Antiquariaat Junk - personalized rss feed http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/ Antiquariaat Junk B.V. - Search criteria: Subject: Switzerland LUNEL, G. - Histoire naturelle des Poissons du Bassin du Léman. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=10066&s_currency= LUNEL, G.

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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ROEMER, J.J. - Genera Insectorum Linnaei et Fabricii iconibus illustrata. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9991&s_currency= ROEMER, J.J.

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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LABRAM, J.D. - Insekten der Schweiz, die vorzüglichsten Gattungen je durch eine Art bildlich dargestellt von J. D. Labram. Nach Anleitung und mit Text von Dr. Ludwig Imhoff. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9152&s_currency= LABRAM, J.D.

Insekten der Schweiz, die vorzüglichsten Gattungen je durch eine Art bildlich dargestellt von J. D. Labram. Nach Anleitung und mit Text von Dr. Ludwig Imhoff.

Basel, bei den Verfassern und in Commission bei C. F. Spittler, 1836-42. 6 volumes bound in 3. 8vo (170 x 107mm). With 436 (of 454) handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary black boards.

The work was published in parts and is one of the greatest entomological rarities. Horn & Schenkling call for 454. Our copy lacks 18 plates, of which 1 in the first volume, 4 in the second, and 13 in the 4th. There is no printed title to vols. 4 and 5, the indices of these volumes are in typewriting. No index and title was published for the final part as this was never finished. A few explanatory leaves in old typewriting. The plates are lithographed and finely handcoloured, very much in the style of Jacob Sturm, with the same attention to minute details. Jonas David Labram (1785-1852) was a Swiss botanical artist at Basel. Labram is better known for the illustrations he made for Hegetschweiler's 'Sammlung von Schweizer Pflanzen' & 'Sammlung von Zierpfanzen'. Copies however of his insects of Switzerland, which remained unfinished, are so rare that we have sold only one other copy during the last decades. In the course of years Donald Mac Gillavry, well-known Dutch collector of fine entomological books, tried to complete this copy. Provenance: Bookplate of Donald Mac Gillavry Nissen ZBI, 2336; Horn & Schenkling 12581.

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SULZER, J.H. - Die Kennzeichen der Insekten, nach Anleitung des Königl. Schwed. Ritters und Leibarzts Karl Linnaeus. Mit einer Vorrede des Herrn Johannes Gessners http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=9099&s_currency= SULZER, J.H.

Die Kennzeichen der Insekten, nach Anleitung des Königl. Schwed. Ritters und Leibarzts Karl Linnaeus. Mit einer Vorrede des Herrn Johannes Gessners

Zürich, Heidegger und Comp., 1761. 4to (205 x 165mm). pp. xxviii, 203, 67, (1), with 1 engraved frontispiece, 7 engraved vignettes in the text and 24 handcoloured engraved plates. Recent calf, spine with gilt lettered label.

A very charming and attractive work on Entomology, which is most beautifully illustrated with excellent handcoloured plates (depicting 156 various insect species), all drawn and engraved by J.R. Schellenberg. Johann Heinrich Sulzer (1735-1813) was a Swiss entomologist living in Winterthur. "Bei seinen Zeitgenossen hatte Schellenberg in erster Linie einen ausgezeichneten Ruf als Illustrator entomologischer und botanischer Werke. Entomologische Darstellungen sollten aus der Sicht zeitgenössischer Naturwissenschaftler vor allem der genauen Erkennbarkeit der abgebildeten Insekten dienen. Johannes Gessner schrieb in seiner Einleitung zu Sulzers Insektenwerk von 1761 über die beigefügten Tafeln: 'Dergleichen Figuren sind zu Erlernung der Naturhistorie von dem groessten Nutzen, sie stellen alles was wir an dem Thierchen selbst wahrnehmen würden, zugleich unsern Sinnen dar, sie erwecken lebhafte und deutliche Begriffe, ...' Vor allem die Präzision der Darstellung hob Gesnner hervor; nach seiner Auffassung sollte die Abbildung als Ersatz der Natur gelten ..." (Thanner, Schmutz & Geus. Schellenberg, p. 142). Small blind label and 2 ink lines on title. Provenance: Ex libris L. Richard, Bot. regii in old writing on title page. Nissen ZBI, 4041; Horn & Schenkling 21755.

