruxelles, M. Hayez, 1840. Large 4to (29.1 x 22.0 cm). 173 pp., 12 engraved plates of which six finely hand-coloured (double suite). Contemporary blue limp leather, blue printed label with hand-written title on front wrapper.

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Very rare double suite copy, finely coloured edition of this early work on Mediterranean shells

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.]

Exploration scientifique de l'Algérie pendant les années 1840, 1841, 1842 publiée par ordre du Gouvernement et avec le concours d'une Commission Académique. Science...

Paris, Fortin-Masson, Langlois et LeClercq, 1845-1848. Folio (ca. 37.2 x 28.3 cm). 150 hand-coloured or very finely tinted and precisely executed lithographs after Lakerbauer, Vaillant, Thiolat a.o. In a near contemporary marbled cloth box (39.5 x 30.0 x 6.7...

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The complete atlas of this rare work

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