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profusely illustrated flora of France

JAUME SAINT-HILAIRE, J.H. Plantes de la France, décrites et peintes d'après nature.

Paris, chez l'Auteur, 1819-22. 10 volumes. Royal-8vo (257 x 200mm). With 10 lithographed portraits of botanists and 1000 fine stipple engraved plat...

EUR 14,000

The drawings? are also admirable, and from a botanical point of view beyond praise

JORDAN, A. & J. FOURREAU. Icones ad floram Europae novo fundamento instaurandam spectantes.

Paris, Savy, 1866-1903. 3 volumes. Folio (400 x 305mm). With 501 finely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform half calf, spines in 5 ...

EUR 15,000

KANGETSU (SHITOMO) Illustrator. Nihon Sankai Meisan Zue [Illustrations of the Noted Products of Mountain and Sea].

Osaka, Shioya Chobei, 11th year of Kansei, 1799. 5 volumes. 8vo (250 x 175mm). With double-page woodblock illustrations throughout. Contemporary st...

EUR 4,500

one of the most beautiful shell books ever made

KIENER, L.C. Spécies Général et Iconographie des Coquilles Vivantes, comprenant la collection du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris, la collection Lamarck, celle du Prince Masséna et les découvertes récentes des Voyageurs.

Paris, Rousseau/ Baillière, (1834)-1880. 11 volumes (bound in 12). Royal-8vo (240 x 160mm). With 902 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contempora...

EUR 22,000

one of the most beautiful shell books ever made

KIENER, L.C. Spécies Général et Iconographie des Coquilles Vivantes, comprenant la collection du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris, la collection Lamarck, celle du Prince Masséna et les découvertes récentes des Voyageurs.

Paris, Rousseau/ Baillière, (1834)-1880. 11 volumes. Royal-8vo (240 x 155mm). With 903 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Later half blue calf, s...

EUR 16,000

First major publication on the orchids of the Himalaya

KING, G. & PANTLING, R. The Orchids of Sikkim Himalaya.

Calcutta, printed at the Bengal Secretariat Press, 1898. 4 volumes. Folio (348 x 275mm). pp. (14), iii, iv, 342, 11, with 453 lithographed plates o...

EUR 6,000

It included 456 species, of which 108 were new to science, and 270 genera of plants

Famous work on pomology and fruit trees, the first monographs published with colour plates on this subject

KNOOP, J.H. Beschrijving en afbeeldingen van de beste soorten van Appelen en Peeren ...

(together with:) Beschryving der vruchtbomen en vruchten die men in de hoven plant en onderhoud ...(together with:) Beschryving der plantagie-gewas...

EUR 2,700

the most beautiful flora of the Netherlands

KOPS, J. Flora Batava, afgebeeld door en van wegens J.C. Sepp en zoon; beschreven door Jan Kops.

Amsterdam, Leiden, Haarlem, s'Gravenhage, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, and others, (1800)-1920. Volumes 1-25 (of 28) & 1 index volume. 4to (295 x 240mm). Wit...

EUR 18,500

No complete copies have been offered for sale since decades

KÜTZING, F.T. Tabulae Phycologicae oder Abbildungen der Tange.

Nordhausen, gedruckt auf Kosten des Verfassers, 1845-1871. 19 volumes. 8vo (215 x 135mm). With 1900(one plate is a drawing) lithographed plates, pr...

EUR 7,500

scarce work portraying the flora of Greenland

LANGE, J. Icones florae Groenlandicae, Tabulae ex opere 'Icones florae Danicae' inscripto selectae.

Copenhagen, Bianco Luno, 1883. 3 atlas volumes and 1 index volume. Folio (392 x 255mm). pp. 11, with 336 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates....

EUR 12,000

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

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 are by Prêtre and Bévalet, the best French natural history artists of the period

LESSON, R.P. Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux-Mouches, ouvrage orné de planches dessinées et gravées par les meilleurs artistes.

Paris, A. Bernard, (1829-30). 8vo (240 x152mm). pp. xlvi, 223, with 86 very fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Loose sheets in contemporary cloth...

EUR 2,800

A beautiful uniformly bound copy of Lesson's 3 works on the hummingbirds

LESSON, R.P. Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux-Mouches.

Paris, A. Bertrand, (1829-30). 8vo (232 x 142mm). pp. xlvi, 223, with 86 colour-printed engraved plates finished by hand. Contemporary red morocco,...

