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Audebert, J. B.

Histoire naturelle des singes, peints d'après nature. [AND] Histoire naturelle [des singes et] des makis. [Complete].

Paris, l'Auteur, [AND] H. J. Jansen, 1797-[An 8 = 1799]. Two volumes in one. Folio (49.2 x 31.8 cm). Three half-titles, two title pages; 178 pp. [24, 4, 4, 10, 4, 8, 10, 24, 14, 8, 10, 8, 44, iv, 2]; 63 engraved plates of which 61 finely colour-printed, with...

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Primatology at its most beautiful - by an artist-turned-scientist

Bouet, G.

Faune de l'Union Française (Ancienne Faune de l'Empire Français). Volumes XVI-XVII. Oiseaux de l'Afrique Tropicale (première et deuxième partie). [Complete].

Paris, Office de la Recherches Scientifique Outre-Mer [AND] Larose, 1955-1961. Two parts in two. Very large 8vo (28.2 x 19.0 cm). 798 [412; 386] pp., 139 [87, 52] (groups of) text figures. Original uniform printed wrappers.

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With the author's African hunting permit

Camus, E. and P. Bergon and A. Camus.

Monographie des orchidées de l'Europe, de l'Afrique septentrionale, de l'Asie mineure et des provinces Russes transcaspiennes.

Paris, Jacques Lechevalier, 1908. 4to (27.2 x 21.0 cm). 484 pp., 32 lithographed plates. Cloth with gilt-titled morocco label on spine, marbled flyleaves. Original printed wrappers bound in.

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A peculiar and little-known work on orchids

Commelin, C.

Praeludia botanica ad publicas plantarum exoticarum demonstrationes dicta in Horto Medico, cum demonstrationes exoticarum 3 Octobris 1701, & 29 Maji 1702. ex...

Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden), J. du Vivie, 1715. 4to (25.1 x 20.2 cm). [viii], 86 pp., with 33 engravings pasted on folded leaves (one double-sized). Rebacked contemporary half goatskin with original speckled boards and original hand-stamped endpapers.

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A very rare and important work on exotic plants in which the Geranium Africanum is depicted for the first time

Commelin, J. and C. Commelin

Rariorum plantarum Horti Medici Amstelodamensis descriptio & icones. Beschryvinge en curieuse afbeeldingen van rare vreemde Africaansche, Oost-West-Indische en...

Amsterdam, P. Blaeu, J. Blaeu and [the widow of] Abraham van Someren (1697, 1701). Two parts in two. Folio (near matching at 39.8 x 26.2 cm and 40.0 x 25.5 cm). Part I: Latin half title; Latin title in two colours with title vignette; Dutch title (do.);...

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A super complete copy of this rare work on rare plants

Cotteau, [G. H.] and [A.] Peron and [V.] Gauthier

Échinides fossiles de l'Algérie. Description des espèces déja recueillies dans ce pays et considérations sur leur position stratigraphique. I-X. (Complete).

Paris, G. Masson, 1876-1891. Ten volumes in eight. Large 8vo (23.8 x 13.7 cm). 1,259 pp; 85 very finely lithographed plates. Uniform near contemporary crimson roan over marbled boards. Spines with five raised bands, and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.

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A fine, complete set of one of most important monographs on fossil Echinodermata

Crosse, H. and P. Fischer

Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar, published by Grandidier: Mollusques (Atlas).

Paris, Grandidier, [no date, but 1889]. 4to sized (32.0 x 24.6 cm). 27 hand-coloured lithographed plates (numbered 1-26, 24a), loose, preserved in contemporary style marbled paper folder.

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A complete set, in fine condition, of the mollusc plates of this important work

Cruickshank, B. [Brodie-Cruickshank]

Achttien jaren aan de goudkust, door Brodie-Cruickshank; uit het Engelsch vertaald en met een inleiding vermeerderd door D. P. H. J. Weijtingh. eerste deel - Tweede...

Amsterdam, Weijtingh & Van der Hart, 1855. Two parts in one. 8vo (22.7 x 13.4 cm). xvi, 251; xiv, 208 pp. Large, folded frontispiece plate. 20th-century cloth with gilt title on the spine. Original printed wrappers bound in.

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Only Dutch edition, with additional information

Curtis, W.

Monodora myristica. [Calabash nutmeg].

London, L. Reeve, 1892. 8vo-sized (25.0 x 15.6 cm). Hand-coloured lithographed plate. Printed on one side.

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A finely illustrated plate from William Curtis's famous "Botanical Magazine"

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.

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

Paris, Fortin-Masson, Langlois et LeClercq, 1844-1847. Folio (37.0 x 28.1 cm). pp. 133-140, 185-576 (of 609 pp.) and 131 hand-coloured or very finely tinted and precisely executed lithographed plates after Lakerbauer, Vaillant, Thiolat and others. In a 20th...

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Part of a work with the finest full colour plates of living bivalves

[Games]

Topographical puzzles.

Paris, Librairie Hachette, no date (ca. 1890). A set of eight coloured topographical puzzles, showing the different continents. The puzzles are maps, mounted on wood, each divided into 42 pieces. The edges are covered with gilt paper. In the original paper...

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The Earth: a big puzzle (or eight)