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Histoire naturelle des Poissons du Bassin du Léman.

Genève, H. Georg, 1874. Large-folio (495 x 330mm). pp. (4), xii, 209, (3), with 20 chromolithographic plates. Contemporary red half morocco, spine with gilt lines, frontcover with gilt lettering of the title.

First and only edition of this splendidly produced work on fishes. 120 copies were printed of whichonly 20 were put for sale. Together with J.L. Agassiz's 'Histoire naturelle des poissons d'eau douce de l'Europe central' the most beautiful Swiss book on fishes. The plates are very attractive as many have been printed with silver and gold colours. "Ähnlich naturgetreue Bilder, deren Farben mit wahrer Leidenschaft dem Leben abgerungen sind, finden sich in der 'Histoire naturelle des poissons...' von Godefroy Lunel. Sie sind vom Sohne des Verfassers, A. Lunel, gemalt und von dem Genfer Lithographen Jacomme in vorbildlicher Weise wiedergegeben..."(Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher p. 29). Godefroy Lunel (1814-01891) was the first director of the 'Museum d'Histoire Naturelle de Genève'. A well preserved copy of this rare work. Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher 90; B.M.(N.H.)III, 1195; Dean II, 71.

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GESSNER, C. - Historiae Animalium (I-V). First editions. All published, including the posthumously published and almost always lacking volume V, on Snakes and Scorpions. Bound in 3 contemporary uniform vellum bindings, the posthumously published volume V in later full calf. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=10061&s_currency= GESSNER, C.

Historiae Animalium (I-V). First editions. All published, including the posthumously published and almost always lacking volume V, on Snakes and Scorpions. Bound in 3 contemporary uniform vellum bindings, the posthumously published volume V in later full calf.

(I:) Gessner, C. Historiae Animalium Liber I. De Quadrupedibus viviparis. Zürich, Froschauer, 1551.Folio (365 x 235mm). pp. (40), 1104, (10), with woodcut printer's mark on title page and 83 woodcuts, of which some full-page. (II:) Gessner, C. Historiae Animalium Liber II. De Quadrupedibus oviparis? Adiectae sunt etiam novae aliquot quadrupedum figurae... Zürich, Froschauer, 1554. Folio. pp. (6, 2 blank), (2 blank), 110, (2 blank), 27, with printer's device on title and 43 woodcuts in the text. (III:) Gessner, C. Historiae Animalium Liber III. qui est de Avium natura. Adiectis sunt ab initio Indices....Zürich, Froschauer 1555. Folio. pp. (34, 2 blank), 779, with printer's woodcut device on title and 217 woodcuts of birds, some full-page and name indexes in 10 languages. (IV:) Gessner, C. Historiae Animalium Liber IIII. 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. Zürich, Froschauer, 1558. Folio. pp. (40), 1297, with woodcut printer's device and 737 woodcuts in the text. (V:) Gessner, C. Historiae Animalium Liber V. qui est de Serpentium natura? adiecta est ad calcem, scorpionis insecti? Zürich, Froschauer, 1587. Folio. Leaves (6), 85, (1 blank), 11, with woodcut printer's device on title and 31 woodcuts in the text. A very rare complete set of the first editions of Gessner's 'Historia Animalium', including the almost always lacking posthumously published volume V on Snakes and Scorpions. Gessner's zoological works are 'considered the basis of modern zoology'. It is the foremost purely zoological work of the Renaissance period and based on the author's extensive journeys throughout Europe as well as on his immense knowledge of previously published literature. Its influence on science of the succeeding age was considerable. In each part Gessner describes one animal after the other on the lines of Pliny, but with far greater knowledge based on his own experience and criticism. (I:) The first part of the zoological encyclopedia, on mammals. "Gessner also provided the names of each animal in as many languages as were known or available to him, and he even proposed suitable German names for animals that had not yet been named in the vernacular. The indexes to these names are in Latin, Hebrew, Arabic and Persian..., Greek, Italian, Spanish, French, German, English and 'Illyric' (which means the Slavic languages Czech, Polish and Russian, the latter in Romanized form)" (Wellisch A 23,1). The fine woodcuts include that of God creating Eve from Adams's rib surrounded by animals in the Garden of Eden. (II:). The second volume concerns amphibians. (III:) The third volume on birds has name indexes in 10 languages. (IV:) In his 'Liber IV qui est de Piscium & Aquatilium' Gessner 'discussed and illustrated many molluscs' (Dance p. 18). The work deals with fishes and other aquatic animals. (V:) On snakes and scorpions, was published posthumously by Gessner's friends Carron and Wolf from his notes. Many of the woodcuts were cut after paintings by Lukas Schan, some of which survived as part of the Felix Platter collection in the Basle University Library. The original drawings for many of these illustrations were recently discovered in the Amsterdam University Library. See Florike Egmond and Sachiko Kusukawa, 'Circulation of images and graphic practices in Renaissance natural history: the example of Conrad Gessner', Gesnerus 73/1 (2016), pp 29-72 and Conrad Gessners 'Thierbuch'. Die Originalzeichnungen, Darmstadt 2018. The woodcuts contain the first naturalistic representations of the animal kingdom, and effectively herald the birth of the zoological book illustration. They are archetypes of much subsequent animal illustrations even into the 18th century. Volume 1 contains Liber I, volume 2 Liber II & III, volume 3 Liber IV and volume 5 Liber V. The contemporary vellum bindings with old repair and a bit worn. Three title-pages with old obliterated handwritten name, a few leaves with very slight damp staining and a few pages with marginal paper repair. Provance: Bookplate of the Hirsel Library. The Hirsel was the home of the former British prime minister, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Wellisch A 23,1; 24,1; 25,1; 26,1; 27.1. PMM77; Nissen, ZBI 1549, 1550, 1553, 1556 and Nissen, IVB 349.

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DESCRIPTION DE L'EGYPTE, - ou recueil des observations et des recherches, qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. Seconde édition. Dédiée au Roi. Publiée par C.L.F. Panckoucke. HISTOIRE NATURELLE, Tome Premier, ATLAS. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=10058&s_currency= DESCRIPTION DE L'EGYPTE,

ou recueil des observations et des recherches, qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. Seconde édition. Dédiée au Roi. Publiée par C.L.F. Panckoucke. HISTOIRE NATURELLE, Tome Premier, ATLAS.

Paris, C.L.F. Panckouke, 1826. Elephant-folio (70 x 53 cm.). pp. (2), with 62 splendid engraved plates. Contemporary green half morocco, spine in 7 compartments with gilt lettering.

The complete first volume of two of the Natural History atlas of Napoleon's famous expedition to Egypt. The present atlas comprises the following sections and number of plates: mammals 8, birds 14, reptiles 13 and fishes 27. The plates belong to the finest ever made, and the best artists and engravers of the period contributed to it. For example Barraband, Redouté and Bouquet for the bird plates. The second volume of the zoological atlas concerns insects and invertebrates. The plates of the second edition of the zoological atlas are identical to the first edition. In 1789 Berthollet by order of Napoleon visited numerous artists, scientists, etc. for a secret mission, i.e. to accompany Napoleon during his conquest of Egypt. More than 200 artists and scientists contributed to this immense work. In the domain of science the results of the expedition were of unique interest. The discovery of the Rosetta Stone for instance furnished the key to the Egyptian hieroglyphics. A fine copy of this rare atlas, with some occasional light foxing. Nissen ZBI, 4608.

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SEBA, A. - Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri accurata descriptio... Description exacte des principales curiositez naturelles du magnifique cabinet de A. Seba ... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=10057&s_currency= SEBA, A.

Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri accurata descriptio... Description exacte des principales curiositez naturelles du magnifique cabinet de A. Seba ...

Amsterdam, Jansson-Waesberg, Wetsten and Smith (vol. 4 Arksteus, Merkeus, and Schouten). 1734-1765.4 volumes. Folio (51 x 33cm). pp. (xxxiv), 178; (xxxiv), 154; (xxvi) 212 (recte 216); (iv) 226, with engraved frontispiece, vignette on titles, portrait of Seba, 5 head-pieces, and 449 engraved plates, of which 174 are double-page, text in Latin and French. Recent brown half calf, spines with gilt lettering in 6 compartments, marbled sides.