EUR 8,800

The excellent plates are by Prêtre and Bévalet, the best French natural history artists of the period

LESSON, R.P. Les Trochilidées ou les Colibris et les Oiseaux-Mouches...

Paris, A. Bertrand, (1832-33). 8vo (232 x 150mm). pp. (4), iv, 171, (1), xliii (1), with 66 very fine colour-printed engraved plates finished by h...

EUR 2,500

one of the finest English bird books

A fine large paper copy of the scarce second edition, edited by Huddesford, of the first great English work on Conchology

LISTER, M. Historiae sive synopsis methodicae Conchyliorum et tabularum anatomicarum.

Editio altera. Oxonii, typogr. Clarendoniano, 1770. Folio (378 x 240mm). pp. iv, 6, 7, (4), 12, 77,with 439 engraved plates (depicting 1083 figures...

EUR 12,000

A superbly bound large paper copy

LISTER, M. Historiae sive synopsis methodicae Conchyliorum et tabularum anatomicarum.

Editio altera. Oxonii, typogr. Clarendoniano, 1770. 4 parts & appendix (bound in 1 volume). Folio (365 x 245mm). pp. iv, (4), 12, 77, 6, 7, with 43...

EUR 28,000

portraying marine shells from all over the world including shells from Cook's voyage into the Pacific

MARTINI, F.H. & CHEMNITZ, J.H. Neues systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet.

Nürnberg, G.N. Raspe, 1769-1795. 11 volumes (including the Index volume by Schröter). 4to (395 x 235mm). With 1 hand-coloured engraved frontispie...

EUR 35,000

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

One of the rarest pomological works published in the 19th century

MAS, S.A. Le Verger, ou histoire, culture, et description avec planches coloriées des variétés des fruit le plus généralement connues.

Paris, G. Masson, (1865-1872). 8 volumes. Royal-8vo. With 384 chromolithographed plates, partly finished by hand, containing 702 figures. Contempor...

EUR 8,500

the most attractive work on fruit published in Germany

rightly famous for its large decorative plates showing flowers only

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

rare suite of very beautiful bouquets in ornamental vases with grotesques

MESSAGER, J. (ca. 1580 - Paris - 1649) & PICQUET, J. (Troyes ca. 1600 - ca. 1650 Paris). Series of six copper engravings of floral bouquets in vases.

[Paris, 1620s]. 245 x 175 mm. Half calf, gilt spine with floral ornaments and red gilt lettered label, marbled boards.

EUR 8,400

The colouring is bright and splendid; the fine plates were drawn and engraved by the author himself, who was a miniature-painter, engraver and art-dealer at Nürnberg

great classic of American botany

MICHAUX, A. Histoire des Chênes de l'Amérique, ou descriptions et figures de toutes les espèces et variétés de Chênes de l'Amérique Septentrionale, considérées sous les rapports de la Botanique, de leur culture et de leur usage.

Paris, de l'imprimerie de Crapelet, An IX-1801. Folio (415 x 300mm). pp. (4), (56), with 36 engraved plates. Contemporary half green morocco, gilt ...

EUR 9,000

It is the first and only major flora published of Sardinia and adjacent islands

MORIS, G.G. Flora Sardoa seu Historia Plantarum in Sardinia et adjacentibus insulis vel sponte nascentium vel ad utilitatem latius excultarum.

Taurini, ex Regio Typographeo, 1837-1859. 3 volumes. 4to (270 x 208mm). pp. xii, 606; 562, (2); 564, with 114 engraved plates after drawings by M. ...

EUR 8,200

The only other copy known is in the British Museum

NOVÆ FLORUM ICONES Hujus generis atrium cultoribus perutiles, maximâ curâ deliniatæ, et tabulis æneis incisæ. Ex Officina Nicol: Visscher.

A series of 16 copper engravings, numbered lower right, 257 x 175 mm, within the borders c. 229 x 146 mm.

EUR 7,500

a book on bird catching, delightful, chiefly owing to Tempesta's spirited illustrations of the methods employed by fowlers in the beginning of the 17th century

OLINA, G.P. Uccelliera overo discorso della natura, e proprieta di diversi uccelli, e in particolare di que'che cantano, con il modo di prendergli, conoscergli... E con le Figure... dal Tempesta, e dal Villamena.

