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Genera Insectorum Linnaei et Fabricii iconibus illustrata.

Vitoduri Helvetorum, H. Steiner et Socios, 1789. 4to (267 x 220mm). pp. viii, 86, (4), with 1 hand-coloured engraved title-vignette and 37 (36 hand-coloured) engraved plates and 1 engraving in the text. Contemporary calf, spine in 6 compartments with black gilt lettered label.

A very fine copy of one of the most attractive Swiss publications on entomology. First and only edition, of which the beautifully handcoloured plates were drawn and engraved by the famous Swiss artist J.R. Schellenberg, being an entomologist himself. He illustrated a number of botanical and entomological works and became most famous for his elaborate drawings showing the smallest details. The author wrote the following about him: "Eben dieser Schellenberg hat ... eine erstaunliche Menge von Insecten nach der Natur gezeichnet und gemahlt ... Richtigkeit der Zeichnung, Leben und das herrlichste Colorit scheinen da mit einander um die Palme streiten zu wollen. Auch die vielen in Kupfer gestochene Insecten-Abbildungen, die wir von ihm haben, zeugen von seiner Kunst, ...". Auch in neuer Zeit werden immer wieder Präzision, Natürlichkeit und Schönheit der Schellenbergschen Insektenbilder hervorgehoben... (Thanner p. 144). The work describes several insects from New Holland, see Musgrave "Bibliography of Australian entomology" page 272. The colouring of the plates is remarkable. Horn & Schenkling 18262; Nissen ZBI, 3462, see also B. Thanner, H.K. Schmutz & A. Geus. Johannes Rudolf Schellenberg. Der Künstler und die naturwissenschaftliche Illustration im 18. Jahrhundert.

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GROSE SMITH, H. & KIRBY, W.F. - Rhopalocera Exotica, being Illustrations of New, Rare, and Unfigured Species of Butterflies. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9990&s_currency= GROSE SMITH, H. & KIRBY, W.F.

Rhopalocera Exotica, being Illustrations of New, Rare, and Unfigured Species of Butterflies.

London, Gurney & Jackson, 1887-1902. 3 volumes. Large-4to (278 x 220mm). With 180 hand-coloured lithographed plates and descriptive text. Contemporary brown morocco, sides with gilt border, spines in 6 compartments with gilt lines and lettering, topedges gilt.

A beautifully illustrated and rare work on exotic butterflies. As the work was issued in 60 parts over a period of 15 years complete copies are scarce. "The present work is designed to illustrate some of the rarer and more beautiful new species of butterflies which are continually being sent to Europe from all parts of the world by travellers and missionaries, as well as professional collectors, and it may be regarded as supplementary to late Mr. Hewitson's 'Exotic Butterflies', and 'Illustrations of Diurnal Lepidoptera' ... The insects figured and described in this volume are chiefly selected from the Collection of Mr. Grose Smith, and with a very few exceptions have not been previously figured" (From the Preface). Butterflies were also selected from the collections of W. Rothschild, Staudinger and a.o. Hewitson. Henley Grose-Smith was a wealthy lawyer and entomologist, and William Kirby, a curator at the British Museum. Some of the original printed wrappers are bound in. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Edmund Bourke, Royal Navy. Nissen ZBI, 1728; Junk. 'Bibliographia Lepidopterologica' 3193.

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GRAY, G.R. - Descriptions and Figures of some new Lepidopterous Insects chiefly from Nepal. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9987&s_currency= GRAY, G.R.

Descriptions and Figures of some new Lepidopterous Insects chiefly from Nepal.

London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846. 8vo (215 x 135mm). pp. 16, with 16 engraved plates of which 14 beautifully hand-coloured. Contemporary green half calf, gilt lettered spine, marbled sides (spine a bit worn).

From the introduction: "The following figures were selected from General Hardwicke's Collection of Drawings. The Engravings were made, the impressions coloured, and the descriptions set up in type in 1833; but the appearance of the work was delayed by the death of General Hardwicke ..." Major-General Thomas Hardwicke (1756-1835) was an English soldier and naturalist who was in India from 1777 to 1823. He collected numerous specimens of natural history and had them painted by Indian artists. From these paintings many new species were described. A scarce work. Nissen ZBI, 1686; Horn-Schenkling 8390.

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BUTLER, A.G. - Lepidoptera Exotica, or Descriptions and Illustrations of Exotic Lepidoptera. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9985&s_currency= BUTLER, A.G.

Lepidoptera Exotica, or Descriptions and Illustrations of Exotic Lepidoptera.

London, E.W. Janson, 1874. 4to (270 x 210mm). pp. (12), 190, with 64 plates of which 63 chromo-lithographed. Contemporary brown half morocco, gilt lettered spine in 6 compartments, gilt edges.

Only 220 copies were published. The fine plates were drawn and lithographed by the author. "... thespecies which I have described up to the present time amount to 827, of these 60 have appeared for the first time in 'Lepidoptera Exotica', 741 having been figured by myself, 313 of them, illustrated by 449 figures, in this Work" (From the Introduction). Arthur Gardiner Butler (1844-1925) was assistant to Dr. J. Gray of the British Museum. 'He retired in 1901 on account of ill health, but lived, however, for another twenty-four years. He described some thousand species as new, unaware like his contemporaries of seasonal variation within a single species' (Stearn, The Natural History Museum, p. 210). Nissen ZBI, 779; Musgrave, Bibl. of Australian Entomology 1775-1930, p. 36.

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LEECH, H.J. - Butterflies from China, Japan, and Corea. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9983&s_currency= LEECH, H.J.

Butterflies from China, Japan, and Corea.

London, R.H. Porter, 1892-1894. 3 volumes. 4to (285 x 220mm). pp. lv, (7), 1-298; (2), 297-681; (4), with 48 (43 chromo-) lithographed plates and 1 folded chromolithographed map (map to illustrate the butterflies from Japan, North China, and the Korea by J.H. Leech). Contemporary brown half morocco, richly gilt decorated spines in 6 compartments with gilt lettering.

A beautifully produced work on the butterflies of the Far East. "Great care and planning went into his ambitious scheme to explore Japan, Korea, and the little known parts of the northwestern Himalaya and central and western China. He set up collecting stations and trained local people to collect for him. In addition he employed well-known western collectors, such as Albert Stewart Meek (1871-?), who had done so much successful collecting for Lord Rothschild... He was largely successful and his work still stands out as a standard reference work" (Gilbert, Butterfly collectors and painters p. 106). Leech described many species new to science in the present work. John Henry Leech (1862-1900) was educated at Eton and Trinity Hall, Cambridge and developed an early interest in entomology, in particular, the Coleoptera and Lepidoptera. Original printed wrappers bound in at end of each volume. A very fine copy. Provenance: Bookplate of J. Fenwick Lansdowne. Nissen ZBI, 2414.

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PANZER, G.W.F. - Kritische Revision der Insektenfaune Deutschlands nach dem System bearbeitet. I-XCVI Heft. I. Baendchen. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9977&s_currency= PANZER, G.W.F.

Kritische Revision der Insektenfaune Deutschlands nach dem System bearbeitet. I-XCVI Heft. I. Baendchen.

Nürnberg, in der Felseckerschen Buchhandlung, 1805. Small-8vo (175 x 105mm). pp. (16), 144. Contempoarary green boards. And: PANZER, G.W.F. Deutschlands Insectenfaune oder Entomologisches Taschenbuch für das Iahr 1795. Nürnberg, in der Felseckerschen Buchhandlung, (1795). Small-8vo (140 x 90mm). pp. (34) 370, (2), with engraved frontispiece and 12 hand-coloured engraved plates. Original decorated boards.

The first volume has corrections to parts 1-96 of Panzer's "Fauna Insectorum Germanicae initia". Ofthe second work the subtitle reads as follows: Entomologia Germanica ... I: Eleutherata. The excellent plates are drawn and engraved by I. Sturm. Horn-Schenkling 16732; Horn-Schenkling 16729.

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KLUG, F. - Entomologische Monographieen. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9974&s_currency= KLUG, F.

Entomologische Monographieen.

Berlin, G. Reimer, 1824. 8vo (212 x 120mm). pp. xiv, 242, with 10 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf (frontcover loose).

Friederich Klug (1775-1856) was a German entomologist, curator and later director of the ZoologicalMuseum at the University in Berlin. The present work deals almost exclusively with insects of Brazil and describes insects from the collections of Graf Johann von Hoffmansegg 'Letztere erhielt damals gegen 19000, unter ihnen beinahe 9000 exotische mehrentheils Brasilische Arten' (Preface) as well as from Sellow 'welcher auf thätigste von der Königl. Preussischen Gesandtschaft am Hofe von Brasilien, Herrn Grafen von Flemming und dem eifrigen ... Dr. von Olfers... in den Disticten von Bahia und Minas Geraes, um Rio Janeiro und Montevideo... sammelte (Idem). Some foxing. Horn-Schenkling 11969.

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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=9973&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, 1785-1790. Volumes 1-3 (of 10). 8vo (195 x 120mm). With 1 engraved hand-coloured frontispiece and 3 hand-coloured title-vignettes and 39 hand-coloured folded engraved plates. Later half cloth, gilt lettered spines (vols. 1-2) & contemporary calf, gilt lettered spine.

The first 3 volumes of one of the most attractive early works on coleoptera, lacking volumes 4-10. 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. Nissen ZBI, 2078; Junk, Rara I, 10.

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VILLERS, C. DE. - Nomenclator Iconum Entomologiae Linneanae. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9969&s_currency= VILLERS, C. DE.