A fine copy of the first edition. This is one of the greatest natural history books of all times, and the most finely illustrated and lavish record of an eighteenth-century natural history cabinet. The stunning plates depict exotic plants, animals, insects, minerals, fossils, and shells, along with some monstrosities. The shell plates are particularly impressive, with 60 plates depicting several thousand shells arranged in decorative patterns. "the plates make Seba's work one of the more important of its time, also for the purposes of zoological nomenclature, as Linnaeus and many subsequent authors based new species upon figures from Seba's work" (Holthuis). Volume I contains for the greater part mammals, birds and amphibians. Vol. II reptiles, especially snakes are best represented. Vol. III contains fishes, mollusca, echinodermata, crustacea, coelenterates, vermes, bryozoa, sponges and algae. Vol. IV insects, minerals and fossils. 'The text on the fishes in volume III was mainly written by Petrus Artedi (1705-1735), a young Swedish zoologist and friend of Linnaeus, who in 1734 went to England and Holland, and worked for Seba; he drowned in an Amsterdam canal in 1735; his publications on ichthyology are so fundamental that he is called the 'Father of Ichthyology'' (Holthuis). Albertus Seba (1665-1736), the son of a Frisian peasant, became an apothecary in Amsterdam and amassed a considerable fortune in the service of the Dutch East India Company. His wealth and contacts enabled him to accumulate an internationally renowned collection of natural wonders, and his private museum was one of the 'sights' of Amsterdam and was visited by both nobility and naturalists. In 1717 he sold his collection to Peter the Great for the then enormous sum of 15000 guilders, but embarked immediately upon forming a second collection, even grander than the first. It is this second collection which is commemorated in the present work, published over thirty years with no expense spared in its production. Seba himself died in 1736, after the first two volumes had appeared. His collection was auctioned in 1752 in order to provide funds to complete the publication. The drawings of plants are now in the State Herbarium at Leiden. A collection of fossils and minerals, known as the Seba collection, is in the Palaeontological Museum in Copenhagen. It was purchased at the 1752 auction by Count Moltke. Seba was assisted in the preparation of the text by such eminent naturalists as Boerhave, Artedi, Gaubius, Musschenbroek, et al. Aernout Vosmaer (1720-1799) was the editor of the last two volumes, assisted by Pallas and Houttuyn. Vosmaer was Director of the menageries of the 'Natuur- en Kunstcabinetten' of the Stadtholder Willliam V. The French translation was made by Dr. Duclous in collaboration with Allamand. The frontispiece, an allegory of the personified continents offering up their natural treasures, is engraved by Pieter Tanjé after L.F. Dubourg, the portrait of Seba is engraved by J. Houbraken after J.M. Quinkard, and the five head-pieces are also by Tanjé. The plates are by Tanjé and other artists and engravers, for whom see Nissen. Seba's original copper plates were used to produce a new edition of his illustrations, entitled 'Planches du cabinet de Seba' (F.G. Levrault, Strasbourg and Paris, 1827-1831), under the supervision of George Cuvier and the general editorship of Félix Edouard Guérin-Méneville. The work was issued in an uncoloured state, but purchasers could then have them hand coloured; one of these colorists has been identified as J. Fortuÿn, he executed the copy for the Stadtholder William V, Prince of Orange, now in the Royal Library and signed his name on the first plate of volume one only. The present large copy is in mint condition, without any foxing etc. Collation: Tomus I (1734): Half title page (in French) + title page (in Latin) + engraved frontispiece (entitled ?Industria?) + dedication by Seba (2 pages) + foreword by Herman Boerhaave, professor of medicine at Leiden (2 pages) + Latin preface by Seba (6 pages) + French preface by Seba (5 pages) + poem by H. D. Gaub, professor of medicine at Leiden (3 pages) + poem by Jan A. van Orsoy of Amsterdam, Seba?s fellow collector of naturalia (2 pages) + index to text and plates (9 pages) + engraved portrait of Seba, featuring his collection of snakes + 1?178 pages + plates I?CXI (111 engraved plates, of which 59 are double-page). Tomus II (1735): Half title page + title page + tribute to Seba by Johann Jacob Baier, president of the Leopoldina Academy of Sciences (2 pages) + poetic tribute to Seba by Ferdinand Jacob Baier, physician-naturalist and son of J. J. Baier (2 pages) + Latin preface by Seba (8 pages) + French preface by Seba (8 pages) + index to text and plates (10 pages) + 1?154 pages + plates I?CXIV (114 engraved plates, 40 double-page). Tomus III (?1758? [1759; see Dates]): Half title page + title page + Latin preface (2 pages) + French preface (2 pages) + index to plates (17 pages) + printer?s page + 1?212 pages + 108a?108d pages + plates I?CXVI (116 engraved plates, 61 double-page; plate 19 labelled ?XVIV?). Tomus IV (1765): Half title page + title page + I?VIII (Latin and French prefaces) + 9?42 (index to plates and editor?s note) + 1?226 pages + plates I?CVIII (108 engraved plates, 14 double-page). The index to the entire series is on pages 129?226 of volume 4. The grand total of engraved plates is 449, 174 of them double-page. Nissen BBI, 1825; Nissen ZBI, 3793; Landwehr 178, 179; Fine Bird Books p. 106; L.B. Holthuis. Albertus Seba's "Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri..." (Zool. Meded. Vol. 43 no. 19, juli 1969).

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GESSNER, C. - Historiae Animalium Liber IV qui est de Piscium & Aquatilium Animantium natura cum iconibus singulorum ad viuum expressis ferè omnibus DCCXII. Editio secunda novis iconibus, necnon observationibus non paucis auctior, atque etiam multis in locis emendatior. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=10046&s_currency= GESSNER, C.

Historiae Animalium Liber IV qui est de Piscium & Aquatilium Animantium natura cum iconibus singulorum ad viuum expressis ferè omnibus DCCXII. Editio secunda novis iconibus, necnon observationibus non paucis auctior, atque etiam multis in locis emendatior.

Francofvrti, in Bibliopolio Andreae Cambieri, 1604. Folio (365 x 245mm). pp. (40), 1052, 38, with 712 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary half vellum with boards (front cover lacks small part at the right lower corner).

Second Latin edition of Gessner's famous work on fishes, which as Cuvier pointed out, represents the beginning of modern zoology. The figures, almost all of remarkable accuracy and artistic merit, were by Hans Asper and John Thomas from Zurich and Lucas Schan from Strassburg. Small piece cut out of title page, partly very browned, some quires more affected than others. "The fourth book, published in 1558 (first edition) and entitled 'De piscium...', 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). This suite of woodcuts contains the first naturalistic representations of the animal kingdom, and effectively heralds the birth of zoological book illustration. They are the archetypes of much subsequent animal illustrations, even into the 18th century. Nissen ZBI, 1553; H.H. Wellisch, Conrad Gessner A 26,2.

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BRENCHLEY, J.L. - Jottings during the cruise of H.M.S. Curaçoa among the South Sea Islands in 1865. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=10036&s_currency= BRENCHLEY, J.L.

Jottings during the cruise of H.M.S. Curaçoa among the South Sea Islands in 1865.

London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1873. Large 8vo (255 x 175 mm). pp. xxviii, 487, with 1 folded coloured frontispiece, 58 plates of which 42 handcoloured and 1 folding coloured map and numerous figures in the text. Contemporary black morocco, gilt lettered spine (joints splitting).

Julius Lucius Brenchley, English explorer, was born 30 november 1816 in Maidstone. 'This voyage wasespecially significant for the natural history data collected. The ship sailed from Sydney under command of Sir William Wiseman to display the British flag in the different archipelagoes of the western Pacific. Vistits were made to Lord Howe Islands, Norfolk Islands, and Niue or Savage Island; Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji; the New Hebrides, Santa Cruz, and Solomon Islands; New Caledonia, and the Loyality Islands' (Hill p. 33). The first section of the book describes the history, anthropology etc. of the trip, the second section from page 351 descibes the natural history of the region. The first part pp. 353-394, with 21 fine handcoloured plates by J. Smith covers birds by G.R.Gray. Followed by a section on reptiles by A. Günther pp. 395-407, with 4 plates, and a section on fishes by A. Günther pp. 409-430, with 10 (5 handcoloured), a section on shells pp. 431-454, with 7 coloured plates, and insects pp. 455-474, with 8 coloured plates. 'The section on birds was prepared on the basis of material collected by Brenchley during the cruise of the fregatte 'Curaçoa', in the western Pacific. Only birds new to science or particularly rare are noted' (Anker 185). A rare work. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Henry Anson and former owner`s stamp on title. Henze I, p. 349; Hill p. 33.

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PETIT-THOUARS, A. DU. - Voyage autour du Monde sur la Frégrate la Vénus pendant les années 1836-1839. Atlas de Zoologie. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=10028&s_currency= PETIT-THOUARS, A. DU.

Voyage autour du Monde sur la Frégrate la Vénus pendant les années 1836-1839. Atlas de Zoologie.

Paris, Gide & Cie, 1846. Folio (540 x 355mm). With 75 engraved plates of which 70 beautifully hand-coloured. Later green cloth, gilt lettered spine.

The zoological atlas of this famous expedition. 13 plates concern mammals, 10 birds, 3 reptiles, 10fishes, 27 molluscs and 16 zoophytes. Without the text volume of 355 pages. 'This voyage, ostensibly to report on the whale fisheries in the Pacific, was actually primarily political in nature. After rounding the Horn, the expedition made calls up the coast of South America, to Hawaii, Kamchatka, and to California, in order to assist French traders who had been clamouring for support for some time. In 1838, the Vénus made a run for Easter Island, further investigated the coast of South America, then sailed for the Galapagos and Marquesas Islands, Tahiti, and New Zealand. After visits to Sydney and Mauritius, the ship sailed home, arriving after a voyage of thirty months' (Hill p. 91). The bird plates are browned, all others are fine. The excellent plates are by J.C. Werner, Oudart, J.A. Alberti and Vaillant, well-known artists of the period. For example Jean-Charles Werner (1798-1856) was a natural history artist and comparative anatomist for the Muséum d?Histoire Naturelle in Paris, where he contributed some 350 paintings of animals on vellum for the famous Collection des vélins between the years 1826 and 1856. B.M. (Nat. Hist.) II, p. 606.

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MEYER, J.D. - Angenehmer und nuetzlicher Zeit-Vertreib mit Betrachtung curioser Vorstellungen allerhand kriechender, fliegender und schwimmender, auf dem Land und im Wasser sich befindender und naehrender Thiere, sowohl nach ihrer Gestalt und aeusserlichen Beschaffenheit als auch nach der accuratest davon verfertigten Structur ihrer Scelete oder Bein-Coerper/ nebst einer deutlichen so physicalisch und anatomisch besonders aber osteologisch und mechanischen Beschreibung derselben nach der Natur gezeichnet, gemahlet, in Kupfer gestochen und verlegt. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=10005&s_currency= MEYER, J.D.

Angenehmer und nuetzlicher Zeit-Vertreib mit Betrachtung curioser Vorstellungen allerhand kriechender, fliegender und schwimmender, auf dem Land und im Wasser sich befindender und naehrender Thiere, sowohl nach ihrer Gestalt und aeusserlichen Beschaffenheit als auch nach der accuratest davon verfertigten Structur ihrer Scelete oder Bein-Coerper/ nebst einer deutlichen so physicalisch und anatomisch besonders aber osteologisch und mechanischen Beschreibung derselben nach der Natur gezeichnet, gemahlet, in Kupfer gestochen und verlegt.

Nuernberg, J.J. Fleischmann, 1748-1756. 3 volumes (bound in 2). Folio (445 x 295mm). pp. (6), 56, (2); 28, (2); (2), 10, with 1 hand-coloured engraved portrait of the author, 1 hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 2 hand-coloured engraved titles, and 240 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary calf, spines rebacked preserving some parts of the original spine, sides with repair to corners, frontcover of 2nd volume with larger repair.

