Subjects: Recent Acquisitions


Search results: Recent Acquisitions(46 results)
page 1, displaying items 1 to 46


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

perhaps the most renowned and sought-after of all orchid books

BATEMAN, J. The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala.

London, J. Richway & Sons. (1837)- 1843. Elephant folio (740 x 525 mm). One-page subscriber's list,addenda and corrigenda slip bound at back, litho...

EUR 75,000

the rarest pomological work ever published

BIVORT, A.J.D. & BAVAY, L.S.J. DE. Album de Pomologie.

Bruxelles, Deprez-Parent, 1847-1851. 4 volumes. Oblong-folio (232 x 315mm). With 3 identical handcoloured lithographed additional titles with elabo...

EUR 32,000

BOERHAAVE, H. Index alter Plantarum quae in Horto Academico Lugduno-Batavo aluntur.

Leiden, Jansson Vander Aa, 1727. 2 vols (bound in one). 4to (225 x 175 mm). pp. (xxxviii, without blank *4, as is always the case), 320; (ii), 270,...

EUR 3,500

the only 4to edition to rival the original French Imprimerie Royale edition

BUFFON, G.L.L. DE, DAUBENTON, LACÉPÈDE (and others). Histoire Naturelle, générale et particuliere, avec la description du Cabinet du Roi.

Amsterdam, Schneider/ Dordrecht, Blussé, 1766-1799. 38 parts, bound in 19 vols. 4to (267 x 210mm). With engraved portrait of Buffon, numerous engr...

EUR 7,500

first edition of the first illustrated flora of Ceylon

BURMAN, J. Thesaurus Zeylanicus exhibens Plantas in Insula Zeylana nascentes; Inter quas plurimae novae species, & genera inveniuntur. Omnia Iconibus illustrata, ac descripta.

Amstelaedami, apud Janssonio-Waesbergios, & Salomonem Schouten, 1737. 4to (265 x 220 mm). pp. (16),235, (1), (14), (2), 33, (1), with an engraved p...

EUR 4,800

celebrated as the first book on Exotic Butterflies arranged in accordance with the Linnean system and provided with coloured plates

CRAMER, P. & STOLL, C. Papillons exotiques des trois parties du monde l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amerique/ De uitlandsche Kapellen voorkomende in de drie Waereld-deelen Asia, Africa en America.

Amsterdam, S.J. Baalde/ N.T. Gravius, 1779-1791. 4 volumes & supplement (bound in 5). Large-4to (305 x 235mm). With 3 (2 handcoloured) engraved fro...

EUR 35,000

issued in a very small edition only

CULOT, J. Noctuelles et Géomètres d'Europe. Iconographie complète de toutes les espèces européennes.

Genève, Villa-Les-Iris, 1909-1920. 4 volumes. Royal-8vo (245 x 165mm). pp. (2), 220; (2), 243, (1);(2), 269, (3); (6), 167, (3), with 152 (151 han...

EUR 2,500

the famous 'Disciples Edition', which eclipses all others for scientific accuracy and beauty of embellishment

CUVIER, G.1 Le Règne Animal distribué d'après son organisation, pour servir de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux.

Paris, Fortin, Masson et Cie, (1836-1849). 20 volumes (10 text-volumes & 10 atlas-volumes). Royal-8vo (2707 x 190mm). With 994 engraved plates, alm...

EUR 9,500

One of the rarest and most beautiful iconographies on fruit with superb large plates

DECAISNE, J. Le Jardin Fruitier du Muséum ou iconographie de toutes les espèces et variétés d'arbres fruitier cultivés dans cet établissement, avec leur description, leur histoire, leur synonymie.

Paris, F. Didot, 1862-1875. 9 volumes. Folio (315 x 225mm). With 508 (almost all) colour-printed engraved- or chromolithographed plates finished by...

EUR 15,000

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

A beautiful uniformly bound copy of the only major Prussian flora

DIETRICH, A. Flora Regni Borussici. Flora des Königreichs Preussen oder Abbildungen und Beschreibung der in Preussen wildwachsenden Pflanzen.

Berlin, L. Oehmigke, 1833-1844. 12 volumes. Royal-8vo (255 x 165mm). With 864 fine handcoloured lithographed plates and descriptive text. Contempor...

EUR 18,500

DONOVAN, E. The Natural History of British Insects; explaining them in their several states, with the periods of their transformations ... together with the history of such minute insects as require investigation by the microscope.

London, printed for the author, (1813) 1794-1813. 16 volumes, bound in 8. Royal-8vo (245 x 155mm). With 576 engraved plates of which 569 beautifull...

