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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

describes the famous natural history cabinet of the Swedish Queen

LINNAEUS, C. Museum S(veci)ae R(egin)ae M(ajes)tis Ludovicae Ulricae Reginae Svecorum, Gothorum, Vandalorumque &c. &c. &c. In quo Animalia Rariora, Exotica, imprimis Insecta & Conchilia describuntur &

determinantur prodromi instar editum. Holmiae, L. Salius, 1764. (together with:) Museum ... AdolphiFriderici Regis Svecorum ... in quo Animalia Rar...

EUR 2,800

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.

Wien 1865-1869. 14 parts bound in 9 volumes. 4to (280 x 225mm). With 88 (8 coloured) lithographed plates. Publisher's gilt pictorial cloth (spines ...

EUR 1,800

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.

Wien 1868. 6 parts bound in 2 volumes. 4to (300 x 225mm). With 24 lithographed plates. Publisher's gilt pictorial cloth.

EUR 1,000

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

Its fine plates, depicting thousands of various species of Coleoptera

OLIVIER, G.A. Entomologie, ou histoire naturelle des Insectes, avec leurs caractères génériques et spécifiques, leur description, leur synonymie et leur figure enluminée. COLÉOPTÈRES.

Paris, Baudouin/ Lanneau, 1789-1795. Volumes 1-3 (of 6). Large-4to (297 x 240mm). With 1 colour-printed engraved frontispiece and 190 hand-coloured...

EUR 6,000

the most beautiful miniature entomological work ever published

PANZER, G.W.F. & GEYER, C. Faunae Insectorum Germanicae Initia oder Deutschlands Insecten.

Nürnberg, in der Felseckerschen Buchhandlung, 1793-1823. 110 parts, loose in old wrappers and preserved in 9 boxes. Oblong small-8vo (125 x 95mm)....

EUR 16,000

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

PAYKULL, G. Fauna Svecica. Insecta.

Upsaliae, J.F. Edman, (1798-1800). 3 volumes bound in two. 8vo (200 x120 mm). pp. (10), 358, (2); (2), 234; 459. Contemporary half calf, spines wit...

EUR 650

PAYKULL, G. Fauna Svecica. Insecta.

Upsaliae, J.F. Edman, (1798-1800). 3 volumes bound in two. 8vo (200 x 120 mm). pp. (10), 358, (2); (2), 234; 459. Contemporary half calf, richly gi...

EUR 850

PETAGNA, V. Specimen Insectorum ulterioris Calabriae.

Francofurti et Moguntiae, Varrentrapp et Wenner, 1787. 4to (244 x 190mm). pp. vi, 46, with 1 engraved plate. Later half cloth, spine with gilt lett...

EUR 350

a model faunal work for its day, comprehensive, authoritative, and well illustrated

PETERS, W. C.H. Naturwissenschaftliche Reise nach Mossambique... in den Jahren 1842 bis 1848 ausgeführt.

Berlin, Georg Reimer, 1852-1882. 6 parts bound in 10 volumes. 4to (330 x 240mm) & folio (470 x 330mm). With 210 (54 fine handcoloured) lithographed...

EUR 8,500

the most extensive documentation on the Brazilian flora and fauna of the 17th century

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...

EUR 18,000

one of the very few illustated works on Spanish butterflies

RAMBUR, P. Catalogue systématique des Lépidoptères de l'Andalouse.

Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1858. Royal-8vo. pp. (4), 412, ix, (3), with 22 handcoloured engraved plates. Recent cloth, spine with gilt lettered label.

EUR 1,000

Classic works by "the father of forest entomology"

there was to be nothing comparable for it for nearly a century

RAY, J.21 Historia Insectorum. Opus posthumum. Cui subjungitur Appendix de Scarabaeis Britannicis, Autore M. Lister.

Londini, A. & J. Churchill, 1710. 4to (228 x 175mm). pp. xv, 400. Contemporary vellum, spine in 6 compartments.

EUR 1,900

The first edition of this famous entomological classic

REAUMUR, R.A. Mémoires pour servir à l'Histoire des Insectes.

Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1734-1742. 6 volumes. 4to (247 x 190mm). With 6 engraved vignettes and 267 engraved folded plates. Contemporary calf, ric...

EUR 2,400

REDI, F. Esperienze intorno alla generazione degl'Insetti fatte da Francesco Redi Accademico della Crusca, e da lui scritte in una lettera all'illustrissimo signor Carlo Dati. Terza impressione.