"A very rare and unusual book which has a plate of each bird, and underneath or on a succeeding page a plate of its anatomy" (Fine Bird Books 94). This bibliography awards the above work with 2 stars, and it belongs to the most attractive zoological publications produced in the first half of the 18th century in Germany. The text of this uncommon publication was written by G.L. Huth. The beautiful colour-plates depict a great number of vertebrates (mainly birds, 21 depict fishes, and 16 amphibia & reptilia), together with their skeletons in a most artistic manner. The colouring is bright and splendid; the fine plates were drawn and engraved by the author himself, who was a miniature-painter, engraver and art-dealer at Nürnberg. "Im Mai 1748 hielt er sich zur Kur in Karlsbad auf und begann kurz nach seiner Rückkehr mit dem osteologischen Tierwerk 'Angenehmer und nützlicher Zeitvertreib...' zu dem Georg Leonard Huth der Text verfasste. Meyer soll ein eigenes Naturalienkabinett besessen haben (Vocke), griff für seine Tiermalereien aber auch auf andere Naturaliensammlungen, vorallem die von Christoph Jacob Trew zurück (Gröll)" (H. Ludwig, Nürnberger naturgeschichtliche Malerei im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert pp. 338-9). 3 plates with small marginal repair and 1 plate with small ink spot at the upper margin, the portrait with minor small damage to the engraving. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of 'Manchester Library'. Anker 338; Nissen IVB, 630.

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LACEPEDE, B.G. DE. - Histoire Naturelle des Poissons. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9970&s_currency= LACEPEDE, B.G. DE.

Histoire Naturelle des Poissons.

Paris, Plassan, an VI-VIII (1798-1800). 2 volumes (of 5). 4to (252 x 195mm). With 45 engraved plates and 1 engraved vignette. Contemporary calf, spines with 6 raised bands, richly floral gilt ornaments and 2 gilt lettered labels.

First edition. The complete ichthyology section of Buffon's famous 'Histoire Naturelle' has 5 volumes (with 116 plates) of which we offer the first 2. The present section is rare as it was published after Buffon's death, in a smaller edition, and is very often lacking in the complete set. The drawings of Buffon's 'Histoire Naturelle' published in 44 volumes from 1749 to 1804 were made by J. de Sève, while the engraving was done by a host of skilled craftsmen. Lacepède (1756-1825) was the successor to Buffon. "... at the age of 21 he went to Paris and soon formed a friendship with Georges Buffon... Buffon enlisted Lacepède's aid in his grand project to summarize all natural history, and , when he died in 1788, Lacepède, together with L.J.M. Daubenton, had been Buffon's choice to succeed him... Lacepède published many important works on vertebrates, especially on fishes and cetaceans"(Adler p. 14). Nissen ZBI, 2348 (quoting erroneously 161 plates).

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BLOCH, M.E. - Naturgeschichte der Ausländischen Fische. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9965&s_currency= BLOCH, M.E.

Naturgeschichte der Ausländischen Fische.

Berlin, Auf Kosten des Verfassers, 1785-1795. Text volumes to parts I, II, III, IV, V, VIII, IX. 4to. (290 x 240mm). pp. (8), 136; (8), 160; x, (2), 146, (2); x, (2), 128; (8), 152; (6), 174; (43), 192. Later marbled boards (first 3 vols) and later marbled boards, spines with red gilt lettered label.

First editon. 7 text volumes of nine on foreign and exotic fishes. Bloch's complete work 'Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische' consists of two sections. The first 3 volumes concern fishes of Germany 'Oeconomische Naturgeschichte der Fische Deutschlands'. The second section comprising 9 volumes concerns the foreign fishes. All tile-pages have attractive engraved vignettes. The first 3 volumes are bound in one and have a smaller format (240 x 215mm). Nissen 'Schöne Fischbücher' 22; Nissen ZBI, 415.

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BLOCH, M.E. - Oeconomische Naturgeschichte der Fische Deutschlands. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9964&s_currency= BLOCH, M.E.

Oeconomische Naturgeschichte der Fische Deutschlands.

Berlin, Auf Kosten des Verfassers..., 1782-1784. 3 text-volumes. 4to (290 x 240mm). pp. (16), 258; (8), 192; (8), 234. Later marbled boards, spines with red gilt lettered label.

The complete text volumes of the first edition of the finest work on German fishes ever published. Marcus Elieser Bloch (1723-99) published from 1782-95 his 'Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische'. The first 3 volumes describe German fishes. The complete work has 108 fine handcoloured plates. All 3 text volumes have attractive engraved title vignettes. Nissen 'Schöne Fischbücher' 23; Nissen ZBI, 415.

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SAVTSCHENKO, P. - Atlas des Poissons Vénéneux descriptions des ravages produits par eux sur l'organisme humain, et des contre-poisons à employer, http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9873&s_currency= SAVTSCHENKO, P.

Atlas des Poissons Vénéneux descriptions des ravages produits par eux sur l'organisme humain, et des contre-poisons à employer,

St. Petersburg, Balasheva, 1886. 4to (345 x 250mm). pp. (10), 53, (2), with 10 (9 coloured) lithographed plates. Contemporary green cloth, spine with gilt lettering.

A rare and beautifully produced work on poisonous fishes. The text is both in Russian and French. Petr Nikolaevich Savchenko (1844-1885) was 'Médicin major de la marine Impériale Russe'. The fine plates are after drawings by the author and lithographed by Ch. Ivabson and some of the plates have a metallic silver sheen. A fine copy, tiny paper damage at the upper margin of title-page. Dean II, 395.

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BUFFON, (G.L.L.) & LACEPEDE, (B.G.E.). - Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière, avec la description du Cabinet du Roy . http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9823&s_currency= BUFFON, (G.L.L.) & LACEPEDE, (B.G.E.).

Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière, avec la description du Cabinet du Roy .

Paris, l' Imprimerie Royale, Hôtel de Thou, Plassan, 1749-1804. 44 volumes. 4to (245 x 192mm). With1 engraved portrait of Buffon, 4 folded tables, 12 engraved maps and 1261 engraved plates. Contemporary almost uniform calf, richly gilt decorated spines with red and green gilt lettered labels.

A fine and attractively bound set of the rare first edition including the posthumously published volumes written by Lacépède on fishes, amphibians, snakes and whales. A well preserved set, of this great classic on natural history, dealing almost exclusively with zoology. Buffon's work enjoyed such a popularity that numerous editions and continuations were published throughout the 18th and 19th century. These, however, should not be confused with the above sumptuously printed 'Imprimerie Royale' edition. All plates are engraved after drawings by De Sève, the famous French landscape painter. The animals are depicted in their natural habitat, together with charming landscapes, villages, mountains etc. These elaborately drawn plates, full of elegance, became very popular and were frequently imitated. The work is composed as follows: Histoire Naturelle ... 15 volumes; Suppléments 7 volumes; Minéraux 5 volumes; Oiseaux 9 volumes; Quadrupèdes ovipares et des serpens 2 volumes; Poissons 5 volumes; Cétacées 1 volume. "... he opens his great work with an essay called 'Théorie de la Terre', in which for the first time he outlines a satisfactory account of the history of our globe and its development as a fitting home for living things... This rejection of a rigid system of classification, to which most biologists of his time adhered, and Buffon's belief in the mutability of species, implied clearly some preparation for the thoughts of Darwin... Nevertheless he was the first to present the universe as one complete whole and to find no phenomenon calling for any but a purely scientific explanation" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 198). The 5 volumes on fishes by Lacépède have almost identical but slightly different bindings, the final volume on whales 'Cétacées' also by Lacépède is in a contemporary but different full calf binding, both these works were published after the French Revolution. The section on fishes and whales form the final 6 volumes (vol. 39-44) of the 'Histoire Naturelle?' Provenance: Armorial bookplates of Bibliothèque de M. Le Cte Frédéric de Pourtales with motto 'Quid non dilectis' (the last 6 volumes, published after the revolution, are without bookplate. PMM 198; Sparrow, Milestones of Science 32; Nissen ZBI, 672; Dibner, Heralds 193.

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FRIES, B.F. & EKSTRÖM, C.U. - Skandinaviens Fiskar, målade efter lefvande exemplar och ritade på sten af Wilh. von Wright, med text af B. Fr. Fries och C.U. Ekström. & Bihang innefattande beskrifningar öfver de i Skandinavien bruklige Fiskeredskap med figurer. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9690&s_currency= FRIES, B.F. & EKSTRÖM, C.U.

Skandinaviens Fiskar, målade efter lefvande exemplar och ritade på sten af Wilh. von Wright, med text af B. Fr. Fries och C.U. Ekström. & Bihang innefattande beskrifningar öfver de i Skandinavien bruklige Fiskeredskap med figurer.

Stockholm, P.A. Norstedt & Söner, 1836-(1857). 4to (295 x 245mm). pp. (2, Praemonenda), iv (Inledning), 222, with 60 lithographed plates of which 59 are splendidly hand-coloured; pp. 44, (2, index to plates), with 3 engraved plates. Contemporary green half morocco, spine in 6 compartments with gilt fish ornaments and lettering, top edges gilt.

The rare first edition of the most splendid book on Scandinavian fishes. The fine plates heightenedwith gum Arabic are by Wilhelm von Wright (1810-1887), a Finnish-born natural history painter. He was the middle of 3 brothers who made their living as painters, illustrators or naturalists and moved to Stockholm to assist his eldest brother Magnus with his work 'Svenska Foglar'. The publication of the present work, his masterpiece, began in 1836 and was completed with the help of his younger brother Ferdinand in 1857. The text was started by Bengt Friedrich Fries and completed by Ekström and Sundevall. The work was issued in 10 parts including the supplement (present in our copy). No title page was published and the printed wrappers of the first part are bound in its place. The work is prone to serious foxing, which is not the case in the present copy. The text has some minor foxing and browning and 1 plain plate is foxed. All the other plates are in mint condition. A fine complete copy of this rare work. Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher 56; Nissen ZBI, 1435.

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GESSNER, C. - Icones Animalium Quadrupedum Viviparorum et Oviparum, quae in Historiae Animalium Conradi Gesneri Libr. I. et II. describuntur... Editio Tertia. Novis Eiconibus non paucis?. Die figuren und contrafacturen von allerley vierfüssigen Thieren. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9689&s_currency= GESSNER, C.

