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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

the first work of literature dealing with insects

ALDROVANDI, U. De Animalibus Insectis. Libri septem.

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

EUR 3,500

AUDINET SERVILLE, (J.G.). Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. ORTHOPTÈRES.

Paris, Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, 1839. Royal-8vo (205 x 130mm). pp. xviii, 776, (2), 4, with 14 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, ...

EUR 450

AUDINET SERVILLE, (J.G.) Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. ORTHOPTÈRES.

Paris, Roret, 1839. 8vo (205 x 125mm.). pp. xviii, 776, (2), 4, with 14 engraved plates of which 13hand-coloured. Recent black half morocco, spine ...

EUR 450

The delicately handcoloured plates depict 299 insects

BARBUT, J. The Genera Insectorum of Linnaeus, exemplified by various specimens of English Insects drawn from nature./ Les Genres des Insectes de Linné; constatés par divers échantillonsd'Insects d'Angleterre copiés d'après nature.

Londres, J.Dixwell ..., 1781. 4to (280 x 225mm). pp. (4), xvii, (3), 371, (20), with 1 engraved frontispiece, 20 (1 folded) finely hand-coloured en...

EUR 1,000

BAZIN, G.A. Abregé de l'Histoire des Insectes. Pour servir de suite à l'Histoire Naturelle des Abeilles.

Paris, Freres Guerin, 1747-1751. Small-8vo (170 x 100mm). 4 volumes. pp. xx, 328; (4), 298, (4); (8), 424; (8), 446, with 53 fine engraved folded p...

EUR 850

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

CAMBRIDGE, O.P. The spiders of Dorset, with an appendix containing short descriptions of those British species not yet found in Dorsetshire.

From the "Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club". Edited by J. Buckman. Sherborne, L.H. Ruegg, 1879. 8vo. pp. xlii, ...

EUR 450

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

CLERCK, C. (Ed.) Nomenclator extemporaneus rerum naturalium: Plantarum, Insectorum. Conchyliorum, secundum Systema Naturae Linnaeanum.

Stockholm, typis L.L. Grefingii, 1759. 8vo (220 x 122mm). pp. (4), 67, (13). New blue wrappers.

EUR 450

of the greatest rarity as the publisher's stock was destroyed by fire

COQUEBERT, A.J. Illustratio iconographica insectorum quae in musaeis parisinis observavit et in lucem edidit Joh. Christ. Fabricius praemissis ejusdem descriptionibus; accedunt species plurimae, vel minus aut nondum cognitae.

Paris, Petrus Didot..., Anno VII (1799)- XII (1804). 3 parts bound in one. 4to (274 x 233mm). pp. 1-44; (2), 45-90; (4), 91-142, with 30 engraved p...

EUR 2,000

Copies of the above survey of the animal kingdom of Southern Italy are extremely rare

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 ornamente...

EUR 25,000

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

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

EUR 750

CUVIER, G.L. Tableau élémentaire de l'histoire naturelle des animaux.

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

EUR 700

CUVIER, G. Le Règne Animal distribué d'après son organisation, pour servir de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction à l'anatomie comparée.

Paris, Deterville, 1817. 4 volumes. 8vo (203 x 130mm). pp. xxxvii, 540; pp. xviii, 532; pp. xxix, 653; pp. viii, 255, with 15 engraved plates. Cont...

EUR 1,950

CUVIER, G. Le Règne Animal distribué d'après son organisation, pour servir de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction à l'anatomie comparée.

Paris, Deterville, 1817. 4 volumes. 8vo (200 x 125mm). pp. xxxvii, 540; pp. xviii, 532; pp. xxix, 653; pp. viii, 255, with 15 engraved plates. Rece...

EUR 1,200

First edition, first issue

DARWIN, C. On the various contrivances by which British and foreign Orchids are fertilised by insects.

London, John Murray, 1862. 8vo (196 x 125 mm). pp. vi, 365, 32 (inserted advertisement dated December 1861), with one folding plate and 33 text wo...