Firenze, F. Onofri, 1674. 4to (235 x 162mm). pp. (4), 136, title-page with engraved vignette, 2 engravings in the text and 39 (some folded) engrave...

EUR 1,500

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

ROBINAEU-DESVOIDY, A.J.B. Recherches sur l'organisation vertébrale des crustacés, des arachnides et des insectes.

Paris, Compère Jeune, 1828. 8vo (215 x 128mm). pp. (6), lxxviii, 228, with 2 folding tables and 1 folded plate. Recent half cloth, spine with red ...

EUR 350

ROEMER, J.J. Genera Insectorum Linnaei et Fabricii iconibus illustrata.

Vitoduri Helvetorum, H. Steiner et Socios, 1789. 4to (275 x 215mm). pp. viii, 86, (4), with 1 engraved title-vignette and 37 engraved plates. New h...

EUR 850

the beautifully handcoloured plates were drawn and engraved by the famous Swiss artist J.R. Schellenberg

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...

EUR 6,500

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

RONDANI, A.C. Dipterologiae Italicae prodromus.

Parma/ Florence, 1856-1880 (Reprint 1914). 8 volumes (bound in 4). 8vo (212 x 144mm). Contemporary cloth.

EUR 450

the most beautiful publication on the insects of Etruria

ROSSIUS, P. Fauna Etrusca sistens Insecta quae in Provinciis Florentina et Pisana praesertim collegit.

Liburni, T. Masi, 1790. 2 volumes. 4to (280 x 210mm). pp. xxii, (2), 272; 348, with 2 engraved frontispieces, 1 handcoloured engraved dedication-pl...

EUR 3,500

SAUVAGES, P.A. L' Art d' éléver les vers à soie. Ouvrage précédemment donné sous le titre de Mémoires sur l'éducation de vers à soie. Nouvelle édition.

Avignons, J.J. Niels, 1788. 8vo (202 x 125mm). pp. (4), xvi, 296, 113, (3). Contemporary calf, richly gilt decorated spine, sides with gilt borders.

EUR 500

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

The detailed and exact figures illustrate Schaeffer's system of classification, which was based on the wings and the number of tarsi

SCHAEFFER, J. C. Elementa Entomologica. Cum CXXXV. Tabulae aere excusae floridisque coloribus distinctae. Einleitung in die Insectenkenntnis. CXXXV. ausgemahlte Kupfertafeln.

Regensburg, gedruckt mit Weissischen Schriften, 1766. 4to (298 x 235mm). With 135 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates. (With:) SCHAEFFER, J.C...

EUR 4,500

SCHAEFFER, J.C. Der fischförmige Kiefenfuss in stehenden Wassern um Regensburg?

Regensburg, E. A. Weiss, 1754. 4to. pp. (4), 20, with 1 folded handcoloured engraved plate (Together with) IDEM. Neuentdeckte Theile an Raupen und ...

EUR 2,500

The delicately handcoloured plates depict over 2000 insects

SCHAEFFER, J.C. Icones Insectorvm circa Ratisbonam indigenorvm coloribvs natvram referentibvs expressae.

Natürlich ausgemahlte Abbildungen Regensburgischer Insecten. Regensburg, H.G. Zunkel/ Weiss, (1766-1779). 3 volumes. 4to (265 x 215mm). With an e...

EUR 11,000

describes the insects of South Germany, especially the region around Regensburg

SCHAEFFER, J.C. Icones Insectorvm circa Ratisbonam indigenorvm coloribvs natvram referentibvs expressae.

Natürlich ausgemahlte Abbildungen Regensburgischer Insecten. Regensburg, H.G. Zunkel/ Weiss, (1766-1779). 3 volumes. 4to (270 x 218mm). With an e...

EUR 8,500

He was rightly famous for his minute details and precision

SCHELLENBERG, J.R. Das Geschlecht der Land und Wasserwanzen. Nach Familien geordnet mit Abbildungen.

Zürich, Orell, Füssli und Compagnie, 1800. Royal-8vo (245 x 155mm). pp. 32, with 14 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards, pa...

EUR 1,800

Richtigkeit in der Zeichnung, Leben und das herrlichste Colorit scheinen da mit einander um die Palme streiten zu wollen

SCHELLENBERG, J.R. Gattungen der Fliegen in XLII. Kupfertafeln entworfen und gezeichnet.