Nomenclator Iconum Entomologiae Linneanae.

(Lyon 1789). 4to. 12 folded engraved plates, each with a folded explanatory text leaf. Contemporaryhalf calf, gilt ornamented spine in 6 compartments with red gilt lettered label (rubbed).

Charles Joseph de Villers (1724-1810) was a French naturalist in Lyon and the author of "Caroli Linnaei Entomologia, faunae Suecicae descriptionibus aucta: DD. Scopoli, Geoffroy, de Geer, Fabricii, Schrank, &c., speciebus vel in systemate non enumeratis ... curante & augente Carolo de Villers". The plates of this work were isued separately as 'Nomenclator Iconum Entomologiciae Linneanae" with probably new printed explanation leaves. The fine plates are by C. Boily. Nissen ZBI, 4251, see also Evenhuis. 'Litt. Tax. Diptorum' 1789.

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ENGRAMELLE, M.D.J. - Papillons d'Europe, peints d'après nature par M. Ernst, gravé par M. Gerardin et coloriés sous leur direction ... Décrits par le R.P. Engramelle. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9951&s_currency= ENGRAMELLE, M.D.J.

Papillons d'Europe, peints d'après nature par M. Ernst, gravé par M. Gerardin et coloriés sous leur direction ... Décrits par le R.P. Engramelle.

Paris, Delaguette/ Basan & Poignant, 1779-1792 (-1793). 8 volumes, bound in 4. Large-4to (295 x 235mm). With 3 (2 hand-coloured) engraved frontispieces, and 353 engraved plates of which 350 are beautifully hand-coloured. Contemporary full red morocco, sides with gilt border, richly gilt decorated spines in 6 compartments, gilt edges and inside dentelles (one volume ends of spine a bit worn).

A splendidly bound copy of the most sumptuously produced French work on butterflies. It was issued in an edition of 250 copies only, and the subscribers were the French King, members of the Royal Family, the King of Spain and Sweden as well as a great number of notabilities and scientists such as the Duc d'Aumont and le Compte de Buffon. The text is by Engramelle (1727-1781) an Augustinian friar, musician and naturalist. Ernst is mentionned as illustrator, however, from 1785, it was Maria Eleon Hochecker who prepared most of the plates. The 3 plain plates show instruments for catching and mounting butterflies. The charming frontispieces and plates are superbly hand-coloured and belong to the very best made in the field of entomological illustration. "The 'Papillons d'Europe', one of the most ambitious entomological publications of the eighteenth century began to appear in Paris 1779. Included in the impressive list of subscribers were the King and other members of the French Royal Family. Ten years later, as the French Revolution gathered momentum, instalments of the 'Papillons d'Europe' continued to appear. Even when the Terror was reducing the ranks of the people who might buy expensive publications about natural history, further instalments appeared for sale in the Paris bookshops. Publication ended in 1793, after more than 350 plates had been issued. How a publisher could have continued to publish such a book throughout these terrible years is something of a mystery. It is known that a stock of some of the plates was not distributed, presumably because some of the subscribers had lost interest in the publication after a visit to the guillotine. The high quality of the plates of the hand coloured engravings is well seen… "(S.D. Dance & E.G. Hancock. Butterflies, moths and other insects p. 52). Occasional light browning to text, the plates being printed on thicker paper are not affected and in very fine condition. Nissen, ZBI 1300; Horn-Schenkling 6051.

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SCHAEFFER, J.C. - Der fischförmige Kiefenfuss in stehenden Wassern um Regensburg… http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9947&s_currency= SCHAEFFER, J.C.

Der fischförmige Kiefenfuss in stehenden Wassern um Regensburg…

Regensburg, E. A. Weiss, 1754. 4to. pp. (4), 20, with 1 folded handcoloured engraved plate (Together with) IDEM. Neuentdeckte Theile an Raupen und Zweyfaltern. Nebst der Verwandlung der Hauswurzraupe zum schönen Tagvogel mit rothen Augenspiegeln. Regensburg, E. A. Weiss, 1754. 4to. pp. (6), 54, with 2 folded handcoloured engraved plates. IDEM. Kalchartiges Bergmeel in einer Steinkluft ohnweit Regensburg entdecket. Regensburg, Zunkel, (1757). 4to. pp. (4), 38. IDEM. Die Blumenpolypen der süssen Wasser, beschrieben mit den Blumenpolypen der salzigen Wasser verglichen. Regensburg, E.A. Weiss, 1755. pp. (6), 54, with 3 folded handcoloured engraved plates. IDEM. Die Armpolypen in den süssen Wassern um Regensburg. Regensburg, E.A. Weiss, 1754. 4to. pp. (4), 84, with 3 folded handcoloured engraved plates. IDEM. Die grünen Armpolypen. Die geschwänzten und ungeschwänzten zackigen Wasserflöhe und eine besondere Art kleiner Wasseraale. Regensburg, E.A. Weiss, 1755. 4to. pp. (6), 94, with 3 folded handcoloured engraved plates. IDEM. Epistola ad illustrem Imper. Reg. Academiam Roveredensem. De Studii Botanici Faciliori ac Tutiori Methodo. Cum Specimine Tabularum Sexualium et Universalium in hunc finem elaboratarum Aerique incisarum.. Regensburg, Zunckel, (1758). 4to. pp. (2), 14, with 2 engraved tables. Contemporary calf, gilt decorated spine with gilt lettering and red label.

Nissen ZBI, 3630; 3633; Cobres p. 757 no. 33; Nissen ZBI, 3623; 3621; 3622; B.M. (Nat. Hist.) IV, 1822. All first editions, especially his publication "Kalchartiges Bergmeel…" is a great rarity. Jacob Christian Schaeffer (1718-1790) was a Bavarian clergyman-naturalist, a phenomenon so characteristic of the age of Enlightenment. His interest was broad and apart from publishing the most beautiful early iconography on fungi he published on birds, entomology and paper-making, however most of his works describe the fauna and flora of South Germany. A few pages with some marginal worming.

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DUPONCHEL, P.A.J. & GUÉNÉE, A. - Iconographie des Chenilles, pour faire suite à l'ouvrage intitulé: Histoire Naturelle des Lépidoptères, ou Papillons de France. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9928&s_currency= DUPONCHEL, P.A.J. & GUÉNÉE, A.

Iconographie des Chenilles, pour faire suite à l'ouvrage intitulé: Histoire Naturelle des Lépidoptères, ou Papillons de France.

Paris, Méquignon-Marvis, 1832-1837. 31 parts. 8vo (225 x 145mm). With 93 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Publisher's printed wrappers, preserved in a green half morocco box, with gilt lettering on spine.

A fine copy preserved in its original printed wrappers. The first rare issue of probably the finestwork published on caterpillars of France. It was published as a supplement to Godart & Duponchel's 'Histoire naturelle des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de France', published from 1821-1838. Duponchel (1774-1846) after 12 years of work finished the splendidly illustrated work on French butterflies started by Godart. For the caterpillars he was assisted by Achille Guénée (1809-1880). The caterpillars are shown together with their feeding plants. "Guénée travaille en collaboration avec Duponchel. Fruit de leur association, bientôt paraît 'L'iconographie des chenilles...' Et en effet, 550 pages... viennent compléter le travail entrepris par Godart. Il devient alors possible de déterminer toutes espèces de papillons et leurs chenilles qui broussent nos végétaux" (Lhoste p.104). Provenance: Bookplate of Dr. Michael Lührs on verso of printed frontwrapper. Horn & Schenkling 5596.

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MERIAN, MARIA SIBYLLA. - Over de Voortteeling en Wonderbaerlyke Veranderingen Der Surinaamsche Insecten, Waar in Surinaamsche Rupsen en Wormen, met alle derzelver Veranderingen, naar het leeven afgebeelt en beschreven… Waar in ook wonderbare Padden, Hagedissen, Slangen, Spinnen en andere zeltzame Gediertens worden vertoont en beschreven. Alles in Amerika… http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9912&s_currency= MERIAN, MARIA SIBYLLA.

Over de Voortteeling en Wonderbaerlyke Veranderingen Der Surinaamsche Insecten, Waar in Surinaamsche Rupsen en Wormen, met alle derzelver Veranderingen, naar het leeven afgebeelt en beschreven… Waar in ook wonderbare Padden, Hagedissen, Slangen, Spinnen en andere zeltzame Gediertens worden vertoont en beschreven. Alles in Amerika…

Amsterdam, By Jean Frederic Bernard, 1730. Folio (515 x 355mm). pp. (8), 51, (1), with engraved title vignette and 72 splendid contemporary hand-coloured engraved plates (Together with:) MERIAN, MARIA SIBYLLA. De Europische Insecten. Naauwkeurig onderzogt, na 't leven geschildert, en in print gebragt ... Met een korte Beschryving, waar in door haar gehandelt word van der Rupsen begin, Voedzel en wonderbare Verandering ... Amsterdam, J.F. Bernard, 1730. Folio. pp. (4), 84, with engraved title-vignette, 184 splendid contemporary hand-coloured engraved plates printed on 47 leaves and a hand-coloured engraving on page 84. Contemporary Dutch calf, richly gilt decorated spine in 10 compartments, old spine laid down with some repair at head and foot, corners with old repair.

