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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

AMYOT, C.J.B. & AUDINET SERVILLE, (J.G.). Histoire Naturelle des Insects: Hemiptères.

Paris, Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, 1843. Royal-8vo (215 x 140mm). pp. lxxvi, 675, (1), 6, with 12 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contem...

EUR 1,200

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, Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, 1839. Royal-8vo (205 x 130mm). pp. xviii, 776, (2), 4, with 14 engraved plates of which 13 finely handco...

EUR 750

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 (260 x 210mm). pp. (4), xvii, (3), 371, (20), with 1 engraved frontispiece, 20 (1 folded) finely handcoloured eng...

EUR 1,200

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 (265 x 215mm). pp. (4), xvii, (3), 371, (20), with 1 engraved hand-coloured frontispiece, 20 (1 folded) finely h...

EUR 1,400

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

One of the most beautiful iconographies on spiders

BLACKWALL, J. A history of the Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland.

London, Printed for the Ray Society, 1860-1864. 2 volumes. Folio (365 x 265mm). pp. vi, 384, with 29 handcoloured lithographed plates. Later half c...

EUR 1,300

BRADLEY, R. A Philosophical Account of the Works of Nature.

Endeavouring to set forth the several Gradations Remarkable in the Mineral, Vegetable, and Animal Parts of the Creation. Tending to the Composition...

EUR 1,000

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

BULLETIN DE LA SOCIÉTÉ IMPÉRIALE DES NATURALISTES DE MOSCOU. Tome Premier. Partie ENTOMOLOGIQUE. Tome I à VI,- Année 1829 à 1833.

Lequien Fils, 1823. 8vo (215 x 130mm). pp. (4), xxviii, 386, with 13 (10 hand-coloured) engraved plates. Contemporary cloth, spine with gilt letter...

EUR 1,500

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

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 (320 x 250mm). pp. 1-44; (2), 45-90; (4), 91-142, with 30 fine hand-...

EUR 2,500

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

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

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 (222 x 140mm). pp. xiv, 400; 407; 326; 486; 415, (i), with 270 beautifully handcoloured...

EUR 5,000

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 work shows first depictions of butterflies and insects collected during the first Cook voyage

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

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

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 (295 x 235mm). With 3 (2 hand-coloured) engraved frontispi...

EUR 13,500

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

1811 durchwanderte er Dalmatien. Dies war seine einzige grössere wissenschaftliche Reise ausserhalb Deutschlands.

GERMAR, E.F. Reise nach Dalmatien und um das Gebiet von Ragusa.

Leipzig and Altenburg, F.A. Brockhaus, 1817. Royal-8vo (208 x 125mm). pp. xii, 323, (1), with 11 engraved plates of which 9 finely hand-coloured, p...

EUR 1,100

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

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

one of the most attractive early works on coleoptera

JABLONSKY, C.G. & HERBST, J.F.W. Natursystem aller bekannten in- und ausländischen Insecten, als eine Fortzetsung der von Büffonschen Naturgeschichte. Nach dem System des Ritters Carl von Linné bearbeitet: KÄFER.

Berlin, J. Pauli, 1785-1806. 5 text-vols (of 10). 8vo (195 x 120mm) and 3 atlas volumes. Oblong-4to(265 x 210mm). With 1 engraved handcoloured fron...

EUR 7,500

JABLONSKY, C.G. & HERBST, J.F.W. Natursystem aller bekannten in- und ausländischen Insecten, als eine Fortzetsung der von Büffonschen Naturgeschichte. Nach dem System des Ritters Carl von Linné bearbeitet: KÄFER.

Berlin, J. Pauli, 1785-1790. Volumes 1-3 (of 10). 8vo (195 x 120mm). With 1 engraved hand-coloured frontispiece and 3 hand-coloured title-vignettes...

EUR 800

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

KNOCH, A.W. Beiträge zur Insectengeschichte.

Leipzig, im Schwickertschen Verlage, 1781-83. 3 parts (bound in one). 8vo (190 x115mm). pp. 10, 98,(4), with 1 engraved title vignette and 6 engrav...

EUR 1,000

KOCH, C.L. Übersicht des Arachnidensystems.

Nürnberg, in der C.H. Zeh'schen Buchhandlung, 1837-1850. 5 parts. 8vo (200 x 125mm). pp. vi, 39; 38, 130, (2); 136; 104, with 48 engraved plates o...

EUR 750

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

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

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 1,500

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


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