Icones Animalium Quadrupedum Viviparorum et Oviparum, quae in Historiae Animalium Conradi Gesneri Libr. I. et II. describuntur... Editio Tertia. Novis Eiconibus non paucis?. Die figuren und contrafacturen von allerley vierfüssigen Thieren.

Heidelberg, A. Cambier, 1606. Folio (360 x 240mm). pp. 127, (1, blank), (6, indices), with woodcut printer's device and 141 woodcuts. [With:] Icones Avium omnium, quae in historia avium Conradi Gesneri describuntur ... Editio Tertia. Novis aliquot Eiconibus auctior ... Die Figuren und contrafacturen der vögeln. Heidelberg, A. Cambier 1606. pp. 137. (7), with large woodcut on title and 229 woodcuts of birds. [With:] Nomenclator Aquatilium Animantium. Icones Animalium Aquatilium in mari & dulcibus aquis ... Figuren und Contrafacturen von allerley Fischen und anderen Thieren/ die im meer und süssen wasseren gefunden werdend ... Zurich, C. Froschauer, 1560. pp. (28), 374, (2), with 737 woodcuts. [With:] Historiae Animalium Liber II. Qui est de Quadrupedibus Oviparis? Frankfurt, H. Laurentius, 1617. pp. (6, 2 blank), 119, with woodcut on title and 19 woodcuts. Contemporary vellum, contemporary manuscript title on spine.

A set of the complete 'Icones Animalium', which comprises the complete series of woodcuts from Gesner's 'Historia Animalium' (1551-1558), along with some that appear in this edition for the first time. This was the greatest zoological encyclopaedia of the sixteenth century and the greatest pictorial assembly of zoological illustration of its time. The illustrations are the first original zoological illustrations and the first naturalistic representations of animals to be published. As such they herald the birth of zoological book illustration. They are the archetypes of much subsequent animal illustrations, even into the eighteenth century. The woodcuts were cut after paintings by Lukas Schan, some of which survive as part of the Felix Patter collection in the Basle University Library. The 'Icones' utilizes the entire assembly of woodcuts, but largely eliminates the text, apart from the nomenclature. I. The 'Historia animalium de quadrupedium viviparis' dealing with mammals, was the first part of the zoological encyclopaedia on mammals. The present 'Icones Animalium Quadrupedum et Oviparum' incorporates the separately published 'Historia animalium liber II. De quadrupedibus oviparis' and is the 3rd edition. II. The 'Historia animalium de avium' woodcuts are the second important suite of ornithological iconography, being roughly contemporary with those of Belon published the same year. They are the precursors of many of Aldrovandi's illustrations, many of which were copied from Gesner. The present 'Icones Avium' is the 3rd edition. III. The 'Historia animalium de piscium & aquatilium' was Gesner's history of fish and aquatic animals. The 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 (including conchology), not confined to fish. The present 'Nomenclator Aquatilium Animantium. Icones animalium aquatilium' is the 1st edition. IV. The 'Historiae Animalium Liber II. Qui est de Quadrupedibus Oviparis' is not part of the 'Icones' but the second volume of his 'Historia Animalium' on amphibia and the 3rd edition. It is incorporated in 'Icones Animalium Quadrupedum et Oviparum' see no. I. 'The title pages ... bear subtitles in Italian, French and German, probably because they were aimed at a larger market and at people who could no longer read Latin. These are the only title pages of Gesner's original works with text in vernacular languages. The illustrations themselves also carry captions in all four languages' (Wellisch, Conrad Gessner. A Bio-Biography p 69). An attractively bound set. First few leaves with marginal brown spot. The section on fishes very clean, the others with some occasional browning. Provenance: First title page with old owner's name Gottfried Eichorn. Johann Gottfried Eichhorn (1752-1827) was a German Protestant theologian of the Enlightenment and an early orientalist. On inside frontcover engraved armorial bookplate with initials C.W.G.V.N., bookplate of Christoph Wentzel, Graf von Nostitz (1648-1712). Wellisch A 29.3; A 30,3; A 31.1; 24.3. and PMM 77 for the 'Historia animalium' (1551-1558).

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BONAPARTE, C.L.J.L. - (Prince of Canino). Iconografia della Fauna Italica per le quattro classi degli animali vertebrati. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9671&s_currency= BONAPARTE, C.L.J.L.

(Prince of Canino). Iconografia della Fauna Italica per le quattro classi degli animali vertebrati.

Mammiferi e Uccelli, Anfibi, Pesci. Roma, Tipografia Salviucci, 1832-1841. 3 volumes. Folio (378 x 270mm). pp. (1104), with 180 very fine hand-coloured lithographed plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with richly blind- and gilt-stamped ornaments.

A beautiful large uncut copy, given by the author to his wife with the following dedication: "A Madame la Princesse Zénaide Bonaparte, modèle des épouses et des mères. L'Autheur après vingt ans de mariage". The author Charles Lucien Bonaparte was the son of Napoleon's brother Lucien, and Zénaide was the daughter of Napoleon's older brother Joseph. Soon after his marriage Bonaparte went to the United States, where he started a brilliant career as a naturalist and published his 'American ornithology' (Philadelphia 1825-1833). At the age of 25 he returned to Europe and despite his family connections and the disruptions that followed the Napoleonic era, he became a competent and highly respected naturalist. A monumental work on the vertebrate fauna of Italy, published in 30 parts. The splendid plates were lithographed by Battistelli, most of them from drawings by Carolus Ruspi and Petrus Quattochi. "Now he intended to increase the knowledge of all branches of the vertebrates by his researches and theoretical works; with his 'Iconografia della fauna Italica', begun in 1832 and completed in 1841, he added to the understanding of Italian mammals, reptiles, amphibia, and fishes, as well as birds' (Stresemann. Ornithology p. 158). "With his extensive private collection and library housed at his estate in Rome, he began work on his vertebrate zoology of Italy ... Volume two, the 'Amfibi', covers herpetology and contains 54 beautiful handcoloured plates, in folio size. It was the standard on the Italian herpetofauna until superseded by Lorenzo Camerano's monographs" (Adler p. 29). The third and largest volume concerns fishes and contains 78 large splendidly hand-coloured plates. These plates represent a unique portrayal of Italian and Mediterranean fishes and have never been surpassed in beauty of execution. Some of the plates have a silver metallic sheen. Nissen, 'Schöne Fischbücher', 26; Nissen ZBI, 459; Wood p. 248; Anker 48. See also P.T. Stroud, 'The Emperor of Nature Charles-Lucien Bonaparte and His World'.

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YARRELL, W. - On the growth of the Salmon in Fresh Water. With six coloured illustrations of the fish, of the natural size, exhibiting its character and exact appearance at various stages during the first two years. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9633&s_currency= YARRELL, W.

On the growth of the Salmon in Fresh Water. With six coloured illustrations of the fish, of the natural size, exhibiting its character and exact appearance at various stages during the first two years.

London , John van Voorst, 1839. Oblong-folio (310 x 435mm). pp. (2), 3, (1), with 3 fine hand-coloured engraved plates showing 6 salmon. Publisher's printed wrappers, leather spine.

William Yarrell (1784-1856) is best known for his 'The History of British Fishes' and 'A History ofBritish Birds'. The present work on the salmon was issued in a small limited edition and is quite rare. The fine plates are drawn by C. Curtis and are beautifully hand-coloured. Nissen ZBI, 4489.

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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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BOSGOED, MULDER. D. - Bibliotheca Ichthyologica et Piscatoria. Catalogus van boeken en geschriften over de natuurlijke geschiedenis van de visschen en walvisschen, de kunstmatige vischteelt, de visscherijen, de wetgeving op de visscherijen, enz. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9385&s_currency= BOSGOED, MULDER. D.

Bibliotheca Ichthyologica et Piscatoria. Catalogus van boeken en geschriften over de natuurlijke geschiedenis van de visschen en walvisschen, de kunstmatige vischteelt, de visscherijen, de wetgeving op de visscherijen, enz.

Haarlem, de Erven Loosjes, 1873. 8vo (232 x 148mm). pp. xxvi, 474. Contemporary red half calf, spine in 6 compartments with gilt lettering.

Important and early bibliography on fishes. On free endpaper 'Present exemplaar van den schrijver',and small stamp on title-page. Dean. Bibliography of fishes p. 157.

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GAY, C. - Historia fisica y politica de Chile: ATLAS ZOOLOGIA. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9285&s_currency= GAY, C.

Historia fisica y politica de Chile: ATLAS ZOOLOGIA.

Paris, Thunot, 1854. Folio (360 x 285mm). With 133 (of 135) engraved or lithographed plates. Recentbrown half calf, gilt lettered spine.

Apart from one plate in the section of Arachnids and one bird plate 'Loyca' a complete copy of the zoological atlas of this famous and comprehensive natural history work on Chile. 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 amongst others 10 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. Two issues were published, one with plain plates as the above copy and one with handcoloured plates. Zimmer I, 237; Nissen ZBI, 1488.

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DONOVAN, E. - The Naturalist's Repository, or miscellany of exotic natural history exhibiting rare and beautiful specimens of foreign birds, insects, shells, quadrupeds, fishes and marine productions; more especially such new subjects as have not hitherto been figured, or correctly described; forming a compendium of the most interesting modern discoveries in zoology. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9202&s_currency= DONOVAN, E.

The Naturalist's Repository, or miscellany of exotic natural history exhibiting rare and beautiful specimens of foreign birds, insects, shells, quadrupeds, fishes and marine productions; more especially such new subjects as have not hitherto been figured, or correctly described; forming a compendium of the most interesting modern discoveries in zoology.

London, printed for the author, and Simpkin & Marshall, 1834. 5 volumes. Royal-8vo (245 x 152mm). With 180 handcoloured engraved plates. Publisher's cloth.