(I). Third Dutch edition and the second enlarged edition adding 12 plates to the 60 of the 1705 edition. One of the finest coloured copies we have seen of this important work. Maria Sybilla, daughter of the German engraver and publisher Matthias Merian, devoted herself to the study of European insects and their metamorphoses. As a result of the wealth of tropical varieties being brought back by the Dutch West Indies Company, she decided to visit the Dutch colony of Surinam herself to study and paint the insect life there. She sailed with her daughter Dorothea on June 1699 from Amsterdam, and remained in Surinam until 1701. Her work, first published in 1705 with sixty plates, 'gave an unprecedented glimpse of the teeming insect life of tropical South America, with gorgeous butterflies flying around luxuriant flowering or fruiting plants and with large many-coloured caterpillars crawling over the leaves. [The plates] have earned Maria Merian an honoured place in the history of tropical entomology as also in botanical illustration' (W.T. Stearn, introduction to The wondrous transformation of caterpillars 1978). The work opens with an imposing frontispiece which shows the artist studying specimens presented to her by six putti. In the background a spacious arch opens onto a tropical landscape. The foreword is full of fascinating information, the author describing in detail her venturesome and costly voyage and the methods she employed when painting. Each insect was carefully examined, often with the aid of a microscope, and depicted together with the plant, flower or fruit on which it normally fed. Each written entry begins with useful botanical information, thus providing us with indications as to how the artist composed her pictures. 'Merian's sensibility to the minutest aspects of the natural world, and her rich visual vocabulary (the fruit of a lifetime of study and practice), is reflected in every detail of the work. It contains a myriad of exotic species, most of them shown in the various phases of their life-cycle... 'Merian's vision was certainly not one of an idyllic tropical paradise: in not a few of her paintings she has depicted next to the insect its natural predator. As Luigi Figuier colourfully expressed it: "Every one of her paintings depicts a drama in miniature"... The implacable laws of nature do not spare the splendid tropical flowers depicted by the artist, who often saw the fresh green leaves and fleshy, vividly coloured petals as nourishment offered up to ravening insects' (Lucia Tongiorgi-Tomasi, An Oak Spring flora pp 382-3). Botanical notes on the plants depicted were supplied by Caspar Commelin. For this edition 12 further plates with accompanying text were added; the first ten by her daughter Johanna after making her own voyage to Surinam, and using materials left at Maria's death, and the last two by the great collector Albert Seba. (II). First Dutch edition. This work in its earliest form was published as Merian's 'Der Rupsen Begin, Voedzel en Wonderbaare Verandering' (1713-1717), which was issued in 3 parts in 4to. Merian's 'De Europische Insecten', includes her earlier published 'Blumenbuch', of which the first edition of 1675-1680 was sold a few years ago at auction for Pounds 565,250 (including premium). Of the second edition renamed 'Neues Blumenbuch' only 6 copies have survived. Frédéric Bernard, the publisher of the 'De Europische Insecten ...', had purchased the copper plates of the 'Der Rupsen Begin' and the 'Blumenbuch' from Johannes Oosterwyk, and believed that the plates for the 'Blumenbuch' had not previously been published, which suggests that Merian's earlier work had already been forgotten. Maria Sibylla Merian was one of the first to observe and describe metamorphoses of European insects, portraying, describing and publishing them with painstaking precision. Her 'Der Rupsen Begin' is a pioneer study. It is dedicated to 'explorers of nature, art-painters and garden lovers'. Maria Sibylla Merian was one of the most remarkable naturalists of the 17th and 18th century. Already at the early age of thirteen she began studying insects. She became the most celebrated woman artist of her time and many of her drawings were acquired by Tsar Peter the Great. "The work of these years consisted of both scientific and artistic activity: Merian collected and raised insects, fed them with their host plants, observed them, described and drew their metamorphoses from egg to caterpillar and from pupa to butterfly imago. She then compiled her individual observations and studies in pictorial compositions" (Maria Sibylla Merian, Artist and Naturalist 1647-1717, p. 103). Provenance: Old bookplate of E. Grendel. (I) Pfeiffer B6; Hunt 484; Nissen BBI, 1341. (II) Pfeiffer A9; Nissen BBI,1342.

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ENGRAMELLE, M.D.J. - Papillons d'Europe, peints d'après nature par M. Ernst, gravé par M. Gerardin et coloriés sous leur direction ... Décrits par le R.P. Engramelle. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9910&s_currency= ENGRAMELLE, M.D.J.

Papillons d'Europe, peints d'après nature par M. Ernst, gravé par M. Gerardin et coloriés sous leur direction ... Décrits par le R.P. Engramelle.

Paris, Delaguette/ Basan & Poignant, 1779-1792 (-1793). 8 volumes, bound in 6. Large-4to (320 x 245mm). With 3 (2 hand-coloured) engraved frontispieces, and 353 engraved plates of which 350 are beautifully hand-coloured. Contemporary green boards, spines with red gilt lettered label.

A large copy of the most sumptuously produced French work on butterflies. It was issued in an edition of 250 copies only, and the subscribers were the French King, members of the Royal Family, the King of Spain and Sweden as well as a great number of notabilities and scientists such as the Duc d'Aumont and le Compte de Buffon. The text is by Engramelle (1727-1781) an Augustinian friar, musician and naturalist. Ernst is mentionned as illustrator, however, from 1785, it was Maria Eleon Hochecker who prepared most of the plates. The 3 plain plates show instruments for catching and mounting butterflies. The charming frontispieces and plates are superbly hand-coloured and belong to the very best made in the field of entomological illustration. "The 'Papillons d'Europe', one of the most ambitious entomological publications of the eighteenth century began to appear in Paris 1779. Included in the impressive list of subscribers were the King and other members of the French Royal Family. Ten years later, as the French Revolution gathered momentum, instalments of the 'Papillons d'Europe' continued to appear. Even when the Terror was reducing the ranks of the people who might buy expensive publications about natural history, further instalments appeared for sale in the Paris bookshops. Publication ended in 1793, after more than 350 plates had been issued. How a publisher could have continued to publish such a book throughout these terrible years is something of a mystery. It is known that a stock of some of the plates was not distributed, presumably because some of the subscribers had lost interest in the publication after a visit to the guillotine. The high quality of the plates of the hand coloured engravings is well seen… "(S.D. Dance & E.G. Hancock. Butterflies, moths and other insects p. 52). Title page and French title of volume 6 somewhat smaller and supplied from another copy. A very fine and clean copy. Nissen, ZBI 1300; Horn-Schenkling 6051.

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STOLL, K. - Des Herrn Kaspar Stoll' natürliche und nach dem Leben gemalte Abbildungen und Beschreibungen der Cikaden und anderer damit verwandten Insekten aus Europa, Asia, Afrika und Amerika. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9894&s_currency= STOLL, K.

Des Herrn Kaspar Stoll' natürliche und nach dem Leben gemalte Abbildungen und Beschreibungen der Cikaden und anderer damit verwandten Insekten aus Europa, Asia, Afrika und Amerika.

Aus dem holländischen übersetzt und mit den nötigen Anmerkungen versehen. Nürnberg, Winterschmidt, 1792. 4to (270 x 215mm). With 20 (of 29) fine hand-coloured engraved plates. (Together with:) IDEM. Des Herrn Kaspar Stoll' natürliche und nach dem Leben gemalte Abbildungen und Beschreibungen der Wanzen und anderer damit verwandten Insekten aus Europa, Asia, Afrika und Amerika... Nürnberg, Winterschmidt, 1792. 4to. With 34 (of 41) fine hand-coloured engraved plates.

A collection of plates only. The plates for the German edition were re-engraved by Winterschmidt ofNüremberg and almost identical to the Dutch edition. The present work is the most beautiful work ever made on bugs and cicadas and is one of the finest in the field of entomology. Nissen ZBI, 4001.

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KIRBY, W. & SPENCE, W. - Einleitung in die Entomologie: oder Elemente der Naturgeschichte der Insecten. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9885&s_currency= KIRBY, W. & SPENCE, W.

Einleitung in die Entomologie: oder Elemente der Naturgeschichte der Insecten.

Stuttgart, Cottaissche Buchhandlung, 1823-33. 4 volumes. 8vo (202 x 125mm). pp. xxviii, 582; pp. iv, 604; pp. iv, (2), 760, 29, (2); pp. 665, with 25 (1 handcoulored) engraved plates. Contemporary half cloth, with gilt lettered spines (3 vols.) & contemporarey half calf, gilt ornamented spine with gilt lettered label.

"The work had a profound effect on the future of entomology … it is impossible to read their four volumes without admiration. There is original thought and observation in every chapter.. probably no other work contributed more to the surge of interest in insects… The work is also, of course, an invaluable source on collecting methods in the first half of the nineteenth century. They tell the reader how to make various nets…" (Salmon, M.A. The Aurelian Legacy p. 126). The scarce German translation by Oken of this well-known classic. Horn-Schenkling 11740.

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SCHAEFFER, J.C. - Icones Insectorvm circa Ratisbonam indigenorvm coloribvs natvram referentibvs expressae. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9870&s_currency= SCHAEFFER, J.C.

Icones Insectorvm circa Ratisbonam indigenorvm coloribvs natvram referentibvs expressae.

Natürlich ausgemahlte Abbildungen Regensburgischer Insecten. Regensburg, H.G. Zunkel/ Weiss, (1766-1779). 3 volumes. 4to (270 x 218mm). With an engraved portrait of the author, 280 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates and 2 engraved vignettes. Contemporary calf, spines in 7 compartments with gilt ornaments and red gilt lettered label (one label with slight damage)

First edition. One of the most beautiful entomological works published during the Golden Period of South German natural history book production. Schaeffer was a clergyman-naturalist, a phenomenon so characteristic of the Enlightenment. He published a number of illustrated natural history works, mostly on insects, but also on birds and fungi of South Germany. The present work describes the insects of South Germany, especially the region around Regensburg. Schaeffer's exact descriptions and fidelity of illustration made this three volume work a mine of information for zoologists and brought it to the attention of scientists and royalty throughout Europe. The delicately handcoloured plates depict over 2000 insects. The plates are printed on both sides of the leaves. Text both in Latin and German. A fine copy of this superbly produced work. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Wilfred Lanson and a small circular one of Evert Willem Beth, Rotterdam-Hamburg. Nissen ZBI, 3629.

