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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

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

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

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

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

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

one of the rarest iconographies published on Orchids

LINDENIA. ICONOGRAPHIE DES ORCHIDEES. edited by L. Linden (J. Linden & E. Rodigas a.o.).

Ghent/ Bruxelles 1855-1903. 17 volumes. Folio (350 x 260 mm). With 798 chromolithographed plates and 1 plain plate. Contemporary half cloth, gilt l...

EUR 38,000

one of the rarest iconographies published on Orchids

LINDENIA. ICONOGRAPHIE DES ORCHIDEES. edited by L. Linden (J. Linden & E. Rodigas a.o.).

Ghent/ Bruxelles 1855-1903. 17 volumes. Folio (350 x 260 mm). With 798 chromolithographed plates and 1 plain plate. Contemporary half cloth, gilt l...

EUR 38,000

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

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

the best monograph on the woodpeckers of the world

MALHERBE, A. Monographie des Picidées ou histoire naturelle des Picidés, Picumninés, Yuncinés ou Torcols.

Metz, Jules Verronnais, 1861-62. 4 volumes (including 2 plate volumes). Folio (355 x 535mm). pp. (2), lxx, 214; (2), 325; (12), 8, (2), 6, with 123...

EUR 65,000

the best monograph on the woodpeckers of the world

MALHERBE, A. Monographie des Picidées ou histoire naturelle des Picidés, Picumninés, Yuncinés ou Torcols.

Metz, Jules Verronnais, 1861-62. 4 volumes (including 2 plate volumes). Folio (355 x 535mm). pp. (2), lxx, 214; (2), 325; (12), 8, (2), 6, with 123...

EUR 65,000

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

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

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

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

the most attractive work on fruit published in Germany

rightly famous for its large decorative plates showing flowers only

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

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

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

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

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

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

one of the rarest and most attractive Dutch flower books

NEDERLANDSCH BLOEMWERK. Door een gezelschap geleerden.

Amsterdam, J.B. Elwe, 1794. 4to (285 x 220mm). pp. (4), 128, (3), with handcoloured engraved title-page (a large bouquet of flowers in a vase) and ...

EUR 15,000

one of the rarest and most attractive Dutch flower books

NEDERLANDSCH BLOEMWERK. Door een gezelschap geleerden.

Amsterdam, J.B. Elwe, 1794. 4to (285 x 220mm). pp. (4), 128, (3), with handcoloured engraved title-page (a large bouquet of flowers in a vase) and ...

EUR 15,000

beautifully illustrated work on China

beautifully illustrated work on China

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

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

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

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 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 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 110), bound in 17 volumes. Oblong small-8vo (120 x 95mm). With 1 allegoric...

EUR 6,000

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 110), bound in 17 volumes. Oblong small-8vo (120 x 95mm). With 1 allegoric...

EUR 6,000

The first coloured illustrations of birds in a book which attempted to list and portray all the British species, many of them life-size

PENNANT, T. The British Zoology, Class I. Quadrupeds.

II. Birds. Published under the inspection of the Cymmrodion Society, instituted for the Promoting Useful Charities, and the Knowledge of Nature, am...

EUR 48,000

The first coloured illustrations of birds in a book which attempted to list and portray all the British species, many of them life-size

PENNANT, T. The British Zoology, Class I. Quadrupeds.

II. Birds. Published under the inspection of the Cymmrodion Society, instituted for the Promoting Useful Charities, and the Knowledge of Nature, am...

EUR 48,000

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 rare coloured issue of this extensive and important floristic work

The rare coloured issue of this extensive and important floristic work

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

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

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 colouring of the present sumptuously bound copy is the best we have ever seen of this book

ROESEL VAN ROSENHOF, A.J. De Natuurlyke Historie der Insecten; Voorzien met naar 't Leven getekende en gekoleurde Plaaten.

Volgens eigen ondervinding beschreeven, ... Met zeer nutte en fraaie Aanmerkingen verrykt, door C.F. Kleemann. Uit den echten Hoogduitschen Druk .....

EUR 15,000

The colouring of the present sumptuously bound copy is the best we have ever seen of this book

ROESEL VAN ROSENHOF, A.J. De Natuurlyke Historie der Insecten; Voorzien met naar 't Leven getekende en gekoleurde Plaaten.

Volgens eigen ondervinding beschreeven, ... Met zeer nutte en fraaie Aanmerkingen verrykt, door C.F. Kleemann. Uit den echten Hoogduitschen Druk .....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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the most important work on fishes published in the 16th century

RONDELET, G. La première (-seconde) partie de l'histoire entière des Poissons. Composée premierement en Latin... Avec leurs pourtraits au naïf.

Lion, M. Bonhome, 1558. 2 parts in one volume. Folio (278 x 203mm). pp. (12), 418, (14); pp.(4), 181, (1 blank), (10), with woodcut portrait of Ro...

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the most important work on fishes published in the 16th century

RONDELET, G. La première (-seconde) partie de l'histoire entière des Poissons. Composée premierement en Latin... Avec leurs pourtraits au naïf.

Lion, M. Bonhome, 1558. 2 parts in one volume. Folio (278 x 203mm). pp. (12), 418, (14); pp.(4), 181, (1 blank), (10), with woodcut portrait of Ro...

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these birds were seen by Van Royen in the collection of the eminent Amsterdam merchant, Theodorus de Leeuw (1679-1744), at his country house of Elsenburg, on the river Vecht, near Maarssen

ROYEN, WILLEM II VAN. Two Silver Pheasants and a Black-crowned Night Heron in a landscape.

Signed and dated, lower right W V ROYEN 1735, also dated lower left: 1735, inscribed in brown ink on verso: 'dese vogels sijn bij d: edl: aghtb: He...

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these birds were seen by Van Royen in the collection of the eminent Amsterdam merchant, Theodorus de Leeuw (1679-1744), at his country house of Elsenburg, on the river Vecht, near Maarssen

ROYEN, WILLEM II VAN. Two Silver Pheasants and a Black-crowned Night Heron in a landscape.

Signed and dated, lower right W V ROYEN 1735, also dated lower left: 1735, inscribed in brown ink on verso: 'dese vogels sijn bij d: edl: aghtb: He...

EUR 20,000


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