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beautifully illustrated treatise on the Lepidoptera and associated flora of the American South

ABBOT, J. & SMITH, J.E. The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia.

London, T. Bensley for J. Edwards, Cadell and Davies, and J. White, 1797. 2 volumes. Folio (405 x 315mm). pp. (8), xvi, (1), 1-98; pp. (4), 99-208,...

EUR 65,000

This voyage was especially significant for the natural history data collected

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 handc...

EUR 1,900

Complete copies of this beautiful work are very rare

BUTLER, A.G. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum.

London, Printed by order of the Trustees, 1877-1893. 9 volumes. 4to (320 x 250mm). With 176 beautifully handcoloured lithographed plates, and descr...

EUR 3,000

BUTLER, A.G. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum.

London, Printed by order of the Trustees, 1879-1893. Volumes 3, 5, 6 and 7 (of 9). 4to (320 x 250mm). With plates 41-60, 78-100, 101-120, 121-138, ...

EUR 500

CANTENER, L.P. Histoire Naturelle des Lépidoptères Rhopalocères ou Papillons Diurnes, des départemens des Haut et Bas Rhin, de la Moselle, de la Meurthe et des Vosges.

Paris, Roret/ Levrault, 1834. 8vo (210 x 125mm). pp. 166, with 39 lithographed plates. Contemporaryred half calf, gilt ornamented and lettered spine.

EUR 550

The colored plates, or Nature Prints, used in this work, are direct transfers from the insects themselves

DENTON, S.F. As Nature shows them. Moths and Butterflies of the United States East of the Rocky Mountains. With over 400 photographic illustrations in the text and many transfers of species from life.

Boston, Bradlee Whidden, (1897-) 1900. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (245 x 170mm). pp. x, (6), 1-161; pp. xiv, (3), 164-361, with 56 transfers of species f...

EUR 2,900

The 'Insects of India' is the first illustrated publication dealing with the entomology of India

DONOVAN, E. Natural History of the Insects of India, containing upwards of two hundred and twenty figures and descriptions.

A new edition by J.O. Westwood. London, Henry G. Bohn, 1842. 4to (300 x 240mm). pp. vi, 102, with 58 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporar...

EUR 7,000

The number of new species figured by Doubleday is very considerable, and is even larger than appears at first sight

DOUBLEDAY, E. & WESTWOOD, J.O. The genera of Diurnal Lepidoptera: comprising their generic characters, a notice of their habits and transformations, and a catalogue of the species of each genus.

London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846-1852. 2 volumes. Folio (375 x 270mm). pp. xi, (1), 1-250; (2), 251- 534, with 86 lithographed pla...

EUR 19,000

the finest work published on caterpillars of France

DUPONCHEL, P.A.J. & GUÉNÉE, A. Iconographie des Chenilles, pour faire suite à l'ouvrage intitulé: Histoire Naturelle des Lépidoptères, ou Papillons de France.

Paris, Méquignon-Marvis, 1832-1837. 31 parts. 8vo (225 x 145mm). With 93 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Publisher's printed wrappers, preserv...

EUR 2,900

one of the most ambitious entomological publications of the eighteenth century

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

Paris, Delaguette/ Basan & Poignant, 1779-1792 (-1793). 8 volumes, bound in 6. Large-4to (320 x 245mm). With 3 (2 hand-coloured) engraved frontispi...

EUR 21,000

one of the most ambitious entomological publications of the eighteenth century

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

Paris, Delaguette/ Basan & Poignant, 1779-1792 (-1793). 8 volumes, bound in 4. Large-4to (305 x 240mm). With 3 (2 hand-coloured) engraved frontispi...

EUR 19,500

beautiful lepidopterological classic complete with the supplements

ESPER, E.J.C. & TOUSSAINT VON CHARPENTIER. Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen von Eugenius Johann Christoph Esper. Herausgegeben mit Zusätzen von Toussaint von Charpentier. EuropäischeGattungen.

Leipzig, T.O. Weigel, (1829-1839). 7 volumes (5 volumes of text and 4 supplements bound in 5 & 2 volumes of plates in portfolio). 4to (270 x 215mm...

EUR 17,000

the rarest and most beautifully produced work on Russian entomology

FISCHER DE WALDHEIM, J.G. Entomographia Imperii Russici./ Entomographie de la Russie.

Moscou, Société Impériale des Naturalistes/ Imprimerie Semen, 1820-1828. Volumes I-III (of 5). 4to (260 x 210mm). With 4 hand-coloured engraved ...