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HOEFNAGEL, J. - Diversae Insectarum Volatilium icones ad vivum accuratissimè depictae per celeberrimum pictorem. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9867&s_currency= HOEFNAGEL, J.

Diversae Insectarum Volatilium icones ad vivum accuratissimè depictae per celeberrimum pictorem.

(Amsterdam), Nicolao Ioannis Visscher, 1630. Oblong-4to (230 x 187mm). 16 engraved plates (including the title-page). (Together with:) LE ROY, H. Le Jardin des Sauterelles et Papillions ensemble la diversité des Mouches. Paris no date, probably before 1635. 15 engravings (including the title-page). The title has been loosely inserted and the others have been mounted in pairs. Later half vellum, marbled sides.

(I) First edition of one of the earliest works dealing exclusively with insects. Jacob Hoefnagel (1575-ca.1630) was the son of the famous Georg Hoefnagel (1545-1600), an Antwerp artist employed by the dukes of Bavaria and latterly making illustrations of botanical and zoological specimens in the cabinet of the Emperor Rudolph II, at Prague. Jacob was an engraver who learned the craft by engraving copies of his father's paintings. "A pattern or copy-book for artists, displaying on sixteen plates about 340 insects, mostly larger than life. According to Bonnanni's 'Micrographia Curiosa', published in 1691, a form of microscope was used in the preparation of some of the drawings for this book, but as the drawings in question were made before 1592, it is more likely a single convex lens and not a compound instrument was employed. Wedderburn, 'Quatuor Problematum' (Padua 1619), reports how Galileo had used his telescope to magnify the parts of insects, and this at present is the earliest certain account we have of the use of a microscope" (Goldschmidt Cat. 165, no. 76). Nevertheless, the pictures in Jacob Hoefnagel's 'Diversae Insectarum' "unmistakably indicate the use of the magnifying glass. So far as known, the pictures of Hoefnagel are the earliest printed figures of magnified objects" (Locy, The Story of Biology, p. 199). The 16 beautiful engravings depict 37 Coleoptera, 22 Orthoptera, 14 Odonata, 16 Neuroptera, 72 Lepidoptera, 35 Hymenoptera, 78 Diptera, 21 Hemiptera, and 7 larvae; all together 302 insects, with the exception of two all belonging to the insect-fauna of central- and north Germany. The present work is one of the greatest entomological rarities and as Hagen already indicates in 1862, he had only seen one copy offered during the last 20 years. A good copy with strong and clear impressions printed on strong paper. (II) "Le Jardin de Sauterelle et Papillons" (The Garden of grasshoppers and butterflies) is probably the rarest suite of engravings on insects. Henri le Roy (1579-1652) was a Parisian engraver. Very few copies, complete as the present one survived. The British Museum has a complete copy which comes from the collection of Hans Sloane (1660-1753) whose huge collection of books and natural history materials formed the basis of the British Museum. The fifteen engraved plates show individual flowers, butterflies, caterpillars, grasshoppers, dragonflies, snail and various other insects. The title-page shows 2 figures, a male and a female, holding a drape, surrounded by insects. The date of publication is unknown. The work was probably intended to serve as a pattern book for craftsmen working in the decorative arts such as embroidery or metalwork. Huzard only had 11 engravings, see 'Catalogue des livres' 4225. Horn & Schenkling 18599 list a copy with 6 plates. Wilhelm Junk in his catalogue 'Bibliographia Lepidopterologica' of 1913 lists a copy with 7 plates. Small gallery of worming at the inner margin of the last 9 leaves of the Hoefnagel and the first 2 leaves of the Le Roy, not affecting the engravings. Engraved title of Le Roy with some slight damage not affecting the illustration. Provenance: armorial bookplate, probably of Pierre Dupont (circa 1577-1640) with 'Mediis tranquillus in undis' (Calm in the midst of waves). In manuscript below 'A Paris en la Gallerie du Louvre 1635' and above 'Livre 56 des insects contenant 89f ;… pour… Pierre Dupont…'. The text is partly illegible. Most likely the book was part of the library of Pierre Dupont's 'Gallerie du Palais du Louvre' famous for its fine tapestries and the engravings served as examples for his tapestry designs. (I) Nissen ZBI, 1995; Hollstein IX, p. 46; Ford, Images of Science p. 51 (showing 2 plates). (II) Horn & Schenkling 18599.

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MERIAN, MARIA SIBYLLA. - Histoire des Insectes de l'Europe. Dessinée d'après nature... Où l'on traite de la Generation & des différentes Metamorphoses des Chenilles, Vers, Papillons, Mouches & autresInsectes; & des Plantes, des Fleurs & des Fruits dont ils se nourissent, Traduite du Hollandois en Francois par Jean Marret. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9862&s_currency= MERIAN, MARIA SIBYLLA.

Histoire des Insectes de l'Europe. Dessinée d'après nature... Où l'on traite de la Generation & des différentes Metamorphoses des Chenilles, Vers, Papillons, Mouches & autresInsectes; & des Plantes, des Fleurs & des Fruits dont ils se nourissent, Traduite du Hollandois en Francois par Jean Marret.

Amsterdam, J.F. Bernard, 1730. Folio (515 x 365mm). pp. (4), 84 with 1 fine contemporary hand-coloured engraved frontispiece within a garland of flowers, 94 contemporary hand-coloured engraved plates containing 184 engravings, one hand-coloured engraved vignette and 1 title-vignette. Contemporary calf, gilt decorated spine in 10 compartments with gilt lettered red label (some old restorations and original spine laid down).

First French edition, the De Luxe issue with 2 engravings, occasionally one, printed on one leaf instead of 4 in the regular edition. Only a very few copies are known of this special issue . This rare special issue, where the engravings are printed on 94 leaves instead of 47 is mentioned by Pfeiffer 'Die Werke der Maria Sibylle Merian' (1931) Nr. A, 8 (page 28) with the following comment: 'Nur wenige Exemplare...' The book is a French translation of Merian's 'Der Rupsen Begin, Voedzel en Wonderbaare Verandering' (1713-1717), which was issued in 3 parts in 4to. Merian's 'Histoire des Insectes de l'Europe' includes her earlier published 'Blumenbuch', of which the first edition of 1675-1680 was sold a few years ago at auction for Pounds 565,250 (including premium). Of the second edition renamed 'Neues Blumenbuch' only 6 copies have survived. Frédéric Bernard, the publisher of the 'Histoire des Insectes...', had purchased the copper plates of the 'Der Rupsen Begin' and the 'Blumenbuch' from Johannes Oosterwyk, and believed that the plates for the 'Blumenbuch' had not previously been published, which suggests that Merian's earlier work had already been forgotten. Maria Sibylla Merian was one of the first to observe and describe metamorphoses of European insects, portraying, describing and publishing them with painstaking precision. Her 'Der Rupsen Begin' is a pioneer study. It is dedicated to 'explorers of nature, art-painters and garden lovers'. Maria Sibylla Merian was one of the most remarkable naturalists of the 17th and 18th century, daughter of the renowned publisher Matthäus Merian of Frankfurt. Already at the early age of thirteen she began studying insects. She became the most celebrated woman artist of her time and many of her drawings were acquired by Tsar Peter the Great. "The work of these years consisted of both scientific and artistic activity: Merian collected and raised insects, fed them with their host plants, observed them, described and drew their metamorphoses from egg to caterpillar and from pupa to butterfly imago. She then compiled her individual observations and studies in pictorial compositions" (Maria Sibylla Merian, Artist and Naturalist 1647-1717, p. 103). A interesting association copy. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Marmaduke Tunstall (1743-1790) famous English ornithologist and collector. His 'Ornithologica Britannica' (1771) is the first British work to use binominal nomenclature. In 1771 he was elected fellow of the Royal Society. His private museum which was moved to Wycliffe, his private estate, was one of the finest in England. Nissen BBI, 1342; M.A. Pfeiffer p. 28; K. Wettengl 'Maria Sibylla Merian 1647-1717 Artist and Naturalist', no. 156 page 247.

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GROSE SMITH, H. & KIRBY, W.F. - Rhopalocera Exotica, being Illustrations of New, Rare, and Unfigured Species of Butterflies. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9859&s_currency= GROSE SMITH, H. & KIRBY, W.F.

Rhopalocera Exotica, being Illustrations of New, Rare, and Unfigured Species of Butterflies.

London, Gurney & Jackson, 1887-1902. 3 volumes. Large-4to (284 x 220mm). With 180 hand-coloured lithographed plates and descriptive text. Contemporary red half morocco, spines in 6 compartments with gilt lines and lettering, topedges gilt.