Zürich, Orell, Fuesli und Compagnie, 1803. Royal-8vo. pp. 95, (1), with 42 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary boards, spine with lettered ...

EUR 2,500

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

SCHRANK, F. DE PAULA. Enumeratio Insectorum Austriae indigenorum.

Augustae Vindelicorum, E. Klett et Franck, 1781. 8vo (185 x 112mm). pp. (24), 548, (4), with 4 folded engraved plates. Contemporary boards, gilt sp...

EUR 750

Gems of the flora and fauna of Lombardy, including native and exotic species which have lived there

SCOPOLI, I.A. Deliciae Florae et Faunae Insubricae seu novae, aut minus cognitae species plantarum et animalium quas in Insubria Austriaca tam spontaneas, quam exoticas vidit, descripsit, et aeri incidi curavit Ioannes Antonius Scopoli.

Ticini, ex typographia Reg. & Imp. Monasterii S. Salvatoris, 1786-1788. 3 parts (bound in 1 volume). Folio (422 x 280mm). pp. (2), ix, 85; (4), 115...

EUR 12,000

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 (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

SIMON, E. Histoire Naturelle des Araignées (Aranéides).

Paris, Roret, 1864. 8vo (225 x 135mm). pp. (4), 540, with 207 figures in the text. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettering on spine.

EUR 500

SPINOLA, M. Essai monographique sur les Clérites, insectes Coléoptères.

Gênes, Imprimerie des Frères Ponthenier, 1844. Royal-8vo (235 x 155mm). Atlas only with 47 handcoloured engraved plates. Loose.

EUR 1,000

SPINOLA, M. Essai sur les insectes Hémiptères, Rhyngotes, ou Hétéroptères.

Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1840. 8vo (215 x 135mm). pp. 383, with 5 large folding tables. Recent cloth.

EUR 800

SPINOLA, M. Essai sur les insectes Hémiptères, Rhyngotes, ou Hétéroptères.

Gênes, Yves Gravier, 1837. 8vo (215 x 135mm). pp. 383, with 5 large folding tables. Recent red halfmorocco, spine with 2 gilt lettered labels.

EUR 900

Dealing exclusively with the Hymenoptera of the Ligurian region (Italy)

SPINOLA, M. Insectorum Liguriae species novae aut rariores, quas in agro Ligustico nuper detexit, descripsit, et iconibus illustravit.

Genuae, Y. Gravier, 1806-1808. 4 parts (bound in one). 4to (240 x 185mm). pp. (4), xvii, 159, (1); (6), ii, 262, v, (1), with 1 folded table and 7 ...

EUR 2,300

Dealing exclusively with the Hymenoptera of the Ligurian region (Italy)

SPINOLA, M. Insectorum Liguriae species novae aut rariores, quas in agro Ligustico nuper detexit, descripsit, et iconibus illustravit.

Genuae, Y. Gravier, 1806-1808. 4 parts (bound in 2). 4to (260 x 200mm). pp. (4), xvii, 159, (1); (6), ii, 262, v, (1), with 1 folded table and 7 en...

EUR 2,300

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

The work describes the Cicadidae and bugs of all parts of the world

STOLL, C. Natuurlyke en naar 't leeven naauwkeurig gekleurde Afbeeldingen en Beschryvingen der Cicaden en Wantzen, in alle vier Waerelds Deelen Europa, Asia, Africa en America huishoudende, by een verzameld en beschreeven.

/Représentation exactement colorée d'après nature des Cigales et des Punaises, qui se trouvent dansles quatre parties du monde, l'Europe, l'Asie...

EUR 6,500

The work describes the Cicadidae and bugs of all parts of the world

STOLL, C. Natuurlyke en naar 't leeven naauwkeurig gekleurde Afbeeldingen en Beschryvingen der Cicaden, in alle vier waerelds deelen Europa, Asia, Africa en America huishoudende, by een verzameld en beschreeven.

/Représentation exactement colorée d'après nature des Cigales, qui se trouvent dans les quatre parties du monde, l'Europe, l'Asie, l'Afrique et ...

EUR 3,000

The most beautiful work ever made on bugs and cicadas

STOLL, K. Des Herrn Kaspar Stoll' natürliche und nach dem Leben gemalte Abbildungen und Beschreibungen der Cikaden und anderer damit verwandten Insekten aus Europa, Asia, Afrika und Amerika.