EUR 7,000

one of the most attractive English entomological works on exotic insects

DRURY, D. Illustrations of exotic Entomology, containing upwards of six hundred and fifty figures and descriptions of foreign insects, interspersed with remarks and reflections on their nature and properties.

A new edition ... by J.O. Westwood. London, H.G. Bohn, 1837. 3 volumes. 4to (265 x 205 mm). With 150 handcoloured engraved plates and 1 plain engra...

EUR 6,000

one of the most attractive English entomological works on exotic insects

DRURY, D. Illustrations of exotic Entomology, containing upwards of six hundred and fifty figures and descriptions of foreign insects, interspersed with remarks and reflections on their nature and properties.

A new edition ... by J.O. Westwood. London, H.G. Bohn, 1837. 3 volumes. 4to (270 x 210 mm). With 150 handcoloured engraved plates and 1 plain engra...

EUR 5,500

First illustrated monograph on orchids, likewise the first work on African orchids

DU PETIT-THOUARS, A.A. Histoire particulière des plantes Orchidées recueillies sur les trois îles Australes d'Afrique, de France, de Bourbon et de Madagascar.

Paris, A. Bertrand/ Treuttel & Wurtz, 1822. Royal-8vo (265 x 175mm). pp. viii, 1-32, with 2 folded tables and 110 engraved plates. Later dark green...

EUR 5,500

the most beautiful dendrological work published

DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, H.L. Traité des Arbres et Arbustes que l'on cultive en pleine terre en Europe, et paticulièrement en France.

Paris, Librairie encyclopédique Roret, (1852?). 7 volumes. Folio (503 x 325mm). With 1 engraved title-vignette and 498 engraved plates, of which 4...

EUR 50,000

one of the most beautiful bird books of this period

EDWARDS, G. A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of some other Rare and Undescribed Animals, Quadrupedes, Reptiles, Fishes, Insects, &c.

London, for the Author, (1739-), 1743-1751. 4 volumes. 4to (295 x 235mm). With handcoloured engraved frontispiece, 1 engraved portrait, and 210 bea...

EUR 25,000

one of the most notable botanical English artists of the 18th century

"One of the most enjoyable of all bird books but rare" (Fine Bird Books p. 76).

FRISCH, J.L. Vorstellung der Vögel Deutschlandes und beyläufig auch einiger Fremden... in Kupfer gebracht, und nach ihren natürlichen Farben dargestellt von Ferdinand Helfreich Frisch...

Berlin, Friedrich Wilhelm Birnstiel, [1733-] 1763. 2 volumes. Folio (375 x 240 mm). ff. 103, including 25 divisional titles, with engraved portrait...

EUR 125,000

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

GOULD, J. 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 precious and unique album with original watercolours by Willem Diederik Vincent de Graaf (1762-1846)

GRAAF, DE. W.D.V. Inlandsche Kapellen in beeld (Illustrations of native Butterflies). Album of 170 splendid original watercolours of Dutch Butterflies & Caterpillars, together with their feeding plants.

Circa 1800-1840. 4to (235 x 190mm). Each plate within a black framing line, with a silhouette drawing frontispiece of W.D.V de Graaf 1762-1846 and ...

EUR 45,000

The very rare Large Paper issue with coloured plates of this early work on the flora of Senegal and Gambia

GUILLEMIN, J.A., PERROTTET, G.S. & RICHARD, A. Florae Senegambiae tentamen, seu historia plantarum in diversis Senegambiae regionibus a peregrinatoribus Perrottet et Lepreur detectarum... Tomes primus (all published).

Paris, Treuttel and Wurz, 1830-1832. Folio (370 x 285mm). pp. xi, 316, (6), with 72 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary half calf, spine...

EUR 18,000

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

The illustrations are splendid and belong to the finest made of the period.

A beautifully bound copy of this rare work on the flora of Java

a monument of the grand Austrian botanical era which royal patronage made possible

JACQUIN, N.J. Florae Austriacae, sive plantarum selectarum in Austriae Archiducatu sponte crescentium, icones ad vivum coloratae, et descriptionibus, ac synonymis illustratae.

Viennae, L.J. Kaliwoda (& J.M. Gerold), 1773-1778. 5 volumes. Folio (470 x 285mm). With 5 large handcoloured engraved title-vignettes (views) and 5...

EUR 48,000

One of the rarest and most splendid publications on South American botany

KARSTEN, H. Florae Columbiae terrarumque adiacentium specimina selecta in peregrinatione duodecim annorum observata delineavit et descripsit.

