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Historia fisica y politica de Chile: ATLAS ZOOLOGIA.

Paris, en casa del autor/ Chile, en el Museo de Historia Natural de Santiago, (1848). Folio (370 x 290mm). With 135 engraved or lithographed plates of which 131 beautifully hand-coloured. Contemporary blue half calf, gilt lettered and ornamented spine, marbled sides (frontcover hinge repaired).

A complete copy of the zoological atlas of this famous and comprehensive natural history work on Chile. The plates are in mint condition without the usual foxing. Gay was a French naturalist who on the instigation of Desfontaines and Jussieu departed to Chile to study its flora, fauna and geology during a period of almost 11 years. This monumental work was financed by the Chilian government. "Le plus vaste monument scientifiqe depuis l'oeuvre immortelle de Humboldt ait été publié sur l'Amérique méridionale" (Nouv. Bibl. Gén.). The atlas comprises among others 11 plates on mammals, 13 on birds, 9 on herpetology, 17 on fishes, 32 on coleoptera, 7 on lepidoptera; 14 on shells. The excellent plates are by Werner, A.Prevost, P. Oudart, Prêtre, Blanchard, the best natural history French artists of the period and have all been superbly hand-coloured and heightened with gum arabic. Two issues were published one with plain and the other with hand-coloured plates. The above copy is the scarce coloured issue. Our copy has the 20 coloured maps and the 2 plain antiquity plates which do not belong to the zoological atlas. The bird plate 'Loyca' supplied from another copy and has slightly smaller margins. Zimmer I, 237; Nissen ZBI, 1488.

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NOVARA- REISE DER OESTERREICHISCHEN FREGATTE NOVARA UM DIE ERDE IN DEN JAHREN 1857, 1858, 1859, - unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. v. Wüllerstorf-Urbair. ZOOLOGISCHER THEIL. Zweiter Band. 1 Abt. (Entomologie). http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9549&s_currency= NOVARA- REISE DER OESTERREICHISCHEN FREGATTE NOVARA UM DIE ERDE IN DEN JAHREN 1857, 1858, 1859,

unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. v. Wüllerstorf-Urbair. ZOOLOGISCHER THEIL. Zweiter Band. 1 Abt. (Entomologie).

Wien 1868. 4 parts bound in one. 4to (300 x 225mm). With 15 (4 hand-coloured) plates. Later half calf, spine with 2 black gilt lettered labels.

A part of the entomological section of this famous Austrian expediton. It contains the following monographs: Redtenbacher, L. Coleoptera. pp. iv, 249, with 5 plates; Saussure H. de. Hymenoptera. pp. 156, with 4 hand-coloured plates; Mayr, G.L. Formicidae. pp. 119, with 4 plates; Bauer, F. Neuroptera. pp. 104, with 2 plates. 'This important voyage to the Pacific was the only official Austrian scientific expedition ever to circumnavigate the globe. The Archduke Maximilian of Austria (1832-1867), who was later to become the Emperor of Mexico, was the patron of this expedition as he was commander in chief of the Austrian fleet' (Hill p. 513). The frigate Novara was under command of Baron von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. The best specialists of the time were commissioned by the Austrian Royal Academy to write the volumes which would result from the voyage. Among the places visited are Rio de Janeiro, Cape of Good Hope, Sydney, Tahiti, Valparaiso, Hong-Kong, Singapore, Java, Manila, and Shanghai. Nissen ZBI, 4750.

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SPINOLA, M. - Essai monographique sur les Clérites, insectes Coléoptères. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9545&s_currency= SPINOLA, M.

Essai monographique sur les Clérites, insectes Coléoptères.

Gênes, Imprimerie des Frères Ponthenier, 1844. Royal-8vo (235 x 155mm). Atlas only with 47 handcoloured engraved plates. Loose.

The complete atlas without the 2 text volumes of the rarest works on coleoptera. The detailed and finely handcoloured plates (all after drawings by the author) depict the treated beetles together with many exact anatomical magnifications of their mouthparts, legs etc. It has been said that Spinola himself burned all but a dozen copies of his book apparently because the book was so expensive that he could not sell it. "L'édition sauf une dizaine d'exemplaires, a été detruite par l'auteur à qui on reprochait de vendre son livre trop cher" (Brunet VI, 335). Maximilian Spinola (1780-1857) made important contributions to entomology describing many taxa. Spinola came from a wealthy noble family in Genoa and much of his wealth derived from land held in Spain and South America from where he received many insects. His insect collection is preserved in the 'Museo Regionnale di Scienze Naturali' in Turin and in the 'Museo storia naturale' in Pisa. Horn & Schenkling 20948; Nissen ZBI, 3941.

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GUÉRIN-MÉNEVILLE, F.E. - Spécies et iconographie générique des Animaux Articulés ou représentation des genres, avec leur description et celle de toutes les espèces de cette grande division du règne animal. Ouvrage formant une série de Monographies complètes. Première Partie: INSECTES COLÉOPTÈRES. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9358&s_currency= GUÉRIN-MÉNEVILLE, F.E.

Spécies et iconographie générique des Animaux Articulés ou représentation des genres, avec leur description et celle de toutes les espèces de cette grande division du règne animal. Ouvrage formant une série de Monographies complètes. Première Partie: INSECTES COLÉOPTÈRES.

Paris, au Bureau de la Revue Zoologique, (1843-1849). 9 parts bound in one. 8vo (215 x 135mm). With36 lithographed plates. Contemporary brown calf, spine with gilt lettering, marbled sides.

All published and a rare work. The 9 parts contain 36 numbered sections. Guérin-Méneville (1799-1874) was a celebrated French naturalist, founder of the 'Magasin de Zoologie' and co-founder of the Société Entomologique de France and professor of zoology at the Collège de France in Paris. Horn-Schenkling 8858.

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STURM, J. - Catalog meiner Insecten-Sammlung. Erster Theil: Käfer. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9341&s_currency= STURM, J.

Catalog meiner Insecten-Sammlung. Erster Theil: Käfer.

Nürnberg, Gedruckt auf Kosten des Verfassers, 1826. 8vo (220 x 125mm). pp. viii, 207, (1), 16, (2),with 4 hand-coloured engraved plates. Recent half calf, spine with gilt lines and lettering.

Horn-Schenkling 21702.

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STURM, J. - Catalog der Kaefer-Sammlung. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9340&s_currency= STURM, J.

Catalog der Kaefer-Sammlung.