One of the most attractive, colourful natural history works of the period, describing many newly discovered exotic animals. The present copy is a title-edition of 1834, having the same plates and text as the first edition, with the only difference that a new title-page has been printed. The work was originally issued in monthly parts from 1823-7. The coloured plates are usually accompanied by one to three leaves of text. According to Buchannan 'Nature into Art', Donovan was particularly fond of using bright colours in his plates and the offered work is a very good example for this. 52 of the beautiful illustrations depict shells, 70 plates concern entomology and exotic butterflies figure extensively and 26 plates are devoted to birds. "It will be also seen from many of our pages that through the kindness of the late worthy president of the Royal Society, Sir Joseph Banks, the rich and truly scientific collection of that magnificent patron of sciences was ever open to us for the furtherance of our pursuits in Natural History; and of the object of the present work among others' (From the introduction). The work shows first depictions of butterflies and insects collected during the first Cook voyage such as plate 37 'Papilio Marica' of the second volume. Paper repair to title-pages, some traces of library stamps on verso of some plates not affecting the illustrations. Provenance: Handwritten name of Kikumaro Okano on inside front-covers. Nissen IVB, 259; Wood 323.

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ENCYCLOPÉDIE OU DICTIONNAIRE RAISONNÉ DES SCIENCES, DES ARTS ET DES MÉTIERS... - Publié par Diderot et d'Alembert: 46 planches d'Histoire Naturelle. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8924&s_currency= ENCYCLOPÉDIE OU DICTIONNAIRE RAISONNÉ DES SCIENCES, DES ARTS ET DES MÉTIERS...

Publié par Diderot et d'Alembert: 46 planches d'Histoire Naturelle.

Paris 1762(?). Folio (430 x 280mm). 43 fine engraved plates and descriptive text. Recent half calf,spine with gilt lettered red label.

At the first free endpaper the following had been written in contemporary manuscript: 'Encyclopédie. 46 planches d'histoire naturelle: poissons, crustacés, coquilles, rayonnés, insectes, polype, le pou et la puce grossis (toutes les planches sont de magnifiques épreuves des premiers tirages.) Duméril'. In fact there are 43 plates numbered 51-93. Plate 84 'le pou vu au microscope' 67 x 43 cm is a very large folding plate and plate 85 'La puce vue au microscope' is a large double-plate. Duméril is most likely the French zoologist André Marie Duméril (1774-1860). Nissen ZBI, 4622.

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VAILLANT, A.N. - Voyage autour du monde, exécuté pendant les années 1836 et 1837 sur la corvette La Bonité, publiée par ordre du Gouvernement sous les auspices du département de la marine. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8772&s_currency= VAILLANT, A.N.

Voyage autour du monde, exécuté pendant les années 1836 et 1837 sur la corvette La Bonité, publiée par ordre du Gouvernement sous les auspices du département de la marine.

HISTOIRE NATURELLE: ATLAS ZOOLOGIQUE. Par Eydoux & Souleyet. Paris, A. Bertrand, (1842-1852). Folio(484 x 320mm). pp. (2), 8, with 101 (96 handcoloured or colour-printed) engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lines and lettering.

The complete zoological atlas of this famous and rare French expedition, exploring various areas inthe Pacific. "The principal aims of this voyage were political: to show the French flag in various areas of the Pacific, including the Hawaiian Islands, China, and Cochin China; to extend protection to a number of French subjects; and to draw up comprehensive reports on the countries visited, including Brazil, Chile, the Marianas, and the Philippines" (Hill 1752). Its plates, many after drawings by the famous French artists Prevost and Oudart, are of an unsurpassed beauty and elegance and were partly printed in colour and partly handcoloured. They are divided as follows: Mammifères (12), Oiseaux (10), Poissons (10), Reptiles (6), Insects (2), Mollusca (53), Zoophytes (2), Vers (1), Crustacés (5). A fine copy. B.M.(N.H.) II, 603.

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KANGETSU (SHITOMO) Illustrator. - Nihon Sankai Meisan Zue [Illustrations of the Noted Products of Mountain and Sea]. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8658&s_currency= KANGETSU (SHITOMO) Illustrator.

Nihon Sankai Meisan Zue [Illustrations of the Noted Products of Mountain and Sea].

Osaka, Shioya Chobei, 11th year of Kansei, 1799. 5 volumes. 8vo (250 x 175mm). With double-page woodblock illustrations throughout. Contemporary stitched blue limp covers (edges a bit worn).

Rare, particularly as a complete set, as here. The author is not named, but Kimura Kokyo, who wrotethe preface, was a wealthy brewer of sake in Osaka, also known by his literary name of Kenkado. The work describes and depicts the technology and industry of sake production, various forms of fishing including for giant squid, other forms of hunting, trapping, bee-keeping, porcelain and textile manufacture, quarrying and lime production, and other subjects. The last volume ends with busy scenes of commerce and Dutch galleons, alluding to the export trade.

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BREVOORT, J.C. - Notes on some figures of Japanese Fish taken from recent specimens by the artists of the U.S. Japan Expedition. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8620&s_currency= BREVOORT, J.C.

Notes on some figures of Japanese Fish taken from recent specimens by the artists of the U.S. Japan Expedition.

(Washington 1856). 4to (295 x 220mm). pp. 36, with 10 fine handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary cloth, gilt lettered spine.

Early and scarce American contribution on fishes of Japan. The work was published as vol. 2 of C. Perry' s Expedition to Japan. The colouring of the plates is excellent."The material used for this paper consists of spirited figures of sixty kinds of fish, principally valuable from their having been taken from recently procured specimens" (page 1 of the text). Signature of Robinson 1864 on title. Dean I, p. 181.

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BLOCH, M.E. - Histoire Naturelle des Poissons, avec les figures dessinées d'après nature. Ouvrage classé par ordres, genres et espèces, d'après le systême de Linné; avec les caractères génériques; par René Richard Castel. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8490&s_currency= BLOCH, M.E.

Histoire Naturelle des Poissons, avec les figures dessinées d'après nature. Ouvrage classé par ordres, genres et espèces, d'après le systême de Linné; avec les caractères génériques; par René Richard Castel.

Paris, Chez Deterville, An IX (1801). 10 volumes. 12mo (133 x 80mm). With 160 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt ornamented spines with 2 gilt-lettered green labels, sides with gilt borderlines, gilt edges.

The small 12mo edition of Bloch's famous folio work on fishes, the most sumptuous and beautifully produced work on the subject. The present edition forms vols. 32-41 of the 'Suite à Buffon'. The plates are after Jacques De Sève, one of the most famous natural history artists of the period. "Toutes les planches ont été dessinées de nouveau par J.E. De Sève, dont le talent est connu, et gravées avec un soin particulier sous sa direction" (From the Introduction). Marcus Elieser Bloch (1723-1799) was born in Ansbach and practiced as a physician in Berlin. He devoted himself to natural history, and wrote several works of which this is his most famous. He is considered the most important ichthyologist of the 18th century and his collection of some 1500 fishes from all over the world was the largest collection of fishes of his time. A fine copy. Nissen ZBI, 417.

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HILL, J. - An History of Animals. Containing descriptions of the Birds, Beasts, Fishes, and Insects, of the several Parts of the World; and including accounts of the several classes of Animalcules, visible only by the assistance of Microscopes... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=8146&s_currency= HILL, J.

An History of Animals. Containing descriptions of the Birds, Beasts, Fishes, and Insects, of the several Parts of the World; and including accounts of the several classes of Animalcules, visible only by the assistance of Microscopes...

London, Thomas Osborne, 1752. Folio (375 x 235mm). pp. (8), 584, (4), with 28 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine in 6 compartments with black gilt lettered label, marbled sides.

A separately published volume of Hill's 'A General Natural History', which contained a volume on Botany, one on Mineralogy and a final one on Zoology. The present work is an attractively illustrated encyclopaedia of the animal world. "Hill's principal achievement in zoology is the third volume of the 'General Natural History', on animals. A large section is devoted to microscopic animals, and some of the names Hill coined for these animals still stands, such as 'paramecium'"(DSB). "This work, in the English language, was unsurpassed as a source of information on natural history and as a work of almost unbelievable labour" (Stafleu, Linnaeus and the Linnaeans p. 210). The fine engraved plates are by B. Cole and show among others insects, fishes, shells and birds. An uncut copy. Nissen ZBI, 1939; Anker 210.

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TEMMINCK, C.J. - Verhandelingen over de Natuurlijke Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen, door de Leden der Natuurkundige commissie in Indie en andere schrijvers. Uitgegevenop last van den Koning door J.C. Temminck: ZOOLOGIE. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7849&s_currency= TEMMINCK, C.J.

Verhandelingen over de Natuurlijke Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen, door de Leden der Natuurkundige commissie in Indie en andere schrijvers. Uitgegevenop last van den Koning door J.C. Temminck: ZOOLOGIE.

Leiden 1839-1844. Folio (434 x 300mm). pp. (6), 228, 72, 72, 26, 250, with 3 double-page tables and102 lithographed plates of which 84 beautifully handcoloured. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt decorated spine in 6 compartments, edges gilt.

A superbly bound copy of the finest zoological work on Indonesia, the former Dutch East Indies. Thecomplete 'Verhandelingen...' comprises 3 volumes one concerning Ethnography, another Zoology and the last one Botany. Volumes could be purchased separately. Of the 102 plates 49 show mammals, including orang-outans and monkeys, 14 birds, 10 reptiles and amphibians, 6 fishes and 23 insects. The present volume was written by S. Mueller and H. Schlegel and edited by. C.J. Temminck. Temminck (1778-1858) was the founder and first director of the Leyden Natural History Museum and the author of a number of important ornithological works. The present work includes the two rare bis plates 1 and 2 in the ornithological section by J. Wolf, which are mostly not present. BM.(N.H.)II, 862; Landwehr 197, 454; Nissen ZBI, 4802.

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PISO, W. & MARCGRAF, G. - Historia naturalis Brasiliae, ... in qua non tantum Plantae et Animalia, sed et indigenarum morbi, ingenia et mores describuntur... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7843&s_currency= PISO, W. & MARCGRAF, G.

Historia naturalis Brasiliae, ... in qua non tantum Plantae et Animalia, sed et indigenarum morbi, ingenia et mores describuntur...

Lugdun. Batavorum et Amstelodami, F. Hackium apud L. Elzevirium, 1648. Folio (397 x 248mm). pp. (xii, including frontispiece), 122, (2); (iv), 293, (7), with engraved frontispiece and ca. 500 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary calf, gilt ornamented spine in 7 compartments, sides with large gilt English Royal coat of arms of James II and the motto of the English chivalric Order of the Garter 'Honi soit qui mal y pense', and 2 gilt borders (skilful repair to hinges and foot of spine).