Roma, Angelo de Rossi, 1684. 4to (270 x 210mm). Leaves 5, including engraved title, pp. 77, (1), leaves 6 (index), engraved title, enclosed in broa...

EUR 3,500

one of the most attractive natural history encyclopaedias of the 19th century

ORBIGNY, C. d'. Dictionnaire universel d'histoire naturelle... dirigé par M. Charles d'Orbigny, et enrichi d'un magnifique Atlas de planches gravées sur acier.

Paris, au Bureau Principal des Éditeurs..., Langlois et Leclercq, Victor Masson, 1849. 16 volumes (13 text- & 3 atlas-volumes). Royal-8vo (240 x 1...

EUR 3,800

The very fine illustrations depict flowers and fruit growing in the Netherlands

OTTOLANDER, K.J.W., KOSTER, A. & DE VOS, C. (Eds.). Nederlandsche Flora en Pomona, beschreven en uitgegeven door het Bestuur der Pomologische Vereeniging te Boskoop. Met platen naar de natuur geteekend door A.J. Wendel

Groningen, J.B. Wolters, 1879. 2 volumes. Folio (320 x 250 mm). pp. ix, xii , (4), 235, with 81 chromolithograped plates of fruit and flowers. Publ...

EUR 3,800

The largest and one of the rarest works on reptiles

PANIZZA, B. Sopra il sistema linfatico dei Rettili Ricerche Zootomiche.

Pavia, Bizzoni, 1833. Large-folio (650 x 485mm). pp. xliii, with 6 engraved plates. Contemporary brown boards with cloth spine (Small piece of one ...

EUR 5,000

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

No such detailed and exact descriptions and illustrations had been published before

PERRAULT, C. Description anatomique d'un Cameleon, d'un Castor, d'un Dromadaire, d'un Ours, et d' une Gazelle.

Paris, Frederic Leonard, 1669. 4to (195 x 155mm). pp. 120, with woodcut title vignette and 5 large folded engraved plates. Old black gilt ornamente...

EUR 2,000

The scarce volume on mammals of this important expedition to Mozambique

PETERS, W.C. Naturwissenschaftliche Reise nach Mossambique auf Befehl seiner Majestät des Königs Friederich Wilhelm IV in den Jahren 1842 bis 1848 ausgeführt.

Zoologie I: SÄUGETHIERE. Berlin, G. Reimer, 1852. Folio (465 x 325mm). pp. xvi, 202, with 46 (36 beautifully handcoloured) lithographed or engrave...

EUR 3,500

von dem immer noch geschätzten und zu einem Rarissimum gewordenen Werk von L. Pfeiffer und F. Otto

PFEIFFER, L. & OTTO, F.120 Abbildung und Beschreibung blühender Cacteen. Figures des Cactées en fleur peintes et lithographiées d'après nature.

Cassel, T. Fischer, (1838-)1843-1850. 2 volumes (bound in 1). Large-4to (330 x 260mm). With 60 partly hand-coloured lithographed plates and explana...

EUR 5,000

First edition of this fine suite of engraved plates on the lion by Bernard Picart

PICART, B. Recueil de Lions, dessinez d'après nature par divers Maitres & gravez, par Bernard Picart. Divisé en six Livres chacun de six feuilles.

Amsterdam, chez Bernard Picart, le Romain, à l'Etoile, 1729. Oblong 4to (260 x 198mm). pp. (2), 6,with publisher's vignette on title, an addition...

EUR 3,200

The fine plates show marine animals of the Adriatic sea such as shells and crustacean

PLANCUS, J. De Conchis minus notis liber cui accessit specimen aestus reciproci maris superi ad littus portumque Arimini.

Venetiis, Typis Joannis Baptistae Pasquali, 1739. 4to (260 x 190mm). pp. 88, with woodcut title vignette and 5 engraved folded plates (Together wit...

EUR 3,900

A very unusual long botanical scroll, showing 62 different species, each depiction of a plant

PLANTS OF WESTERN JAPAN. (Chûshoto okonomi no bunezu). Japanese exceptionally long horizontal painted scroll (11.5 meters by 26 cm.) showing 62 species of plants of Western Japan.

End 18th or beginning 19th century. Colour painted on mulberry paper, with Japanese calligraphy, mounted on a wooden roller, endpaper decorated wit...

