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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

Included among the illustrations are cuts of a unicorn horn

ALDROVANDI, U. De Qvadrvpedibvs Solidipedibvs volvmen integrvm.

I.C. Vterverivs ... collegit, & recensuit. H. Tambvrinvs in lucem edidit ... Cum indice copiosissimo. Bononiae, N. Tebaldini, 1639. Folio (340 x 23...

EUR 2,500

The first major work on shells

ALDROVANDI, U. De Reliquis Animalibus exanguibus libri quatuor, post mortem eius editi: Nempe de Mollibus, Crustaceis, Testaceis, et Zoophytis...

Bononiae, J.B. Ferroni, 1642. Folio (355 x 232mm). pp. (8, including one blank leaf)), 593, (29), including an engraved allegorical title and about...

EUR 3,900

showing among others two splendid early woodcuts of a camel and a dromedary as well a rhinoceros, copying Durer's famous woodcut of 1515

ALDROVANDI, U. Quadrupedum omnium bisulcorum historia ...

Bononiae, I. Baptista Ferronius, 1642. Folio (340 x 230mm). pp. (6), 1040, (12), with engraved allegorical title-page and 89 (some full-page) woodc...

EUR 3,900

First edition of this beautifully illustrated early work on snakes

ALDROVANDI, U. Serpentum, et Draconum Historiae libri duo...

Bononiae, apud Clementem Ferronium, 1640. Folio (340 x 232mm). pp. (10), 427, (1), (28), with engraved frontispiece and 61 woodcuts in the text of ...

EUR 3,800

noble in conception and impressive in execution

Of all the pomological publications, published around the middle of last century this is without doubt the most important one and also the most beautiful

ANNALES DE POMOLOGIE BELGE ET ÉTRANGÈRE

publiées par la Commission Royale de Pomologie, instituée par S.M. le Roi des Belges. 8 volumes. Bruxelles, F. Parent 1853-1860. Large-4to (340 x...

EUR 24,000

Only 116 copies were subscribed and probably 130 copies were printed

ANSLIJN, N. Afbeelding der Artsenij-Gewassen, welke in de Nederlandsche Apotheek als zoodanige vermeld zijn. Naar de beste Uitlandsche Afbeeldingen geteekend en op steen gebragt.

Leyden, Du Mortier en Zoon, 1832-1838. 4 volumes bound in two. Folio (340 x 240mm). With 265 fine handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary ha...

EUR 6,800

the first flora of French Guiana, profusely illustrated with excellent plates

AUBLET, F. Histoire des Plantes de la Guiane Françoise, rangées suivant la méthode sexuelle, avec plusieurs mémoires sur différens objects intéressans, relatifs à la Culture & au Commerce de la Guiane Françoise ...

Londres/ Paris, P.F. Didot jeune, 1775. 4 volumes (2 text volumes & 2 volumes of plates). 4to (250 x 194mm). pp. (4), 32, 1-621; (3), 622-976, 52, ...

EUR 17,000

the first flora of French Guiana, profusely illustrated with excellent plates

AUBLET, F. Histoire des Plantes de la Guiane Françoise, rangées suivant la méthode sexuelle, avec plusieurs mémoires sur différens objects intéressans, relatifs à la Culture & au Commerce de la Guiane Françoise ...

Londres/ Paris, P.F. Didot jeune, 1775. 4 volumes (2 text volumes & 2 volumes of plates). 4to (250 x 194mm). pp. (4), 32, 1-621; (3), 622-976, 52, ...

EUR 15,500

Its plates, heightened with gold, and so finished that they are little less than hand-illuminated engravings, make this one of the most beautiful books of its era

AUDEBERT, J.B. & VIEILLOT, L.P. Oiseaux Dorés ou à Reflets Métalliques. Histoire Naturelle et Générale des Colibris, Oiseaux-Mouches, Jacamars et Promerops/ Histoire Naturelle et Générale des Grimpéraux et des Oiseaux de Paradis.

Paris, AN XI- (1800-) 1802. 2 volumes. Large folio (510 x 335mm). With 190 (1 double-page) colour-printed engraved plates by Audebert, many heighte...

EUR 48,000

the most spendid work on monkeys ever published

AUDEBERT, J.B. Histoire Naturelle des Singes , peints d'après nature.