First edition and a very special copy from the famous John Roland Abbey collection in an English Royal binding of the first major survey of the natural history of Brazil and the most extensive documentation on the Brazilian flora and fauna of the 17th century. It is also a pioneering work on tropical medicine. Landis comments: "This magnificent book, the most noted work of science in seventeenth-century Holland, was a product of that century's Dutch conquest of a portion of Brazil. It remained the one great illustrated work on the natural history of Brazil until the major expeditions of the nineteenth century generated new publications". Willem Piso (1611-1678; Dutch physician) was sent by the Dutch West Indies Company as the leader of the scientific mission to Brazil, where he was accompanied by the German naturalist and traveler Georg Marcgraf (1610-1644). Marcgraf's contributions to the above work are the descriptions and woodcut illustrations of the natural history matter depicting fishes, birds, quadrupeds and serpents as well as insects, and for the larger part plants. The part on the northeastern region of Brazil and the linguistics and ethnography of its inhabitants is followed by an extensive Tupi vocabulary of the Tapuia Indians. The fine pictorial titlepage is engraved after a drawing by Matham, the original of which is in the Albertina Library in Vienna. Provenance: The coat of arms are of James II (1633-1701), as Duke of York. This means that the arms date from before 1685, when James became King, and would have adopted slightly different arms; Armorial bookplate of John Roland Abbey and bookplate of John Henry Gurney. Hunt 244; Nissen BBI, 1533.

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NOVARA- - Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 (B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair). ZOOLOGISCHER THEIL, Erster Band (Wirbelthiere). http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7725&s_currency= NOVARA-

Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 (B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair). ZOOLOGISCHER THEIL, Erster Band (Wirbelthiere).

Wien, Kaiserlich-Königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1869. 4to (285 x 230mm). [Contains:] Zelebor, J. Säugethiere. pp. 42, with 3 (2 coloured) lithographed plates; Pelzeln, A. von. Vögel. pp. 176, with 6 coloured lithographed plates; Steindachner, F. Reptilien. pp. 98, with 3 lithographed plates; Steindachner, F. Amphibien. pp. 70, with 5 lithographed plates; Kner, R. Fische. pp. 433, with 16 lithographed plates. Later half cloth.

The vertebrate section of the famous Austrian expedition around the world. "Steindacher is best known as an ichthyologist, but he published nearly 60 herpetological titles (1862-1917) including one major work, the amphibian and reptile sections of the circumnavigation by the Austrian frigate Novara... This monograph reviewed a collection of nearly 1000 specimens from along the ship's route in South America, Africa, Ceylon, Java, China, Australia, and New Zealand..." (Adler p. 54). Library stamp on title, some occasional spotting.

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BRÜNNICH, M.T. - Ichthyologia Massiliensis, sistens Piscium descriptiones eorumque apud incolas nomina accedunt spolia Maris Adriatici. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7687&s_currency= BRÜNNICH, M.T.

Ichthyologia Massiliensis, sistens Piscium descriptiones eorumque apud incolas nomina accedunt spolia Maris Adriatici.

Hafniae et Lipsiae, apud Rothii Viduam et Proft, 1768. 8vo (190 x 115mm). pp. (16), 110. Contemporary boards, lettering on spine.

Morten Thrane Brünnich (1737-1827) was a Danish zoologist and mineralogist. He extensively studied the fishes of the Mediterranean Sea of which the above work is the result. A fine copy. Dean p. 192.

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BONAPARTE, C.L. - Catalogo metodico dei Pesci Europei. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7679&s_currency= BONAPARTE, C.L.

Catalogo metodico dei Pesci Europei.

Napoli, Stamperia e Cartiere del Fibreno, 1846. 4to (315 x 220mm). pp. 97, (3), vignette of fisheson title. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettering on spine, marbled sides.

A very interesting association copy from the library of Jean Baptiste Verany (1800-1865) one of thefounders of the Nice Natural History Museum. An interleaved copy with numerous annotations by Verany, of which many full page, and 2 small drawings of fishes. Although Verany's name does not appear the book is definitely from his library and the copious notes by this well know zoologist. Charles Lucien Bonaparte was the nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte. Despite his family connections and the disruptions that followed the Napoleonic era, he became a competent and highly respected naturalist. His major work is his 'Iconografia della Fauna Italica' published from 1832-41. "Bonaparte tried to establish our knowledge of various zoological groups once and for all, and published numerous synopses, conspectuses, and catalogs"(DSB). Dean I, p. 149.

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PERUGIA, A. - Elenco dei pesci dell'Adriatico. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7651&s_currency= PERUGIA, A.

Elenco dei pesci dell'Adriatico.

Milano, Ulrico Hoepli, 1881. Folio (325 x 230mm). pp. viii, 60, with 7 chromolithographed plates. Publisher's printed wrappers.

A superbly produced monograph on the fishes of the Adriatic sea. Many of the plates have been printed in silver. Dean II, p. 253.

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GRONOVIUS, L.T. - Zoophylacii Gronoviani Fasciculus Primus exhibens Animalia Quadrupeda, Amphibia atque Pisces, quae in Museo suo adservat... [Together with:] Zoophylacii Gronoviani FasciculusSecundus exhibens enumerationem Insectorum quae in Museo suo adservat.... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7610&s_currency= GRONOVIUS, L.T.

Zoophylacii Gronoviani Fasciculus Primus exhibens Animalia Quadrupeda, Amphibia atque Pisces, quae in Museo suo adservat... [Together with:] Zoophylacii Gronoviani FasciculusSecundus exhibens enumerationem Insectorum quae in Museo suo adservat....

Lugduni Batavorum, sumptibus auctoris, 1763-1764. 2 parts bound in one. Folio (418 x 264mm). pp. (4), 1-136, (4), with 14 engraved plates of fishes; pp. 137-236, with 3 engraved plates of insects and 1 plate of crustacea. Recent full calf, spine with red gilt lettered label.

Without the third part containing the mollusca and zoophytes. This part was published posthumously in 1781 by F.C. Meuschen and is frequently missing. The work is a descriptive catalogue of the specimens in Gronovius private museum. "It is clear that the work is intended to make a contribution towards an improved systematic arrangement, as is suggested by the word 'Zoophylacium', which may be translated 'System of Nature'. Many new generic names are introduced with careful diagnoses, but the specific diagnoses are descriptive only and the species are indicated by numbers, with bibliographic references to contemporary authors such as Linnaeus, Seba, Poda, etc... The first part of the book, dated 1763, containing the mammals, reptiles, and fishes, is dedicated to Peter Collinson, an Englishman, who was a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, The second part, dated 1764, contains the insects, with the Crustacea included as 'Insecta Aptera'. It fails to show the keen analysis of characters which is so evident in the first part, and I should guess that Gronov was much less interested in insects than he was with mammals and fishes. Nevertheless he had a notable collection, and he needed about 45 pages to describe his Coleoptera and 25 pages for the Lepidoptera "(L.G. Higgens. The 'Zoophylacium...', published in Journ. Soc. Bibl. Nat. Hist. II, 6). Some old marginal annotations in a neat handwriting. Nissen ZBI, 1727.

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MEIDINGER, C. VON. - Icones Piscium Austriae Indigenorum quos collegit vivisque coloribus expressos. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7600&s_currency= MEIDINGER, C. VON.

Icones Piscium Austriae Indigenorum quos collegit vivisque coloribus expressos.

Vienna, sumtibus Editoris/ apud Wapplerum Bibliopolam, 1785-1790. Decuria I-IV (of V). With 4 handcoloured engraved vignettes of fishing scenes on titles and 40 superb handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary boards (parts 1-3) and blue blind wrappers (part 4).

Achille Valenciennes' copy of one of the rarest and most beautiful publications on fishes. The workdescribes the indigenous fishes of Austria. A fifth part was published with 10 plates in 1794. The plates are after drawings by J. Lachenbauer and Martin Sedelmayer and engraved by Fr. Assner. Sedelmeyer was one of Nicolaus Jos. Jacquin's favourite artists. The colouring of the plates is outstanding using body colours heightened with gum arabic. On the inside of the frontcover the following is written: 'Pour Monsieur Valenciennes aide- naturaliste au Musée d'histoire naturelle au Jardin des Plantes à Paris'. Valenciennes was a famous French ichthyologist. Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher 95; Dean II, 126.

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WILLUGHBY, F. - De historia Piscium libri quatuor, jussu & sumptibus Societatis Regiae Londinensis editi ... Totum opus recognovit, coaptavit, supplevit, librum etiam primum & secundum integros adjecit J. Raius e Societate Regia. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7356&s_currency= WILLUGHBY, F.

De historia Piscium libri quatuor, jussu & sumptibus Societatis Regiae Londinensis editi ... Totum opus recognovit, coaptavit, supplevit, librum etiam primum & secundum integros adjecit J. Raius e Societate Regia.

Oxonii, e Theatro Sheldoniano, 1686. Folio (367 x 245mm). With 1 engraved frontispiece, 1 engraved title-vignette and 187 engraved plates. Contemporary blind pressed vellum, small split on upper cover hinge.

A fine copy of the rare first edition of the first large work on fishes in England, marking a new era in ichthyology. Although Ray states with his characteristic modesty to be only the editor of the manuscript of his deceased friend Willughby (1635-1672), his share in compiling the material for the work should not be neglected. The text was printed at the expense of bishop John Fell (founder of the University Press), the plates engraved by Paul van Somers under the supervision of Martin Lister at the expense of several members of the Royal Society of London, among them particularly the Society's president Samuel Pepys to whom the work is dedicated. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Falkenhof. Dean III, 331; Keynes 46; Nissen, 'Schöne Fischbücher', 130.

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RONDELET, G. - La première (-seconde) partie de l'histoire entière des Poissons. Composée premierement en Latin... Avec leurs pourtraits au naïf. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7355&s_currency= RONDELET, G.

La première (-seconde) partie de l'histoire entière des Poissons. Composée premierement en Latin... Avec leurs pourtraits au naïf.

