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Bruin, C., De [De Bruyn or Bruijn]

Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie: verrykt met driehondert kunstplaten, vertoonende de beroemste lantschappen en steden, ook de byzondere dragten, beesten,...

Amsterdam, R. and G. Wetstein, J. Oosterwyk and H. van de Gaete, 1714. Folio (33.3 x 21.1 cm). Allegorical frontispiece (by Picart, dated 1711), title page (in red and black), engraved portrait of de Bruyn (by G. Kneller), [vi], 472, [xii] pp., and 260...

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One of the most richly illustrated voyages through Russia

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

Deleuze, [J. P. F.]

Histoire et description de Muséum Royal d'Histoire Naturelle, ouvrage rédigé d'après les ordres de l'administration du Muséum.

Paris, A. Royer, 1823. Two volumes in two. 8vo (21.5 x 13.8 cm). vi, 720 pp., three folded maps, five engraved plates (all tissue-guarded) to volume I; nine tissue-guarded engraved plates to volume II, for a total of 14 plates and three maps [complete]....

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An attractive, contemporary bound copy

Elliot, D. G.

A review of the primates. I-III. [Complete].

New York, NY, The American Museum of Natural History, "1912" [1913]. Three parts in three. 4to. 1,351 [cxxvi, 317, xxxviii; xviii, 382, xxvi; xiv, 262, clxviii] pp., one full colour frontispiece by Fuertes, 27 full colour plates by Smit, Wolf, and Keulemans,...

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The great classic, illustrated monograph on primates

Flourens, [M. J. P.] [Buffon, Cuvier and De Lacépède]

Oeuvres complètes de Buffon avec la nomenclature Linnéenne et la classification de Cuvier. Revues aux l'édition in-4to de l'Imprimerie royale et annotées par M....

Paris, Garnier Frères, [1855]. In 16 volumes. 4to (26.5 x 17.3 cm). 10,419 pp., one portrait, four hand-coloured maps, one tinted frontispiece, 190 (of 194?) finely hand-coloured steel-engravings of which nine placed as frontispieces). Contemporary uniform...

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An unrecorded edition of Buffon and Cuvier

Gembloux, P. De

Idiomologie des animaux. Recherches historiques, anatomiques, physiologues, philogiques, et glossologiques sur le langage des bêtes.

Paris, A la Tour de Babel, 1844. 4to (28.1 x 22.5 cm), 156 pp. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands bordered by gilt lines. Red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.

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An attractively bound copy of a most peculiar work

Gesner, C.

Historiae animalium. Liber primus. De quadripedibus viviparis. Opus philosophis, medicis, grammaticis, philologis, poêtis, & omnibus rerum linguarumque variarum...

Francofurt [Frankfurt am Main], Henricus Laurentius, 1617-1620. Two volumes in one. Folio (34.2 x 22.0 cm). [xlii], 967 pp., 125 woodcuts [mammals, 1620]; [iv], 119 pp. 19 woodcuts [reptiles and amphibians, 1617]. 18th-century half calf over mottled...

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The four-legged Gessner, including the herpetology

Huet, J. B.

Collection de Mammiferes du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris; classée suivant la méthode de M. Cuvier, secrétaire perpétuel de l'institut, et professeur...

Paris, Blance Ainé, 1829. 4to (30.0 x 22.6 cm). 60 pp., 55 plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine rich gilt with a floral pattern, and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges.

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A rare work on mammals with fine illustrations of animals in the Paris zoological gardens

MacInnes, D.G.

A study of fossil Mammalia from East Africa [original manuscript].

Unpublished [n.d., but ca 1938.] 4to (26.0 x 20.4 cm). Original typed manuscript with 336 pp., 143 original photographs in various sizes, and some original drawn maps. Full contemporary dark blue cloth with gilt title on spine.

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Fine manuscript on extinct elephants and other mammals collected by Louis Leakey's expeditions

Orbigny, C. H. d'

Dictionnaire universel d'histoire naturelle servant de complément aux oeuvres de Buffon, de G. Cuvier, aux encyclopédies, aux anciens dictionnaires scientifiques et...

Paris, Charles d'Orbigny, 1849. 16 parts in 16 (13 text volumes, three plate atlases). Large 8vo (23.5 x 15.2 cm). With 288 tissue-guarded, mostly hand-coloured and chromolithographed plates, after Travies and others. A few plates are tinted, or plain, as...

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The rare first edition of the largest and best illustrated natural history encyclopaedia of the 19th-century

Owen, R.

Odontography; or, a treatise on the comparative anatomy of the teeth, their physiological relations, mode of development, and microscopical structure in the vertebrate...

London, H. Bailliere, 1840-1845. Large 8vo (24.5 x 15.5 cm). 37 pp. and 168 lithographed plates (a few double-sized). Contemporary red grained half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt title. Yellow endpapers. Top edge gilt.

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Known as the greatest work ever written on the comparative anatomy of vertebrate teeth

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