EUR 28,000

A fine copy of noble provenance of the most attractive fruit book ever produced

POITEAU, A. Pomologie française. Recueil des plus beaux Fruits cultivés en France...

Paris, Langlois et Leclercq, 1846. 4 volumes. Folio (413 x 280mm). With three plain and 420 stipple-engraved plates printed in colours and finished...

EUR 135,000

This is a very fine series of floral engravings in the style of Spaendonck, Redouté, Bessa, etc

PREVOST, B.L. Principes et leçons de fleurs.

Paris, Demarteau l'ainé (after 1850). Small-folio (330 x 245mm). With 16 etchings printed in bistre, by Giles Demarteau after crayon drawings by P...

EUR 2,000

both Napoleon III and Queen Victoria subscribed to its first edition

RAVENSCROFT, E. J. The Pinetum Britannicum. A descriptive account of Hardy Coniferous Trees, cultivated in Great Britain.

Edinburgh and London, W. Blackwood & Son, (1863)-1884. 3 volumes. Folio (555 x 417mm). pp. (6), errata leaf, 1-110; (2), 111-216; (2), 217-330 with...

EUR 15,000

the rare first 8vo-edition of the most famous book on roses

REDOUTE, P.J. & THORRY, C.A. Les Roses peintes par P.J. Redouté ... décrites par C.A. Thorry.

Paris, C.L.F. Panckoucke, 1824. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (235 x 155mm). With 160 colour-printed engraved plates, partly finished by hand. Contemporary ...

EUR 15,000

Reeve's first major book, foreshadowing his great 'Conchologia Iconica'

REEVE, L. Conchologia Systematica, or complete system of conchology: in which the Lepades and Conchiferous Mollusca are described and classified according to their natural organizationand habits.

London, Longman, Brown, Green & Longman, 1841-1842. 2 volumes. 4to (275 x 210mm). pp. vi, 195; pp. (2), 337. With 1 folded table and 301 handcolour...

EUR 12,000

Perhaps the most impressive French botanical book of the period

REGNAULT, N.F. La Botanique mise à la portée de tout le monde ou collection des plantes d'usage dans la médecine, dans les alimens et dans les arts.

Avec des notices instructives pulsées dans les auteurs les plus célèbres, contenant la description,le climât, la culture, les propriétés et l...

EUR 28,000

The coloured issue is scarce

REICHENBACH, H.G. (Fil.). Die Orchideen der deutschen Flora nebst denen des übrigen Europa, des ganzen russischen Reichs und Algiers also ein Versuch einer Orchideographie Europas.

Leipzig, Friederich Hofmeister, 1851. 4to (265 x 170mm). pp. (4), xii, 240, with 170 engraved plates of which 165 partially handcoloured. Contempo...

EUR 4,500

The rare coloured issue of this extensive and important floristic work

The colouring of the plates is outstanding

REIDER, J.E. VON. Abbildung von fünf und zwanzig und Beschreibung von hundert der neuesten und merkwürdigsten Pelargonien. 1 & 2 Jahrgang.

Nürnberg, in der C.H. Zeh'schen Buchhandlung, 1829-1830. 2 volumes, bound in one. 8vo (205 x 120mm). pp. (6), 130; pp. (2), 168, with 50 fine han...

EUR 1,900

rare botanical work describing one hundred woody plants, with fruit and flowers growing wild in Germany

REITER, I.D. & ABEL, G.F. Abbildung der hundert deutschen wilden Holz-Arten nach dem Numern-Verzeichnis im Forst-Handbuch von F.A.L. von Burgsdorf.

Als eine Beilage zu diesem Werke, heraus gegeben. I.(-IV.) Heft (all published). Stuttgart, gedruktin der Drukerei der Herzoglichen Hohen Karls-Sch...

EUR 6,500

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

printed in an edition of 50 copies only

RENIER, S.A. Osservazioni postume di Zoologia Adriatica.

Pubblicate per cura dell' I.R. Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti a studio del G. Meneghini. Venezia, G. Cecchini, 1847. Large-Folio (510 ...

EUR 3,200

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

the most beautiful work published on amphibians

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

first major work on the Himalayan flora

ROYLE, J.F. Illustrations of the Botany and other branches of the Natural History of the Himalayan mountains and the Flora of Cashmere.

London, W.H. Allen & Co., (1833-) 1839 (-1840). 2 volumes (text & atlas). Folio (370 x 270mm). pp. lxxx, 472; pp. (iv), with 1 aquatint frontispiec...