Nürnberg, gedruckt auf Kosten des Verfassers, 1843. Royal-8vo (220 x 145 mm). pp. xii, 386, with 6handcoloured engraved plates. Recent half calf, spine with gilt lines and lettering.

With German and Latin registers of 26 pages; the beautiful plates are drawn and engraved by the author. Horn & Schenkling 21702.

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THOMSON, J. - Monographie des Cicindélides ou Exposé méthodique et critique des Tribus, Genres et Espèces de cette famille. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9338&s_currency= THOMSON, J.

Monographie des Cicindélides ou Exposé méthodique et critique des Tribus, Genres et Espèces de cette famille.

Tome I (all published). Paris, Baillière, 1857. 4to (290 x 230mm). pp. xvii, 66, (2), with a splendid handcoloured engraved frontispiece heightened with gold and 10 (9 handcoloured) engraved plates. Contemporary black half calf, spine with gilt lines and lettering, marbled sides.

Probably one of the nicest frontispieces in the history of entomological illustration. It is of remarkable artistic refinement, showing two beetles fighting in a landscape (Combats entre Manticores) amidst ornamental flowers and smaller beetles, high in the sky two cherubs holding a gilt coat-armour. The plates are after drawings of Nicolet and engraved by Lebrun and the excellent colouring is done by Mme Ve Vaillant. James Thomson (1828-1897) was an American by birth who lived in France for the greater part of his life. He wrote a number of papers on Coleoptera and formed a large collection which was sold to René Oberthür. An unusual crisp copy. Provenance: Small oval stamp 'Bibliothèque Fleutiaux' on title and bookplate of J. d'Aguilar on inside frontcover. Horn-Schenkling 22014; Nissen ZBI, 4122.

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THOMSON, J. - Monographie des Cicindélides ou Exposé méthodique et critique des Tribus, Genres et Espèces de cette famille. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9337&s_currency= THOMSON, J.

Monographie des Cicindélides ou Exposé méthodique et critique des Tribus, Genres et Espèces de cette famille.

Tome I (all published). Paris, Baillière, 1857. 4to (305 x 225mm). pp. xvii, 66, (2), with a splendid handcoloured engraved frontispiece heightened with gold and 10 (9 handcoloured) engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lines and lettering.

Probably one of the nicest frontispieces in the history of entomological illustration. It is of remarkable artistic refinement, showing two beetles fighting in a landscape (Combats entre Manticores) amidst ornamental flowers and smaller beetles, high in the sky two cherubs holding a gilt coat-armour. The plates are after drawings of Nicolet and engraved by Lebrun and the excellent colouring is done by MMe Ve Vaillant. James Thomson (1828-1897) was an American by birth who lived in France for the greater part of his life. He wrote a number of papers on Coleoptera and formed a large collection which was sold to René Oberthür. Horn-Schenkling 22014; Nissen ZBI, 4122.

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THOMSON, J. - Arcana Naturae ou Receuil d'Histoire Naturelle. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9336&s_currency= THOMSON, J.

Arcana Naturae ou Receuil d'Histoire Naturelle.

Paris, chez J.B. Baillière et Fils, 1859. Folio (390 x 295mm). pp. (2), 132, with a beautifully engraved frontispiece and 13 engraved plates of which 11 finely coloured by hand. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered spine (tail of spine missing small part).

The large charming frontispiece by F. Nicolet and engraved by Lebrun shows a woman studying nature amidst numerous exotic animals and a luxuriant vegetation. 10 (8 coloured) of the plates show coleoptera and belong to the finest portrayal of these insects ever made, painted by Nicolet and engraved by Lebrun, delicately coloured by Mme German or Mme Ve Vaillant. James Thomson (1828-1897) was an American by birth who lived in France for the greater part of his life. He wrote a number of papers on Coleoptera and formed a large collection which was sold to René Oberthür. "James Thomson was a member of a number of learned societies in Europe and America... editor of four, albeit short-lived , journals, and author of a large number of papers on Coleoptera... and spent a fortune on gratifying his passion for beetles... " (C. von Hayek. A short bibliography of the entomologist James Thomson... published in 'Arch.of Nat. Hist' vol. 16, 1). Provenance: Signature of Kikumaro Okano and his Japanes monogram in the margin of the frontispiece. Nissen ZBI, 41119.

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STEPHENS, J.F. - Illustrations of British Entomology; or, a synopsis of indigenous insects: containing their generic and specific distinctions; with an account of their metamorphoses, times of appearance, localities, food, and economy, as far as practicable. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9326&s_currency= STEPHENS, J.F.

Illustrations of British Entomology; or, a synopsis of indigenous insects: containing their generic and specific distinctions; with an account of their metamorphoses, times of appearance, localities, food, and economy, as far as practicable.

Haustellata (&) Mandibulata. London, Baldwin and Cradock/ Henry G.Bohn, 1828-1846. 12 volumes (including supplement). Royal-8vo (243 x 150mm). With 95 fine handcoloured plates. Recent red half calf, spine with 2 black gilt lettered labels.

This extensive work consists of 7 volumes comprising the Mandibulata, 4 volumes comprising the Haustellata, and 1 supplement-volume. The plates are beautifully coloured by hand, all after drawings by C.M. Curtis and J.O. Westwood. James Francis Stephens (1792-1852) 'worked for many years as a clerk in the Admiralty, London. In 1818 he was seconded to the British Museum, and on completion of his work returned to the Admiralty. He made a large insect collection, which contained many type specimens. After his retirement this collection was purchased by the British Museum. Stephens published many important works...' (Harvey, Gilbert & Martin, A Catalogue of manuscripts in the Entomological Library... 309). Plate xxxix is bound in twice and is counted as one plate. A nice copy. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Haster Hollist and bookplate of J. d'Aguilar Nissen ZBI, 3994; Horn-Schenkling 21375.

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PAYKULL, G. - Fauna Svecica. Insecta. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9321&s_currency= PAYKULL, G.

Fauna Svecica. Insecta.

Upsaliae, J.F. Edman, (1798-1800). 3 volumes bound in two. 8vo (200 x 120 mm). pp. (10), 358, (2); (2), 234; 459. Contemporary half calf, richly gilt decorated spines with red and green gilt lettered labels, sides with gilt border.

Gustav von Paykull (1757-1826) was a Swedish entomologist. He was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy and a founder of the natural history museum (Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet) in Stockholm. The present work deals exclusively with Coleoptera. A beautifully bound copy with an interesting provenance. Provenance: Bookplates of Boisduval and J. d'Aguilar. Horn-Schenkling III, 16913.

