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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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1.200,00
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The very rare hand-coloured edition

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

Guérin, F. E.

Dictionnaire pittoresque d'histoire naturelle et des phénomènes de la nature, contenant l'histoire des animaux, des végétaux, des minéraux, des météores, des...

Paris, "Bureau de Souscription" [F. E. Guérin-Ménéville], 1833-1839. Nine volumes in nine. 4to (28.3 x 18.3 cm). Text and 720 plates of which 718 hand-coloured. Uniform contemporary green morocco over marbled boards. Spines with four raised, blind-tooled...

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A rarely seen complete set with all 720 plates

Kaempfer, E.

De beschryving van Japan, behelsende een verhaal van den ouden en tegenwoordigen staat en regeering van dat Ryk.

The Hague, P. Gosse and J. Neaulme; Amsterdam, Balthasar Lakeman, 1729. Folio (37.5 x 25.0 cm). 500 pp. Half-title, title page explanation, frontispiece (engraved title) by I. C. Philips, letterpress title in red and black; 48 double-sized maps and plates...

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A very good, large paper copy in an exceptional contemporary Dutch binding

Linnaeus, C.

Museum S:ae R:ae M:tis Ludovicae Ulricae reginae Svecorum, Gothorum, Vandalorumque &c. &c. &c. In quo animalia rariora, exotica, imprimis insecta & conchilia...

Holmiae, Laurentius Salvius, 1764. 8vo (20.4 x 12.4 cm). [vi], 722, 111 pp. Contemporary full speckled calf, gilt lines, spine with five raised bands, gilt-lined compartments, red morocco label with gilt title. All edges speckled.

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A fine copy containing Linnaeus's descriptions of the rich natural history cabinets of the king and queen of Sweden

Nordenskjöld, O. (ed.)

Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Schwedischen Südpolar-Expedition 1901-1903. Unter Mitwerkung zahlreicher Fachgenossen herausgegeben von Otto Nordenskjöld. Leiter der...

Stockholm, N. Nordenskjöld, 1905-1920. 59 parts in 8 volumes [numbered I-II, III-1, III-2, IV-1, IV-2, V-VI]. 4to (26.2 x 20.5 cm). Text with over 300 plates, many being lithographed and several in full colour; 19 maps (many folded). Later uniform half cloth...

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Rare complete set of the results of an iconoclastic Antarctic expedition

Philippi, R. A.

Abbildungen und Beschreibungen neuer oder wenig gekannter Conchylien.

Cassel, Theodor Fischer, 1845-1851. Three parts in three (complete). 4to (28 x 21.5 or 22 cm) [12], [8], [8] pp, 144 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates with ca. 900 accompanying text sheets. Uniform contemporary red half calf over red grained boards....

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A very rare and important series of well-illustrated monographs

Pictet, F.

Traité de Paléontologie où histoire naturelle des animaux fossiles considérés dans leurs rapports zoologiques et géologiques. [Text and atlas, complete].

Paris, Baillière, 1853-1857. Five parts in five. 8vo (four text parts; 20.7 x 12.7 cm) and 4to (Atlas; 30.7 x 23.5 cm). With 110 fine lithographed plates. Later uniform half calf over original green cloth (text volumes) or olive grained calf with...

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A rare, complete set of the 2nd, improved edition

Schinz, H. R.

Abbildungen aus der Naturgeschichte mit Text von Dr. H. R. Schinz.

Zürich, Friedrich Schulthess, [1824-1828]. Folio (40.7 x 28.1 cm). Title page, 104 pp. [1-20, 27-112, but text complete], 41 [12; 8; 9; 12] lithographed plates, all finely hand-coloured except plates I-II of the plants, which are plain as published. Original...

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The rare first edition with fine and beautiful hand-coloured plates in a fine copy