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

the greatest zoological encyclopaedia of the sixteenth century

a work on the value of American (primarily South American) cultivated plants

GILII, F.L. & XUAREZ, G. Osservazioni fitologiche sopra alcune piante esotiche introdotte in Roma fatte nell'Anno 1788, 1789, 1790.

Roma, Stamperia di Arcangelo/ Stamperia Giunchiana, 1789-1792. 3 volumes, bound in one. 4to (245 x 180mm). pp. 64; (2), viii, 99, (1, blank); (4), ...

EUR 9,500

a rare privately printed flower book

GLEADALL, E. E. The Beauties of Flora with botanic and poetic illustrations, being a selection of flowers drawn from nature, arranged emblematically with directions for colouring them.

Heath Hall near Wakefield, E.E. Gleadall, 1834-36. 2 volumes. 4to (335 x 250mm). With 2 hand-coloured lithographed titles and 41 hand-coloured lith...

EUR 7,000

one of the finest illustrated French works on Lepidoptera

GODART, J.B. & DUPONCHEL, P.A.J. Histoire naturelle des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de France.

Paris, Crevot/Méquignon-Marvis Fils, 1821-1842. 11 volumes & 4 supplements (bound in 17). 8vo (215 x 130mm). With 546 (545 hand-coloured) engraved...

EUR 7,800

he spent more than ten years in South America, partly in company with the famous A.R. Wallace

GODMAN, F. DU CANE & SALVIN, O. Biologia Centrali-Americana, or contribution to the knowledge of the Fauna and Flora of Mexico and Central America: COLEOPTERA by H.W. Bates, D. Sharp and others.

London 1881-1911. 7 volumes bound in 18. 4to (305 x 245mm). pp. x, 316; xv, 824; xii, 717; xii, 432; xv, 690; xii, 372; xxxiv, 572; x, 494; vi, 354...

EUR 7,000

The excessively rare German edition of Gould's 'Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or family of Toucans

GOULD, J. J. Gould's Monographie der Ramphastiden oder Tukanartigen Vögel, aus dem Englischen übersetzt, mit Zusätzen und einigen neuen Arten vermehrt von J.H.C.F. Sturm und J.W. Sturm.

Nürnberg, Gedruckt auf Kosten der Herausgeber, 1841-1847. 4 parts, bound in one. 4to (325 x 235mm).With 38 lithographed plates of which 36 beautif...

EUR 15,000

The drawings, the majority concern scale insects, are extremely precise and detailed

The plates are finely coloured and show flowers, fruit, vegetables and green houses

GREEN, T. The Universal Herbal; or, Botanical, Medical, and Agricultural Dictionary, containing an account of all the known plants in the world, arranged according to the Linnean system. Second

edition, revised and improved. London, Caxton Press, 1824 (-28). 2 volumes. 4to (260 x 206mm). pp. (4), 790; 885, 56, with 3 stipple-engraved handc...

EUR 2,000

Greville (1794-1866) was a Scottish mycologist and made important contributions to Scottish mycology

GREVILLE, R.K. Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, or coloured figures and descriptions of cryptogamic plants, belonging chiefly to the order Fungi; and intended to serve as a continuation of English botany.

Edinburgh, Maclachlan & Stewart, 1823-1828. 6 volumes. Royal-8vo (240 x 150mm). With 360 fine hand-coloured engraved plates and descriptive text. C...

EUR 3,200

the birth of microscopic anatomy of plants

GREW, N. The Anatomy of Plants. With an Idea of a Philosophical History of Plants. And several other lectures read before the Royal Society.

London, W. Rawlins, for the Author, 1682. Folio (316 x 193mm). pp. (16), (6), 24, (10), 1-212 & (217)-304, 19 index, 1 blank and 83 (5 double-page)...

EUR 5,500

rare work on exotic butterflies

GROSE SMITH, H. & KIRBY, W.F. Rhopalocera Exotica, being Illustrations of New, Rare, and Unfigured Species of Butterflies.

London, Gurney & Jackson, 1887-1902. 3 volumes. Large-4to (284 x 220mm). With 180 hand-coloured lithographed plates and descriptive text. Contempor...