Paris, chez l'Auteur/ H.J. Jansen, 1797. Large folio (496 x 326 mm). With 61 engraved plates printed in colour and 2 plain engraved anatomical plat...

EUR 25,000

The beautiful plates are by W. Fitch, probably the most renowned botanical artist of the Victorian era

BATEMAN, J. A Second Century of Orchidaceous Plants.

Selected from the subjects published in 'Curtis' Botanical Magazine since the issue of the 'First Century'. London, L. Reeve & Co., 1867. Large-4to...

EUR 6,200

In all fairness, it must be added that each species treated... was skillfully and fully described, and Bergeret's illustrations were exceptionally good

the finest natural history encyclopaedia ever made for children

A superbly bound copy by Zaehnsdorf, one of the finest London bookbinders of the period

BEWICK, T. History of British Birds. The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick.

Newcastle, Printed by Sol. Hodgson/ Edward Walker, 1797-1804. 2 volumes. 8vo (210 x 125mm). pp. (2), xxx, 335, (1), with 208 wood-engravings; pp. x...

EUR 5,500

The diary in form of a sketchbook in chronological order of Freiherr Ernst von Bibra's well-known voyage to South America

[BIBRA, ERNST VON.] Zur Südamerikanischen Reise. 1849-1850.

German manuscript, title with motto and 139 illustrated leaves, mostly pencil or brown pen drawings, about 20 with handcolouring, some grey-, brown...

EUR 28,000

The first major work on the orchids of the Dutch East Indies and Japan

BLUME, C.L. Collection des Orchidées les plus remarquables de l'Archipel Indien et du Japon.

Ouvrage dédié à sa Majesté Guillaume I Roi de Wurtemberg. Amsterdam, C.G. Sulpke, 1858. Folio (454 x 290mm). pp. (6), vi, 190, with hand-colour...

EUR 8,000

A magnificent work on the flora of the Dutch East Indies

BLUME, C.L. Flora Javae nec non insularum adjacentium ... adjutore J.B. Fischer.

Bruxellis, J. Frank, 1828 (-1851). 10 parts, preserved in 4 folding boxes. Folio (448 x 285mm). With 1 frontispiece and 238 lithographed plates of ...

EUR 14,000

The handcoloured bird portraits are extremely fine

BONAPARTE, C.L. Iconographie des Pigeons non figurés par Mme Knip dans les deux volumes de MM. Temminck et Florent Prévost.

Paris, P. Bertrand, 1857-1858. Large-folio (560 x 370mm). With 55 beautifully handcoloured lithographed plates by Lemercier after drawings by P.L. ...

EUR 8,000

A beautiful large uncut copy, given by the author to his wife with the following dedication: "A Madame la Princesse Zénaide Bonaparte, modèle des épouses et des mères. L'Autheur après vingt ans de mariage".

BONAPARTE, C.L.J.L. (Prince of Canino). Iconografia della Fauna Italica per le quattro classi degli animali vertebrati.

Mammiferi e Uccelli, Anfibi, Pesci. Roma, Tipografia Salviucci, 1832-1841. 3 volumes. Folio (378 x 270mm). pp. (1104), with 180 very fine hand-colo...

EUR 28,000

early botanical album, displaying exotics, perennials and garden flowers in full bloom

BOTANICAL MANUSCRIPT. A mid-17th century German Flower manuscript with 118 watercolours brightly painted in gouache on 117 leaves.

(Saxony ca. 1650). Folio (315 x 200mm). Contemporary vellum, upper cover with gilt lettered monograph H. H. and Date 1665.

EUR 30,000

The cuts include the famous 'monk' and 'bishop' sea monster

BOUSSUET, F. De Natura Aquatilivm Carmen.

In vniuersam Gvlielmi Rondeletii ... quam de Piscibus marinis scripsit historiam: Cum viuis eorum imagnibus, Opusculu nunc primum in luce emissum. ...

EUR 4,000

a classic treatise on mid-European avifauna

One of the very few Large-Paper copies of this splendid work

BRISSON, M.J. Ornithologia, sive synopsis methodica sistens avium divisionem in ordines, sectiones ... Ornithologie ou méthode contenant la division des Oiseaux ...

Paris, C.J.B. Bauche, 1760. 6 volumes (including the supplement). 4to (284 x 213mm). With 6 engraved titles and 261 folded engraved plates. Contemp...

