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BASILEWSKY, S. Ichthyographia China Borealis.

Moscou, Société Impériale des Naturalistes , (1855). 4to (280 x 205 mm). pp. 215-263, with 9 fine chromolithographed plates by Bachmann. Recent...

EUR 900

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

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

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

EUR 28,000

BLEEKER, P. & POLLEN, F.P.L. Recherches sur la Faune de Madagascar et de ses dépendances ... Vol. IV: Poissons et Pêches.

Leyde, E.J. Brill, 1875. 4to (305 x 230 mm). pp (8), 104, (2); (2), 89, with 21 fine chromolithographic plates. In publisher's half cloth portfolio...

EUR 1,500

The small 12mo edition of Bloch's famous folio work on fishes, the most sumptuous and beautifully produced work on the subject

BLOCH, M.E. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons, avec les figures dessinées d'après nature. Ouvrage classé par ordres, genres et espèces, d'après le systême de Linné; avec les caractères génériques; par René Richard Castel.

Paris, Chez Deterville, An IX (1801). 10 volumes. 12mo (133 x 80mm). With 160 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, ...

EUR 3,500

BLOCH, M.E. Naturgeschichte der Ausländischen Fische.

Berlin, Auf Kosten des Verfassers, 1785-1795. Text volumes to parts I, II, III, IV, V, VIII, IX. 4to. (290 x 240mm). pp. (8), 136; (8), 160; x, (2)...

EUR 1,200

BLOCH, M.E. Oeconomische Naturgeschichte der Fische Deutschlands.

Berlin, Auf Kosten des Verfassers..., 1782-1784. 3 text-volumes. 4to (290 x 240mm). pp. (16), 258; (8), 192; (8), 234. Later marbled boards, spines...

EUR 1,000

interesting association copy from the library of Jean Baptiste Verany

BONAPARTE, C.L. Catalogo metodico dei Pesci Europei.

Napoli, Stamperia e Cartiere del Fibreno, 1846. 4to (315 x 220mm). pp. 97, (3), vignette of fisheson title. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettering...

EUR 1,900

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

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

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

EUR 28,000

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

BOUSSUET, F. De Natura Aquatilivm Carmen.

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

EUR 4,000

This voyage was especially significant for the natural history data collected

BRENCHLEY, J.L. Jottings during the cruise of H.M.S. Curaçoa among the South Sea Islands in 1865.

London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1873. Large 8vo (255 x 175 mm). pp. xxviii, 487, with 1 folded coloured frontispiece, 58 plates of which 42 handc...

EUR 1,900

scarce American contribution on fishes of Japan

BREVOORT, J.C. Notes on some figures of Japanese Fish taken from recent specimens by the artists of the U.S. Japan Expedition.

(Washington 1856). 4to (295 x 220mm). pp. 36, with 10 fine handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary cloth, gilt lettered spine.

EUR 1,300

BRÜNNICH, M.T. Ichthyologia Massiliensis, sistens Piscium descriptiones eorumque apud incolas nomina accedunt spolia Maris Adriatici.

Hafniae et Lipsiae, apud Rothii Viduam et Proft, 1768. 8vo (190 x 115mm). pp. (16), 110. Contemporary boards, lettering on spine.

EUR 900

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

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

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

EUR 36,000

Copies of the above survey of the animal kingdom of Southern Italy are extremely rare

COSTA, O.G & COSTA, A. Fauna del regno di Napoli, ossia enumerazione di tutti gli animali?

Napoli, Tramater, (1829) 1832-1859. 11 volumes. 4to (270 x 220mm). With 377 mostly hand-coloured engraved plates. Later half vellum, gilt ornamente...

EUR 25,000

DAY, F. British and Irish Salmonidae.

London/ Edinburgh, Williams and Norgate, 1887. 8vo (260 x 175mm). pp. viii, 298, (2), with 12 (9 chromolithographed) plates and 52 figures. Contemp...

EUR 850

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

The work shows first depictions of butterflies and insects collected during the first Cook voyage

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

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

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

EUR 18,000

ENCYCLOPÉDIE OU DICTIONNAIRE RAISONNÉ DES SCIENCES, DES ARTS ET DES MÉTIERS... Publié par Diderot et d'Alembert: 46 planches d'Histoire Naturelle.