Aus dem holländischen übersetzt und mit den nötigen Anmerkungen versehen. Nürnberg, Winterschmidt, 1792. 4to (246 x 200mm). pp. (2), 90, (4), w...

EUR 3,000

STOLL, K. Des Herrn Kaspar Stoll' natürliche und nach dem Leben gemalte Abbildungen und Beschreibungen der Cikaden und anderer damit verwandten Insekten aus Europa, Asia, Afrika und Amerika.

Aus dem holländischen übersetzt und mit den nötigen Anmerkungen versehen. Nürnberg, Winterschmidt, 1792. 4to (270 x 215mm). With 20 (of 29) fin...

EUR 800

STURM, J. Catalog der Kaefer-Sammlung.

Nürnberg, gedruckt auf Kosten des Verfassers, 1843. Royal-8vo (220 x 145 mm). pp. xii, 386, with 6handcoloured engraved plates. Recent half calf,...

EUR 550

STURM, J. Catalog meiner Insecten-Sammlung. Erster Theil: Käfer.

Nürnberg, Gedruckt auf Kosten des Verfassers, 1826. 8vo (220 x 125mm). pp. viii, 207, (1), 16, (2),with 4 hand-coloured engraved plates. Recent ha...

EUR 500

excellent handcoloured plates (depicting 156 various insect species), all drawn and engraved by J.R. Schellenberg

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. pp. xxviii, 203...

EUR 1,800

excellent handcoloured plates (depicting 156 various insect species), all drawn and engraved by J.R. Schellenberg

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 (210 x 165mm). pp. xxviii, 203, 67, (1), with 1 engraved frontispiece, 7 engraved vignettes in the text and...

EUR 1,800

excellent handcoloured plates (depicting 156 various insect species), all drawn and engraved by J.R. Schellenberg

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...

EUR 1,600

SWAMMERDAM, J. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes traduite du Biblia Naturae de Jean Swammerdam.

Dijon, Desventes, 1758. 4to (265 x 205mm). pp. lx, 673, with 36 folded engraved plates. Recent halfcalf, gilt lettered spine.

EUR 950

SWAMMERDAM, J. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes traduite du Biblia Naturae de Jean Swammerdam.

Dijon, Desventes, 1758. 4to (245 x 195mm). pp. (4), lx, 673, with 36 folded engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, spine with gilt ornaments a...

EUR 950

THOMSON, J. Arcana Naturae ou Receuil d'Histoire Naturelle.

Paris, chez J.B. Baillière et Fils, 1859. Folio (448 x 320mm). pp. 132, with a beautifully engravedfrontispiece and 13 plates of which 11 finely c...

EUR 1,200

THOMSON, J. Arcana Naturae ou Receuil d'Histoire Naturelle.

Paris, chez J.B. Baillière et Fils, 1859. Folio (390 x 295mm). pp. (2), 132, with a beautifully engraved frontispiece and 13 engraved plates of wh...

EUR 850

Probably one of the nicest frontispieces in the history of entomological illustration

THOMSON, J. Monographie des Cicindélides ou Exposé méthodique et critique des Tribus, Genres et Espèces de cette famille.

Tome I (all published). Paris, Baillière, 1857. 4to (318 x 240mm). pp. xvii, 66, (2), with a splendid handcoloured engraved frontispiece and 10 (9...

EUR 1,500

one of the nicest frontispieces in the history of entomological illustration

THOMSON, J. Monographie des Cicindélides ou Exposé méthodique et critique des Tribus, Genres et Espèces de cette famille.

Tome I (all published). Paris, Baillière, 1857. 4to (305 x 225mm). pp. xvii, 66, (2), with a splendid handcoloured engraved frontispiece heightene...

EUR 1,500

one of the nicest frontispieces in the history of entomological illustration

THOMSON, J. Monographie des Cicindélides ou Exposé méthodique et critique des Tribus, Genres et Espèces de cette famille.

Tome I (all published). Paris, Baillière, 1857. 4to (290 x 230mm). pp. xvii, 66, (2), with a splendid handcoloured engraved frontispiece heightene...

EUR 1,500

The second volume describes insects of Gabon

THOMSON. J. Archives Entomologiques ou recueil contenant des illustrations d'insectes nouveaux ou rares.

