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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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9.500,00
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One of the most richly illustrated voyages through Russia

Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, F. T. [Lord Dufferin]

A yacht voyage. Letters from high latitudes; being some account of a voyage, in 1856, in the schooner yacht "Foam" to Iceland, Jan Mayen, and Spitzbergen, by Lord...

Toronto, Adam, Stevensen, 1873. 8vo (18.1 x 12.0 cm). 281 pp., engraved frontispiece, tissue-guarded portrait of the author, nine engraved plates including one of a skeleton in a coffin captioned: "Et ego in arctis", several wood engravings in the text....

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Signed and dated by the author, the governor of Canada

Jars, [A.] G.

Voyages métallurgiques ou recherches et observations sur les mines & forges de fer, la fabrication de l'acier, celle du fer-blanc, & plusieurs mines de charbon...

Lyon et Paris, Gabriel Regnault, 1774-1781. Three volumes in three (25.0 x 19.4 cm). 4to. 1,564 pp. [I (1774: xxxii, 416; II (1780) xxviii, 612; III (1781) viii, 568], and 52 [10; 28; 14] folded engraved plates. Contemporary near uniform full calf. Spines...

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1.500,00
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An attractive set of he magnum opus of the mineralogist and mining engineer Antoine Gabriel Jars

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 &...

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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4.500,00
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A fine copy containing Linnaeus's descriptions of the rich natural history cabinets of the king and queen of Sweden

[Linnaeus, C.] Fries, E. [M.] and E. Schenson

In memoriam Caroli à Linné.

Upsala, L. W. Levin, 1878. Folio (37.5 x 27.5 x 1.7 cm). 2 pp. text leaf in German and French by Fries, and 15 albumen prints of which one with careful additional hand-colouring, most probably by Schenson, each mounted on cardboard (34.8 x 26.1 cm). In...

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A very rare piece of Linnaeana - fewer than ten copies known

Maupertuis, P. [L. M.] de et al.

The figure of the Earth, determined from observations made by order of the French king, at the polar circle: By messrs De Maupertuis, Camus, Clairaut, le Monnier; the...

London, Cox, Davis, Knapton, and Millar, 1738. Small 8vo (19.5 x 12.6 cm). vii, 232 pp., one folded engraved "Mapp of the Country where the Arc of the Meridian was measured" (i.e today's border between Sweden and Finland in Lapland) and nine folded engraved...

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The work in which Maupertuis proved that Newton was right

Murchison, R. and E. de Verneuil and A. von Keyserling.

Geologie des europäischen Rußlands und des Urals von R. Murchison, C. v. Verneuil und A. v. Keyserling, bearbeitet von Gustav Leonhard.

Stuttgart, Schweizerbart, 1848. 8vo (23.1 x 14.5 cm). Engraved frontispiece, 634 pp., one folded, partly coloured chart with geological profiles; one large, folded, chromolithographed geological map with 16 different colours. Contemporary half calf over...

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The only German translation of this important work

Palmstruch, J. W. (a.o.)

Svensk Botanik.

Stockholm, Carl Delén, Norstedt & Söner, Grahn, Nordström and Palmblad in Upsala, 1803-1843. In 11 volumes. 8vo (21.6 x 12.6 cm). With 774 handcoloured engraved plates (several larger, folded), each with an accompanying text leaf, 71 pp. of...

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Very rare complete set of major Swedish flora, including the exceedingly rare last volume

Rosenius, P.

Sveriges Fåglar och fågelbon med fågelbilder utförda i Färgljustryck efter original målningar av fil. D:R Gustaf Swenander.

Lund, Gleerup, 1926-1949-[1954]. Six volumes in six. Large 4to (34.3 x 24.5 cm). Text with 807 plates (146 coloured). Publisher's uniform, limited edition brown half calf, marbled boards, gilt spines.

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A rare, fine set with unrecorded plates

Smitt, F. A.

Kritisk förteckning öfver de i Riksmuseum befintliga salmonider.

Stockholm, Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademien, 1886. Folio (47.3 x 29.7 cm), 290 pp., 13 tables, six double-sized lithographed plates of which one is brightly coloured. Later blue half cloth over blue marbled boards. Spine with gilt title.

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a fine, large Scandinavian Salmon plate

Wright, M., von, and W. von Wright, and F. von Wright and E. Lönnberg

Svenska fåglar, efter naturen och på sten ritade. Första delen. Tättingar, Gökfåglar, Hackspettfåglar, Blåkråkfåglar, Skärrfåglar, och Ugglor. Andra delen....

Stockholm, Ivar Baarsen, Forlaget Svenska Fågler, 1924-1929. In three volumes. Folio (37.3 x 27.8 cm). 940 pp. [I(1924): 9, 295; II (1929): 10, 296-546; III (1929): 16, 547-902]; 364 fine full colour plates after watercolours mostly by W. von Wright....

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750,00
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A fine set of this extremely well-illustrated work on birds