EUR 9,500

The present work shows Gualtieri's collection and is one of the most curious and beautiful books on shells ever published

GUALTIERI, N. Index Testarum Conchyliorum quae adservantur in Museo Nicolai Gualtieri... et methodice distributae exhibentur tabulae CX.

Florence, C. Albizzini, 1742. Folio (464 x 325mm). pp xxiii [including frontispiece], (1); ff. 126,with engraved frontispiece, portrait, 110 number...

EUR 7,000

First edition of this beautiful work on the Flora of Switzerland

HALLER, A. VON. Historia Stirpium Indigenarum Helvetiae inchoata.

Bernae, Societatis Typographicae, 1768. 3 volumes (bound in 2). Folio. (I:) pp. (4), lxiv, 444, with engraved title vignette and engraved plates 1-...

EUR 4,000

Mit viel Vergnügen habe ich die herrlichen Abbildungen des Herrn A. Harzer gesehen

HARZER, C.A.F. Naturgetreue Abbildungen der vorzüglichsten essbaren, giftigen und verdächtigen Pilze, mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die verschiedenen Altersstufen von der ersten Entwickelungbis zum ausgebildeten Wachsthume.

Dresden, Adler & Dietze, 1842-45. 4to (304 x 230mm). pp. x, (2, register), 136, with 1 plain and 80handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary g...

EUR 3,600

HASSHU GAFU. [Collection of Eight Ming Picture Albums] Toshi Gogon, Baichiku Rangiku, Mokuhon Kacho, Sohon Kashi, Kokon Gafu, Meiko Senfu, Toshi Rokugon, Toshi Shichigon.

Kyoto, Nakagawa Mohee, 1710. 8 volumes. 8vo (282 x 195mm). With 421 full-page woodblock illustrations of which 213 are related to natural history. ...

EUR 20,000

One of the finest German works on medical plants

HAYNE, F.G. Getreue Darstellung und Beschreibung der in der Arzneykunde gebräuchlichen Gewächse, wie auch solcher, welche mit ihnen verwechselt werden können.

Berlin, auf Kosten des Verfassers (& Nicolai'sche Buchhandlung), 1805-1837. 13 volumes (bound in 6). 4to (273 x 230mm). With 1 lithographed portrai...

EUR 9,800

'Epochmaking' work by the founder of modern bryology

HEDWIG, J. Theoria Generationis et Fructificationis Plantarum Cryptogamicarum Linnaei. Retractata et aucta.

Lipsiae, ex officina Breitkopfio - Haerteliana, 1798. 4to (265 x 220mm). pp. xii, 268, with 1 plainplate of instruments and 42 fine handcoloured en...

EUR 3,500

The Italian woodcuts are based on the German 'Herbarius' cuts but all are newly designed, being finer in execution

(HERBARIUS LATINUS). Tractatus de Virtutibus Herbarum. (colophon:)

Venice, Joannes Rubeus and Bernardinus Vercellensis, March 15 1509. 4to (210 x 150 mm), ff. (4), 150, (18, including terminal blank), with 150 wood...

EUR 12,000

A very scarce work with excellent plates

HERBST, J.F.W. Natursystem der ungeflügelten Insekten.

Berlin, G.A. Lange, 1797-1800. 4 parts (bound in one). 4to (275 x 215mm). pp. viii, 88; pp. iv, 26;pp. (2), 30; pp. (4), 86, with 23 fine handcolou...

EUR 2,500

the greatest and largest botanical publication of the eighteenth century

One of the very few copies with superb gouache handcolouring of the plates

one of the principal sources of seventeenth century still life painting

[HOEFNAGEL, J.] SADELER, J. [Archetypa Studiaque Patris Georgio Hoefnagelii]. Venetiis, aput Iust. Sadeler, circa 1614.

A suite of 38 engravings (145 x 210mm) after Hoefnagel's 'Archetypa'. Old boards.

EUR 12,000

The first systematic contributions to Lichens in Germany were made by Hoffmann

HOFFMANN, G.F. Enumeratio Lichenum Iconibus et Descriptionibus illustrata.