Paris, Societé Entomologique de France, 1856-1858. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (262 x 172mm). pp. 514, (2), with engraved frontispiece and 21 engraved pl...

EUR 1,000

THUNBERG, C.P. (praeses). Dissertatio Entomologica de Hemipteris Rostratis Capensibus... partem priman (- quartem et ultimam)... praeside C.P. Thunberg...

Upsaliae, Acad. Typogr., 1822. 4 parts (all published). 8vo (210 x 170mm). pp. (2), 8, (2); (2), 8;(2), 6, (2); (4), 6, (2). Recent cloth, gilt let...

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Carl Peter Thunberg (1743-1828, Swedish botanist and explorer) was one of the greatest and most famous pupils of Linnaeus

THUNBERG, C.P. (praeses). Dissertatio entomologica novas Insectorum species, cujus partem primam (-sextam; all published!) ... publice ventilandam exhibent ...

Upsaliae, J. Edman, 1781-1791. 6 parts (bound in 1 volume). 8vo (206 x 165mm). pp. 28; (2), 29-52; (2), 53-68, (2); (2), 69-84; (2), 85-106; (4), 1...

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TRUCHET, M. Traité complet du Kermès, considéré sous un rapport nouveau, relativement aux circonstances de sa vie, à sa propagation, à sa conservation. Et aux moyens de le rendre propre à remplacer la Cochenille des Iles.

Paris, A. Bertrand, 1811. 8vo (208 x 130mm). pp. (2), 101, with 2 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, richly gilt decorated spine, blue sides ...

EUR 500

In comparison with contemporary scientific thought,Vallisnieri's work has a very modern character

VALLISNIERI, A. Opere fisico-mediche stampate e manoscritte... raccolte da Antonio suo Figliuolo, corredate d'una Prefazione...

Venezia, S. Coleti, 1733. 3 volumes. Folio (355 x 225mm). pp. (2), lxxxii, 469; (4), 551; (4), 676,with 92 engraved plates, 3 engraved title-vignet...

EUR 2,500

VANDELLI, D. Dissertationes Tres. De Aponi Thermis: de nonnullis Insectis terrestribus, & Zoophytes marinis, & de vermium terrae reproductione, atque Taenia Canis.

Patavii, J. Batistae Conzatti, 1758. 8vo (220 x 140mm). pp. vi, (2), 167, (1), (12, index), with engraved frontispiece, engraved title vignette an...

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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

VILLERS, C. DE. Nomenclator Iconum Entomologiae Linneanae.

(Lyon 1789). 4to. 12 folded engraved plates, each with a folded explanatory text leaf. Contemporaryhalf calf, gilt ornamented spine in 6 compartmen...

EUR 950

VIRGIN, C.A. Kongliga Svenska Fregatten Eugenies resa omkring jorden. Aren 1851-1853. Andra Delen. Zoologi 1: INSECTA.

Stockholm, P.A. Norstedt & Söner, 1858-1868. 4to (295 x 240mm). pp. 617, with 9 lithographed plates. Contemporary half calf, marbled sides (reback...

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The first major iconography on Coleoptera

VOET, J.E. Beschreibungen und Abbildungen hartschaaligter Insecten Coleoptera Linn. Aus dem Original getreu uebersetzt mit der in selbigem fehlenden Synonymie und bestaendigen Commentarversehen von D. Georg Wolfgang Franz Panzer.

Erlangen, J.J. Palm, 1793-1802. 5 volumes, bound in one. 4to (257 x 207mm). pp. xii, 103; (8), 134;(10), 68; (16), 120; (8), 114, (4) with 4 charmi...

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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

occupies a permanent place in the history because of the large number of still-valid genera which were first described in it

WALCKENAER, C.A. & GERVAIS, P. Histoire naturelle des insectes. Aptères.

Paris, Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, 1837-1847. 4 text volumes and atlas. Royal-8vo. pp. vi, 682; 548, (1); viii, 476; xvi, 623, 24, with 52 ...

EUR 1,850

WALCKENAER, C.A. Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire naturelle des abeilles solitaires qui compose le genre Halicte.

Paris, Firmin Didot, 1817. 8vo (230 x 150mm). pp. (4), 95, with 1 hand-coloured engraved plate. Contemporary green boards, spine with gilt lettered...

EUR 500


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