A beautifully illustrated and rare work on exotic butterflies. As the work was issued in 60 parts over a period of 15 years complete copies are scarce. "The present work is designed to illustrate some of the rarer and more beautiful new species of butterflies which are continually being sent to Europe from all parts of the world by travellers and missionaries, as well as professional collectors, and it may be regarded as supplementary to late Mr. Hewitson's 'Exotic Butterflies', and 'Illustrations of Diurnal Lepidoptera' ... The insects figured and described in this volume are chiefly selected from the Collection of Mr. Grose Smith, and with a very few exceptions have not been previously figured" (From the Preface). Butterflies were also selected from the collections of W. Rothschild, Staudinger and a.o. Hewitson. All original printed wrappers are bound in. A very fine copy. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of William Bree, Archdeacon of Coventry. Nissen ZBI, 1728.

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GESSNER, C. - Historiae Animalium liber IV. Qui est de Piscium & Aquatilium Animantium natura. Cum iconibus singulorum ad vivum expressis... Continentur in hoc volumine, Gulielmi Rondeletii… & Petri Belonii Cenomani… de Aquatilium singulis scripta. Editio secunda novis iconibus… http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9794&s_currency= GESSNER, C.

Historiae Animalium liber IV. Qui est de Piscium & Aquatilium Animantium natura. Cum iconibus singulorum ad vivum expressis... Continentur in hoc volumine, Gulielmi Rondeletii… & Petri Belonii Cenomani… de Aquatilium singulis scripta. Editio secunda novis iconibus…

Francofurti, in Bibliopolio Henrici Laurentii, 1620. Folio (370 x 240mm). pp. (40), 1052, 30, with hand-coloured woodcut on title page and over 700 fine contemporary hand-coloured woodcuts, of which many very large or full-page, together with 41 contemporary coloured or plain pen drawings or paintings in the text. (Together with:) IDEM. Historia Animalium liber V. Qui est de Serpentium natura… adiecta est ad Calcem, Scorpionis insecti historia… Francofurti, Impensis Henrici Laurentii, 1621. Folio (370 x 240mm). pp. (16), 170, with woodcut on title and 31 woodcuts. Contemporary vellum.

A unique copy with contemporary hand-coloured woodcuts and contemporary coloured and uncoloured drawings by Christophorus Schultetus (Stargard 1602 - Stettin 1649). Schultetus was a theologian and Lutheran priest at Stettin, author of several religious works. The drawings have sometimes been pasted in the margin of the text, occasionally drawn on the printed paper, and more frequently inserted as a slip. The format varies, some are small others almost as large as the printed book. The drawings are beautifully executed and have a lot of charm. The copy has numerous annotations and Schultetus makes frequent reference to Aldrovandi's work on fishes, also other works as Schoenfels 'Ichthyologica'. The drawings are in many cases after the woodcuts of Aldrovandi's work. The title-page, with faint old stamp and insignificant small paper repair on verso, has the following inscription 'Christophorus Schultetus D. suo me sibi comparavit.' Book V on snakes and insects has not been coloured. Book IV 'Fishbook' is the third Latin edition, the first edition was published in Zürich in 1558. Book V 'Snakes' is the second Latin edition, the first edition was published in 1587. A beautifully contemporary coloured copy, of Gesner's history of fish and aquatic animals, part of his great encyclopaedia of the animal kingdom, and the first systematic treatise on zoology of the Renaissance. These woodcuts form the fourth great series of ichthyological illustrations, after Belon (1551), Rondelet (1554), and Salviani (1554), but are also the first general series of marine illustrations not confined to fish. A number of molluscs, crustaceans, shells, coral, and other marine organisms and products are illustrated. "The fourth book…included much information about molluscs, illustrating with woodcuts many shells from the Mediterranean and the Indo-Pacific region for the first time. It cannot be regarded primarily as a conchological treatise but it deserves an honoured place among the books that advanced the study of Mollusca (Dance, P. Delights for the eyes and the mind, p. 6). The final Book V was published posthumously by Gessner's friends Carron and Wolf from his notes and is mostly missing and rare. A fine copy without the usual browning. Insignificant marginal worming at the inner margin towards the end. Wellisch A. 26.3 & A 27.2; Nissen ZBI, 1553 & 1556.

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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 one 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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REAUMUR, R.A. - Mémoires pour servir à l'Histoire des Insectes. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9521&s_currency= REAUMUR, R.A.

Mémoires pour servir à l'Histoire des Insectes.

Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1734-1742. 6 volumes. 4to (247 x 190mm). With 6 engraved vignettes and 267 engraved folded plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt ornamented spines, with Royal Crown, in 6 compartments with 2 red gilt lettered labels (a few volumes very lightly rubbed).

The first edition of this famous entomological classic. Reaumur was among the greatest naturalists of his time and a pioneer in applied entomological research. Like most scientists of his period he had a very broad interest. His greatest work is the "Mémoires pour servir ..." It describes the appearance, habits and locality of all known insects, and is a marvel of patient and accurate observation. "The most widely read portion of Réaumur's natural history of insects is probably the nine memoirs of Vol. V on the history of the bees, Réaumur lavished an enormous amount of time and observational and experimental skill on these productive social insects. His descriptions were minute and exacting in every detail, and his experiments were among the most ingenious he ever contrived. Réaumur was one of the first to undertake extensive quantative research on insects... He made some of the first tentative studies of communication among the bees. In short there was no aspect of the life cycle or behavior of bees too minute or too unimportant to escape his attention" (DSB). Nissen ZBI, 3315; En Français dans le texte, 145.

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VANDELLI, D. - Dissertationes Tres. De Aponi Thermis: de nonnullis Insectis terrestribus, & Zoophytes marinis, & de vermium terrae reproductione, atque Taenia Canis. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9484&s_currency= VANDELLI, D.

Dissertationes Tres. De Aponi Thermis: de nonnullis Insectis terrestribus, & Zoophytes marinis, & de vermium terrae reproductione, atque Taenia Canis.

Patavii, J. Batistae Conzatti, 1758. 8vo (220 x 140mm). pp. vi, (2), 167, (1), (12, index), with engraved frontispiece, engraved title vignette and 5 folded engraved plates. Later half vellum with gilt lettered label, marbled sides.

Domenico Vandelli (1735-1816) was an Italian scientist. His academic qualifications were from the University of Padua, where he completed a degree in natural philosophy. At the same university he also obtained a PhD in medicine with the thesis 'Dissertationes Tres' the above offered work. Vandelli kept in touch with famous scientists of his time and Linnaeus paid him tribute by naming the order Vandellia, of the family Scrophulariaceae after him. A fine copy. B.M. (Nat. Hist.) V, p. 2192.

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REDI, F. - Esperienze intorno alla generazione degl'Insetti fatte da Francesco Redi Accademico della Crusca, e da lui scritte in una lettera all'illustrissimo signor Carlo Dati. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9480&s_currency= REDI, F.

Esperienze intorno alla generazione degl'Insetti fatte da Francesco Redi Accademico della Crusca, e da lui scritte in una lettera all'illustrissimo signor Carlo Dati.

Firenze, all'Insegna della Stella, 1668. 4to (235 x 165mm). pp. (8), 228, title printed in red and black with engraved vignette, with 10 full page engravings and 2 smaller engraved text illustrations and 28 numbered engraved plates. Contemporary vellum.

First edition, first issue. A few copies have a plate numbered 29 showing a fly which was issued later. "Redi's masterpiece is considered to be 'Esperienze intorno alla generazione degl'Insetti' (1668), in which he disproved the doctrine of spontaneous generation in insects, inherited from Aristotle and still considered dogma. The microscope revealed in insects an organization as marvelous as it was unsuspected. Redi prepared and observed the egg-producing apparatus in insects, and he also used the microscope to good advantage in observing the morphological elements characteristic of the eggs of each species" (DSB XI, p. 341). "Redi was one of the first to disprove the theory of spontaneous generation" (Horblit 88). A few text leaves with some dampstaining at the outer margin and apart from that a fine copy with clear impressions of the plates. D. Pandi, Bibl. delle opere di F. Redi p. 3 'Raro'; Nissen ZBI, 3319; Norman p. 655 (likewise quoting a copy with 28 plates).

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COSTA, O.G & COSTA, A. - Fauna del regno di Napoli, ossia enumerazione di tutti gli animali… http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9467&s_currency= COSTA, O.G & COSTA, A.

Fauna del regno di Napoli, ossia enumerazione di tutti gli animali…

Napoli, Tramater, (1829) 1832-1859. 11 volumes. 4to (270 x 220mm). With 377 mostly hand-coloured engraved plates. Later half vellum, gilt ornamented spines with 2 red gilt lettered labels.

Copies of the above survey of the animal kingdom of Southern Italy are extremely rare. In the last decades only 2 copies have been offered for sale. We offered a copy in 1979 which had 380 plates and a copy was offered in the Bradley Martin sale (Sotheby's New York, December 12, 1989) with 384 plates. The Bradley Martin copy fetched $ 31.000 (without premium). As far as we can trace no complete copy of this work has been offered for sale. The work was published from 1832 to 1875 in 114 parts and Nissen gives a plate total of 408 plates. It was edited by Oronzio Gabriele Costa (1787-1867) professor at the University of Naples and continued by his son Achille Costa. Our set is almost complete up to the year 1859. Davies Sherborn in the 'Journal of the Soc. For Bibliography of Natural History' Vol. I, part 2 pp. 35-47 gives a detailed collation of the work. This is bibliographically a very complex work and the collations given vary. In several cases we have more plates or text than called for. Two volumes have the original half calf binding and in order to have a nicely uniform-bound set, slipcases have been made by a former owner, identical to the other volumes. A detailed collation of the work can be sent on request. Nissen ZBi, 971; Wood 301, calling for 382 plates.