EUR 8,000

the first modern work on tropical fauna

RUMPHIUS, G.E. Thesaurus imaginum Piscium Testaceorum; Quales sunt Cancri, Echini, Echinometra, Stellae Marinae,&c. ut et Conchlearum...

Hagae, P. de Hondt, 1739. Folio (400 x 245mm). pp. (4), 14, 8, with engraved title, engraved portrait of Rumphius and 60 engraved plates. Contempor...

EUR 4,500

He intensively surveyed the flora and fauna of Brazil from Jequitinhonha to Rio de la Plata for six years

SAINT-HILAIRE, A.F. DE. Flora Brasiliae Meridionalis.

Paris, A. Belin, 1824-1833. 24 parts. Large 4to (365 x 280mm). With 193 engraved plates. Publishers printed wrappers, uncut.

EUR 15,000

A foundation work on succulents, describing many South African species

SALM-REIFFERSCHEID-DYCK, J.M. Fürst Von. Monographia generum Aloes et Mesembryanthemi.

Düsseldorf, Arnz; Bonn, Cohen, 1836-1863. 4to (315 x 245mm). 7 parts bound in 3 volumes. With 352 partly hand-coloured lithographed plates and exp...

EUR 18,000

The best modern book in English on the art and practice of Falconry

SALVIN, F.H. & W. BRODRICK. Falconry in the British Isles. Second edition, revised and enlarged.

London, Jan van Voorst, 1873. Royal 8vo (283 x 185mm). pp. viii, (2), 171, (1), with 28 fine handcoloured lithographed plates. Later green half cal...

EUR 4,500

beautifully produced work on poisonous fishes

SAVTSCHENKO, P. Atlas des Poissons Vénéneux descriptions des ravages produits par eux sur l'organisme humain, et des contre-poisons à employer,

St. Petersburg, Balasheva, 1886. 4to (345 x 250mm). pp. (10), 53, (2), with 10 (9 coloured) lithographed plates. Contemporary green cloth, spine wi...

EUR 1,200

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 finest work published in Germany on fungi

SCHAEFFER, J.C. Fungorum qui in Bavaria et Palatinatu circa Ratisbonam nascuntur Icones nativis coloribus expressae. Edition Secunda.

Ratisbonae, impensis auctoris, 1772. 4 volumes bound in 2. Large-4to (270 x 225mm). With 2 engravedfrontispieces and 330 beautifully hand-coloured ...

EUR 18,000

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

SCHULTZ, F.J. Abbildung der inn- und ausländischen Bäume, Stauden und Sträuche, welche in Oesterreich fortkommen.

Volume I-II (instead of III). Wien, R. Sammer, 1792-1808. 2 volumes. Folio (26 x 40,5 cm). With 2 engraved title-vignettes and 218 (instead of 220)...

EUR 7,500

devoted to the native, foreign and exotic trees and shrubs and splendidly executed in the tradition of the Austrian Golden Period of botanical book illustration

SEITZ, A. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde. Eine systematische Bearbeitung der Gross-Schmetterlinge der ganzen Welt.

Stuttgart, Kernen Verlag, 1909-1954. 20 volumes (bound in 32). 4to (315 x 250mm). Text and 1458 chromolithographed plates. Publisher's uniform half...

EUR 19,000

The fine plates are made by process of 10-14 colour lithography, and its excellent quality has remained unsurpassed

SEITZ, A. The Macrolepidoptera of the world.

Stuttgart, Kernen Verlag, 1909-1954. 20 volumes (bound in 29). 4to. With 1458 chromolithographed plates. Publisher's half calf, gilt and unbound in...

EUR 12,000

highly finished watercolours of the fungi of the Loire valley

SÉJOURNÉ, A. Champignons des environs de Blois.

Blois circa 1880. 2 volumes. Folio (360 x 270mm). A collection of 161 very fine watercolours of mushrooms of the Blois area (Loire valley). Loose i...

EUR 12,000

One of the finest works on butterflies ever published

SEPP, J.C. Beschouwing der wonderen Gods, in de minst geachte schepzelen.

Of Nederlandsche Insecten, naar hunne aanmerkelijke huishouding, verwonderlijke gedaante-wisseling en andere wetenswaardige bijzonderheden ... Amst...