EUR 7,500

One of the rarest lepidopterological iconographies, published in 120 parts over a period of 25 years

FREYER, C.F. Neuere Beiträge zur Schmetterlingskunde mit Abbildungen nach der Natur.

Augsburg, beim Verfasser/ in Kommission bei der C. Kollmann'schen Buchhandlung/ in Kommission bei der Matth. Rieger'schen Buchhandlung, (1827) 1833...

EUR 23,000

one of the finest illustrated French works on Lepidoptera

GODART, J.B. & DUPONCHEL, P.A.J. Histoire naturelle des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de France.

Paris, Crevot/Méquignon-Marvis Fils, 1821-1842. 11 volumes & 4 supplements (bound in 17). 8vo (215 x 130mm). With 546 (545 hand-coloured) engraved...

EUR 7,800

GODART, J.B. Histoire naturelle des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de France.

Tome troisième: DIURNES. Crépusculaires. Paris, Crevot, 1822. 8vo. pp. (4), 192, with 12 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half cloth, s...

EUR 250

GODART, J.B. Histoire naturelle des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de France.

Tome troisième: DIURNES. Crépusculaires. Paris, Crevot, 1822. 8vo. pp. (4), 192, with 12 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half cloth, s...

EUR 200

The following figures were selected from General Hardwicke's Collection of Drawings

GRAY, G.R. Descriptions and Figures of some new Lepidopterous Insects chiefly from Nepal.

London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846. 8vo (215 x 135mm). pp. 16, with 16 engraved plates of which 14 beautifully hand-coloured. Contem...

EUR 1,900

rare work on exotic butterflies

GROSE SMITH, H. & KIRBY, W.F. Rhopalocera Exotica, being Illustrations of New, Rare, and Unfigured Species of Butterflies.

London, Gurney & Jackson, 1887-1902. 3 volumes. Large-4to (284 x 220mm). With 180 hand-coloured lithographed plates and descriptive text. Contempor...

EUR 9,500

HEEGER, E. Beiträge zur Schmetterlingskunde oder Abbildungen und Beschreibungen neuer Sicilianischer Schmetterlinge.

Wien, J.P. Sollinger, 1838. 4to (280 x 220mm). pp. 7, with 1 hand-coloured lithographed plate. Publisher's printed wrappers.

EUR 500

one of the principal sources of seventeenth century still life painting

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

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

EUR 12,000

attractive work on butterflies, their larvae and their food plants

one of the greatest entomological rarities

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 li...

EUR 3,500

Leech described many species new to science in the present work

LEECH, H.J. Butterflies from China, Japan, and Corea.

London, R.H. Porter, 1892-1894. 3 volumes. 4to (285 x 220mm). pp. lv, (7), 1-298; (2), 297-681; (4), with 48 (43 chromo-) lithographed plates and 1...

EUR 6,500

LUCAS, H. Histoire Naturelle des Lépidoptères d'Europe, ouvrage orné de près de 400 figures, peintes d'après nature par A. Noel.

Paris, Paquet/ L. Debure, 1834. 8vo (225 x 135mm). pp. (4), 216, with 80 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf (joints splitti...

EUR 700

LUCAS, H. Histoire naturelle des Lépidoptères d'Europe.

Ouvrage orné de près de 400 figures peintes d'après nature par A. Noel et gravées sur acier par Pauquet. Paris, L. de Bure, 1845. Royal-8vo (23...

EUR 1,000

the De Luxe issue with 2 engravings, occasionally one, printed on one leaf instead of 4 in the regular edition

OBERTHUER, C. Etudes de Lépidoptérologie comparée, Fasc.

XIbis: OBERTHUER, C., HOULBERT, C. & DODD, F.P. Contributions à l'étude des Grands Lépidoptères d'Australie (Genres Coscinocera et Xyleutes). R...

EUR 250

OBERTHÜR, C. Études d'Entomologie. Deuxième livraison: NOUVEAUX LÉPIDOPTÈRES DE LA CHINE.

Rennes, Imp. Oberthür et fils, 1876. 8vo (300 x 205mm). pp. 34, with 4 lithographed plates. Publisher's printed wrappers.

EUR 850

The beautifully drawn watercolour drawings of caterpillars are of a superb quality

A rare complete set of the most important and finest entomological German publication of the 18th century

ROESEL VON ROSENHOF, A.J. Der monatlich-herausgegebenen Insecten-Belustigung ...

Nürnberg, Raspischen Buchhandlung/ J.J. Fleischmann/ C.F.C. Kleemann, (1746-1761). 4 volumes. 4to (212 x 168mm). With 1 engraved portrait of Roese...