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BUONANNI, F. - Rerum naturalium historia, nempe Quadrupedum Insectorum Piscium variorumque marinorum Corporum Fossilium Plantarum exoticarum ac praesertim Testaceorum exsistentium in Museo Kircheriano, edita ... A P. Philippo Bonannio ... novisque observationibus locupletata a J.A. Battarra. PARS PRIMA. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9445&s_currency= BUONANNI, F.

Rerum naturalium historia, nempe Quadrupedum Insectorum Piscium variorumque marinorum Corporum Fossilium Plantarum exoticarum ac praesertim Testaceorum exsistentium in Museo Kircheriano, edita ... A P. Philippo Bonannio ... novisque observationibus locupletata a J.A. Battarra. PARS PRIMA.

Roma, Zempelliano, 1773. Folio (380 x 255mm). pp. xl, 260, with 1 fine engraved allegorical frontispiece, 1 engraved title vignette showing a cabinet and 2 scientists with a magnifying glass, 10 engraved vignettes in the text and 51 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented and lettered spine in 5 compartments, marbled sides.

"Very scarce. Revised and edited by Giuseppe-Antonio Battarra. Kircher, the great German Jesuit scholar, had formed during his life a magnificent collection of antiquities and natural history specimens. When he died in 1680, the collection was bequeathed to the Collegio Romano. Although Buonanni published a one volume account of the collection in 1709, this much enlarged work is the definitive edition. The volumes cover mainly zoology, paleontology, and conchology, and are superbly illustrated. It is one of the most important accounts of a seventeenth century scientific cabinet. Volume 1 divides the text into classes of (1) quadrupeds, (2) reptiles and insects, (3) fossils, minerals and stones, (4) fish and sea creatures, and (5) apparatus. Pages 94-152 describe the mineralogical specimens, including gold, silver, copper, iron, lead, tin, mercury, antimony, magnets, marcasite, salt, sulfur, amber, dendrites, fossils, the Philosopher's stone, etc. Some of these are illustrated on plates XXXV-XXXVI" (C. Schuh, Bibliography of Mineralogy). Volume 2, not present here, deals almost exclusively with shell and bivalve descriptions. A few leaves with some worming at the lower margin. A very fine copy. B.M.(N.H.), 287; Nissen ZBI, 2199.

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LINNAEUS, C. - Mantissa Plantarum altera generum editionis VI. & specierum editionis II. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9365&s_currency= LINNAEUS, C.

Mantissa Plantarum altera generum editionis VI. & specierum editionis II.

Holmiae, L. Salvii, 1771. pp. (6), 143-588. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spine with giltlettered label.

A fine copy of the second 'Mantissa' which was published separately, in a much too small edition. It is an indispensable supplement to the 'Species Plantarum'. It also contains tucked away a zoological appendix, in fact the second appendix 'Regni animalis appendix' (pp. 521-552). W. Junk in 1935 made a reprint of these two appendices 'Linné Systema Naturae: Appendices Zoologicae. Holmiae 1768-1771. together with a commentary. "Der II. Nachtrag enthält auf 32 Seiten 123 Tiere (34 Vertebrata, 49 Insekten... und 40 Vermes, die allerdings grössenteils Mollusken sind" (Junk p. 8). The second 'Mantissa' is a very rare item. Already in 1916 Dr. W. Junk stated: 'Jetzt fast unauffindbar' and in his '5o Jahre Antiquar' he calls it a 'Rarissimum'. "Linnaeus should be granted the last word on his taxonomic method. The preface to the second part of his 'Mantissa', dated 1 September 1771, contains this summary, composed in 'the twilight of his life'. It is given here in Svenson's translation (1945): 'Some botanists talk loudly about the 'Natural Orders' in place of a method, but so long as there is no essential character of an order, by which the genera can be combined or distinguished from those of different orders, these orders remain as a bell without a clapper. However, their use in other respects may be of the greatest importance' (Stafleu, Linnaeus and the Linnaeans p. 139). Small piece of paper cut away and replaced at the lower margin of the title-page not affecting the text. Provenance: Stamp of Joh. Eustach von Görtz, Prussian diplomat (1737-1821) on title-page. Hunt 596; Hulth 25; Sandberg, A catalogue of the works of Linnaeus no. 114; Stafleu & Cowan 4831.

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SAUVAGES, P.A. - L' Art d' éléver les vers à soie. Ouvrage précédemment donné sous le titre de Mémoires sur l'éducation de vers à soie. Nouvelle édition. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9364&s_currency= SAUVAGES, P.A.

L' Art d' éléver les vers à soie. Ouvrage précédemment donné sous le titre de Mémoires sur l'éducation de vers à soie. Nouvelle édition.

Avignons, J.J. Niels, 1788. 8vo (202 x 125mm). pp. (4), xvi, 296, 113, (3). Contemporary calf, richly gilt decorated spine, sides with gilt borders.

The works contains 2 other contributions 'La culture à mûriers' pp. 1-92 and 'Observations sur l'origine du miel' pp.93-115. The first edition was published in 1763. A very fine copy. Horn-Schenkling 1854.

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BAZIN, G.A. - Observations sur les Plantes et leur analogie avec les Insectes, precedées de deux discours, l'un sur l'accroissement du corps humain; l'autre sur la cause pour laquelle les bestes nâgent naturellement, & que l' homme est obligé d'en étudier les moyens. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9363&s_currency= BAZIN, G.A.

Observations sur les Plantes et leur analogie avec les Insectes, precedées de deux discours, l'un sur l'accroissement du corps humain; l'autre sur la cause pour laquelle les bestes nâgent naturellement, & que l' homme est obligé d'en étudier les moyens.

Strasbourg, J.R. Doulssecker, 1741. 8vo (195 x 120mm). pp. (6), xvi, 134. Later half calf, gilt ornamented spine with gilt lettering, marbled sides.

Gilles Augustin Bazin (1681-1754) was a French naturalist, practised medicine at Strasburg. He wrote several treatises on plants and insects. Horn-Schenkling 960.

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CUVIER, G.L. - Tableau élémentaire de l'histoire naturelle des animaux. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9361&s_currency= CUVIER, G.L.

Tableau élémentaire de l'histoire naturelle des animaux.

Paris, Baudouin, An 6 (1798). 8vo (200 x 125mm). pp. xvi, 710, with 14 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf (part of head of spine missing).

First edition of the first important work on comparative anatomy by Cuvier. "Cuvier's first separate work, "Tableau" (1798), is based on a course of lectures he had delivered at l'Ecole du Pantheon. It was the first general statement of his natural classification of the animal kingdom. He established the four great classes (vertebrates, molluscs, articulates, and radiates) and classified the animals according to the anatomical structure." (Milestone of Science No. 44). Pages 339-639 concern 'insectes et vers'. Wood 307.

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CURTIS, W. - Fundamenta Entomologiae: or, an introduction to the knowledge of insects being a translation of the Fundamenta Entomologiae of Linnaeus, farther illustrated with Copper Plates and Additions. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9360&s_currency= CURTIS, W.

Fundamenta Entomologiae: or, an introduction to the knowledge of insects being a translation of the Fundamenta Entomologiae of Linnaeus, farther illustrated with Copper Plates and Additions.

London, for the Author, 1772. 8vo (210 x 135mm). pp. viii, 87, (2), with 2 engraved plates. Later green half cloth, gilt lettering on spine, marbled sides.

William Curtis (1746-1799) is chiefly remembered as the author of two famous botanical books 'FloraLondinensis'' and the 'Botanical Magazine'. Curtis, however, was more than just the author on these 2 works. He studied most branches of natural history. His first work was an entomological treatise 'Instructions for collecting and preserving insects' (1771) which was warmly praised by Sir Joseph Banks. It was followed in 1772 by his 'Fundamenta Entomologiae'. Horn-Schenkling 4241.

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TRUCHET, M. - Traité complet du Kermès, considéré sous un rapport nouveau, relativement aux circonstances de sa vie, à sa propagation, à sa conservation. Et aux moyens de le rendre propre à remplacer la Cochenille des Iles. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9357&s_currency= TRUCHET, M.

Traité complet du Kermès, considéré sous un rapport nouveau, relativement aux circonstances de sa vie, à sa propagation, à sa conservation. Et aux moyens de le rendre propre à remplacer la Cochenille des Iles.

Paris, A. Bertrand, 1811. 8vo (208 x 130mm). pp. (2), 101, with 2 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, richly gilt decorated spine, blue sides with gilt borders.

"Chacun doit chercher à utiliser les ressources de notre sol afin de substituer les productions indigènes à celles d'Amérique; déjà l'on a beaucoup fait pour le sucre et pour l'indigo: il est bien à désirer que nous puissions aussi remplacer la cochenille' (page 1). Cochineal is a scale insect from which the crimson-coloured natural dye carmine is derived. An attractive copy. Provenance: Bookplate of J. d'Aguilar. Horn-Schenkling 22358

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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. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9352&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.

Wien 1868. 6 parts bound in 2 volumes. 4to (300 x 225mm). With 24 lithographed plates. Publisher's gilt pictorial cloth.

The almost complete entomological section, lacking the Lepidoptera part, 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 plates; Mayr, G.L. Formicidae. pp. 119, with 4 plates; Bauer, F. Neuroptera. pp. 104, with 2 plates; Schiner, J.R. Diptera. pp. vi, 338, with 4 plates; Mayr, G.L. Hemiptera. pp. 204, with 5 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. A very fine copy. Nissen ZBI, 4750.

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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. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9351&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.

Wien 1865-1869. 14 parts bound in 9 volumes. 4to (280 x 225mm). With 88 (8 coloured) lithographed plates. Publisher's gilt pictorial cloth (spines renewed).