EUR 6,800

The scarcest book on American Game-Birds

BROWN, T. Illustrations of the Game Birds of North America Chiefly the size of Nature.

Edinburgh, Frazer & Co.; Dublin, William Curry Jnr. & Co.; Glasgow, John Smith & Son; London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1834. Folio (546 x 410mm). With ...

EUR 38,000

Every shell, as far as possible, has been drawn from Nature, and generally from the largest and most beautiful specimens

BROWN, T. Illustrations of the recent Conchology of Great Britain and Ireland, with the description and localities of all the species, marine, land, and fresh-water.

Second edition, greatly enlarged. London, Smith, Elder, and Co., (1844). Folio (315 x 255mm). pp. xiii, (1), 144, with 62 hand-coloured engraved pl...

EUR 1,500

A celebrated herbal which marks an epoch in the history of botanic illustration

BRUNFELS, O. Herbarium Vivae Eicones ad naturae imitationem ...

Strassburg, J. Schott, 1532. [with:] Novi Herbarii Tomvs II. Strassburg, J. Schott, 1536. Folio (320 x 205mm). pp. (viii), 266, (66, including fina...

EUR 18,000

one of the most beautiful German florilegia illustrating numerous exotic and unusual plants

BRY, J.T. DE. Anthologia Meriana CXV. continens plantarum, florum maxime, egregie sculptas tabulas, addito indice, in quo tum antiquiora illarum, tum etiam Linnaeana occurrunt nomina. Editio nova.

Francofurti et Lipsaie, apud Joann. Georg. Fleischer, 1776. Folio (353 x 227mm). pp. 6, with 115 (4folded) engraved plates. Contemporary vellum, sp...

EUR 29,000

A well preserved set, of this great classic on natural history, dealing almost exclusively with zoology

BUFFON, (G.L.L.) & LACEPEDE, (B.G.E.). Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière, avec la description du Cabinet du Roy .

Paris, l' Imprimerie Royale, Hôtel de Thou, Plassan, 1749-1804. 44 volumes. 4to (245 x 192mm). With1 engraved portrait of Buffon, 4 folded tables,...

EUR 36,000

The present edition is the last one published during Buffon's lifetime and is considered one of the most charming and attractive editions of his works

BUFFON, (G.L.L.). Histoire Naturelle, générale et partriculière.

Aux Deux-Ponts, chez Sanson & Compagnie, 1785-1791. 54 volumes. 8vo (180 x 110mm). With one engraved portrait, 4 engraved maps and 324 engraved pla...

EUR 9,800

one of the most interesting colour-printed natural history works

BULLIARD, P. Herbier de la France, ou Collection complette des Plantes Indigènes de ce Royaume; avec leurs détails anatomiques, leurs propriétés, et leurs usages en Médecine.

Paris, chez l'Auteur, Didot Jeune..., 1780-(1793). 15 volumes. Folio (345 x 255mm). With 1 colour-printed frontispiece and 602 colour-printed engra...

EUR 10,000

These superb large plates are based on Bairei's much smaller album of 100 birds (1881), and transformed in this larger format

BUNREI, M. Bunrei Kacho Gafu (Album of drawings of flowers and birds by Bunrei).

Yokohama, Meiji, 18 [1885]. 2 volumes. Folio (355 x 245mm). With 100 full-page coloured woodblock printed plates of which 32 double-page. In origi...

EUR 2,800

the first book dealing exclusively with shells

BUONANNI, F. Recreatio Mentis et Oculi in observatione Animalium Testaceorum curiosis naturae inspectoribus ... nunc denuò ab eodem Latine oblata, centum additis Testaceorum Iconibus ...

Romae, Typographia Varesii, 1684. 4to (220 x 160 mm). 2 parts (in one volume). pp. (16), 270, (10),with engraved frontispiece, 7 engraved plates to...

EUR 4,500

A special section is devoted to shells, 48 beautifully engraved plates depicting 412 specimens

BUONANNI, P. Musaeum Kircherianum sive Musaeum A.P. Athanasio Kirchero in Collegio Romano Societatis Jesu iam pridem incoeptum nuper restitutum, auctum, descriptum, & Iconibus illustratum.

Romae, Typis G. Plachi, 1709. Folio (357 x 245mm). pp. (xii), 522, including the portrait frontispiece and 172 engraved plates. Contemporary vellum...

