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A large number of the plants depicted and described are from Australia and South Africa

ANDREWS, H.C. The Botanist's Repository, comprising colour'd engravings of new and rare plants only, with botanical descriptions in Latin and English after the Linnaean system...

London, printed by T. Bensley and published by the author, 1797 (-1815). 10 volumes. 4to (265 x 210mm), with 10 engraved titles and 664 (many folde...

EUR 28,000

Its plates, heightened with gold

AUDEBERT, J.B. & VIEILLOT, L.P. Oiseaux Dorés ou à Reflets Métalliques. Histoire Naturelle et Générale des Colibris, Oiseaux-Mouches, Jacamars et Promerops/ Histoire Naturelle et Générale des Grimpéraux et des Oiseaux de Paradis.

Paris, AN XI- (1800-) 1802. 2 volumes. Small folio (335 x 245mm). With 190 (some folding) colour-printed engraved plates by Audebert, many heighten...

EUR 22,000

illustrated by the best artists of the period. 92 of the illustrations are after P.-J. Redouté, 61 after his younger brother H.-J. Redouté

DESFONTAINES, R. Flora Atlantica, sive historia plantarum, quae in Atlante, agro Tunetano et Algeriensi crescunt.

Parisiis, Blanchon typis C. Panckoucke, An VIII (1799-1800). 4 volumes (2 text vols and 2 atlasses). Large-4to (300 x 215mm). pp. (6), xx, 444; (4)...

EUR 7,500

The excellent plates were executed by Charles Couzens and H.N. Turner

FRASER, L. Zoologia Typica, or Figures of New and Rare Mammals and Birds described in the Proceedings or exhibited in the Collections of the Zoological Society of London.

London, Published by the Author, 1849. Folio (365 x 265mm). With printed and hand-coloured titles, the hand-coloured title within a scene of giraff...

EUR 15,000

A fine and beautifully bound copy of the most splendid work on the birds of Great Britain

GOULD, J.28 The Birds of Great Britain.

London, Taylor and Francis by the Author, [1862] - 1873. 5 volumes. Folio (545 x 370mm). With 367 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates, many heig...

EUR 85,000

A collection of plates of this rare and beautifully produced work

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 (535 x 3605mm). 185 stipple engraved plates printed in colours and fini...

EUR 4,000

A book on amber, published by Justus Fidus Klobius of Wittenberg

KLOBIUS, F.F. Ambrae historiam ad omnipotentis dei gloriam, et hominum sanitatem exhibet.

Wittenbergae, T. Mevii & E. Schumacheri, 1666. 4to (195 x 155mm). pp. (8), 76, with 1 folded engraved map and 3 (1 folded) engraved plates. Contemp...

EUR 2,800

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

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

one of the most attractive works on Geraniums

SWEET, R. Geraniaceae. The natural order of Gerania, illustrated by coloured figures and descriptions; comprising the numerous and beautiful mule-varieties cultivated in the gardens ofGreat Britain, with directions for their treatment.

London, J. Ridgway, 1820-1830. 5 volumes (235 x 145mm). With 500 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary brown diced calf, rebacked spines with...

EUR 12,000

Extremely rare and privately issued publications, all first editions, which were mimeographed and issued in a minute edition

TEILHARD DE CHARDIN, P. Le Phénomène Humain.

Rome, 28 October 1948. 4to (270 x 215m). pp. (8), ii, 174, with 4 large schemes and an original photograph of Teilhard de Chardin signed by the fa...

EUR 8,500