EUR 25,000

One of the finest works on butterflies ever published

SEPP, J.C. Beschouwing der wonderen Gods, in de minst geachte schepzelen. Of Nederlandsche Insecten, naar hunne aanmerkelijke huishouding, verwonderlijke gedaantewisseling en andere wetenswaardige bijzonderheden ...

Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1762-1860. 8 volumes. 4to (250 x 190mm). With 8 hand-coloured engraved frontispieces and 400 hand-coloured engraved plates. C...

EUR 12,500

magnificent publication depicting for the first time on a large scale the ethnography and geography of Japan

Species illustrated and described include three from the Cape, two from Mauritius, and several from Jamaica

SMITH, J.E. Icones Pictae Plantarum Rariorum, descriptionibus et observationibus illustratae ... Coloured Figures of Rare Plants, illustrated with Descriptions and Observations.

London 1790-(1793). 3 parts. Folio. With 18 handcoloured engraved plates by James Sowerby. Contemporary half calf, a little rubbed and some repairs.

EUR 3,000

G.B. Sowerby (2nd) was the most gifted draughtsman of shells of the Sowerby family

SOWERBY, G.B. The Conchological Illustrations [or coloured figures of all the hitherto unfigured shells].

London, Sowerby, 1832-1841. 8vo (212 x 135mm). With 200 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates and descriptive text. Contemporary red half moroc...

EUR 5,000

The most attractive illustrated English work on mycology

SOWERBY, J. Coloured figures of English Fungi or Mushrooms.

London, printed by J. Davis and sold by the Author, 1797-1803, (1815). 3 volumes. Folio (320 x 200mm). With 440 hand-coloured engraved plates on 43...

EUR 16,000

The most attractive illustrated English work on mycology

SOWERBY, J. Coloured figures of English Fungi or Mushrooms.

London, printed by J. Davis and sold by the Author, 1797-1803, (1815). 3 volumes, bound in 2. Folio(320 x 200mm). With 440 hand-coloured engraved p...

EUR 12,000

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

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

The colouring of plates is to a high standard

rare treatise on the culture of citrus fruit in the Low Countries

STERBEECK, F. VAN. Citricultura oft Regeringhe der uythemsche Boomen en te weten Oranien, Citroenen, Limoenen, Granaten, Laurieren en Andere...

Antwerpen, J. Jacops, 1682. 4to (210 x 160mm). pp. (xl), 1-74, (2), 75-296 (26), with engraved frontispiece, engraved coat-of-arms on inserted leaf...

EUR 4,500

the first separate general work on fungi, describing edible and poisonous varieties

the first separate general work on fungi, describing edible and poisonous varieties

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

the most beautifully coloured issue of one of the most attractive huntingbooks ever published

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

He published a number of beautifully illustrated works on British garden plants

intended as a supplement to Agassiz's 'Recherches sur les poissons fossiles'

THIOLLIÈRE, V.J. DE L'ISLE. Description des poissons fossiles provenant des gisements coralliens du Jura dans le Bugey...

Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1854-73. 2 livraisons. Folio (544 x 360 mm). pp. (iv), 26, (2); 70, with 26 lithographed plates, 24 coloured and 7 double-p...

EUR 3,900

one of the rarest and most beautifully illustrated works on mycology

TULASNE, L.R. & C. Selecta Fungorum Carpologia, ea documenta et icones potissimum exhibens quae varia fructuum et seminum genera in eodem fungo simul aut vicissim adesse demonstrent.

Parisiis, in Imperiali Typographeo excudebatur, 1861-1865. 3 volumes. Folio (355 x 260mm.). pp. xxviii, 242, with 2 vignettes and 5 engraved plates...

EUR 4,800

The publishing history of the present work is probably the most bizarre one in the history of botany

VELLOZO, J. M. da CONCEIÇAO. Florae Fluminensis Icones.

Parisis, ex off. Lithogr. Senefelder, curante F.J. Knecht, 1827. 10 of 11 volumes (lacking volume 3). Large-folio (520 x 345mm). With 1472 (of 1640...

EUR 20,000

There were 18 new Australian plants, with 24 figured

VENTENAT, E.P. & REDOUTÉ, P.J. Jardin de Malmaison.

Paris, Crapelet, An XI (1803-1804) (-1805). 2 volumes. Folio (543 x 360mm). With 120 stipple-engraved plates by Redouté, printed in colours and fi...

EUR 85,000


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