EUR 7,500

A unique work on the flowers of Carniola, which comprises parts of present-day Slovenia

CARNIOLA (KRAIN)- FLOWERS OF CARNIOLA. BOTANICAL WATERCOLOURS A collection of watercolours of local flora made for presentation to Franz Joseph I, to celebrate 600 years of Habsburg rule of Carniola.

Folio (550 x 390mm). 30 sheets of original watercolours by ? A. Guaiz, the first with the arms of the Duchy of Carniola (Krain) surmounted by the i...

EUR 18,000

The colouring of this copy is particularly fine using gouache and watercolours

CARRICHTER, B. Horn des heyls menschlicher blödigkeit. Oder Kreütterbuch darinn die Kreütter des Teutschen lands ausz dem Liecht der Natur nach rechter art der himmelischen einfliessungen beschiben. Durch Philomusum Anonymum...

Strassburg, C. Müller, 1576. Folio (305 x 195mm). ff. (14, one blank), 188, (13), with 58 contemporary hand-coloured woodcuts. Contemporary limp v...

EUR 12,000

CASSONE, F. Flora Medico-Farmaceutica compilata dal dottore in medicina e chirurgia Felice Cassone.

Torino, Tipografia di Giuseppe Cassone, 1847-1852. 6 volumes. Royal-8vo (230 x 150mm). pp. xxxv, 364; 391; 392; 383; 414; 394, with 600 fine handco...

EUR 5,000

The superb original watercolours, of which 43 are signed 'P. Duménil' are of a high artistic quality

One of the rarest and finest books on algae

CHIAIE, S. DELLE. Hydrophytologiae Regni Neapolitani. Algarum Regni Neapolis descriptiones et Icones.

Neapoli, ex Typographia Cataneo et Fernandes, 1829. Folio (408 x 255mm). pp. (2), 16, 11, (1), withhand-coloured engraved title, and 100 hand-colou...

EUR 4,500

These Chinese export watercolours were made for the western market and produced in the port cities of China of which Canton was the most important one

CHINA- TEA CULTURE AND CULTIVATION. A collection of 12 finely executed Chinese original drawings on rice paper around 1850.

All drawings are framed and glazed. The drawings (200 x 320mm) are superbly executed and exceptionally colourful and show the various stages of pic...

EUR 5,800

Stafleu lists only one complete copy in the United States

CIRILLO, D. Plantarum Rariorum Regni Neapolitani Fasciculus Primus.

Neapoli 1788. Folio (375 x 245mm). pp. xxxix, (i), with woodcut vignette on title and 12 fine handcoloured engraved plates drawn by the author. Rec...

EUR 3,900

devoted to exotic plants and animals

CLUSIUS, C. Exoticorum libri decem: quibus animalium, plantarum, aromatum, aliorumque peregrinorum fructuum historiae describuntur: Item Petri Bellonii Observationes...

Leiden, Officina Pantiniana, Franciscus Raphelingius the younger, 1605. Folio (340 x 210mm). pp. (xvi), 378, (10); 52; (28); (xii), 242, (2), with ...

EUR 12,000

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

The impressive 'Flora Londinensis' is much more comprehensive in scope than its title suggests, for it embraces most of the English flora

CURTIS, W. Flora Londinensis: containing a history of the Plants indigenous to Great Britain, illustrated by figures of the natural size.

A new edition, enlarged by George Graves and William Jackson Hooker. London, Henry G. Bohn, [1817-]1835. 5 volumes. Large-folio (481 x 290mm). With...

EUR 15,000

the early years of this famous and beautifully illustrated magazine

CURTIS, W. The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden displayed: in which the most ornamental foreign plants, cultivated in the open ground, the green-house, and the stove, are accurately represented in their natural colours...

London, S. Couchman, 1793-1814. 40 volumes, bound in 20. 8vo (235 x 140mm). With 1684 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform red ...

EUR 20,000

CURTUS, F. Ad vivium exprimebat.

Bologna, Guiseppe Longhi and Franciscus Curtus, c.1644. Small folio (275 x 200mm). With engraved title within a garland of flowers and ribbons, 31 ...

EUR 18,000

Dalechamp is considered by some authorities to have been one of the most erudite of the French botanists of the 16th century

Dr. Sam Segal believes this work by Justus Danckerts is the first edition and predates the edition by Vauquer

DANCKERTS, J. Livres de Fleurs.