Lion, M. Bonhome, 1558. 2 parts in one volume. Folio (278 x 203mm). pp. (12), 418, (14); pp.(4), 181, (1 blank), (10), with woodcut portrait of Rondelet and printer's devise (both repeated) and about 420 fine woodcuts of fishes, shells and some other marine animals. Contemporary vellum.

A fine copy of the first French edition of the most important work on fishes published in the 16th century. It covers more species (over 300) than the works of Belon (1553) or Salviani (1554-57). For over a century the work remained unchallenged as the standard work on the subject. The original Latin edition with the same woodcuts was published by the same publisher in 1554-55. Apart from fishes over a hundred molluscs are illustrated. "In his own day Rondelet was almost as well known as an anatomist as a zoologist. A popular lecturer, Rondelet attracted scholars from all over Europe: Coiter and Bauhin; L'Écluse; L'Obel... Gesner and Aldrovandi also studied briefly under him ... For those fish he could inspect on the coast of Languedoc, Rondelet is thorough and usually accurate; the work long remained the basic guide to the region" (DSB). One index leaf with some marginal discoloration of the paper, and a small marginal black spot on another leaf. Small damage to spine. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Eduard de Laplane, as well as an old inscription on title dated 1618. Nissen ZBI, 3475; Wood p. 541.

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SHAW, G. - General Zoology or Systematic Natural History: PISCES. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7352&s_currency= SHAW, G.

General Zoology or Systematic Natural History: PISCES.

London, G. Kearsley, 1803-1804. 4 volumes. Royal-8vo (212 x 132mm). pp. v, (2), 1- 192; xiii, (2),193-632; v, (2), 1- 250; vi, (2), 251-463, with 4 engraved sub-titles and 189 engraved plates of fishes. Contemporary red morocco, richlt gilt decorated spines, sides with gilt border, gilt edges (two hinges with old repair).

The complete section on fishes of Shaw's 'General Zoology' published in 14 vols from 1800-26. GeorgShaw (1751-1813) was joint founder and vice-president of the Linnaean Society. The fine plates are by Mr. Heath. Provenance: Bookplates of W. Whitton and Revd. Daniel Winham. B.M. (Nat. Hist.) IV, 1911.

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GOUAN, A. - Geschichte der Fische welche derselben äussere und innere Beschaffenheit und in Klassen und Ordnungen abgetheilte Gattungen enthält... aus dem Lateinischen übersetzt von KarlFreyhern von Meidinger. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7350&s_currency= GOUAN, A.

Geschichte der Fische welche derselben äussere und innere Beschaffenheit und in Klassen und Ordnungen abgetheilte Gattungen enthält... aus dem Lateinischen übersetzt von KarlFreyhern von Meidinger.

Wien, J. Gerold, 1781. 8vo (207 x 135mm). pp. (24), 312, (22), with 4 folding engraved plates. Contemporary boards.

Antoine Gouan (1733-1821) was a famous French naturalist. He became the doyen of Linnaean taxonomy in France and was the first to introduce binary nomenclature in the country. Gouan was primarily a botanist. He however published one important work on fishes of which the first edition with text both in Latin and French was published in 1770. The present German edition is rare and was translated by Meidinger, a famous ichthyologist. "The modifications introduced into the class by Linné in the tenth edition of the Systema naturae are adapted. The genera were quite well described, and three new ones still retained in the system (Lepadogaster, Lepidopus, and Trachypterus) were established" (Gill, T.N., Smith. Miscell. Collect., 1872). Dean I, p. 495.

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DAY, F. - British and Irish Salmonidae. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7349&s_currency= DAY, F.

British and Irish Salmonidae.

London/ Edinburgh, Williams and Norgate, 1887. 8vo (260 x 175mm). pp. viii, 298, (2), with 12 (9 chromolithographed) plates and 52 figures. Contemporary red calf, richly gilt ornamented spine with 2 gilt lettered labels, sides with gilt border, gilt edges.

One of 25 copies for private circulation only. The present copy is numbered number 2. With a note inserted by the author 'With the author's compliments, Dec. 23/87'. Francis Day (1829-1889) was one of the leading ichthyologists in England. He extensively wrote on Indian fishes and spent many years on the Malabar Coast. The fine plates are by Miss F. Woolward, made after drawings by the author. "The fish were coloured from nature by Miss Florence Woolward, whose accuracy in delineation needs no remark as it speaks for itself" (From the preface). A fine copy. Dean I, p. 307.

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SONNINI, C.S. - Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt, undertaken by order of the old government of France. Illustrated by engravings, consisting of portaits, views, plans, antiquities, plants, animals... Translated from the French. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7248&s_currency= SONNINI, C.S.

Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt, undertaken by order of the old government of France. Illustrated by engravings, consisting of portaits, views, plans, antiquities, plants, animals... Translated from the French.

London, J. Debrett, 1800. 4to (267 x 200mm). pp. xl, 730, (12), 1, with frontispiece portrait of the author, 1 folded engraved map of Egypt by Danville (540 x 320mm) and 27 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, rebacked preserving the old spine.

First English 4to edition. Sonnini (1751-1812) was a French natural historian and traveller. "Sonnini set out with baron de Tott's expedition in 1777. On arrival at Alexandria he found orders to explore Egypt from Louis XVI awaiting him. This he proceded to do, going on to Turkey, Greece, Crete and the Archipelago... He returned to Manoncourt in 1780 where he cultivated many new vegatables and herbs, his interest in natural history is evident from the number of plates in the above work showing plants and fish; indeed Sonnini collaborated with Buffon on an edition of the latter's works. (Blackmer, Sotheby's, 1006). 3 plates show fish. Slightly spotted. Hage Chahine, Guide du livres orientaliste, Levant, 4565

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OLIVI, G. - Zoologia Adriatica ossia catalogo ragionato degli Animali del Golfo e delle Laguna di Venezia; preceduto da una dissertazione sulla storia fisica e naturale del Golfo; e accompagnato da memorie, ed osservazioni di fisica storia naturale ed economia. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7091&s_currency= OLIVI, G.

Zoologia Adriatica ossia catalogo ragionato degli Animali del Golfo e delle Laguna di Venezia; preceduto da una dissertazione sulla storia fisica e naturale del Golfo; e accompagnato da memorie, ed osservazioni di fisica storia naturale ed economia.

Bassano 1792. 4to (272 x 205mm). pp. (10), 334, (2, blank), xxxii, with 9 folded engraved plates. Contemporary brown wrappers.

A valuable pioneer work on the marine fauna of the Adriatic, especially the Gulf and Lagoons of Venice. Giuseppe Olivi (1769-1795) was an Italian naturalist. Although he died at a young age he was the first to describe the rich fauna of this interesting part of the Adriatic. He was a correspondent of the prestigious Academy of Padua. The present work is his main work. Three of the fine engraved plates show crabs and two plates show shells. A fine uncut copy, some pages with faint waterstain at the lower right corner. Nissen ZBI, 3010.

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BOUSSUET, F. - De Natura Aquatilivm Carmen. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7010&s_currency= BOUSSUET, F.

De Natura Aquatilivm Carmen.

In vniuersam Gvlielmi Rondeletii ... quam de Piscibus marinis scripsit historiam: Cum viuis eorum imagnibus, Opusculu nunc primum in luce emissum. Lugduni, apvd Matthiam Bonhome, 1558. 2 parts (bound in 1). Royal-8vo (197 x 140 mm). pp. 20, 240; pp. 135. With woodcut portrait of the author and 466 fine woodcuts of fishes, shells and other sea animals. 18th century half calf, floral gilt ornamented spine with red label, marbled sides (top of spine a bit chipped).

A mint copy of the first and only edition. Boussuet's epitome in Latin (and some in Greek) verses of Rondelet's 'Libri de Piscibus'. It is illustrated with the same excellent 466 woodcuts by George Reverdy, a most skilful draughtsman working in Lyon from 1529 to 1564, as occur in Rondelet's work. He admirably captured the features of the great variety of fishes and shells. The cuts include the famous 'monk' and 'bishop' sea monster, of which according to Rondelet, the first was seen in Norway and the second found in Poland in 1531. The verses of Boussuet, a doctor in medicine, include much information about the taste and nature of fish meat and shells. The first part deals with fish only, the second part largely deals with shells. Nissen ZBI, 511; Paleari-Henssler, 'Bibliografia Latino-Italiana di Gastronomia', p. 115.

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[BIBRA, ERNST VON.] - Zur Südamerikanischen Reise. 1849-1850. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6936&s_currency= [BIBRA, ERNST VON.]

Zur Südamerikanischen Reise. 1849-1850.

German manuscript, title with motto and 139 illustrated leaves, mostly pencil or brown pen drawings, about 20 with handcolouring, some grey-, brown or ochre wash drawings, and 1 watercolour, showing ships, nautical instruments, portraits, Indians, hydro-biological matter, fishes, birds, coastal sceneries, landscapes, geological structures and plants. 8vo (160 x 102 mm). Contemporary calf, sides with gilt border, gilt edges, preserved in a brown half morocco box.