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PAYKULL, G. - Fauna Svecica. Insecta. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9320&s_currency= PAYKULL, G.

Fauna Svecica. Insecta.

Upsaliae, J.F. Edman, (1798-1800). 3 volumes bound in two. 8vo (200 x120 mm). pp. (10), 358, (2); (2), 234; 459. Contemporary half calf, spines with gilt lines and lettering, green marbled sides.

Gustav von Paykull (1757-1826) was a Swedish entomologist. He was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy and a founder of the natural history museum (Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet) in Stockholm. The present work deals exclusively with Coleoptera. A nicely bound copy. Horn-Schenkling III, 16913.

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DEJEAN, P.F. - Catalogue de la collection de Coléoptères de M. le Baron Dejean. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9296&s_currency= DEJEAN, P.F.

Catalogue de la collection de Coléoptères de M. le Baron Dejean.

Paris, Crevot, 1821. 8vo (205 x 125mm). pp. (6), viii, 136. Recent half calf, spine with gilt lettered label.

The book is rare as almost the entire stock was destroyed by fire. "Der Vorrat der Auflage verbrannte" (Horn-Schenkling 4596). A first edition was published in 1802, which is even rarer describing 910 species. In the present catalogue 6692 species are listed. Title page with small piece cut out at right upper corner.

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ILLIGER, J.K.W. - Verzeichniss der Käfer Preussens. Entworfen von Johann Gottlieb Kugelann, Apotheker in Osterode. Ausgearbeitet von Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger. Mit einer Vorrede des Professors und Pagenhofmeisters Hellwig in Braunschweig und dem angehängten Versuche einer natürlichen Ordnungs- und Gattungs- Folge der Insekten. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9291&s_currency= ILLIGER, J.K.W.

Verzeichniss der Käfer Preussens. Entworfen von Johann Gottlieb Kugelann, Apotheker in Osterode. Ausgearbeitet von Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger. Mit einer Vorrede des Professors und Pagenhofmeisters Hellwig in Braunschweig und dem angehängten Versuche einer natürlichen Ordnungs- und Gattungs- Folge der Insekten.

Halle, J. Gebauer, 1798. 8vo (202 x 120mm). pp. xlii, (2), 510, (2) with 1 folded table. Later halfcalf, gilt lettered spine.

A rare work on the coleoptera of Prussia. Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger (1775-1831) was professor anddirector of the zoological museum in Berlin from its formation in 1810 until his death. Horn-Schenkling II, 11172

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FABRICIUS, J.C. - Systema Eleutheratorum secundum ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9273&s_currency= FABRICIUS, J.C.

Systema Eleutheratorum secundum ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus.

Kiliae, impensis Bibliopolii Academici Novi, 1801. 2 volumes bound in one. 8vo (200 x 116mm). pp xxiv, 506; pp. 687. Contemporary calf, gilt lettered, ornamented spine, sides with gilt border (ends of spine chipped).

Fabricius was one of the most famous pupils of Linnaeus. He greatly increased the knowledge of entomology, and described some 10.000 insects. "Two basic principles guided Fabricius' approach to entomological systematics: he distinguished, on the one hand, between the artificial and the natural characters; and, on the other hand, he stressed the importance of the various structures of the mouth." (DSB IV, p. 512). In his works Fabricius described many Australian and New Zealand insects brought back by Captain Cook's around -the-world voyages. Provenance: Signature of Kikumaro Okano on inside front-cover. Horn-Schenkling I, 6215.

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JACQUELIN DU VAL, P.N. & FAIRMAIRE, L. - Manuel Entomologique. Genera des Coléoptères d'Europe comprenant leur classification en familles naturelles, la description de tous les genres, des tableaux dichotomiques destinés à faciliter l'étude, le catalogue de toutes les espèces, de nombreux dessins au trait de caractères. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9265&s_currency= JACQUELIN DU VAL, P.N. & FAIRMAIRE, L.

Manuel Entomologique. Genera des Coléoptères d'Europe comprenant leur classification en familles naturelles, la description de tous les genres, des tableaux dichotomiques destinés à faciliter l'étude, le catalogue de toutes les espèces, de nombreux dessins au trait de caractères.

Paris, A. Deyrolle, 1857-1868. 4 volumes. 4to (275 x 175mm). With 303 (292 fine handcoloured) engraved plates. Recent red cloth, spines with gilt lettering.

The rare coloured issues of this fundamental handbook on Coleoptera published some 20 years after Dejean & Boisduval's work on the Coleoptera of Europe. The plates of the present work are probably the finest ever made for a work on coleoptera. They were engraved after drawings by Jules Migneaux and splendidly coloured by Madame Mignaux and can hardly be surpassed in beauty and exactness by any other work of the period. Jacquelin du Val died at the early age of 34 and the work was continued by Fairmaire. Our copy contains the 'Catalogue de la Famille des Carabides' which is sometimes lacking. The plates are exceptionally clean. A fine complete copy. Nissen ZBI, 2083.

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[HOEFNAGEL, J.] SADELER, J. - [Archetypa Studiaque Patris Georgio Hoefnagelii]. Venetiis, aput Iust. Sadeler, circa 1614. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9185&s_currency= [HOEFNAGEL, J.] SADELER, J.

[Archetypa Studiaque Patris Georgio Hoefnagelii]. Venetiis, aput Iust. Sadeler, circa 1614.

A suite of 38 engravings (145 x 210mm) after Hoefnagel's 'Archetypa'. Old boards.