EUR 12,000

A rare complete set of the most important and finest entomological German publication of the 18th century

ROESEL VON ROSENHOF, A.J. Der monatlich-herausgegebenen Insecten-Belustigung ...

Nürnberg, bey den Röselischen Erben/ J.J. Fleischmann/ zu finden bey dem Verfasser, (1755-1761). 4 volumes. 4to (197 x 165mm). With 1 engraved po...

EUR 8,200

fundamental contributions on the butterflies of regions of the Russian Empire and Asia

ROMANOFF, N.M. Mémoires sur les Lépidoptères.

Rédigés par N.M. Romanoff. Tomes I-VII & IX. St. Pétersbourg 1884-1897. 8 volumes. 4to (295 x 185mm). pp. (8), 181; (6), 262; (6), 419; xvii, 57...

EUR 10,000

Thomas Say (1787-1834), was one of the premier native born American naturalists of the early nineteenth century

SAY, T. American Entomology. A description of the Insects of North America. Edited by John L. Le Conte, M.D. with a memoir of the author, by Georg Ord.

New York, J.W. Bouton, 1869. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo. pp. xxiv, 412; iv, 814, with 54 handcoloured lithographed plates. Publisher's green cloth.

EUR 1,700

SCHOTT, J.J. Schmetterlingskalender oder systematisches Verzeichnis aller Schmetterlinge, welche in Deutschland bekannt sind.

Frankfurt am Main, P.S. Guilhauman, 1830. 8vo (218 x 135mm). pp. vi, (2), 500, 52, with 7 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary boards .

EUR 300

excellent colouring of the plates

SCRIBA, L.G. Beiträge zu der Insekten-Geschichte.

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

EUR 2,000

excellent colouring of the plates

SCRIBA, L.G. Beiträge zu der Insekten-Geschichte.

Frankfurt, Varrentrapp & Wenner, 1790-1793. 3 parts (bound in 1 volume). Small-4to (193 x 165mm). pp. (8), 280, with 18 hand-coloured engraved plat...

EUR 1,900

rare French edition of Seitz' 'Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde'

SEITZ, A. Les Macrolépidoptères du Globe. Révision systématique des Macrolépidoptères connus jusqu' à ce jour.

Stuttgart, Kernen, 1911-1945. 20 volumes (bound in 27). Large 4to (320 x 248mm). With 1364 chromo-lithographed plates. 21 volumes uniformly bound i...

EUR 7,500

SPULER, A. Die Schmetterlinge Europas.

Dritte Auflage von Prof. E. Hoffmann's Werk: Die Gross-Schmetterlinge Europas (and:) IDEM. Die Raupen der Schmetterlinge Europas. Zweite Auflage vo...

EUR 700

beautifully coloured by hand, all after drawings by C.M. Curtis and J.O. Westwood

c'est un magnifique travail, remarquablement illustré

VERITY, R. Rhopalocera Palaearctica, iconographie et description des Papillons Diurnes de la région paléarctique.

Florence, Roger Verity, 1905-1911. Folio (338 x 245 mm). 2 volumes. pp. lxxxvi, (2), 368; xii, with86 (41 coloured) plates and 2 (1 coloured) maps....

EUR 2,400

c'est un magnifique travail, remarquablement illustré

VERITY, R. Rhopalocera Palaearctica, iconographie et description des Papillons Diurnes de la région paléarctique.

Florence, Roger Verity, 1905-1911. Folio (330 x 245mm). 2 volumes (bound in one). pp. lxxxvi, (2), 368; xii, with 86 (41 coloured) plates and 2 (1 ...

EUR 1,700

VOGEL, C.F. Chronologischer Raupen-Kalender oder Naturgeschichte aller europäischer Raupen, wie Sie der Zeit nach in gewissen Monaten in der Natur zum Vorschein kommen.

Vierte Auflage. Berlin, C. Grobe, 1852. 8vo (215 x 127 mm). pp. 160, 12 folded (Systematisches Verzeichniss der europaeischen Schmetterlinge) wi...

EUR 550

my copy is an unicum as it includes a third part quite unknown till today

WARD, C. African Lepidoptera, being descriptions of new species.

London, Longmans, Green & Co. (1873-1875 ?). 3 parts. 4to. pp. 16, with 18 (12 handcoloured) plates. Unbound in original printed wrappers.

EUR 1,500

my copy is an unicum as it includes a third part quite unknown till today

WARD, C. African Lepidoptera, being descriptions of new species.

London, Longmans, Green & Co. (1873-1875 ?). 3 parts. 4to (295 x 230mm). pp. 16, with 18 (12 hand-coloured) plates. Unbound in original printed wra...

EUR 1,500