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Buffon, [G. L. L. Comte de]

Supplément à l'histoire naturelle, générale et particulière. I-XIV. [Complete].

Paris, l'Imprimerie Royale, 1774-1789. 14 parts in 14. 12mo (16.2 x 9.5 cm). Over 5,000 pp., 272 plates and maps (several large, folded). Near uniform contemporary full calf. Spines with five raised bands. Compartments rich gilt with floral vignettes and two...

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The complete supplement to Buffon's classic Histoire naturelle, including the very rare last two volumes

Cornalia, É.

Mammiféres fossiles de Lombardie. Carnivores, rongeurs, ruminants. [Complete].

Milano, J. Bernardoni (for A. Stoppani), 1858-1871. 4to (31.5 x 24.2 cm). 95 pp., 29 [I, I-XXVII] plates (first plate I, larger, double-folded, with cave profiles; plates II, XV, XVI, XVIII and XX also larger, folded). Early 20th century black buckram with...

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Fine rare work showing spectacular skulls of extinct mammals

Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, I. and F. Cuvier

Histoire naturelle des mammifères, avec les figures originales, coloriées, dessinées d'après des animaux vivans. Écureuils - Squirrels - Hörnchen.

Paris, A. Belin, 1818-1842. Large folio (approximately 53 x 35 cm). 15 hand-coloured lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves. Not bound, as issued.

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From the largest and most influential publication on mammals: the fine large plates of totally cute Squirrels

Huet, J. B.

Recherches sur les écureuils Africains.

Paris, Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de Paris, 1880. 4to (31.3 24.0 cm). 28 pp., two nicely chromolithographed plates by Keulemans, finished by hand. Disbound.

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A very nicely illustrated monograph on African squirrels

Le Verrier de la Conterie, J.

Venerie Normande, ou l'école de la chasse aux chiens courants, pour le lievre, le chevreuil, le cerf, le daim, le sanglier, le loup, le renard & la loutre; avec les...

Rouen, Laurent Dumesnil, 1778. 8vo (20.3 x 12.5 cm). xvi, 526 pp., 27 fine mostly folded woodengraved plates (some printed on blue paper and/or on recto and verso), mostly by Caron and including 12 large text engravings of music being "Tons de Chasse et...

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Hunting in Normandy: an 18th century DIY

Loche, [V.]

Exploration scientifique de l'Algérie, pendant les années 1840, 1841, 1842 publiée par ordre du gouvernement et avec le concours d'une commission académique....

Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1867. Folio (37.3 x 28.1 cm). Half-title, title page, 123 pp.; seven colour-printed engraved plates à la poupée, finished by hand. Somewhat later half morocco over floral boards. Spine with gilt title. Brown endpapers.

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Savigny, J. C.

Description de l'Egypte. Histoire naturelle. Mammifères. [Atlas].

Paris, C. L. F. Panckoucke, 1826. Elephant folio (ca. 71 x 53 cm). Eight engraved plates (numbered 1-7 and 1 supplément).

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The complete suite of mammal plates of Napoleon's Egyptian campaign

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

Spagnesi, M., S. Toso and A. M. de Marinis (eds.).

Italian mammals.

[Roma], Ministero dell'Ambiente, Servizio Conservazione della Natura, and Instituto Nazionale per la Fauna Selvatica A. Ghigi, 2000. Two parts in two. Elephant folio (Atlas), 4to (text). 204 pp. with 83 fine coloured loose plates, all by Umberto Catalano. In...

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A collection of beautifully produced large plates and much more