Copies by Justus Sadeler of Hoefnagel's beautiful and influential pattern book, one of the principal sources of seventeenth century still life painting. Hoefnagel's 'Archetypa' consists of 4 parts with 52 engravings. Sadeler copies Hoefnagel, albeit with quite some changes. The lettering is different and there are a number of spelling mistakes. Many of the plates are slightly different adding small animals or replacing others. The second plate of the present work is dedicated to 'All' Illmo Sigr. mio Sigr. et Pron. Colmo. Il Sigr. Lorenzo Soranzo Podestà et Capitano di Treuiso' engraved by Jo. De Fris. DD. Each plate is illustrated with insects, small animals, flowers, fruits, vegetables, etc, most have captions in Latin. Sadeler's suite of plates seems to be even rarer than Hoefnagel's original. We offered in our catalogue 290 no. 40 (2011) a copy with 39 plates (one more plate than the present copy) and according to Dr. Sam Segal that copy was the most complete copy known. He only knows of 2 copies. One copy formely in the library of C.G. van Tubbergen, Haarlem with 31 plates and another one with 19 plates. WorldCat lists a copy in America with 37 plates, which was purchased from Lathrop Harper's catalogue 197 no. 58. It is however unknown if Sadeler's suite of plates ever contained the same number of plates as Hoefnagel's work. Justus Sadeler (Antwerp 1572?-c. 1620) was a member of a famous family of engravers and the son of Jan Sadeler I. "He was a pupil and assistant of his father, whom he followed to Munich and then to Italy. In 1601 Justus was recorded in Venice, where he spent the greater part of his career... Justus left a very small number of his own works... Otherwise his oeuvre consists mainly of copies after prints by Adrian Collaert, Joris Hoefnagel, Hendrick Hondius and Hans Vredeman de Vries" (Dictionary of Art). "The series of engravings in the 'Archetypa', published in Frankfurt in 1592 - showing close-up portraits of plants, insects, and small animals, with their sources in paintings by Joris Hoefnagel - immediately aroused the admiration of lovers of art and nature. The impressive depictions of the 'little world', the microcosm, were intended not merely as representations, but through their penetration into form and structure were also meant to provide a means of explaining the plan of creation - the macrocosm. Joris Hoefnagel was the last significant miniaturist of the late sixteenth century. His fame was, and continues to be, based on the illuminated manuscripts and cabinet miniatures that he produced on commissions from the Emperor Rudolf II and other courtly patrons. His son Jacob, building on his father's fame, produced a series of engravings based on his father's nature motifs, under the title 'Archetypa'... the engravings are accompanied by epigrams that give the images an emblematic quality extending beyond superficial representation" (T. Vignau-Wilberg p. 7). The full title of Hoefnagel's work is: 'Archetypa studiaque patris Georgii Hoefnagelii Jacobus F. genio duce ab ipso scalpta omnibus philomusis amice D. ac perbenigne communicat'. [Archetype and verses by G Hoefnagel, his father, are presented, engraved in copper under the guidance of his genius and communicated in friendship to all lovers of the Muses by his son Jacob]. Later copies of Hoefnagel's 'Archetypa', are known to have been published by Christian Weigel in Nürnberg, Jeremias Wolff in Augsburg, as well as single sheets by Nicolaes Johannes Vischer in 1630. A very clean copy with strong and fine impressions with wide margins. The leaves measure 220 x 295mm. T. Vignau-Wilberg. Archetypa Studiaque Patris Georgii Hoefnagelii. München 1994; Nissen ZBI, 1954.

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SCRIBA, L.G. - Beiträge zu der Insekten-Geschichte. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9163&s_currency= SCRIBA, L.G.

Beiträge zu der Insekten-Geschichte.

Frankfurt, Varrentrapp & Wenner, 1790-1793. 3 parts (bound in 1 volume). Small-4to (193 x 165mm). pp. (8), 280, with 18 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards, spine with red gilt lettered label.

A rare and beautifully produced work. Ludwig Gottlieb Scriba (1736-1804) was a German clergyman-naturalist, a phenomenon so charcteristic of the age of Enlightenment. With exception of one, the plates depict caterpillars, butterflies and beetles. A fine copy with excellent colouring of the plates. Provenance: Bookplate of J. d'Aguilar. Horn & Schenkling 19978; Nissen ZBI, 3788.

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MARTYN, T. - The English Entomologist, exhibiting all the Coleopterous Insects found in England; including upwards of 500 different Species, the Figures which have never before been givento the Public. The whole accurately drawn & painted after Nature, Arranged and named according to the Linnaean System./ Entomologist Anglois ouvrage où l'on a rassemblé tous les Insectes Coleoptères qui se trouvent en Angleterre et qui forment plus de 500 espèces différentes d'insectes... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9159&s_currency= MARTYN, T.

The English Entomologist, exhibiting all the Coleopterous Insects found in England; including upwards of 500 different Species, the Figures which have never before been givento the Public. The whole accurately drawn & painted after Nature, Arranged and named according to the Linnaean System./ Entomologist Anglois ouvrage où l'on a rassemblé tous les Insectes Coleoptères qui se trouvent en Angleterre et qui forment plus de 500 espèces différentes d'insectes...

London, His Academy for Illustrating and painting Natural History, 1792. Folio (345 x 272mm). pp. (8), 33, with 2 medallion engraved plates and 42 fine handcoloured engraved plates, (French text:) pp.(4), 41, (1), (4). Recent half calf, gilt lettered spine.

One of the most attractive early English colour-plate books on Coleoptera. This is the issue with the text also in French and according to Horn-Schenkling 'Sehr Selten'. "This contains a number of plates of beetles, some very splendid; they were produced by Martyn's academy for drawing and printing natural history" (Knight, Natural History Books in English 1600-1900 p. 93). "...to the illustration of all those beautiful and curious species of insects found in England, of which the greater part are either non-descripts, or their figures hitherto unpublished; and lastly, and principally, to the founding an Academy of painters of Natural History, working on principles which give a transparency with richness of colours, and a facility of execution, that are entirely new ..." (from the Introduction). The fine plates were drawn by Martyn and engraved and coloured by his 'Academy' of young men who he had trained as natural history artists. Nissen ZBI, 2726.

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FABRICIUS, J.C. - Systema Eleutheratorum secundum ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9133&s_currency= FABRICIUS, J.C.

Systema Eleutheratorum secundum ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus.

Kiliae, impensis Bibliopolii Academici Novi, 1801. 2 volumes. 8vo (200 x 120mm). pp xxiv, 506; pp. 687. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered spines with marbled boards (repair to head of spine of second volume).

Fabricius was one of the most famous pupils of Linnaeus. He greatly increased the knowledge of entomology, and described some 10.000 insects. "Two basic principles guided Fabricius' approach to entomological systematics: he distinguished, on the one hand, between the artificial and the natural characters; and, on the other hand, he stressed the importance of the various structures of the mouth." (DSB IV, p. 512). In his works Fabricius described many Australian and New Zealand insects brought back by Captain Cook's around -the-world voyages. Provenance: Bookplates of Charles Alluaud and J. d'Aguilar. Horn-Schenkling I, 6215.

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DEJEAN, P.F. & BOISDUVAL, J.A. - Iconographie et Histoire Naturelle des Coléoptères d'Europe. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9118&s_currency= DEJEAN, P.F. & BOISDUVAL, J.A.