The diary in form of a sketchbook in chronological order of Freiherr Ernst von Bibra's well-known voyage to South America. Ernst von Bibra (Schwebheim 1806 - Nüremberg 1872) was a famous naturalist and traveller and one of the early pioneers writing on psychoactive drugs. As a result of his voyage he published his 'Reise in Südamerika' in 1854. The title of the present manuscript has the following device: 'Wen(n) Euch nicht gefällt was ich hier gezeichnet, so ist mir das gleich. Ist auch solches nicht desshalb geschehen, sondern nur damit ich selbst eine Erin(n)erung habe, an das, so ich in fremden Lande gesehen' [When you do not like what I have written, I do not care. It is not for you, but to have a recollection what I have seen in foreign countries]. Almost all drawings have pencil annotations many with dates, starting 14.4. (18)49 ending 4.7.(18)50. The first drawing shows an early bronze of an animal in the Bremen cathedral; followed by portraits of probably crew members or passengers (Lamers, Friedmann, Kunitz, Kühn and others); profiles of the coast of Portland (England); medusa; a flying fish; the coast of Brasil; the coast near Rio de Janeiro; several drawings showing the harbour entrance of Rio de Janeiro and its surroundings; a detailed landscape with palm trees, agaves and mountains signed Rio de Janeiro 27.6.49; several detailed drawings of Cape Horn; the coast of Chile (Valdivia & Conception); Valparaiso seen from the sea; a view of Valparaiso town and harbour; 2 drawings of an aloe; la casa del Caballero Michael Dores; a view of the Cordillera; a camp with tent, rifle, fire etc. in the Cordillera; illustrations of the island 'mas a fuerta'; the harbour of Porto Coral; an old Spanish chapel of Porto Coral; several plates of indians; a skull of a whale; a view of Tocopilla; detailed study of porphyry rocks; a view from the roof of the hotel in Callas; some exotic fruit; an old Peruvian mummy; a shark; crustacea; several exotic fishes; a number of plates of evertebrates with the longitude and latitude; the Eddystone lighthouse; a section of 6 plates with a separate ornamental title 'Nautica' portraying a ship, sails and ship equipment. Bibra wrote several scientific works regarding his voyage, one of which 'Beiträge zur naturgeschichte von Chile' was published in the 'Denkschriften der Kaiserl. Akad. der Wissenschaften' 1853. On the first page he mentions that he will consult his [the here offered] 'Tage- und Skizzenbuch' [diary- sketchbook] in writing the article. Plate vii 'Fernsicht von der hohen Cordillera über das Flachland von Chile bis zur Küsten-Cordillera' is an exact copy of a plate found in his sketchbook. On page 95 of his article he writes 'Ich habe eine Zeichnung an Ort und Stelle zu entwerfen gesucht ... und habe sie auf Taf. vii, beigegeben [I made a drawing on the spot, which is shown on plate vii]. Ernst von Bibra studied law, chemistry, and medicine at the University of Würzburg. In 1824 he inherited the family estate, allowing him to travel and study without worrying about money. In 1855 he published 'Die narkotischen Genussmittel und der Mensch'. The work is based on his experience in South America and became a pioneering study of psychoactive plants and their role in society. Drawing on his own travel experience as well as the writings of his predecessors, Baron Ernst von Bibra devotes a full chapter to each of seventeen plants, ranging from such mild stimulants as coffee and tea, through tobacco and hashish, to powerfull narcotics and hallucinogens such as opium and fly agaric. This classic text on the use of mind-altering plants was translated into English and still is a famous and classic text.

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GREVIN, J. - De venenis libri due. Gallice primum ab eo scripti, et à multis hactenus Latini desiderati, & nunc tandem opera & labore Hieremiae Martij Augustanae Reipublicae medici, in Latinum sermonem, summa fide & dilligentia, in rei medicae studiosorum utitlitatem atque commodum conversi. Quibus adiunctus est praetereà eiusdem auctoris de antimonio tractatus, eodem interprete, unà cum rerum memorabilium, praecipuè ad operis calcem, Indice. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6765&s_currency= GREVIN, J.

De venenis libri due. Gallice primum ab eo scripti, et à multis hactenus Latini desiderati, & nunc tandem opera & labore Hieremiae Martij Augustanae Reipublicae medici, in Latinum sermonem, summa fide & dilligentia, in rei medicae studiosorum utitlitatem atque commodum conversi. Quibus adiunctus est praetereà eiusdem auctoris de antimonio tractatus, eodem interprete, unà cum rerum memorabilium, praecipuè ad operis calcem, Indice.

Antweriae, ex officina Chistophori Plantini, 1571. 4to (223 x 155mm). pp. (20), 332, (10), with 92 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary limp vellum (some damage to right upper corner of the frontcover).

First Latin edition of this important work on toxicology. The first French edition was published byPlantin in 1568. The present Latin edition was translated from the French by the Augsburg physician Hieremias Martius. Jacques Grevin (c. 1539-1570) was a French poet and dramatist and disciple of Ronsard. "Grevin was originally educated as a physician, and wrote several works on medical and scientific topics. His two books on poisons, while adding nothing new to toxicological knowledge, showed a distinctively skeptical and realistic attitude towards the writings of both classical and modern authors, with whom Grévin often disagreed. He also casts doubt on several superstitious beliefs, such as the efficacy of amulets against poison, or the turquoise's power to detect the presence of toxic substance. Two books on poisons was published with Grevin's verse translation of 'Theriaka' and 'Alexipharmaka', two didactic poems on poisonous plants and animals by the Hellenistic physician Nicander of Colophon (b. ca. A.D. 275)" ('The Haskell F. Norman library of Science & Medicine' 439, quoting the French edition). The excellent woodcuts show snakes, amphibia, scorpions, fish, a dog suffering from rabies, poisonous plants etc. Durling 2174; Nissen ZBI, 1713.

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DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, H.L. & DE LA MARRE, L.H. - Traité Général des Pesches, et histoire des Poissons qu'elles fournissent, tant pour la subsistance des hommes, que pour plusieurs autres usages qui ont rapport aux arts et au commerce. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6749&s_currency= DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, H.L. & DE LA MARRE, L.H.

Traité Général des Pesches, et histoire des Poissons qu'elles fournissent, tant pour la subsistance des hommes, que pour plusieurs autres usages qui ont rapport aux arts et au commerce.

Paris, Saillant & Nyon/ Desaint, 1769-1782. 4 volumes bound in 12. Folio (445 x 290mm). With 250 folding engraved plates. Later half calf, gilt ornamented spines with blue label.

First edition. A rare complete copy of 'one of the finest works on fishing and fisheries in any language' (Westwood p. 82). This superbly illustrated work with large folding plates shows marine- as well as freshwater fishing, all kinds of fishing equipment, different types of fishing boats, as well as fishermen and their dresses of the various French regions. About half the plates show marine or freshwater fishes. Most of the plates have scenic backgrounds. Henri Louis Duhamel (1700-1782) was an exponent of the French enlightenment and wrote quite a number of books of scientific as well of economic interest. In 1732 he was appointed 'inspecteur généneral de la marine'. This large monument on fishes and fishing shows the enormous economic importance of this branch of industry. The publication was an integral part of the 'Descriptions des Arts et Métiers' and was often sold separately. "The scientific interests of Duhamel were broad. While he was concerned with the descriptions of the handicrafts of candle-making and the refining of sugar of those or the locksmith, the slater, and the maker of playing cards, and although we are likely impressed by the extensive treatise on fishes and commercial fishing which forms a part of the 'Descriptions', his fame rests perhaps largely upon his studies in agriculture and the allied field of forestry... Duhamel du Monceau presents a figure of the benign scientist such as one encounters all too rarely in cultural history" (Cole & Watts,'The handicrafts of France as recorded in the Descriptions des Arts et Métiers 1761-1788', pp. 12-13). Complete copies should have 250 plates. Our copy has one plate double and 2 variant plates, these are not included in the total count of 250 plates. Nissen quotes 248 in error. Provenance: Bookplate of Bibliotheca Tiliana. Nissen, 'Schöne Fischbücher' 52; Dean 338; Cole & Watts pp. 28-29.

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BLEEKER, P. & POLLEN, F.P.L. - Recherches sur la Faune de Madagascar et de ses dépendances ... Vol. IV: Poissons et Pêches. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6595&s_currency= BLEEKER, P. & POLLEN, F.P.L.

Recherches sur la Faune de Madagascar et de ses dépendances ... Vol. IV: Poissons et Pêches.

Leyde, E.J. Brill, 1875. 4to (305 x 230 mm). pp (8), 104, (2); (2), 89, with 21 fine chromolithographic plates. In publisher's half cloth portfolio (head of spine torn).

The work consists of two monographs. 'Poissons de Madagascar et de l'Ile de la Réunion des collections de MM. Pollen et Van Dam', by P. Bleeker and the other one 'Les Peches à Madagascar et ses dépendances', by F.P.L. Pollen. The excellent plates are after drawings by Bleeker and are of the same fine quality as his 'Atlas Ichthyologique'. Some occasional foxing. A rare work. Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher, 21.

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MÜLLER, J. - Über den glatten Hai des Aristoteles und über die Verschiedenheiten unter den Haifischen und Rochen in der Entwicklung des Eies. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6271&s_currency= MÜLLER, J.

Über den glatten Hai des Aristoteles und über die Verschiedenheiten unter den Haifischen und Rochen in der Entwicklung des Eies.

Berlin, Gedruckt in der Druckerei der Königlichen Akademie des Wissenschaften, 1842. Folio (44o x 268 mm). pp. 73, (1), with 6 engraved plates. Recent marbled boards, with gilt lettered label on spine and frontcover.

The separately printed large paper issue with new numbering of the pages. The work also appeared inthe 'Abh. Akad. Wiss. Berlin'. Müeller is better known for his 'Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen' published jointly with Henle in 1838-41. Johannes Müller is one of the great pioneers writing on sharks. Some foxing to plates more serious to 2 plates. Dean II, p. 164.

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BASILEWSKY, S. - Ichthyographia China Borealis. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6171&s_currency= BASILEWSKY, S.

Ichthyographia China Borealis.

Moscou, Société Impériale des Naturalistes , (1855). 4to (280 x 205 mm). pp. 215-263, with 9 fine chromolithographed plates by Bachmann. Recent red cloth.

Very rare publication on the fishes of China,with beautiful coloured plates. Published in vol. x ofthe 'Nouv. Mém. Soc. Nat. Moscou'. Dean I, p. 70.

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THIOLLIÈRE, V.J. DE L'ISLE. - Description des poissons fossiles provenant des gisements coralliens du Jura dans le Bugey... http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=6103&s_currency= THIOLLIÈRE, V.J. DE L'ISLE.

Description des poissons fossiles provenant des gisements coralliens du Jura dans le Bugey...

Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1854-73. 2 livraisons. Folio (544 x 360 mm). pp. (iv), 26, (2); 70, with 26 lithographed plates, 24 coloured and 7 double-page, one double-page lithographed cross-section and one folding table; some occasional light spotting, a very nice copy, uncut in its original printed wrappers.

First edition of this study of fossil fish from the Jura, intended as a supplement to Agassiz's 'Recherches sur les poissons fossiles' (1833-43). The fossils are all depicted life-size. This is an expanded version of a monograph which was first published in the annals of the Agricultural Society of Lyon. Nissen ZBI 4115

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