EUR 2,200

P.F. Dejean was called 'the first great coleopterist'

DEJEAN, P.F. & BOISDUVAL, J.A. Iconographie et histoire naturelle des Coléoptères d'Europe.

Paris, Méquignon-Marvis, 1829-1836 (-1838). 5 volumes. 8vo (230 x 150mm). pp. xiv, 400; 407, (1); 326; 486; 415, (1), with 270 handcoloured engrav...

EUR 3,500

DEJEAN, P.F. Catalogue de la collection de Coléoptères de M. le Baron Dejean.

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

EUR 500

A letter from Dejean to Boisduval dated Paris, november 30th, 1834 is bound in

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

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

EUR 1,250

A complete set with the rare 6th volume by Ch. Aubé

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

Paris, chez Crevot/ Méquignon-Marvis, 1825-1838. 6 volumes (bound in 7). Royal-8vo (200 x 130mm). pp. xxx, 463; viii, 501; vii, 556; vii, 520; vii...

EUR 1,200

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

DISTANT, W.L. A monograph of oriental Cicadidae. Published by order of the trustees of the Indian Museum, Calcutta.

London, King & Co/ Calcutta, Indian Museum, 1889-1892. 7 parts. Large-4to. pp. 157, (1), ix, (5), with 15 partly handcoloured lithographed plates. ...

EUR 1,300

DISTANT, W.L. A monograph of oriental Cicadidae. Published by order of the trustees of the Indian Museum, Calcutta.

London, King & Co/ Calcutta, Indian Museum, 1889-1892. 7 parts. Large-4to. pp. 157, (1), ix, (5), with 15 partly handcoloured lithographed plates. ...

EUR 1,300

DISTANT, W.L. A monograph of oriental Cicadidae. Published by order of the trustees of the Indian Museum, Calcutta.

London, King & Co/ Calcutta, Indian Museum 1889-1892. 7 parts. Large-4to. pp. 157, (1), ix, (5), with 15 partly handcoloured lithographed plates. O...

EUR 1,300

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

DUFOUR, L. Recherches anatomiques et physiologiques sur les Diptères, accompagnées de considerations relatives à l'histoire naturelle de ces insectes.

(Paris 1851). 4to (258 x 210mm). pp. 171-360, with 11 engraved plates. Later half calf, spine with red gilt lettered label.

EUR 350

DUMERIL, C. Entomologie Analytique.

Paris 1860. 4to (255 x 215mm). pp. xxii, 1339, with numerous wood-engravings in the text and one folding table. Contemporary half calf, spine with ...

EUR 450

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.

EUR 1,500

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

In his works Fabricius described many Australian and New Zealand insects brought back by Captain Cook's around -the-world voyages.

one of the most famous pupils of Linnaeus

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

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

EUR 850

In his works Fabricius described many Australian and New Zealand insects brought back by Captain Cook's around -the-world voyages.

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

Hafniae, C.G. Proft, 1787. 2 volumes. 8vo (195 x 117mm). pp. xx, 382; pp. (2), 348. (Together with:) FABRICIUS, J.C. Philosophia Entomologica. Hamb...

EUR 1,200

In his works Fabricius described many Australian and New Zealand insects brought back by Captain Cook's around -the-world voyages

FABRICIUS, J.C. Philosophia Entomologica sistens scientiae fundamenta adiectis definitionibus, exemplis, observationibus adumbrationibus.

Hamburgi et Kilonii, C.E. Bohnii, 1778. 8vo (200 x 120mm). pp. (12), 178, with title-vignette. Newhalf calf, gilt lettered spine.

EUR 750

In his works Fabricius described many Australian and New Zealand insects brought back by Captain Cook's around -the-world voyages

FABRICIUS, J.C. Philosophia Entomologica sistens scientiae fundamenta adiectis definitionibus, exemplis, observationibus adumbrationibus.