Iconographie et Histoire Naturelle des Coléoptères d'Europe.

Paris, Méquignon-Marvis, 1829-1836 (-1838). 5 volumes. 8vo (222 x 140mm). pp. xiv, 400; 407; 326; 486; 415, (i), with 270 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform half green morocco, richly gilt empire style spines.

A fine uniformly bound set of this beautifully illustrated French classic on European beetles. The first two volumes in their original issue of 1829-1830. The stock of the first 2 volumes was destroyed by fire and both volumes were reprinted in 1837. The last volume 5, which is mostly lacking was written by Ch. Aubé and must have been issued in a small number. P.F. Dejean was called 'the first great coleopterist'. Together with Boisduval, who was his private curator, he published the above work on European coleoptera. "The great name in coleopterology during the early nineteenth century was P.F.M.A. Dejean (1780-1845), with a career quite exceptional among entomologists; a general who rose to the title "pair de France" and served as Napoleon's first aide-de-champ in the battle of Waterloo. Dejean was an ardent collector and eventually in part by purchase, brought together the largest private insect collection of his time. He lost no opportunity to fetch rare specimens, which is amply evident from what was told about his somewhat unmilitary behaviour during raging war" (R.F. Smith a.o. History of Entomology pp. 125-6). Dejean added insects to his collection from the fields of Waterloo. His collection numbered 22,399 species in 1837. W. Junk in his 'Bibliographia Coleopterologica' Berlin 1912 item 789 offers a copy of this rare work at Reichsmark 100, which makes it one of the most expensive works in the catalogue. Some occasional light foxing. Provenance: Bookplate of J. Nègre. Nissen ZBI, 1062; Horn-Schenkling 4602.

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ILLIGER, J.K.W. - Verzeichniss der Käfer Preussens. Entworfen von Johann Gottlieb Kugelann, Apotheker in Osterode. Ausgearbeitet von Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger. Mit einer Vorrede des Professors und Pagenhofmeisters Hellwig in Braunschweig und dem angehängten Versuche einer natürlichen Ordnungs- und Gattungs- Folge der Insekten. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8634&s_currency= ILLIGER, J.K.W.

Verzeichniss der Käfer Preussens. Entworfen von Johann Gottlieb Kugelann, Apotheker in Osterode. Ausgearbeitet von Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger. Mit einer Vorrede des Professors und Pagenhofmeisters Hellwig in Braunschweig und dem angehängten Versuche einer natürlichen Ordnungs- und Gattungs- Folge der Insekten.

Halle, J. Gebauer, 1798. 8vo (202 x 120mm). pp. xlii, (2), 510, (2), with 1 folded table. Contemporary marbled boards, spine with red gilt lettered label.

A rare work on the coleoptera of Prussia. Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger (1775-1831) was a professor and director of the zoological museum in Berlin from its formation in 1810 until his death. With the bookplates of H. de Bonvouloir and O. Landin on inside frontcover. Horn-Schenkling II, 11172

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MULSANT, E. - Opuscules Entomologiques. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8232&s_currency= MULSANT, E.

Opuscules Entomologiques.

Paris 1852-1875. Volumes 1-4, 7-16 (bound in 4). Royal-8vo (230 x 155mm). pp. 2759, with 12 portraits and 12 plates. Recent brown cloth.

Lacking volumes 5 & 6. Particularly rare are the last 3 volumes and many bibliographies only quote vols. 1-13. Etienne Mulsant (1797-1880) was a French coleopterist and is best known for his 'Histoire naturelles des Coleoptères de France', published in 37 parts from 1839-1884. Volume 7 with some staining at the right upper corner. Vols. 10-16 published in a larger format. Horn-Schenkling 15694.

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DEJEAN, P.F. & BOISDUVAL, J.A. - Iconographie et histoire naturelle des Coléoptères d'Europe. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8213&s_currency= DEJEAN, P.F. & BOISDUVAL, J.A.

Iconographie et histoire naturelle des Coléoptères d'Europe.

Paris, Méquignon-Marvis, 1829-1836 (-1838). 5 volumes. 8vo (230 x 150mm). pp. xiv, 400; 407, (1); 326; 486; 415, (1), with 270 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary red half calf, gilt lettered spines (some hinges a bit weak) & last volume in original printed wrappers.

First edition. The stock of the first 2 volumes was destroyed by fire and both volumes were reprinted in 1837. The last volume 5, which is mostly lacking was written by Ch. Aubé and must have been issued in a small number. P.F. Dejean was called 'the first great coleopterist'. Together with Boisduval, who was his private curator, he published the above work on European coleoptera. "The great name in coleopterology during the early nineteenth century was P.F.M.A. Dejean (1780-1845), with a career quite exceptional among entomologists; a general who rose to the title "pair de France" and served as Napoleon's first aide-de-champ in the battle of Waterloo. Dejean was an ardent collector and eventually in part by purchase, brought together the largest private insect collection of his time. He lost no opportunity to fetch rare specimens, which is amply evident from what was told about his somewhat unmilitary behaviour during raging war" (R.F. Smith a.o. History of Entomology pp. 125-6). Dejean added insects to his collection from the fields of Waterloo. His collection numbered 22,399 species in 1837. Some foxing as usual. Horn & Schenkling 4602; Nissen ZBI, 1062

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DEJEAN, P.F. - Species général des Coléoptères, de la collection de M. le Comte Dejean. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8212&s_currency= DEJEAN, P.F.

Species général des Coléoptères, de la collection de M. le Comte Dejean.

Paris, chez Crevot/ Méquignon-Marvis, 1825-1838. 6 volumes (bound in 7). Royal-8vo (200 x 130mm). pp. xxx, 463; viii, 501; vii, 556; vii, 520; viii, 883; xvi, 804. Contemporary blue half morocco, gilt decorated spines (a bit rubbed) and publisher's printed wrappers (vol. 4).

A complete set with the rare 6th volume by Ch. Aubé. "The great enterprice was the 'Spécies Généraldes Coléoptères (1825-1838). Dejean's original plan was to describe, in this work, the world fauna of Coleoptera, but this was soon changed to the more limited aim of the species of his own collection. Twenty volumes were foreseen but, as it turned out, only six appeared; the last of which, containing the 'Hydrocanthares', was written by C. Aubé (1802-1869). Dejean was the author of the five other volumes, entirely devoted to the Carabidae (s.l.); they contained close to 3000 pages in all, a masterpiece in descriptive entomology" (Smith, R.F. and others, History of Entomology p. 127).Volume 4 is bound in 2 volumes. Two old stamps on titles of 5 volumes. Horn-Schenkling 4601.

