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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

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

Its fine plates, depicting thousands of various species of Coleoptera

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

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

EUR 6,000

The 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

early run of this most important paleontological periodical

PALAEONTOGRAPHICA. Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte der Vorwelt. Herausgegeben von Wilh. Dunker und Herm. von Meyer (& K.A. Zittel).

Cassel, Theodor Fischer/ Stuttgart, Schweizerbart, (1846-) 1851-1894. Volumes 1-40. With 1743, mostly lithographed plates of which some tinted, 2 m...

EUR 9,500

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

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

EUR 16,000

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 zoological atlas of this famous expedition

PETIT-THOUARS, A. DU. Voyage autour du Monde sur la Frégrate la Vénus pendant les années 1836-1839. Atlas de Zoologie.

Paris, Gide & Cie, 1846. Folio (540 x 355mm). With 75 engraved plates of which 70 beautifully hand-coloured. Later green cloth, gilt lettered spine.

EUR 7,500

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

PISO, W. & MARCGRAF, G. Historia naturalis Brasiliae, ... in qua non tantum Plantae et Animalia, sed et indigenarum morbi, ingenia et mores describuntur...

Lugdun. Batavorum et Amstelodami, F. Hackium apud L. Elzevirium, 1648. Folio (397 x 248mm). pp. (xii, including frontispiece), 122, (2); (iv), 293...

EUR 18,000

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

The account of the expedition and the botanical surveys he published are comparable to the work of Humboldt

POEPPIG, E. Reise in Chile, Peru und auf dem Amazonenstrome während der Jahre 1827-1832.

Leipzig, F. Fleischer & J.C. Hinrichssche Buchhandlung, 1835-1836. 2 text volumes & atlas. 4to (268x 220mm, text vols) & oblong-folio (480 x 650mm,...

EUR 6,000

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

the first major Spanish flora written by a Spanish author

QUER Y MARTINEZ, J. Flora Española, ó historia de las Plantas, que se crian en España...

Madrid, Joachin Ibarra, 1762-1784. 6 volumes. 4to (260 x 200 mm). pp. (44), 402; (16), 303; (12), 436; (4), 471, (1); (4), xxxii, 538; (4), 667, wi...

EUR 9,500

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

H.G. Reichenbach succeeded John Lindley as 'orchid king'

REICHENBACH, H.G. & KRAENZLIN, W.L. Xenia Orchidacea. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Orchideen.

Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1858-1900. 3 volumes. 4to (275 x 210mm). pp. x, 246; vii, 232; vi, 192, with 300 (150 partly hand-coloured) copper engravi...

EUR 8,500

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

A floristic work of great rarity

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

Rivinius was a pioneer of modern binomial nomenclature

RIVINUS, A.O. Introductio generalis in Rem Herbariam.

Ordines Plantarum quae sunt Flore irregulari. Lipsiae, sumptibus Autoris, C. Güntheri; C. Fleischeri; J.H. Richteri, 1690-1699. 4 parts (bound in ...

EUR 30,000

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

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

Vitoduri Helvetorum, H. Steiner et Socios, 1789. 4to (267 x 220mm). pp. viii, 86, (4), with 1 hand-coloured engraved title-vignette and 37 (36 hand...

EUR 6,500

A rare complete set of the most important and finest entomological German publication of the 18th century

ROESEL VON ROSENHOF, A.J. Der monatlich-herausgegebenen Insecten-Belustigung ...

Nürnberg, Raspischen Buchhandlung/ J.J. Fleischmann/ C.F.C. Kleemann, (1746-1761). 4 volumes. 4to (212 x 168mm). With 1 engraved portrait of Roese...

EUR 12,000

A rare complete set of the most important and finest entomological German publication of the 18th century

ROESEL VON ROSENHOF, A.J. Der monatlich-herausgegebenen Insecten-Belustigung ...

Nürnberg, bey den Röselischen Erben/ J.J. Fleischmann/ zu finden bey dem Verfasser, (1755-1761). 4 volumes. 4to (197 x 165mm). With 1 engraved po...

EUR 8,200

the most beautiful work published on amphibians

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

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...

EUR 7,900

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

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

A sumptuous monograph of the birds of Central America

SALVIN, O. & DU CANE GODMAN, F. Biologia Centrali-Americana. AVES.

(London) 1879-1904. 4 volumes. 4to (310 x 255mm). pp. xliv, 512; (4), 598; iv, 510; vii, with 84 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates after J.C. ...

EUR 15,000

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

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

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

EUR 4,500

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

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

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

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

EUR 8,500

He was rightly famous for his minute details and precision

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

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

EUR 1,800

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

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

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

EUR 2,500

Johan Jacob Scheuchzer (1672-1733; physician and scientist in Zurich) was the first to travel in Switzerland with mathematical and physical instruments

The 101 woodcuts are printed from the original blocks of Fuchs 'De Stirpium historia', 1542, the most celebrated herbal ever published

(SCHINZ, S.). Anleitung zu der Pflanzenkenntniss und derselben nützlichsten Anwendung. Mit hundert illuminirten Tafeln.

Zürich, Verlag des Waysenhauses, 1774. Folio (366 x 230mm). pp. 129, (1, blank), 1 leaf of 'Entwurfder Tafeln', title with engraved vignette, 2 ha...