Hamburgi et Kilonii, C.E. Bohnii, 1778. 8vo (192 x 115mm). pp. (12), 178, with title-vignette. Recent wrappers.

EUR 750

In his works Fabricius described many Australian and New Zealand insects brought back by Captain Cook's around -the-world voyages.

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

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

EUR 1,200

In his works Fabricius described many Australian and New Zealand insects brought back by Captain Cook's around -the-world voyages

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

Kiliae, impensis Bibliopolii Academici Novi, 1801. 2 volumes. 8vo (200 x 120mm). pp xxiv, 506; pp. 687. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered spine...

EUR 1,000

In his works Fabricius described many Australian and New Zealand insects brought back by Captain Cook's around -the-world voyages

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

Kiliae, impensis Bibliopolii Academici Novi, 1801. 2 volumes bound in one. 8vo (200 x 116mm). pp xxiv, 506; pp. 687. Contemporary calf, gilt letter...

EUR 1,000

In his works Fabricius described many Australian and New Zealand insects brought back by Captain Cook's around -the-world voyages

FABRICIUS, J.C. Systema Rhyngotorum secundum ordines, genera, species adiectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus.

Brunsvigae, C. Reichard, 1803. 8vo (200 x 130mm). pp. x, 21, 314, (2). Contemporary marbled boards,spine with red gilt lettered label.

EUR 500

In his works Fabricius described many Australian and New Zealand insects brought back by Captain Cook's around -the-world voyages

FABRICIUS, J.C. Systema Rhyngotorum secundum ordines, genera, species adiectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus.

Brunsvigae, C. Reichard, 1803. 8vo (200 x 140mm). pp. x, 21, 314, (2). (With:) Index Alphabeticus in I.C. Fabricii Systema Rhyngotorum genera et sp...

EUR 800

In his works Fabricius described many Australian and New Zealand insects brought back by Captain Cook's around -the-world voyages

FABRICIUS, J.C. Systema Rhyngotorum secundum ordines, genera, species adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus.

Brunsvigae, C. Reichard, 1803. 8vo. pp. x, 21, 314, (2). Contemporary black boards, gilt lettered spine.

EUR 500

The present dissertations contain all their original printed titles

FALLÉN, C.F. Diptera Sveciae.

Lundae, Berlingianis, 1814-1825 (-1826). 2 volumes (bound in one). 8vo (204 x 165mm). 45 dissertations. Recent red half morocco, richly gilt orname...

EUR 1,900

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

Füessly was the most important Swiss entomological author of the period

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 engrave...

EUR 1,100

GEOFFROY, (E.L.). Histoire abrégée des Insectes, dans laquelle ces Animaux sont rangés suivant un ordre méthodique.

Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée, & augmentée d'un Supplément considérable. Paris, Delalain, An 9-1800. 2 volumes. 4to (245 x 195mm). pp. xxv...

EUR 750

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

he spent more than ten years in South America, partly in company with the famous A.R. Wallace

GODMAN, F. DU CANE & SALVIN, O. Biologia Centrali-Americana, or contribution to the knowledge of the Fauna and Flora of Mexico and Central America: COLEOPTERA by H.W. Bates, D. Sharp and others.

London 1881-1911. 7 volumes bound in 18. 4to (305 x 245mm). pp. x, 316; xv, 824; xii, 717; xii, 432; xv, 690; xii, 372; xxxiv, 572; x, 494; vi, 354...

EUR 7,000

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

The drawings, the majority concern scale insects, are extremely precise and detailed

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

A very scarce work with excellent plates

HERBST, J.F.W. Natursystem der ungeflügelten Insekten.

Berlin, G.A. Lange, 1797-1800. 4 parts (bound in one). 4to (275 x 215mm). pp. viii, 88; pp. iv, 26;pp. (2), 30; pp. (4), 86, with 23 fine handcolou...