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GODMAN, F. DU CANE & SALVIN, O. - Biologia Centrali-Americana, or contribution to the knowledge of the Fauna and Flora of Mexico and Central America: COLEOPTERA by H.W. Bates, D. Sharp and others. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7930&s_currency= GODMAN, F. DU CANE & SALVIN, O.

Biologia Centrali-Americana, or contribution to the knowledge of the Fauna and Flora of Mexico and Central America: COLEOPTERA by H.W. Bates, D. Sharp and others.

London 1881-1911. 7 volumes bound in 18. 4to (305 x 245mm). pp. x, 316; xv, 824; xii, 717; xii, 432; xv, 690; xii, 372; xxxiv, 572; x, 494; vi, 354; vii, 750; vii, 513; (6), 396; vi, 221; xii, 525; xx, 625; (4), 374; xii, 276; x, 249, with 350 lithographed plates. Publisher's blue cloth, gilt lettered spines.

The complete coleoptera section of this highly important work on the fauna and flora of Central America. 'The best example of an entomologist who devoted his main efforts to the study of exotic faunas was H.W. Bates (1825-1892). In his early career he spent more than ten years in South America, partly in company with the famous A.R. Wallace; he was a great general biologist, the first to discover the form of mimicry in butterflies that afterwards was named after him. He worked on different insect groups, with his first paper published in 1843. After 1870 he almost exclusively turned to Coleoptera and may be termed the father of coleopterology not only for tropical America, as manifested by his volumes on Carabidae, Longicornia, and Lamellicornia in Godman & Salvin's 'Biologia Centrali-Americana' (Smith, R.T., History of Entomology p. 145). The whole work was published in 215 parts in 63 volumes from 1875-1915. It was 'the most thorough study of the animals, plants, and human beings of Central America ever attempted' (Nature in the New World p. 187). The zoological section described 38,637 animals, approximately half as new species and half as new genera. A very fine copy. B.M. (Nat. Hist) VI, p. 380.

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VOET, J.E. - Beschreibungen und Abbildungen hartschaaligter Insecten Coleoptera Linn. Aus dem Original getreu uebersetzt mit der in selbigem fehlenden Synonymie und bestaendigen Commentarversehen von D. Georg Wolfgang Franz Panzer. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7805&s_currency= VOET, J.E.

Beschreibungen und Abbildungen hartschaaligter Insecten Coleoptera Linn. Aus dem Original getreu uebersetzt mit der in selbigem fehlenden Synonymie und bestaendigen Commentarversehen von D. Georg Wolfgang Franz Panzer.

Erlangen, J.J. Palm, 1793-1802. 5 volumes, bound in one. 4to (257 x 207mm). pp. xii, 103; (8), 134;(10), 68; (16), 120; (8), 114, (4) with 4 charming handcoloured engraved frontispieces and 108 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary full calf, richly gilt ornamented spine in 5 compartments, sides with gilt border fillet and blind centre-piece within a richly gilt ornamented border (back cover hinges a bit cracked but very firm).

The final and most complete German edition of the Dutch original. The first German edition (1785-1791) did not comprise volume V, entitled: 'Beyträge zur Geschichte der Insecten' (containing 12 plates). The present German edition has 4 beautiful engraved handcoloured frontispieces which are not found in the Dutch edition. As always some minor foxing to the text as this was printed on different paper than the plates. The first major iconography on Coleoptera and one of the finest entomological works published in the German language. Johannes Eusebius Voet (1706-1778) was a physician at Dordrecht. He possessed a large cabinet of insects and shells and was the son of Carl Voet, who was court-painter to the Earl of Portland. The Dutch Entomological Society has a splendid album on insects and their metamorphosis by Carl Voet, following closely Goedaert. According to Landwehr, Johannes Eusebius Voet was as well the author as the artist of the 'Catalogus Systematicus Coleopterorum'. Most of the splendid plates are engraved by C.F.C. Kleeman, Roesel's son-in-law, in the same elaborate manner and preciseness of detail that we know from his other works. Nissen ZBI, 4259; Horn & Schenkling 16730.

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DEJEAN, P.F. - A letter dated Paris, le 5 mars, 1836 signed by Dejean to 'Mon cher Boisduval' and a letter signed by Dejean to Monsieur de Villier... à Chartres dated Paris, le 11 Janvier, 1837. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7681&s_currency= DEJEAN, P.F.

A letter dated Paris, le 5 mars, 1836 signed by Dejean to 'Mon cher Boisduval' and a letter signed by Dejean to Monsieur de Villier... à Chartres dated Paris, le 11 Janvier, 1837.

Dejean informs Boisduval that he is sending him sheets 6 and 7 and asks him to return them as soon as possible and asks his advice concerning some classification problems occuring in these sheets. The second letter is addressed to Monsieur de Villier... Directeur du Museum d'histoire naturelle de Chartres à Chartres. Probably to François de Villier(s), French entomologist who established a museum in Chartres in 1833. Dejean informs Villiers that he has the coleoptera species 'Chiasognathus Grantii' and that a description of the same can be found on page 193 of the new edition (3rd edition) of his 'Catalogue des Coléoptères'.

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SCRIBA, L.G. - Beiträge zu der Insekten-Geschichte. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7658&s_currency= SCRIBA, L.G.

Beiträge zu der Insekten-Geschichte.

Frankfurt, Varrentrapp & Wenner, 1790-1793. 3 parts (bound in 1 volume). Small-4to (205 x 170mm). pp. (8), 280, with 18 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary blind boards.

A rare and beautifully produced work. Ludwig Gottlieb Scriba (1736-1804) was a German clergyman-naturalist, a phenomenon so charcteristic of the age of Enlightenment. With exception of one, the plates depict caterpillars, butterflies and beetles. A fine copy with excellent colouring of the plates. Provenance: Bookplates of R. Friedländer & Sohn and Lionel George Higgens. Horn & Schenkling 19978; Nissen ZBI, 3788.

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DEJEAN, P.F. - Species général de Coléoptères, de la collection de M. le Comte Dejean. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7633&s_currency= DEJEAN, P.F.

Species général de Coléoptères, de la collection de M. le Comte Dejean.