Erlangae, Wolfgang Walther, 1784. 3 parts. 4to (265 x 210mm). pp. (2), 1-46; pp. (2), 47-78; (2), 79-102, with 22 engraved plates. Contemporary hal...

EUR 1,500

It was produced by Count Hoffmannsegg, contemporary of Redouté, whose work it rivals

HOFFMANNSEGG, J.C. & H.F. LINK. Flore Portugaise ou description de toutes les plantes qui croissent naturellement en Portugal.

Berlin, Charles Fréderic Amelang for the authors, 1809-1820 (-1840). Folio (485 x 335mm, 2 text vols & 525 x 355mm, atlas). 22 parts bound in 3 vo...

EUR 7,500

The original drawings for the present work were done by native artists

HOOKER, J.D. Illustrations of Himalayan plants.

London, L. Reeve, 1855. Folio (508 x 380mm). With 1 pictorial handcoloured lithographed title and 24 handcoloured lithographed plates, each with an...

EUR 19,000

it contains descriptions and plates of many of the best garden Rhododendron species which can be grown in this country

it contains descriptions and plates of many of the best garden Rhododendron species which can be grown in this country

The 'Hortus sanitatis', in its many editions and translations was the most popular and influential herbal of its time

The plates are very much in the 'Jacquin' style, elegantly engraved and highly coloured in watercolours and bodycolours

HOST, N.T. Salix.

Vienna, Typis viduae Antonii Strauss, 1828. Large folio (485 x 340mm). pp. (x), 34, with 105 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary marbl...

EUR 21,000

The most attractive book on wood ever published

INDIAN BIRDS- A stunning series of original Indian birds painted in gouache on Mica.

Eleven bright and striking 19th century coloured paintings of birds including a Yellow Sparrow, White Sparrow, Crow-headed Bird, Falcon, Red Coler ...

EUR 2,300

one of the most attractive early works on coleoptera

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

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

EUR 7,500

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

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

EUR 800

None of the consulted bibliographies on hunting seem to know this work

JACHT EN VELD-TUYCH. F. de Wit Excudit.

n.p. n.d. A suite of 12 engraved plates, printed on paper measuring 33 x 21cm. Later marbled wrappers.

EUR 2,500

The plates of the present work are probably the finest ever made for a work on coleoptera

A very rare work by Joseph Franz, son of and botanical successor to Nikolaus Joseph Jacquin

JACQUIN, J.F (Baron von). Eclogae Plantarum Rariorum aut minus cognitarum.... Graminum (Fasciculus Primus-Quartus).

Vienna, Anton Strauss for the author, 1813-1820. 4 parts bound in two. Folio (488 x 345mm). pp. 64,with 40 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Conte...

EUR 12,000

early descriptions of birds from the West Indies and the northern parts of South America

JACQUIN, J.F. (Baron von). Beyträge zur Geschichte der Vögel.

Wien, C.F. Wappler, 1784. 4to (285 x 230mm). pp. (10), 45, (1), with 19 handcoloured engraved plates. 19th century cloth-backed marbled boards (spi...

EUR 4,500

un des livres les plus precieux pour la Flore d'Orient

JAUBERT, H.F. & SPACH, E. Illustrationes Plantarum Orientalium.

Paris, Roret, 1842-1857. 5 volumes. Large-4to (350 x 260mm). With 500 engraved plates. Contemporaryhalf calf, spines with 2 black gilt lettered lab...

EUR 7,500

French artists such as Jaume St. Hilaire, Bessa, Turpin and Redouté rose almost immediately to world pre-eminence

JAUME SAINT-HILAIRE, J.H. La Flore et la Pomone Françaises, ou histoire et figure en couleur, des fleurs et des fruits de France ou naturalisés sur le sol français.

Paris, chez l'auteur, 1828 (-1835). 4 volumes. Royal-8vo (260 x 170mm). With 540 (of 544) fine engraved plates printed in colours with handfinishin...

EUR 5,800

The rare 4to issue printed on 'Velin'.