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SECRETAN, L. - Mycographie Suisse, ou description des Champignons qui croissent en Suisse, particulièrement dans le canton de Vaud, aux environs de Lausanne. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7916&s_currency= SECRETAN, L.

Mycographie Suisse, ou description des Champignons qui croissent en Suisse, particulièrement dans le canton de Vaud, aux environs de Lausanne.

Genève, P.A. Bonnant, 1833. 3 volumes. 8vo (202 x 125mm). pp. lv, 522; (4), 576; viii, 759, (1), 95. Later half cloth and half vellum.

A pioneering work on the fungi of Switzerland. Louis Secretan (1758-1839) was a Swiss botanist, lawyer and statesman. "Secretan beschäftigte sich nebenberuflich mit Pilzen und leistete Pionierarbeit bei der mykofloristischen Durchforschung der Schweiz. 1833 erschien seine dreibändige 'Mycographie Suisse...' die auch für die Pilzsystematik von Bedeutung ist" (Dörfelt & Heklau p. 423). Vols. 1 and 3 in half vellum, vol. 2 in half cloth. Pritzel 8569; Schliemann 1606; Stafleu & Cowan 11.595.

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SCHEUCHZER, J.J. - Ouresiphoites (Greek types) Helveticus, sive itinera Alpina tria: in quibus incolae, animalia, plantae, montium altitudines barometricae, coeli & soli temperies, aquae medicatae, mineralia, metalla, lapides figurati, aliaque fossilia; & quicquid insuper in natura, artibus, & antiquitate, per Alpes Helveticas & Rhaeticas, rarum sit, & notatu dignum, exponitur, & iconibus illustratur. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7784&s_currency= SCHEUCHZER, J.J.

Ouresiphoites (Greek types) Helveticus, sive itinera Alpina tria: in quibus incolae, animalia, plantae, montium altitudines barometricae, coeli & soli temperies, aquae medicatae, mineralia, metalla, lapides figurati, aliaque fossilia; & quicquid insuper in natura, artibus, & antiquitate, per Alpes Helveticas & Rhaeticas, rarum sit, & notatu dignum, exponitur, & iconibus illustratur.

Londini, H. Clements, 1708. 3 parts (bound in 1 volume). 4to (226 x 175mm). pp. (4), (2), 57, (1); (2), 72; (2), 22, with 1 engraved portrait (of Scheuchzer), 3 engraved frontispieces and 41 (2 folded & 1 partly coloured) engraved plates. Contemporary calf, spine with later rebacking.

First edition, which was published at the expense of the Royal Society. It is interesting for its connection with Sir Isaac Newton - the frontispieces to the three parts having been printed at his expense. Johan Jacob Scheuchzer (1672-1733; physician and scientist in Zurich) was the first to travel in Switzerland with mathematical and physical instruments. From 1702 onwards he travelled in the Alps year for year. The results have been published in the above work, the first scientific research papers dealing with natural history, palaeontology, physics and glaciology - a science, which was established by him. The finely engraved plates of the work (all in clear and strong impressions) depict plants, machinery, watercourses, alpine walkways, minerals, etc. An important classic, containing "fascinating details of the mountain journeys that Scheuchzer made all over Switzerland including his thoughts on the movement of glaciers" (Hoover 718). There is a general title to the book and part titles to the three parts. Ward & Carozzi 1966.

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FUESSLIN, J.C. - Verzeichnis der ihm bekannten Schweizerischen Inseckten mit einer ausgemahlten Kupfertafel: nebst der Ankündigung eines neuen Insecten Werks. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7622&s_currency= FUESSLIN, J.C.

Verzeichnis der ihm bekannten Schweizerischen Inseckten mit einer ausgemahlten Kupfertafel: nebst der Ankündigung eines neuen Insecten Werks.

Zürich und Winterthur, bey dem Verfasser, und in Commission bey Heinrich Steiner und Compagnie, 1775. 4to (260 x 212mm). pp. xii, 62, with engraved title-vignette and 1 hand-coloured engraved plate. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered spine (ends of spine a bit worn).