Paris, chez Crevot/ Méquignon-Marvis, 1825-1831. 5 volumes. Royal-8vo (197 x 125mm). pp. xxx, 463; viii, 501; vii, 556; vii,520; viii, 883. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spines.

A very interesting association copy. A letter from Dejean to Boisduval dated Paris, november 30th, 1834 is bound in. Most probably the present set belonged to J.A. Boisduval who was Dejean's private curator. The set is as usually without the 6th volume published by Ch. Aubé. Some slight waterstaining. The name of L'Anglois appears at the foot of each volume, probably the name of the binder. Horn-Schenkling 4601.

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THOMSON, J. - Arcana Naturae ou Receuil d'Histoire Naturelle. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7619&s_currency= THOMSON, J.

Arcana Naturae ou Receuil d'Histoire Naturelle.

Paris, chez J.B. Baillière et Fils, 1859. Folio (448 x 320mm). pp. 132, with a beautifully engravedfrontispiece and 13 plates of which 11 finely coloured by hand. Later half calf.

The large charming frontispiece by F. Nicolet and engraved by Lebrun shows a woman studying nature amidst numerous exotic animals and a luxuriant vegetation. 10 (8 coloured) of the plates show coleoptera and belong to the finest portrayal of these insects ever made, painted by Nicolet and engraved by Lebrun, delicately coloured by Mme German or Mme Ve Vaillant. James Thomson (1828-1897) was an American by birth who lived in France for the greater part of his life. He wrote a number of papers on Coleoptera and formed a large collection which was sold to René Oberthür. Nissen ZBI, 41119.

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THOMSON. J. - Archives Entomologiques ou recueil contenant des illustrations d'insectes nouveaux ou rares. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7524&s_currency= THOMSON. J.

Archives Entomologiques ou recueil contenant des illustrations d'insectes nouveaux ou rares.

Paris, Societé Entomologique de France, 1856-1858. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (262 x 172mm). pp. 514, (2), with engraved frontispiece and 21 engraved plates; pp. 469, (1), with engraved frontispiece and 14 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spines with 2 red gilt lettered labels.

The second volume describes insects of Gabon and has the following separate title: Voyage au Gabon.Histoire naturelle des insectes et des arachnides recueillis pendant un voyage fait au Gabon en 1856 et en 1857 par M. Henry C. Deyrolle sous les auspices de Mm. le Comte de Mniszech et James Thomson.... Arachnides par M. H. Lucas. The greater part of the work concern Cerambycids. James Thomson (1828-1897) was an American by birth who lived in France most of his life. He wrote a number of papers on Coleoptera and formed a large collection which was sold to René Oberthür. Clear dampstain at the lower part of half the book. Nissen ZBI, 4120.

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THOMSON, J. - Monographie des Cicindélides ou Exposé méthodique et critique des Tribus, Genres et Espèces de cette famille. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7502&s_currency= THOMSON, J.

Monographie des Cicindélides ou Exposé méthodique et critique des Tribus, Genres et Espèces de cette famille.

Tome I (all published). Paris, Baillière, 1857. 4to (318 x 240mm). pp. xvii, 66, (2), with a splendid handcoloured engraved frontispiece and 10 (9 handcoloured) engraved plates. Later half cloth, gilt lettered spine, marbled sides.

Probably one of the nicest frontispieces in the history of entomological illustration. It is of remarkable artistic refinement, showing two beetles fighting in a landscape (Combats entre Manticores) amidst ornamental flowers and smaller beetles, high in the sky two cherubs holding a gilt coat-armour. The plates are after drawings of Nicolet and engraved by Lebrun and the excellent colouring is done by MMe Ve Vaillant. James Thomson (1828-1897) was an American by birth who lived in France for the greater part of his life. He wrote a number of papers on Coleoptera and formed a large collection which was sold to René Oberthür. Horn-Schenkling 22014; Nissen ZBI, 4122.

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PALISOT DE BEAUVOIS, A.M.F.J. - Insectes recueillis en Afrique et en Amérique, dans les Royaumes d'Oware et de Benin, à Saint-Domingue et dans les États-Unis, pendant les années 1786-1797. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7397&s_currency= PALISOT DE BEAUVOIS, A.M.F.J.

Insectes recueillis en Afrique et en Amérique, dans les Royaumes d'Oware et de Benin, à Saint-Domingue et dans les États-Unis, pendant les années 1786-1797.

Paris, Levrault, An XIII-1805 (-21). Large Folio (460 x 305mm). pp. (4), xvi, 276, with 90 fine colour-printed engraved plates with delicate hand finishing, the plates engraved by J.G. Prêtre and printed by Langlois. In its original disbound leaves preserved in a modern cloth box.

First edition of this rare and magnificent work. The first entomological iconography on African insects and a major contibution to early American entomology. Palisot de Beauvois (1752-1820) was a French naturalist and traveller. The present work was published in 15 parts over a period of 16 years, the last part being posthumously published by J.G. Audinet Serville. The superbly executed plates are by J.G. Prêtre, one of the finest artists of the period, and colour printed by Langlois, the great master of colour printing who supervised most of Redouté's best works. Palisot de Beauvois suffered 3 great losses of collections made between the years 1786-1798: most of the Owara and Benin collections (in storage in Owara) were plundered by the British in 1792; his Haitian collections burned along with his house and other belonging in 1793; and most of his U.S. collections were lost at sea in 1798. "Palisot published a major entomological work entitled, 'Insectes Recueillis en Afrique et en Amerique'. Palisot’s work is significant because, while some workers had described American beetles before him, he was one of the first to both actively collect and describe American insects along with his contemporary, Fredrick Melsheimer (the elder). In addition to the hundreds of common insects that he described, the work is also notable for his proposed ordinal classification of Insects. A large number of Scarabaeidae are included in this work, many described and/or illustrated for the first time. The total includes 39 species in the genus Scarabaeus, 17 species of Copris, seven species of Trox, four Cetonia and four Trichius. Among these were the first descriptions of such familiar beetles as Canthon viridis (P.B.), Macrodactylus angustatus (P.B.) and Osmoderma scabra (P.B.). A problem, ... is that many of the species that Palisot attributed to 'Amérique' were actually collected in 'Afrique', and vice versa. Moreover, he included species, such as Dynastes hercules (L.), which do not occur within the U.S. or Santo Domingo, creating type localities for species that in some cases are outside of their natural range... Because of the French revolution and his former status in the nobility as the Baron de Beauvois, Palisot was unable to return to France without risking the guillotine. Instead he boarded a ship bound for the United States but, en route, was relieved of his remaining belongings by pirates and thus he arrived in Philadelphia penniless and bereft. He was able to make a living by joining a circus as a musician, but he eventually returned to work as a botanist, hired to curate the private collection of C.W. Peale. In Philadelphia he became a member of the American Philosophical Society, published in its Transactions, and resumed his natural history collecting with the financial support of the French Attache, Paul Adet, a scientist in his own right. Palisot’s collecting forays in the United States ranged as far west as the Ohio River and as far south as Savannah, Georgia. When finally notified by colleagues in Paris that his citizenship had been restored, Palisot began making plans for his return to Europe, including arrangements for the shipment of his specimens. Unfortunately, these collections were lost when the ship carrying them sank off the coast of Nova Scotia in 1798. He left the United States that same year and returned to his native France. Based on the material that had survived prior shipments, but mainly on his sketches, Palisot published works on plants and insects, the latter in a series of 15 booklets (livraisons) issued between 1805 and 1821, the last issued one year after his death. Griffin (1932, 1937) provides the dates of issue for each individual livraison. Each livraison included five to six plates, each with illustrations of six or nine of the insects described in the text, and it is on these sketches rather than actual specimens that Palisot’s species are often recognized". (Biographical sketch contributed by Don Thomas, USDA, Weslaco, Texas). The copy is uncut and preserved in its original disbound leaves and was never bound. Some margins a bit dusty and a few plates slightly browned. 16 plates show butterflies. Nissen ZBI, 3036; Ekema, Teyler, 267 'magnifique ouvrage'; Junk, Bibliographia Coleopterologica (Berlin 1912), 2580 'Tres-rare'.