Amsterdam, c. 1680. Oblong small folio (350 x 190mm). Engraved title within a garland of flowers arranged on a pillar, and 9 engraved plates of bou...

EUR 15,000

Of all the herpetological treatises to emerge in France immediately following the French Revolution, the most comprehensive was Daudin's.

DAUDIN, F.M. Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière des Reptiles. Ouvrage faisant suite à l'Histoire Naturelle générale et particulière, composée par Leclerc de Buffon et rédigée par C.S. Sonnini ...

Paris, Dufart, An X-XI (1801-1803). 8 volumes. Royal-8vo (210 x 135 mm). pp. 384; 432; 452; 397; 365; 447; 436; 439, with 100 engraved plates, apar...

EUR 3,900

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

Bulbous plants predominate (daffodils, narcissi, jonquils, tulips, blue-bells, lilies and fritillaries)

DELAFLEUR,N.G. [Florilegium], Nicolaus Guillelmus a florae Lotharingus. Fecit Romae 1638.

[Paris], Pierre Mariette, 1638. Small oblong 4to (190 x 290mm). Engraved throughout, title-portraitwithin border of flowers, 12 plates of flowers, ...

EUR 10,000

ONE OF TWO COMPLETE COPIES KNOWN (see Hunt 24)

DEN GROTEN HERBARIUS MET AL SIJN FIGUREN DIE ORTUS SANITATIS GENAEMT IS OM DIE CRACHTEN VÃ ALLE CRUYDEN TE WETENÉ?.

Antwerpen, (Claes) de Grave, June 1526. Folio (270 x 195mm). 188 Leaves, with over 400 woodcuts. Early 20th century red morocco, richly gilt decora...

EUR 29,000

The plates belong to the finest ever made. For example Barraband, Redouté and Bouquet for the bird plates.

the most important book to be published in England during the eighteenth century on the plant growing in a private garden

DILLENIUS, J.J. Horti Elthamensis plantarum rariorum icones et nomina Joh. Jac. Dillenio, M.D. descriptarum Elthami in Cantio, in Horto... Jacobi Sherard... additis denominationibus Linnaeanis.

Lugduni Batavorum, C. Haak, 1774. 2 volumes (bound in one). Folio (404 x 260mm). Leaves (6); 1, with 325 etched plates. New full mottled calf, spin...

EUR 13,000

the most important book to be published in England during the eighteenth century on the plant growing in a private garden

DILLENIUS, J.J. Horti Elthamensis plantarum rariorum icones et nomina Joh. Jac. Dillenio, M.D. descriptarum Elthami in Cantio, in Horto... Jacobi Sherard... additis denominationibus Linnaeanis.

Lugduni Batavorum, C. Haak, 1774. 2 volumes (bound in one). Folio (410 x 250mm). Leaves (6); 1, with engraved frontspiece portrait and 325 etched p...

EUR 13,000

A masterwork what botany in the Dutch speaking countries is concerned

one of the earliest treatises on 'garden flowers'

DODONAEUS, R. Florum, et Coronariarum Odoratarumque nonnullarum herbarum historia. Altera editio.

Antwerp, C. Plantin, 1569. 8vo (165 x 107mm). pp. 311, (9), with Plantin's device on title and 109 mostly full-page woodcuts by Arnaud Nicolai and ...

EUR 1,800

he made here an attempt to an explanation of the parts of the plants.

DODONAEUS, R. Stirpium Historia pemptades sex, sive libri XXX ...

Antverpiae, ex Officina Plantiniana, apud B. & I. Moretos, 1616. Folio (346 x 230mm). pp. (16), 872, (66), with fine engraved title and 1341 woodcu...

EUR 5,500

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

Monumental work on the European avifauna

DRESSER, H.E. A history of the birds of Europe, including all the species inhabiting the western palaearctic region.

London, published by the author, 1871-1896. 9 volumes (including the supplement). Large-4to (315 x 245mm). With 723 (721 handcoloured) lithographic...

EUR 17,000

Published in an edition of 250 copies only

DRESSER, H.E. A Monograph of the Coraciidae, or the family of the Rollers.

Farnborough, published by the author, 1893. Folio (370 x 285mm). pp. xx, 111, with 27 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates after and by J.G. Keul...