The almost complete zoological section, lacking the Lepidoptera part, of this famous Austrian expediton. It contains the following monographs: Zelebor, J. Säugethiere; Pelzeln, A. v. Vögel; Steindachner, F. Reptilien; Steindachner, F. Amphibien; Kner, R. Fische; Redtenbacher, L. Coleopteren; Saussure H. de. Hymenoptera; Mayr, G.L. Formicidae; Bauer, F. Neuropteren; Schiner, J.R. Diptera; Mayr, G.L. Hemiptera; Heller, C. Crustaceen; Grube, E. Anneliden; Frauenfeld, G.v. Mollusken. '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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ALDROVANDI, U. - De Animalibus Insectis. Libri septem. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9350&s_currency= ALDROVANDI, U.

De Animalibus Insectis. Libri septem.

Bononiae, apud C. Ferronium, 1638. Folio (352 x 223mm). pp. (14), 767, (1), (44), with engraved title and about 700 woodcuts. Contemporary vellum, spine in 7 compartments (head of spine worn).

Due to the binder's mistake the title-page of Aldrovandi's work on fishes instead of the one on insects is bound in. The first edition was published in 1602. 'The first work of literature dealing with insects, thus finally establishing entomology, and especially systematic entomology as a science' (Smith, R.F. History of Entomology, p. 85). Aldrovandi's complete natural history works consist of 11 works, he spent 45 years amassing the material. The volumes on birds and the present volume on insects were completed by himself, the others by his pupils. The woodcuts of the insects are of great beauty and accuracy. "Although Aldrovandi is not identified with any revolutionary discoveries, his work as a teacher and as the author of volumes that constitute an irreplaceable cultural patrimony earns him a place among the fathers of modern science" (D.S.B. I, p. 110). Nissen ZBI, 67.

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SWAMMERDAM, J. - Histoire Naturelle des Insectes traduite du Biblia Naturae de Jean Swammerdam. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9334&s_currency= SWAMMERDAM, J.

Histoire Naturelle des Insectes traduite du Biblia Naturae de Jean Swammerdam.

Dijon, Desventes, 1758. 4to (245 x 195mm). pp. (4), lx, 673, with 36 folded engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, spine with gilt ornaments and red and green gilt lettered label (joints splitting & binding a bit worn).

Published as Tome V of the 'Collection Académique, composée des mémoires, actes ou journaux des plus célèbres Académies & Sociétés Littéraires Étrangères...'. 'Ce tome cinquieme renfermant un corps d'observations assez complet sur les insectes, & n'ayant pas encore été traduit en françois, nous offrons de le vendre séparément' (from the 'avis du libraire'). The present volume contains the entomological part of Swammerdam's famous 'Biblia Naturae' and is the first French translation. "The Biblia Naturae is the finest collection of microscopical observations ever produced by one worker ... The book is consulted by naturalists to this day. Some of the figures have never been excelled ... "(Singer). Swammerdam was able to illustrate for the first time the complex internal structures of insects, including their reproductive organs; and to demonstrate the gradual development of an insect's adult from throughout all its larval stages. Nissen ZBI, 4058.

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THUNBERG, C.P. (praeses). - Dissertatio entomologica novas Insectorum species, cujus partem primam (-sextam; all published!) ... publice ventilandam exhibent ... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9329&s_currency= THUNBERG, C.P. (praeses).

Dissertatio entomologica novas Insectorum species, cujus partem primam (-sextam; all published!) ... publice ventilandam exhibent ...

Upsaliae, J. Edman, 1781-1791. 6 parts (bound in 1 volume). 8vo (206 x 165mm). pp. 28; (2), 29-52; (2), 53-68, (2); (2), 69-84; (2), 85-106; (4), 107-130, with 6 (1 folded) engraved plates. Later half calf, gilt-lettered spine with 5 raised bands.

Carl Peter Thunberg (1743-1828, Swedish botanist and explorer) was one of the greatest and most famous pupils of Linnaeus. After long and successful journeys (including 15 months through Japan and 3 years through South Africa), Thunberg succeeded Linnaeus as professor at the University of Uppsala. Numerous dissertations were defended by pupils of Thunberg, which were usually the work of Thunberg himself and are often attributed to him. A complete set of the dissertations on NEW INSECT SPECIES by (I:) S.N. Casstroem, (II:) J.M. Ekelund, (III:) D. Lundahl, (IV:) C.P. Engstroem, (V:) J.O. Noraeus, and (VI:) A.J. Lagus. These treatises are one of the two most important entomological series, dealing with exotic insects, especially from South Africa, together with their original descriptions. Most of the insects described in the present dissertations are insects from South Africa (Cape of Good Hope) and some of Japan. Provenance: Japanese monogram of Kikumaro Okano on title-pages. Hagen II, 220; Horn & Schenkling 22120.

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STOLL, C. - Natuurlyke en naar 't leeven naauwkeurig gekleurde Afbeeldingen en Beschryvingen der Cicaden, in alle vier waerelds deelen Europa, Asia, Africa en America huishoudende, by een verzameld en beschreeven. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9327&s_currency= STOLL, C.

Natuurlyke en naar 't leeven naauwkeurig gekleurde Afbeeldingen en Beschryvingen der Cicaden, in alle vier waerelds deelen Europa, Asia, Africa en America huishoudende, by een verzameld en beschreeven.

/Représentation exactement colorée d'après nature des Cigales, qui se trouvent dans les quatre parties du monde, l'Europe, l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amérique rassemblées et décrites. Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp, (1780)-1788. Large-4to (295 x 235mm). pp. (2), 124, with handcoloured engraved frontispiece and 29 handcoloured engraved plates. (Bound up with:) STOLL, C. Natuurlyke en naar 't leeven naauwkeurig gekleurde Afbeeldingen en Beschryvingen der Wantzen in alle vier waerelds deelen ... /Représentation exactement colorée d'après nature des Punaises, qui se trouvent dans les quatre parties du monde, l'Europe, l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amérique rassemblées et décrites. Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp, 1788. Large-4to. pp. (2), 172, with handcoloured engraved frontispiece and 41 handcoloured engraved plates. Recent half calf, spine in 6 compartments with gilt lettering, marbled sides.

A beautifully illustrated entomological publication of which the two works are mostly found bound together. Our copy contains the general title for both works dated 1780. The work describes the Cicadidae and bugs of all parts of the world, many from Surinam, the Cape and the Coromandel coast. Caspar Stoll was the first entomologist to devote himself almost entirely to Hemiptera. The two frontispieces are particularly attractive and show a wreath of flowers with insects. Caspar Stoll was born in Hessen-Kassel between 1725 and 1730 and lived in The Hague and later in Amsterdam. William V of Orange-Nassau was the godfather of two of his children. He was 'commies ter Admiraliteit' at Amsterdam and published several works on entomology. Jan Christiaan Sepp (1739-1811) was a bookseller and publisher and his publishing house produced some of the finest Dutch natural history colour-plate books of the 18th century. Apart from that, he was an entomologist, artist and engraver and wrote together with his father a large work on Dutch insects illustrated by himself. He also made the illustrations for the above 2 works. The first work depicts 173 insects on 29 plates and the second volume depicts 298 insects on 41 plates. The text is in Dutch and French. The two works are bound in a somewhat confusing order, but both are complete and in fine condition. Provenance: Signature of Kikumaro Okano on inside frontcover and his Japanese monogram stamp on titles. Landwehr 191; Nissen ZBI, 3999 & 4000.

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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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RAY, J.21 - Historia Insectorum. Opus posthumum. Cui subjungitur Appendix de Scarabaeis Britannicis, Autore M. Lister. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9322&s_currency= RAY, J.21

Historia Insectorum. Opus posthumum. Cui subjungitur Appendix de Scarabaeis Britannicis, Autore M. Lister.

Londini, A. & J. Churchill, 1710. 4to (228 x 175mm). pp. xv, 400. Contemporary vellum, spine in 6 compartments.

First edition. "The culmination of Ray's zoological work was the study of invertebrates which resulted in his posthumous 'Historia Insectorum (1710)'. On this topic Ray was dealing with virtually virgin territory. The only previous substantial work on the subject was produced a century before by the English naturalist Thomas Moffet" (DSB XI, p. 317). 'On Ray's death in 1705, the 'Historia Insectorum' was an incomplete manuscript. It was published 'opus posthumum' by the Royal Society five years later, after some editing, together with an appendix on beetles by Martin Lister (1638-1712). It presented a great advance in knowledge, both in terms of the insects themselves, and in the way they were classified - there was to be nothing comparable for it for nearly a century' (M.A. Salmon. The Aurelian legacy p. 100). An attractively bound copy. Some serious browing at the beginning and the end of the book. A rare item which is always prone to foxing due to the quality of the paper. Horn-Schenkling 17729

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LESSER, F.C. - Théologie des Insectes ou démonstration des perfections de Dieu dans tout ce qui concerne les Insectes. Traduit de l' Allemand ... avec des remarques de Mr. P. Lyonnet. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9304&s_currency= LESSER, F.C.

Théologie des Insectes ou démonstration des perfections de Dieu dans tout ce qui concerne les Insectes. Traduit de l' Allemand ... avec des remarques de Mr. P. Lyonnet.

La Haye, J. Swart, 1742. 2 volumes. 8vo (200 x 120mm). pp. (8), 350, (4); pp. (4), 317, with 2 folded engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gilt decorated spines with red and green gilt lettered label, sides with large gilt coat of arms (ends of spines a bit rubbed).