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VOET, J.E. - Catalogus Systematicus Coleopterorum. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6790&s_currency= VOET, J.E.

Catalogus Systematicus Coleopterorum.

Catalogue systematique des Coleopteres. Systematische naamlijst van dat geslacht der Insecten dat men Torren noemt. La Haye, G. Bakhuysen, (1804-) 1806. 2 volumes. 4to (251 x 202mm). With 105 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary calf, sides with gilt border, gilt ornameneted spines with red and green gilt lettered label.

A fine copy of the first major iconography on Coleoptera and one of the finest entomological works published in the Netherlands. Johannes Eusebius Voet (1706-1778) was a physician at Dordrecht. He possessed a large cabinet of insects and shells and was the son of Carl Voet, who was court-painter to the Earl of Portland. The Dutch Entomological Society has a splendid album on insects and their metamorphosis, following closely Goedaert, by his hand. According to Landwehr, Voet was as well the author as the artist of the 'Catalogus Systematicus Coleopterorum'. Most of the splendid plates are engraved by C.F.C. Kleeman, Roesel's son-in-law, in the same elaborate manner and preciseness of detail that we know from his other works. The text of the present work is written in Latin, French and Dutch. An unusual clean and fine copy without any foxing. Landwehr 201; Nissen ZBI, 4259.

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MARTYN, T. - The English Entomologist, exhibiting all the Coleopterous Insects found in England; including upwards of 500 different Species, the Figures which have never before been givento the Public. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6028&s_currency= MARTYN, T.

The English Entomologist, exhibiting all the Coleopterous Insects found in England; including upwards of 500 different Species, the Figures which have never before been givento the Public.

The whole accurately drawn & painted after Nature, Arranged and named according to the Linnaean System. London, His Academy for Illustrating and painting Natural History, 1792. Folio (357 x 290mm). pp. (8), 33, with 2 medallion engraved plates and 42 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary green half calf, gilt lines and lettering on spine, marbled sides, uncut.

One of the most attractive early English colour-plate books on Coleoptera. "This contains a number of plates of beetles, some very splendid; they were produced by Martyn's academy for drawing and printing natural history" (Knight, Natural History Books in English 1600-1900 p. 93). "...to the illustration of all those beautiful and curious species of insects found in England, of which the greater part are either non-descripts, or their figures hitherto unpublished; and lastly, and principally, to the founding an Academy of painters of Natural History, working on principles which give a transparency, with richness of colours, and a facility of execution, that are entirely new ..." (from the Introduction). The fine plates were drawn by Martyn and engraved and coloured by his 'Academy' of young men who he had trained as natural history artists. A fine copy. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of William Danby. Nissen ZBI, 2726.

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JABLONSKY, C.G. & HERBST, J.F.W. - Natursystem aller bekannten in- und ausländischen Insecten, als eine Fortzetsung der von Büffonschen Naturgeschichte. Nach dem System des Ritters Carl von Linné bearbeitet: KÄFER. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=5906&s_currency= JABLONSKY, C.G. & HERBST, J.F.W.

Natursystem aller bekannten in- und ausländischen Insecten, als eine Fortzetsung der von Büffonschen Naturgeschichte. Nach dem System des Ritters Carl von Linné bearbeitet: KÄFER.

Berlin, J. Pauli, 1785-1806. 5 text-vols (of 10). 8vo (195 x 120mm) and 3 atlas volumes. Oblong-4to(265 x 210mm). With 1 engraved handcoloured frontispiece and 5 handcoloured title-vignettes and 202 plates, of which 201 beautifully coloured. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered spines.

A very fine copy of one of the most attractive early works on coleoptera, lacking the last 5 text volumes. First and only edition of this superbly illustrated work on exotic and European coleoptera. Carl Gustav Jablonsky was private secretary to the Queen of Prussia. After Jablonsky's untimely death Herbst edited the work from volume 2 on. A great number of the plates were drawn by Jablonsky. The work should be considered a first attempt to a total survey of the coleoptera. A sequel was published to the above work dealing with butterflies. "The Frenchmen were however preceded in their illustrated compilation of the Cook voyage entomology by Johann Herbst in Berlin, whose illustrated monographs on beetles (Natursystem der Käfer) were published between 1783 and 1795. Although he may have visited London, it is more likely that Herbst saw duplicates given to Fabricius by Banks and taken by the former to Kiel, which is relatively more accessible from Berlin. His illustrations of New Zealand insects are the earliest published" (Andrews, The Southern Ark p. 45). Andrews quotes the wrong dates of publication. All plates have brilliant colouring. One atlas volume has small repair at ends of spine and the paper of the boards of the atlas volumes has been replaced. Provenance: Bookplate of Reinold Charpentier. Nissen ZBI, 2078; Junk, Rara I, 10.

Order-nr. 5906

EUR 7,500.00










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