JAUME SAINT-HILAIRE, J.H. La Flore et la Pomone Françaises, ou histoire et figure en couleur, des fleurs et des fruits de France ou naturalisés sur le sol français.

Paris, chez l'auteur, 1828-1833 (-1835). 5 volumes. 4to (270 x 210mm). With 544 fine engraved plates by the author, printed in colours with hand-fi...

EUR 6,500

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

great classic on Japan and the chief source of western knowledge on this country

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

The work describes the native trees and shrubs of the Duchy of Wirtemberg

KERNER, J.S. Beschreibung und Abbildung der Bäume und Gesträuche, welche in dem Herzogthum Wirtemberg wild wachsen.

Stuttgart, C.F. Cotta, 1783-1792. 4to (262 x 206mm). 9 parts bound in one. pp. (10), 1-30; (2), 31-52; (4), 53-67, (1, blank); (2), 69-82; (2), 83-...

EUR 8,500

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

Among the finest of all bird plates

KNIP, P., TEMMINCK, C.J. & PREVOST, F. Les Pigeons, par Madame Knip, née Pauline de Courcelles, le texte par C.J. Themminck... (volume I), Deuxième édition

& F. PREVOST (volume II). Paris, Mme. Knip, Bellizard, Dufour & Cie, (1838-1843). 2 volumes. Folio (535 x 355mm). (I:) With 87 engraved plates, pri...

EUR 50,000

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

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

beautifully produced work on German forest trees and shrubs

KREBS, F.L. Vollständige Beschreibung und Abbildung der sämmtlichen Holzarten welche im mittlern und nördlichen Deutschland wild wachsen.

Erster Theil (all published). Braunschweig, F. Vieweg und Sohn, 1826. Folio. pp. viii, 460, (2), with fine 150 handcoloured lithographed plates. Co...

EUR 6,000

beautifully produced work on German forest trees and shrubs

KREBS, F.L. Vollständige Beschreibung und Abbildung der sämmtlichen Holzarten, welche im mittlern und nördlichen Deutschland wild wachsen. Zweite Ausgabe.

Braunschweig, Oehme & Müller, 1846. Folio (364 x 265mm). pp. viii, 460, with 150 fine handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary green half m...

EUR 4,900

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

attractive work on butterflies, their larvae and their food plants

he persuaded the young Redouté to make fifty-four drawings for his 'magnum opus'

L'HERITIER DE BRUTELLE, C.-L. Stirpes novae, aut minus cognitae, quas descriptionibus et iconibus illustravit.

Parisiis, P.-D. Pierres, 1784-1785. 6 parts (bound in one volumes). Folio (504 x 340mm). With titles to all 6 parts and 91 (2 double-page) engraved...

EUR 16,000

ranks among the principal books on hawking in the English language

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

"Mikroskopieren" was a fashionable pastime for many of the well-to-do classes

LEDERMÜLLER, M.F. Mikroskopische Gemüths- und Augen-Ergötzung: bestehend in Ein Hundert nach der Natur gezeichneten und mit Farben erleuchteten Kupfertafeln, sammt deren Erklärung.

Nürnberg, verlegt von Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt, gedruckt von Christian de Launoy, (1759-62) 1763. 4to (240 x 195mm). pp. (14), 204, (4), with 1...

EUR 3,500

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

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

the most beautiful illustrations of parrots ever published and one of the finest bird-books of all time

LEVAILLANT, F. Histoire naturelle des Perroquets...

Paris, Levrault, frères, 1801-1805. 2 volumes. Folio (495 x 312mm). pp. (viii), 135, (1, index); (iv), 112, (1, index), with 145 etched plates pri...

EUR 150,000

one of the finest English bird books

Linden was the first to search the mountainous regions diligently for his orchids

LINDEN, J.P. Pescatorea. Iconographie des Orchidées. Avec la collaboration de J.E. Planchon, M.G. Reichenbach, G. Luddemann. Premier volume (all published).

Bruxelles, M. Hayez, 1860. Folio (450 x 330mm). pp. (vi), with 48 beautifully handcoloured lithographed plates, each plate with an explanatory leaf...

