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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

Jonston, J.

Historiae naturalis e quadrupeditus libri [I], de quadrupetibus, libri II [AND] III de insectis [AND] de serpentibus, libri V de piscubus et cetis [AND] IV, de...

Frankfurt am Main, Matthias Merian, 1650-1653. Six parts in four. Folio (32.6 x 19.6 cm) with 249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages (four resembling frontispieces, engraved by Matthias Merian). Part I (no date, but 1650) 232 [iv] pp., 80 plates;...

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A complete copy of the rare first edition of Johnston's famous "Historiae Naturalis"

Orbigny, A. D. d'

Voyage dans l'Amérique méridionale (le Brésil, la république orientale de l'Uruguay, la république Argentine, la Patagonie, la république du Chili, la république...

Paris, P. Bertrand; Strasbourg, V. Levrault, 1840-[1847]. Folio (33.7 x 25.0 cm). With 79 (of 86) lithographed and mostly hand-coloured plates. In a recent portfolio with paper boards and title on the spine.

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The rare molluscan plates of Alcide d' Orbigny's greatest work

Rolle, F.

Chs. Darwin's Lehre von der Enstehung der Arten im Pflanzen- und Thierreich in ihrer Anwendung auf die Schöpfungsgeschichte. dargestellt und erläutert. Mit...

Frankfurt am Main, Johann Christian Hermann, 1863. 8vo (21.0 x 13.3 cm). [vi], 274 pp., several woodengravings in the text. Original full cloth with gilt title on the spine. Speckled edges.

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Very rare, early contribution to the dissimination of Darwin's ideas in Germany

Sonnini C. S. (ed.) [Buffon]

Histoire naturelle, génerale et particulière, par Leclerc de Buffon; nouvelle edition, accompagnée de notes et dans laquelle les supplémens sont insérés dans le...

Paris, Dufart, An VII (1798 or 1799) - XIII (1804 or 1805). In 127 volumes. 8vo (19 x 12 cm. Text and 1,122 (or 1,123, or 1153 - for counting see below) engraved plates, the sections on reptiles and molluscs finely hand-coloured, two portraits, eight maps, 21...

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Beautiful set with by far the most plates ever recorded

Turton, W. H.

The marine shells of Port Alfred S. Africa.

Cambridge, Oxford University Press; London: Humphrey Milford, 1932. Large 8vo (24.7 x 15.5 cm). Two frontispiece photos, errata leaf, xvi, 331 pp., 70 plates. Original green cloth with gilt title on front board and spine.

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A rare work on rarely seen and beautiful marine shells