EUR 2,500

A large section is devoted to microscopic animals

HÜBNER, J. Sammlung exotischer Schmetterlinge (Lepidoptera Exotica). New English fac-simile edition. Edited by P. Wystsman and with additional text by W.F. Kirby.

Brussels, V. Verteneuil & L. Desmet, 1894-1897. 3 volumes. Large-4to (282 x 222mm). pp.(10), (8), (10),172, with 491hand-coloured lithographed plat...

EUR 16,000

The plates of the present work are probably the finest ever made for a work on coleoptera

KIRBY, W. & SPENCE, W. Einleitung in die Entomologie: oder Elemente der Naturgeschichte der Insecten.

Stuttgart, Cottaissche Buchhandlung, 1823-33. 4 volumes. 8vo (202 x 125mm). pp. xxviii, 582; pp. iv, 604; pp. iv, (2), 760, 29, (2); pp. 665, with ...

EUR 550

KLEYNHOFF, C.F. Bedenkingen over het einde, waartoe de Insecten vermoedelyk geschapen zyn. Voorgedraagen in de Maatschappy Felix Meritis.

Amsterdam, P.J. Uylenbroek, 1805. 8vo (217 x 130mm). pp. (6), 300, (12), with 1 engraved plate. Contemporary half calf, spine with red gilt lettere...

EUR 500

KLUG, F. Entomologische Monographieen.

Berlin, G. Reimer, 1824. 8vo (205 x 120mm). pp. xiv, 242, with 10 hand-coloured engraved plates. Later half calf, gilt lettered spine.

EUR 950

LATREILLE, P.A. Histoire Naturelle, générale et particulière, des Crustacés et des Insectes. Ouvrage faisant suite aux oeuvres de Leclerc de Buffon, et partie du Cours complet d'Histoire Naturelle rédigé par C.S. Sonnini...

Paris, F. Dufart, An X-XIII (1802-1805). 14 volumes. 8vo (215 x 135mm). With 112 engraved plates and 8 folding charts. Publisher's marbled wrappers...

EUR 850

LATREILLE, P.A. Histoire Naturelle, générale et particulière, des Crustacés et des Insectes. Ouvrage faisant suite aux oeuvres de Leclerc de Buffon, et partie du Cours complet d'Histoire Naturelle rédigé par C.S. Sonnini...

Paris, F. Dufart, An X-XIII (1802-1805). 14 volumes. 8vo (217 x 135mm). With 112 engraved plates, almost all coloured apart from a few anatomical p...

EUR 3,800

LATREILLE, P.A. Insectes de l'Amérique Équinoxiale, recueillis pendant le voyage de MM. De Humboldt et Bonpland.

Paris, Schoell/ Smith, 1811-1833. Folio (345 x 260mm). pp. 127-252, with 8 fine handcoloured engraved plates; pp. 9-64 (of 138), with 4 (of 13) fin...

EUR 1,000

The beautiful plates are all engraved by Nodder and depict a great number of new species

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

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

EUR 2,800

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

Most of the excellent plates were drawn by Prêtre and have delicate colouring

LEPELETIER DE SAINT-FARGEAU, A. & BRULLÉ, A. Histoire des Insectes. HYMÉNOPTÈRES.

Paris, Roret, 1836-1846. 4 volumes of text & 1 atlas. 8vo (210 x 130mm). pp. (4), 547; (4), 680; (4), 646; viii, 680, with 48 engraved plates, of w...

EUR 1,800

LEPELETIER DE SAINT-FARGEAU, A. Histoire des Insectes. HYMÉNOPTÈRES. Atlas.

Paris, Roret, 1836-1846. 8vo (242 x 155mm). pp. 16, with 48 engraved plates, of which 39 finely handcoloured and 9 printed in bistre. Contemporary ...

EUR 800

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

La Haye, J. Swart, 1742. 2 volumes. 8vo (200 x 120mm). pp. (8), 350, (4); pp. (4), 317, with 2 (1 folded) engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richl...