EUR 8,000

Nissen in his publication 'Die botanische Buchillustration' speaks highly of him 'seine Tafeln... verdienen volles Lob'.

DREVES, J.F. & HAYNE, F.G. Choix de Plantes d'Europe, décrites et dessinées d'après nature.

Leipzig, Voss et Compagnie, 1802. 5 volumes. 4to (295 x 230mm). pp. xii, 40; xii, 44; xii, 44; xii,40; x, 38, with 125 fine hand-coloured engraved ...

EUR 4,200

The birds are figured in front of lovely landscapes or verdure

DUBOIS, C.F. & DUBOIS, A. (Fils). Les Oiseaux de l'Europe.

Bruxelles, Leipzig, Gand, C. Muquardt, 1868-1872. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (18 x 27cm.). With 1 photo-frontispiece of C.F. Dubois and 321 handcoloured ...

EUR 4,900

one of the finest works on fishing and fisheries in any language

DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, H.L. & DE LA MARRE, L.H. Traité Général des Pesches, et histoire des Poissons qu'elles fournissent, tant pour la subsistance des hommes, que pour plusieurs autres usages qui ont rapport aux arts et au commerce.

Paris, Saillant & Nyon/ Desaint, 1769-1782. 4 volumes bound in 12. Folio (445 x 290mm). With 250 folding engraved plates. Later half calf, gilt orn...

EUR 18,000

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

charming compilation of accounts of remarkable plants, illustrated with equally remarkable woodcuts

DURET, C. Histoire admirable des plantes et herbes esmerveillable & miraculeuses en nature: mesmes d'aucunes qui sont vrays Zoophytes, ou Plant-animales, Plantes & Animaux tout ensemble,

pour avoir vie vegetative, sensitive & animale: Avec leurs Portraicts au naturel, selon les histoires, descriptions, voyages, & navigations des anc...

EUR 10,000

probably the finest 19th century work on horses

EERELMAN, O & QUADEKKER, E.A.L. Paardenrassen. Kunstalbum van een en veertig afbeeldingen naar schilderijen van Otto Eerelman. Met beschrijvingen door E.A.L. Quadekker.

Zutphen, Schillemans & Van Belkum, (1898). Large folio (620 x 470mm). With 41 chromo-lithographed plates of horses and accompanying letterpress te...

EUR 17,000

splendidly produced work on Infusiora

EHRENBERG, C.G. Die Infusionsthierchen als vollkommene Organismen.

Ein Blick in das tiefere organische Leben der Natur. Leipzig, L. Voss, 1838. 2 volumes (text & atlas). Folio (457 x 335mm). pp. xviii, (4), 547, (1...

EUR 6,000

EHRENBERG, C.G. [Symbolae Physicae, seu icones et descriptiones corporum naturalium novorum aut minus cognitorum, quae ex itinere per Libyam, Aegyptum, Nubiam, Dongolam, Syriam, Arabiam et Habessiniam ...]. Berlin 1828-1900.

2 original drawings of Antilopes of the above work titled 'Antilope Dama' [by F. Bürde]. The first plate measures 310 x 450mm and is an ink wash d...

EUR 3,900

the most splendid monograph ever made on this group of animals (Cats, Lions, Pumas, Tigers, Panthers)

ELLIOT, D.G. A Monograph of the Felidae or Family of Cats.

London, by the Author, (1878-) 1883. Large folio (597 x 477mm). With 43 splendid handcoloured lithographed plates from drawings by Joseph Wolf and ...

EUR 95,000

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 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

Printed for private circulation only

ES, N.J.A.P.H. VAN. De hippische sport en het Korps Rijdende Artillerie 1793-1908, I: DE VALKERIJ. Met illustratiën van Hoynck van Papendrecht, Krabbé, Staring en van Es en ornamentatie van Colenbrander en Roskam.

Arnhem, Coers & Roest - G.J. Thieme, (1908). Folio (370 x 290mm). pp. (16), 172, (18), with 45 plates of which 34 beautifully handcoloured, many of...

EUR 9,000

Printed for private circulation only

ES, N.J.A.P.H. VAN. De hippische sport en het Korps Rijdende Artillerie 1793-1908, I: DE VALKERIJ. Met illustratiën van Hoynck van Papendrecht, Krabbé, Staring en van Es en ornamentatie van Colenbrander en Roskam.

