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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

Burmeister, [K.] H. [K.]

Erläuterungen zur Fauna Brasiliens, enthalted Abbildungen und ausführliche Beschreibungen neur oder ungenügend bekannter Thier-Arten. Mit XXXII Tafeln.

Berlin, Georg Reimer, 1856. Folio (45.4 x 32.0 cm). Title page, viii (recte vi), 115 pp., 32 lithographed plates of which 22 - of living animals - finely hand-coloured, and ten - showing skulls - plain. Early 20th-century dark blue half morocco over blue...

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One of the rarer works on Brazilian mammals and frogs

Crawshay, R.

The birds of Tierra del Fuego.

London, Quaritch, 1907. 4to (28.0 x 20.5 cm). Half-title, title, engraved dedication page, xl, 158 pp., 21 fine hand-coloured plates by Keulemans, 23 photographic plates, one tinted (red and blue) map. Publisher's black half morocco over green linen boards,...

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Bird painter Keulemans at his best - and in a mint condition

Defoe, D.

Levensgeschiedenis en lotgevallen van Robinson Crusoe, behelzende onder andere ongehoorde uitkomsten, een verhaal van zijn agt-en-twintig jaarig verblijf op een...

Amsterdam, J. Allart and D. Vis, 1791. Three parts in three. 8vo (21.0 x 12.4 cm). Engraved frontispiece, one double folded engraved map of the world with both hemispheres and 17 engraved plates. Contemporary uniform half calf over speckled boards. Spines...

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A well-illustrated Dutch translation

Ehrenberg, C. G.

Verbreitung und Einfluss des mikroskopischen Lebens in Sud- und Nord-Amerika. Ein Vortrag. Gelesen in der Königl. Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin am 25...

Berlin, Königliche Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1843. Tall folio (41.1 x 27.5 cm). Title page, dedication page, 158 pp., four partly hand-coloured engraved plates. Original blind grey-blue wrappers.

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Very rare large paper copy of this rare work of fundamental importance to the knowledge of the Protozoa

Eschwege, W. L. Von

Beiträge zur Gebirgskunde Brasiliens.

Berlin, G. Reimer, 1832. 8vo (20.5 x 12.5 cm). xiv, 488 pp., four engraved maps of which one coloured) (34 x 110 cm). Later mock leather. Spine with black label with gilt title. Edges orange.

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The first geological map of Brazil

Fairmaire, L. and P. Germain

Révision des coléoptères du Chili.

Paris, Société Entomologique de France, 1858-1866, 1883. 8vo (21.3 x 12.8 cm). 233 [and 14] pp. Two original water-colour plates of which one in full colour and one in shades of grey, two engraved plates of which one hand-coloured. One printed leaf added....

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A unique copy of a finely illustrated work on Chilean Coleoptera

Fernández de Piedrahíta, [L.]

Historia general de las conquistas del Nuevo Reyno de Granada.

Amberes (Antwerp), Jean Baptiste Verdussen, [1688]. Folio (29.7 x 20.9 cm). Title page, three finely engraved plates (title page and frontispieces preceding chapters) by J. Mulder, [xvi], 599, [vii] pp. Contemporary vellum. Spine with contemporary script...

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A very rare work; highly important for the history of the conquest of the Americas

Forbes, D. et al.

Report on the geology of South America. Part I. Bolivia and southern Peru: with notes on the fossils by Professor Huxley, ... J. W. Salter ... T. Rupert Jones.

London, The Geological Society [Taylor and Francis], 1861. 8vo (22.2 x 14.0 cm). 84 pp., Two hand-coloured maps, one very long, multifolded profile, three lithographed plates showing fossils. Original printed wrappers.

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Rare offprint of an important work on the geology and palaeontology of the Andes

[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)

Gumilla, J.

Histoire naturelle, civile et géographique de l'Orenoque et des principales rivières qui s'y jettent. Dans laquelle on traite du gouvernement, des usages et des...

Avignon, Marseille, Desaint et Saillant, 1758. In three volumes. 12mo (16.5 x 9.5 cm). One large folded engraved map of the area of the Venezuelan river Orinoco and two folded engraved plates. Contemporary uniform mottled calf with gilt vignette on front...

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"One of the most curious and interesting hitherto published upon the country of the Orinoco" (Sabin)

Herrera, A. [AND] R. Harcourt [AND] C. Leigh

Aankomst van Jean d'Ezquebel ter bevolking van Jamaica, door den Ammiraal Diego Kolumbus, van Hispaniola derwaards gezonden, in 't jaar 1510. Verhaalende 't misnoegen...

Leyden, van der Aa, 1705-1706. Small 8vo (17.3 x 11.3 cm). 144 pp. and six larger, folded, engraved plates. Bound with two other works published by van der Aa: Scheeps-togt na Gujana, 44 pp. with a foldout map of Guyana [AND] Zee-Togt van kapitein Charles...

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Three rare travelogues printed by Van der Aa