Paris 1762(?). Folio (430 x 280mm). 43 fine engraved plates and descriptive text. Recent half calf,spine with gilt lettered red label.

EUR 1,500

the most splendid book on Scandinavian fishes

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

the greatest zoological encyclopaedia of the sixteenth century

The excellent woodcuts show snakes, amphibia, scorpions, fish, a dog suffering from rabies, poisonous plants etc.

In the present catalogue of his collection of fish 202 species are described and the appendix contains 70 species of amphibia and reptiles.

GRONOVIUS, L.T. Museum Ichthyologicum, sistens Piscium indigenorum & quorundam exoticorum, qui in Museo Laurentii Theodori Gronovii adservantur, descriptiones ordine systematico. Accedunt

nonnullorum exoticorum Piscium icones aeri incisae (et Amphiborium animalium historia zoologica). Leiden, T. Haak, 1754-56. 2 volumes (bound in one...

EUR 1,400

A large section is devoted to microscopic animals

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

LACEPEDE, B.G. DE. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons.

Paris, Plassan, an VI-VIII (1798-1800). 2 volumes (of 5). 4to (252 x 195mm). With 45 engraved plates and 1 engraved vignette. Contemporary calf, sp...

EUR 750

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

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

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

Johannes Müller is one of the great pioneers writing on sharks

MÜLLER, J. Über den glatten Hai des Aristoteles und über die Verschiedenheiten unter den Haifischen und Rochen in der Entwicklung des Eies.

Berlin, Gedruckt in der Druckerei der Königlichen Akademie des Wissenschaften, 1842. Folio (44o x 268 mm). pp. 73, (1), with 6 engraved plates. Re...

EUR 1,400

The vertebrate section of the famous Austrian expedition around the world

NOVARA- Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 (B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair). ZOOLOGISCHER THEIL, Erster Band (Wirbelthiere).

Wien, Kaiserlich-Königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1869. 4to (285 x 230mm). [Contains:] Zelebor, J. Säugethiere. pp. 42, with 3 (2 coloured) ...

EUR 1,500

pioneer work on the marine fauna of the Adriatic, especially the Gulf and Lagoons of Venice

PERUGIA, A. Elenco dei pesci dell'Adriatico.

Milano, Ulrico Hoepli, 1881. Folio (325 x 230mm). pp. viii, 60, with 7 chromolithographed plates. Publisher's printed wrappers.

EUR 1,000

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

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 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

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

SHAW, G. General Zoology or Systematic Natural History: PISCES.

London, G. Kearsley, 1803-1804. 4 volumes. Royal-8vo (212 x 132mm). pp. v, (2), 1- 192; xiii, (2),193-632; v, (2), 1- 250; vi, (2), 251-463, with 4...

EUR 1,200

SONNINI, C.S. Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt, undertaken by order of the old government of France. Illustrated by engravings, consisting of portaits, views, plans, antiquities, plants, animals... Translated from the French.

London, J. Debrett, 1800. 4to (267 x 200mm). pp. xl, 730, (12), 1, with frontispiece portrait of the author, 1 folded engraved map of Egypt by Danv...

EUR 550

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

the first large work on fishes in England, marking a new era in ichthyology

WILLUGHBY, F. De historia Piscium libri quatuor, jussu & sumptibus Societatis Regiae Londinensis editi ... Totum opus recognovit, coaptavit, supplevit, librum etiam primum & secundum integros adjecit J. Raius e Societate Regia.

Oxonii, e Theatro Sheldoniano, 1686. Folio (367 x 245mm). With 1 engraved frontispiece, 1 engraved title-vignette and 187 engraved plates. Contempo...

EUR 9,300

YARRELL, W. On the growth of the Salmon in Fresh Water. With six coloured illustrations of the fish, of the natural size, exhibiting its character and exact appearance at various stages during the first two years.

London , John van Voorst, 1839. Oblong-folio (310 x 435mm). pp. (2), 3, (1), with 3 fine hand-coloured engraved plates showing 6 salmon. Publisher'...

EUR 1,200