Arnhem, Coers & Roest - G.J. Thieme, (1908). Folio (370 x 290mm). pp. (16), 172, (18), with 45 plates of which 34 beautifully handcoloured, many of...

EUR 9,000

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

Famous work on agriculture, gardening, cattle raising, as well as hunting and hawking

The manuscript therefore constitutes an important documentation for the history of olive cultivation

FANTONI, COUNT LUIGI. [Manuscript on Olive Trees and Olive Oil of Tuscany and some adjacent areas, by Count Luigi Fantoni].

Delle specie diverse d'Olivi che si trovano ne Monti della Fattoria d'Agnano Territorio Pisano, spettante a S(ua) A(ltezza) S(erenissima) etc. Con...

EUR 38,000

The folio edition of probably the most attractive work published on volcanology

one of the finest examples of French colour-printing by Langlois

FÉRUSSAC, A. DE. & DESHAYES, G.P. Histoire Naturelle générale et particulière des Mollusques Terrestres et Fluviatiles ...

Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1820-1851. 4 volumes. Folio. With 247 engraved plates, almost all printed incolours and finished by hand. Recent red half m...

EUR 15,500

one of the finest examples of French colour-printing by Langlois

FÉRUSSAC, A. DE. & DESHAYES, G.P. Histoire Naturelle générale et particulière des Mollusques Terrestres et Fluviatiles ...

Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1820-1851. 4 volumes. Folio (430 x 300mm). pp. viii, 402; (4), xvi, 1-184 (60 pages of 96 bis), 260, 22 (explication des pl...

EUR 22,000

rare and early work on Foraminifera

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

'thanks to you the Australian Orchidaceae are now better known than those of any country out of Europe'

FITZGERALD, R.D. Australian Orchids.

Sydney, Charles Potter, (1875-) 1882 (-94). 12 parts comprising 2 volumes, bound in one. Folio (470x 310 mm). With 119 (10 double-page) lithographe...

EUR 5,000

the most extensive representation of the Scandinavian flora

The illustrations of the "Flore des Serres" depict flowers and plants for sale in the van Houtte's nursery; exotic plants figure extensively

FLORE DES SERRES ET DES JARDINS DE L'EUROPE, ou descriptions des plantes les plus rares et les plus méritantes ... Rédigé par C. Lemaire e.a.

Gand, van Houtte, 1845-1880. 23 volumes. Royal-8vo (240 x 155mm). With over 2500, nearly all coloured plates. Contemporary brown half calf, spines ...

EUR 15,000

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

the most splendid book on Scandinavian fishes

the plants are depicted full-page with German and Latin names

FUCHS, L. Primi de Stirpium historia comentariorum tomi vivae Imagines...

Basileae, Isingrin, 1549. 8vo (165 x 105mm). pp. (16), 516, with woodcut printer's device on titlepage and 516 full page woodcuts, leaves ruled in ...

EUR 6,500

rare and early treatise on the salamander

FUNK, A.F. De Salamandrae terrestris vita, evolutione, formatione tractatus.

Berolini, sumtibus Dunckeri et Humblotii, 1827. Folio (410 x 265mm). pp. ix, (3), 60, with 3 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half cloth...

EUR 2,800

a taxonomic landmark and many of the seeds and fruits derive from Cook's first voyage

GAERTNER, J. De frvctibvs et seminibvs plantarvm.

Accedvnt seminvm centvriae qvinqve priores (continens seminum centurias quinque posteriores). Stuttgart, typis Academiae Carolinae/ Tübingen, typi...

EUR 8,500

the most important scientific expedition to Scandinavia

GAIMARD, P. Voyage en Scandinavie, en Laponie, au Spitzberg et aux Feröe pendant les années 1838-1840 sur la corvette La Recherche, commandée par M. Fabvre. Publiés par ordre du Roi sousla direction de M. Paul Gaimard.

Paris, A. Bertrand, (1842-1855). 17 text-volumes (bound in 16). 8vo (220 x 140mm). & 5 atlases (bound in 3), with 449 (76 hand-coloured) plates. Fo...

EUR 39,000

The plates of the present work are all engraved by Garsault

A very rare complete set of the first editions of Gessner's 'Historia Animalium'

the greatest zoological encyclopaedia of the sixteenth century


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