EUR 550

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

La Haye, J. Swart, 1742. 2 volumes. 8vo (200 x 120mm). pp. (8), 350, (4); pp. (4), 317, with 2 folded engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, r...

EUR 450

LINNAEUS, C. Centuria Insectorum Rariorum quam... praeside... Carolo von Linné... submittit Boas Johansson.

Upsalia (1763). 8vo. (180 x145mm). pp. (6), 32. Cloth strip on spine.

EUR 1,500

Never before had the world seen such a comprehensive and at the same time so detailed local fauna

Already in 1916 Dr. W. Junk stated: 'Jetzt fast unauffindbar' and in his '5o Jahre Antiquar' he calls it a 'Rarissimum'

LINNAEUS, C. Mantissa Plantarum altera generum editionis VI. & specierum editionis II.

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

EUR 4,000

First German translation of 'Skånska Resa' published in 1751

LINNAEUS, C. Reisen durch das Königreich Schweden, welche auf Befehl der hohen Obrigkeit zur Verbesserung der Naturkunde, Haushaltungs- und Arzneykunst von ihm angestellt.... Aus dem Schwedischen übersetzt.

Leipzig, G. Kiesewetter, 1756. 8vo (202 x 120mm). pp. (32), 336, with 1 large folded engraved map 'Charta über das Herzogthum Schonen' and 2 engra...

EUR 1,000

In this edition Linnaeus gives the Swedish names for both animals and minerals

LINNAEUS, C. Systema Naturae in quo naturae regna tria, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, systematice proponuntur. Editio Secunda, auctior.

Stockholm, G. Kiesewetter, 1740. 8vo (185 x 120mm). pp. (4), 80, with a monogram of the publisher on title-page. (Issued with:) LINNAEUS, C. Fundam...

EUR 5,500

The edition is important as it describes numerous species from Cook's voyages

LINNAEUS, C. Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae ... Editio decima tertia, aucta, reformata.

Cura Jo. Frid. Gmelin, Lipsiae, G.E. Beer, 1788-1793. 3 volumes (bound in 9). pp. (2), x, 1-500; (2), 501-1032; (2), 1033-1516; (2), 1517-2224; (2)...

EUR 2,500

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

MACQUART, J. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes.

Diptères. Paris, Librairie encyclopédique de Roret, 1834-1835. 2 volumes. 8vo. (203 x 130mm). pp. (4), 578, 8; pp. (4), 710, 8, with 24 handcolou...

EUR 1,100

This contains a number of plates of beetles, some very splendid

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

The whole accurately drawn & painted after Nature, Arranged and named according to the Linnaean System. London, His Academy for Illustrating and pa...

EUR 2,200

This contains a number of plates of beetles, some very splendid

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

MULSANT, E. Opuscules Entomologiques.

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

EUR 800

NOVARA- REISE DER OESTERREICHISCHEN FREGATTE NOVARA UM DIE ERDE IN DEN JAHREN 1857, 1858, 1859, unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. v. Wüllerstorf-Urbair. ZOOLOGISCHER THEIL. Zweiter Band. 1 Abt. (Entomologie).

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

EUR 500

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

PANZER, G.W.F. Kritische Revision der Insektenfaune Deutschlands nach dem System bearbeitet. I-XCVI Heft. I. Baendchen.

Nürnberg, in der Felseckerschen Buchhandlung, 1805. Small-8vo (175 x 105mm). pp. (16), 144. Contempoarary green boards. And: PANZER, G.W.F. Deutsc...

EUR 800

the most beautiful miniature entomological work ever published

PANZER, G.W. Faunae Insectorum Germanicae Initia oder Deutschlands Insecten.

Nürnberg, in der Felseckerschen Buchhandlung, 1793-1799. parts 1-67 (of 100), bound in 17 volumes. Oblong small-8vo (120 x 95mm). With 1 allegoric...

EUR 6,000


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