EUR 9,000

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

One of the finest orchid books ever published

LINDLEY, J. Sertum Orchidaceum: A Wreath of the Most Beautiful Orchidaceous Flowers.

London, James Ridgway and Sons, (1837-) 1838 (-41). Folio (545 x 360mm). pp. (xiv, 78), with a handcoloured lithographed frontispiece, dedication t...

EUR 20,000

damit hatte Berlin den artenreichsten wissenschaftlichen Garten in Europa

LINK, H.F., KLOTZSCH, F. & OTTO, F. (Eds.). Icones Plantarum Rariorum Horti Regii Botanici Berolinensis.

Abbildungen seltener Pflanzen des Königl. botanischen Gartens zu Berlin. Erster (-Zweiter) Jahrgang(all published!). Berlin, Veit & Co., 1841/Nico...

EUR 3,500

The first comprehensive work on Japanese marine shells

LISCHKE, C.E. Japanische Meeres-Conchylien. Ein Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Mollusken Japan's, mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die geographische Verbreitung derselben.

Cassel, Theodor Fischer, 1869-1874. 3 volumes. 4to (290 x 225mm). pp. (4), 192; (4), 184; 123, with37 fine handcoloured lithographed plates. Contem...

EUR 4,000

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 most beautiful Swiss book on fishes

LUNEL, G. Histoire naturelle des Poissons du Bassin du Léman.

Genève, H. Georg, 1874. Large-folio (495 x 330mm). pp. (4), xii, 209, (3), with 20 chromolithographic plates. Contemporary red half morocco, spine...

EUR 4,600

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

one of the rarest and most important of all shell iconographies

MARTINI, F.H. & CHEMNITZ, J.H. Systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet. Neu hrsg. u. vervollständigt von H.C. Küster. Nach dessen Tode fortges. von Wilh. Kobelt und H.C. Weinkauff.

Nürnberg, Bauer & Raspe, 1837-1920. 23 volumes. 4to (270 x 215mm). With 1533 engraved or lithographed plates almost all finely hand-coloured (5 pl...

EUR 18,000

the first botanical book illustrated with colour-printed plates

MARTYN, J. Historia Plantarum Rariorum. Centuriae primae Decas 1-4 (of 5).

London, R. Reily, 1728 (-1737?). Folio (515 x 355 mm). pp. (6), iv, 42, including the engraved dedication leaf to the Royal Society, title printed ...

EUR 9,000

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

A rare complete set of 'The Universal Conchologist', in the large-format 'deluxe' issue

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

attractively bound copy of this profusely illustrated German edition of Matthioli's famous herbal

the most attractive work on fruit published in Germany

rightly famous for its large decorative plates showing flowers only

The work describes the indigenous fishes of Austria

MEIDINGER, C. VON. Icones Piscium Austriae Indigenorum quos collegit vivisque coloribus expressos.

Vienna, sumtibus Editoris/ apud Wapplerum Bibliopolam, 1785-1790. Decuria I-IV (of V). With 4 handcoloured engraved vignettes of fishing scenes on ...

EUR 15,000

a fine example how hunting was practiced during the reign of King Frederick II (The Great) of Prussia

MELLIN, A.W. GRAF VON. Versuch einer Anweisung zur Anlegung, Verbesserung und Nutzung der Wildbahnen, so wohl im Freyen als in Thiergärten.

Berlin & Stettin, Pauli, 1779. 4to (265 x 220mm). pp. xxii, 356, with handcoloured engraved frontispiece and 117 (one anatomical engraving plain) f...

EUR 3,900

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

Philip Miller, called by Linnaeus 'the greatest gardener of his time', was director of the Chelsea Gardens

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 first comprehensive account of the avi-fauna of Germany

NAUMANN, J.F. Johann Andreas Naumann's... Naturgeschichte der Vögel Deutschlands, nach eigenen Erfahrungen entworfen... herausgegeben von dessen Sohne Johann Friedrich Naumann.

Leipzig, E. Fleischer, 1820-1844 (volumes 1-12); Stuttgart, Hoffmann, (1860), (volume 13). 13 volumes. Royal-8vo (228 x 141mm). With 3 engraved por...

EUR 27,500


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