First French edition, translated and enlarged with notes by the Dutch entomologist Pieter Lyonnet, who also drew the 2 plates for this edition. The three German editions were not illustrated. Christian Friederich Lesser (1695-1754) was a German naturalist and clergyman. The first German edition was published in 1738. The clergyman-naturalist was a phenomenon characteristic of the Age of Enlightenment and Lesser's interest was broad as he published also a work on shells. Provenance: Bookplate of M. Delasize, famous book collector of Rouen and bookplate of Jacques d'Aguilar.

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LEACH, W.E. - The Zoological Miscellany, being descriptions of new and interesting animals. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9302&s_currency= LEACH, W.E.

The Zoological Miscellany, being descriptions of new and interesting animals.

London, R.P. Nodder & Son, 1814-1817. 3 volumes. 8vo (250 x 155mm). pp. 144; 154, (8); (6), 152, with 150 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary boards (rubbed and a bit worn)

A scarce work published as a continuation of Shaw and Nodder's "Naturalists' Miscellany". The beautiful plates are all engraved by Nodder and depict a great number of new species. William Elford Leach (1790-1836) was an English zoologist and marine biologist and assistant keeper of the Zoological Department at the British Museum. "In 1813, when Konig was appointed Keeper of the Natural History Departments, he was given an assistant, William Elford Leach (1790-1836), perhaps one of the more brilliant minds to enter the Museum. In every generation English science has been fortunate in attracting men with intuitive feel for nature who by their gift and enthusiasm infect others and leave their inspiration planted in those who follow. Anyone, who knew Leach and even the greater number who did not, came to revere his memory and example. After over a century and half, in spite of the shortness of his service, he stands out from his contemporaries as a 'profound naturalist'" (Gunther, The Founders of Science at the British Museum p. 49). Many of the plates concern insects, shells and birds. Some foxing and dampstaining mostly affecting the text. Nissen IVB, 535; Fine Bird Books 87.

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GEOFFROY, (E.L.). - Histoire abrégée des Insectes, dans laquelle ces Animaux sont rangés suivant un ordre méthodique. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9283&s_currency= GEOFFROY, (E.L.).

Histoire abrégée des Insectes, dans laquelle ces Animaux sont rangés suivant un ordre méthodique.

Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée, & augmentée d'un Supplément considérable. Paris, Delalain, An 9-1800. 2 volumes. 4to (245 x 195mm). pp. xxviii, 556, with 1 folded table and 10 engraved handcoloured folded plates; pp. (2), 744, with 12 handcoloured folded engraved plates. Contemporary calf, gilt ornamented spines with 2 gilt lettered labels (a bit worn).

Last edition, coloured issue. The title of the first edition (1762) mentions that the insects were collected in the Paris area "...des insectes qui se trouvent aux environs de Paris...", a fact which was omitted in the title of the other editions. "... Geoffroy published a work on the insects of the Paris area in which he used new criteria of classification: absence or presence, number, form and texture of the wings; and distribution of the various orders according to the number of tarsomeres in the tarsi. The latter criterion attracted the attention of Linnaeus, who often quoted Geoffroy." (D.S.B. V, pp. 355). The plates are finely hand-coloured. Nissen ZBI, 1522.

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FABRICIUS, J.C. - Index alphabeticus in J.C. Fabricii Entomologiam Systematicam emendatum et auctam, ordines, genera et species continens. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9281&s_currency= FABRICIUS, J.C.

Index alphabeticus in J.C. Fabricii Entomologiam Systematicam emendatum et auctam, ordines, genera et species continens.

Hafniae, Proft et Storch, 1796. 8vo (195 x 120mm). pp. 175. Contemporary boards.

The rare and often lacking index of Fabricius' 'Entomologia Systematica'. It was published 2 years after the concluding 4th volume was published. Old stamp on title-page Horn & Schenkling 6211.

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FABRICIUS, J.C. - Mantissa Insectorum sistens eorum species nuper detectas adiectis characteribus, genericis, differentiis specificis, emendationibus, observationibus. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9279&s_currency= FABRICIUS, J.C.

Mantissa Insectorum sistens eorum species nuper detectas adiectis characteribus, genericis, differentiis specificis, emendationibus, observationibus.

Hafniae, C.G. Proft, 1787. 2 volumes. 8vo (195 x 117mm). pp. xx, 382; pp. (2), 348. (Together with:) FABRICIUS, J.C. Philosophia Entomologica. Hamburgi et Kilonii, C. E. Bohii, 1778. 8vo. pp. (12), 178. Contemporary half calf, spines with red and green gilt lettered labels (worn).

Fabricius was one of the most famous pupils of Linnaeus, with whom he formed a lifelong friendship.He greatly increased the knowledge of entomology and gained a wide reputation abroad. He was primarily a systematist and originated the maxillary and cibarian system of classification of insects in which mouth parts were used to separate the order. He likewise described a large number of North American insects. In his works Fabricius described many Australian and New Zealand insects brought back by Captain Cook's around -the-world voyages. Copies of the present book are scarce, Horn-Schenkling in l928 indicate already "selten". "Fabricius's (1778) 'Philosophia Entomologica' was the first textbook of entomology and introduced an improved classification based on mouthparts; this kept natural groups together that Linnaeus's system had separated according to wing structures. Fabricius's small book also covered theoretical principles of study, nomenclature, description, and classification" (Damkaer, The Copepodologist's cabinet p. 69). Provenance: Signature of Kikumaro Okano on inside frontcover & bookplate of F.C.J. Fischer. Horn-Schenkling 6203 & 6197.

Order-nr. 9279

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FABRICIUS, J.C. - Species Insectorum exhibentes eorum differentias specificas, synonyma auctorum, loca natalia, metamorphosin adjectis observationibus, descriptionibus. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9277&s_currency= FABRICIUS, J.C.

Species Insectorum exhibentes eorum differentias specificas, synonyma auctorum, loca natalia, metamorphosin adjectis observationibus, descriptionibus.

Hamburgi et Kiloni, Imp. C .E. Bohnii, 1781. 2 volumes. 8vo (200 x 120mm). pp. viii, 552; pp. 517. Contemporary marbled boards, spines with black gilt lettered label.

"Following the appearance of the 'Systema Entomologiae...' Fabricius returned again to Europe and aprofessorship at the University of Kiel, taking his collections with him. Early in 1776 he wrote Banks asking if Sparrman had brought back any new insects, hoping that he might have the opportunity to see them. Forster had of course given his insects to Solander, who distributed them to Banks, the British Museum and other collectors.It was not until the summer of 1780 that the industrious Fabricius had once more the opportunity of visiting London and seeing the specimens, but few were from New Zealand. Again, a publication was forthcomming: the 'Species Insectorum...' (1781), which included eight New Zealand species some of which might have been collected by the Forsters, but at least one having been left over from the first voyage" (J. Andrews. The Southern Ark pp. 40-41). Musgrave in his 'Bibliography of Australian entomology' lists a number of new species from New Holland. Our copy contains the mostly missing 'Appendix' and 'Index Generum', pp. 495-517. The pages have been loosely inserted. Second volume with small marginal worming at the lower margin of the first few leaves. Provenance: Bookplate of F.C.J. Fischer and signature of Kikumaro Okano on inside front-cover. Horn-Schenkling 6200.

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(FABRICIUS, J.C.) - Epitome Entomologiae Fabricianae sive nomenclator entomologicus emendatus sistens Fabriciani systematis cum Linneano comparationem adiectis characteribus ordinum et generum speciebus novis aliorum entomologorum insectorum habitationibus nominibus Germanorum Francogallorum Anglorum cum indicibus et Bibliotheca Fabriciana. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9275&s_currency= (FABRICIUS, J.C.)

Epitome Entomologiae Fabricianae sive nomenclator entomologicus emendatus sistens Fabriciani systematis cum Linneano comparationem adiectis characteribus ordinum et generum speciebus novis aliorum entomologorum insectorum habitationibus nominibus Germanorum Francogallorum Anglorum cum indicibus et Bibliotheca Fabriciana.

Lipsiae, G. Feind, 1797. 8vo (205 x 112mm). pp. xvi, 224. Later half cloth, spine with red gilt lettered label.

Hagen in his 'Bibliotheca Entomologica' page 221 mentions Bergsträsser as the possible author. The BM (Nat. Hist.) online catalogue mentions for the 2nd edition of 1810 that Borkhausen was a contributor. The second edition is identical to the first apart from the title-page. Provenance: Signature of Kikumaro Okano on inside front-cover. B.M.C. (Nat. Hist.) II, 553.

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FABRICIUS, J.C. - Genera Insectorum eorumque characteres naturales secundum numerum, figuram, situm et proportionem ... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9274&s_currency= FABRICIUS, J.C.

Genera Insectorum eorumque characteres naturales secundum numerum, figuram, situm et proportionem ...

Chilonii, F. Bartschii, (1777). 8vo (178 x 110mm). pp. (16), 310. Contemporary calf, spine with redgilt lettered label and ornaments.

Fabricius was one of the most famous pupils of Linnaeus and greatly increased the knowledge of entomology. "His enormous importance lies in his descriptions, his grouping into genera, and his systematizing based on the mouthparts of which he says in a Danish paper (1790) that it is reasonable that they mark the most natural genera, since they must be built up according to the nourishment of every insect and their biology is dependent on their nourishment" (Smith, History of Entomology p. 111). Provenance: Name of Carl von Heyden on title. Horn-Schenkling I, 6196; Evenhuis p. 246.

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