Johann Caspar Füsslin better known under the name of Füessly was the most important Swiss entomological author of the period. Like most of his work the present publication was illustrated by J.R. Schellenberg. "Besonders bedeutend aber war und blieb Schellenbergs Arbeit für entomologische sowie für botanische Werke, die er... mit Aufträgen des Verlegers und Naturforschers Johann Caspar Füssli d.J. ab 1780 intensiv fortgesetzt hatte" (Thanner a.o. 'Johann Rudolf Schellenberg' p. 38). Some foxing to the text. Nissen ZBI, 1456; Horn & Schenkling 7201.

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(GODET, C.H.). - Les Plantes Vénéneuses du Canton de Neuchatel. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=3506&s_currency= (GODET, C.H.).

Les Plantes Vénéneuses du Canton de Neuchatel.

Neuchatel, Montandon Frères, 1864. Royal-8vo. pp. x, 59, (1), with 26 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Contemporary half cloth.

Pritzel 3401. With dedication of the author to Jules l'Hardy, with a small letter dated 11 June 1865 by Godet, pasted on the verso of the printed wrapper. An attractively illustrated work on the poisonous plants of the canton of Neuchatel.

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EUR 700.00










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HALLER, A. VON. - Historia Stirpium Indigenarum Helvetiae inchoata. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=2786&s_currency= HALLER, A. VON.

Historia Stirpium Indigenarum Helvetiae inchoata.

Bernae, Societatis Typographicae, 1768. 3 volumes (bound in 2). Folio. (I:) pp. (4), lxiv, 444, with engraved title vignette and engraved plates 1-20; (II:) pp. (2), 323, with engraved plates 21-44; (III:) pp. (2), 204, with engraved plates 45-48. Contemporary half red calf, spines with 6 raised bands and gilt lettering.

Nissen BBI, 774. First edition of this beautiful work on the Flora of Switzerland, in which Haller describes more than 2486 species of which many new. Haller was a student of Boerhaave and informs his readers as follows: 'I described all the plants that I had collected, from their natural characters, as Boerhaave had taught us to do at Leiden'. "As a result of his continuous travelling Haller acquired an intimate knowledge of the flora of the Alps, a knowledge which profoundly influenced his biological outlook. ... In his great Swiss flora of 1768 he draws the parallel between the altitudinal zonation of the plants in the Alps and the zonation from north to south in the holarctic flora region" (Stafleu. Linnaeus and the Linnaeans p. 247). The work extensively describes the orchid alpine flora and 23 of the beautifully engraved plates are devoted to this subject. A good uncut copy of this scarce work.

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SUTER, J.R. - Flora Helvetica exhibens plantas Helvetiae Phanerogamas/ Helvetiens Flora enthaltend die phanerogamischen Gewächse Helvetiens. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=2100&s_currency= SUTER, J.R.

Flora Helvetica exhibens plantas Helvetiae Phanerogamas/ Helvetiens Flora enthaltend die phanerogamischen Gewächse Helvetiens.

Vermehrt herausgegeben von J. Hegetschweiler. Zürich, Orell, Füssli & Co., 1822. 2 volumes. Small-8vo. pp. cxxii, 408; (4), 504. Contemporary stiff boards, spine with gilt-lettered green labels.

Pritzel 9055. Second enlarged edition; the first edition was published in 1802.

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SUTER, J.R. - Flora Helvetica exhibens plantas Helvetiae Phanerogamas/ Helvetiens Flora enthaltend die phanerogamischen Gewächse Helvetiens. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=2099&s_currency= SUTER, J.R.

Flora Helvetica exhibens plantas Helvetiae Phanerogamas/ Helvetiens Flora enthaltend die phanerogamischen Gewächse Helvetiens.

Vermehrt herausgegeben von J. Hegetschweiler. Zürich, Orell, Füssli & Co., 1822. 2 volumes. Small-8vo. pp. cxxii, 408; (4), 504. Contemporary calf, spine with gilt-lettered red labels.

Pritzel 9055. Second enlarged edition; the first edition was published in 1802.

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