Berolini, apud Ferdinandi Duemmleri successores, 1858-1869. 2 volumes. Folio (500 x 350 mm.). pp. (6), 200, (2, index); pp. (2), 188, (2, index) wi...

EUR 40,000

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

The rare issue with hand-coloured plates

LACORDAIRE, J.T. & CHAPIUS, F. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Genera des Coléoptères ou exposé méthodique et critique de tous les genres proposés jusqu'ci dans cet ordre d'insectes.

Paris, Roret, 1854-1876. 8vo (203 x 130mm). 14 volumes (12 text volumes bound in 13 plus atlas). pp. xx, 486; 548; 594; 579; 750; 637; 620; 552; 1-...

EUR 5,800

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

A fine copy of one of the most attractive shell books ever produced

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

the first book dedicated to botany to include North American plants and according to Sabin of 'extreme rarity'

ROBIN, J. Histoire des plantes, nouvellement trouvées en l'isle Virgine et autres lieux, lesquelles ont esté prises et cultivées au jardin de Monsieur Robin Arboriste du Roy.

Paris, Guillaume Macé, 1620. 16mo (110 x 70mm.). 16 pp, title within woodcut printed border with plants and animals, with 14 woodcuts of flowering...

EUR 12,000

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 .....

EUR 15,000

only edition of this rare flora and florilegium, depicting the most beautiful native and exotic plants cultivated in Italy

SAVI, G. Flora italiana ossia raccolta delle piante più belle che si coltivano nei giardini d'Italia..

Pisa, Niccolo Capurro, 1818-1824. 3 volumes, bound in one. Folio (440 x 310 mm). pp (8), iv, 114, (2, index); (2), 90, (2, index); (2), 86, (2, ind...

EUR 40,000

One of the best natural history artists of his time

SCHELLENBERG, J.R. Gattungen der Fliegen in XLII. Kupfertafeln entworfen und gezeichnet und erklärt durch zwey Liebhaber der Insektenkunde. Genres des Mouches Diptères

Zürich, Orell, Fuesli und Compagnie, 1803. Royal-8vo (225 x 135mm) . pp. 95, (1), with 42 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, sp...

EUR 2,700

A SPLENDID COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE GREATEST NATURAL HISTORY BOOKS OF ALL TIME.

SEBA, A. Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri accurata descriptio, et iconibus artificiosissimis expressio, per universam physices historiam.

Amsterdam, J. Wetsten, Gul. Smith, and Jansson-Waesberg (volumes 1 and 2); Jansson-Waesberg (volume3); H. C. Arkesteum and H. Merkum, Peter Schoute...

EUR 115,000

One of the finest works on butterflies ever published

SEPP, J.C. Beschouwing der wonderen Gods, in de minst geachte schepzelen.

Of Nederlandsche Insecten, naar hunne aanmerkelijke huishouding, verwonderlijke gedaantewisseling en andere wetenswaardige bijzonderheden ... Amste...

EUR 20,000

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

TAX ODER PREIS DER SOWOHL EINFACHEN ALS ZUSAMMENGESEZTEN ARZNEYEN, welche in der Würtenbergischen Parmacopoea beschrieben, und in denen Apothecken zu finden sind.

Stuttgart, J.C. Erhard, 1755. Small-4to. pp. (2), 132, title-page with engraved vignette. Contemporary half calf (worn).

EUR 850

The work is considered the rarest of the botanical works published in Belgium in the 19th century

VERSCHAFFELT, A. Nouvelle Iconographie des Camellias, contenant les figures et la description des plus rares, des plus nouvelles et des plus belles variétés de ce genre.

Gand, Verschaffelt, 1848-1860. 13 volumes. Royal-8vo (265 x 175mm). With 623 chromolithographed plates. Contemporary blue half morocco, spines with...

EUR 28,000

34 booklets describing exotic animals

VOSMAER, A. Regnum Animale.

Natuurkundige beschryving eener uitmuntende verzameling van zeldsaame gedierten, bestaande in Oost-en Westindische Viervoetige dieren, vogelen en s...

EUR 7,500

The plates were newly engraved and superbly hand coloured and more refined than the original German edition

(ZORN, J.). Afbeeldingen der Artseny-Gewassen met derzelver Nederduitsche en Latynsche beschryvingen.

Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, 1798-1800. 6 volumes. 8vo (220 x 140 mm). With 6 engraved title-vignettes and 600 handcoloured engraved plates. Conte...

EUR 6,500