EUR 8,500

beautifully produced work on the avi-fauna of the Netherlands

SCHLEGEL, H. De Vogels van Nederland. Beschreven en afgebeeld.

Leiden, D. Noothoven van Goor, (1859-1861). 3 volumes (1 text- & 2 atlas-volumes). 8vo (170 x 130mm). pp. viii, 699, (1, errata), with 362 handcol...

EUR 3,500

The plates of the above work are outstanding and belong to the most attractive mineralogical plates ever made

A very fine work on fossils and petrifaction.

SCHMIDEL, C.C. Vorstellung einiger merkwürdigen Versteinerungen mit kurzen Anmerkungen versehen.

Erlangen, J.J. Palm, 1793. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to (257 x 208mm). pp. (2), 25, (1), (2), 45, (1), with 24 (2 hand-coloured) engraved plates. Later...

EUR 3,500

Das beste und meistgebrauchte Apotherhilfsbuch des 17. und 18. Jahrh.

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

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

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

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

EUR 12,000

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

An unusual clean and fine set of this rare ornithological classic

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 book is the most outstanding collection of tortoise illustrations ever produced

SOWERBY, J. DE CARLE & LEAR, E. Tortoises, Terrapins, and Turtles drawn from life. Text by John Edwards Gray.

London, Sotheran, Baer & Co., 1872. Folio (375 x 272mm). pp. iv, 16, with 60 lithographed plates ofwhich 57 beautifully handcoloured and enhanced w...

EUR 20,000

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

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

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

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

EUR 6,500

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

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

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

EUR 3,000

The most beautiful work ever made on bugs and cicadas

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

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

EUR 3,000

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

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

EUR 800

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

His plates are very delicately drawn and depict the smallest details

STURM, J. & J.W. Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen.

Nürnberg, gedrückt auf Kosten der Verfassers, (1796-] 1798-1862. 163 parts (in 136 volumes). Small-8vo (145 x 95mm) With 2336 coloured plates....

EUR 10,000

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

SULZER, J.H. Die Kennzeichen der Insekten, nach Anleitung des Königl.

Schwed. Ritters und Leibarzts Karl Linnaeus. Mit einer Vorrede des Herrn Johannes Gessners. Zürich,Heidegger und Comp., 1761. 4to. pp. xxviii, 203...

EUR 1,800

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

SULZER, J.H. Die Kennzeichen der Insekten, nach Anleitung des Königl. Schwed. Ritters und Leibarzts Karl Linnaeus. Mit einer Vorrede des Herrn Johannes Gessners

Zürich, Heidegger und Comp., 1761. 4to (210 x 165mm). pp. xxviii, 203, 67, (1), with 1 engraved frontispiece, 7 engraved vignettes in the text and...

EUR 1,800

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

SULZER, J.H. Die Kennzeichen der Insekten, nach Anleitung des Königl. Schwed. Ritters und Leibarzts Karl Linnaeus. Mit einer Vorrede des Herrn Johannes Gessners

Zürich, Heidegger und Comp., 1761. 4to (205 x 165mm). pp. xxviii, 203, 67, (1), with 1 engraved frontispiece, 7 engraved vignettes in the text and...

EUR 1,600

one of the most splendid German bird books

one of the most splendid German bird books

SUSEMIHL, J.C. Teutsche Ornithologie oder Naturgeschichte aller Vögel Teutschlands. Herausgegeben von Borkhausen, Lichthammer und Bekker dem Jüngern.

Damstadt, im Verlage der Herausgeber, 1800-1811. Folio (450 x 300mm). 21 parts (of 22), bound in 2 volumes. With 126 hand-coloured engraved plates....

EUR 14,000

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

A fine complete copy in an impressive contemporary binding of the second enlarged edition to be edited by Caspar and Jean Bauhin

TABERNAEMONTANUS, J.T. Neu vollkommen Kräuter-Buch/ Darinnen über 3000. Kräuter/ mit schönen und kunstlichen Figuren/ auch deren Unterscheid und Würckung/

samt ihren Namen in mancherley Sprachen/ beschrieben: Desgleichen auch/ wie dieselbige in allerhandKranckheiten/ beyde der Menschen und des Viehs ....

EUR 4,900

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

complete set of the most important and beautiful British pomological journal

TRANSACTIONS OF THE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF LONDON. First series, volumes 1-7 (all published). London, W. Bulmer/ W. Nicol, 1812-1830. [and] Second series, volumes 1-3 (all published).

London, W. Nicol, 1835-1848. 10 volumes. 4to (282 x 220mm). With 7 engraved titles and 176 engravedplates of which 93 (some double-page) superbly h...

EUR 13,000

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

Madame Henriette Vincent (1786-1830) pupil of Van Spaendonck and Redouté

VINCENT, H.A. Collection de 24 Bouquets de Fleurs. Dessinés et gravés d'après nature...

Paris, chez l'éditeur, 1835. 4to (280 x 210mm). With a fine pictorial title and 24 plates, all stipple engravings, printed in colour with extensiv...

EUR 8,000

The first major iconography on Coleoptera

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

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

EUR 6,500


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