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First edition of this beautifully illustrated early work on snakes

ALDROVANDI, U. Serpentum, et Draconum Historiae libri duo...

Bononiae, apud Clementem Ferronium, 1640. Folio (340 x 232mm). pp. (10), 427, (1), (28), with engraved frontispiece and 61 woodcuts in the text of ...

EUR 3,800

BONNATERRE, P.J. Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique des trois règnes de la nature: ERPÉTOLOGIE.

Paris, Panckoucke, 1789. 4to (280 x 215mm). pp. xxviii, 70, (2), with 26 engraved plates. 19th century half cloth, marbled sides.

EUR 1,100

BRADLEY, R. A Philosophical Account of the Works of Nature.

Endeavouring to set forth the several Gradations Remarkable in the Mineral, Vegetable, and Animal Parts of the Creation. Tending to the Composition...

EUR 1,000

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

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

Of all the herpetological treatises to emerge in France immediately following the French Revolution, the most comprehensive was Daudin's.

DAUDIN, F.M. Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière des Reptiles. Ouvrage faisant suite à l'Histoire Naturelle générale et particulière, composée par Leclerc de Buffon et rédigée par C.S. Sonnini ...

Paris, Dufart, An X-XI (1801-1803). 8 volumes. Royal-8vo (208 x 135 mm). pp. 384; 432; 452; 397; 365; 447; 436; 439, with 100 engraved plates and 2...

EUR 1,500

Of all the herpetological treatises to emerge in France immediately following the French Revolution, the most comprehensive was Daudin's.

DAUDIN, F.M. Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière des Reptiles. Ouvrage faisant suite à l'Histoire Naturelle générale et particulière, composée par Leclerc de Buffon et rédigée par C.S. Sonnini ...

Paris, Dufart, An X-XI (1801-1803). 8 volumes. Royal-8vo (210 x 135 mm). pp. 384; 432; 452; 397; 365; 447; 436; 439, with 100 engraved plates, apar...

EUR 3,900

Many plates show zoological matter such as shells, fishes, an octopus, crocodiles, insects as well as plants, exotic fruit and sceneries

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

rare and early treatise on the salamander

FUNK, A.F. De Salamandrae terrestris vita, evolutione, formatione tractatus.

Berolini, sumtibus Dunckeri et Humblotii, 1827. Folio (410 x 265mm). pp. ix, (3), 60, with 3 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half cloth...

EUR 2,800

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

the first comprehensive world summary of amphibians and reptiles and contains still-useful historical information

LACEPEDE, (B.G.E.). Histoire Naturelle des Quadrupèdes Ovipares et des Serpens.

Paris, Hôtel de Thou, 1788-1789. 2 volumes. 4to (255 x 190mm). pp. 17, (1), 651, with 2 large folded tables and 41 engraved plates; pp. 8, 19, (1)...

EUR 2,100

LACEPEDE, (B.G.E.). Histoire Naturelle des Quadrupèdes Ovipares et des Serpens. Tome Premier: Histoire Naturelle des Quadrupèdes Ovipares.

Paris, Hôtel de Thou, 1788. 4to (255 x 190mm). pp. 17, (1), 651, with 1 (of 2) large folded tables,1 engraved vignette and 41 engraved plates. Con...

EUR 750

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

NOVARA- REISE DER OESTERREICHISCHEN FREGATTE NOVARA UM DIE ERDE IN DEN JAHREN 1857, 1858, 1859, unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. v. Wüllerstorf-Urbair. ZOOLOGISCHER THEIL.

Wien 1865-1869. 14 parts bound in 9 volumes. 4to (280 x 225mm). With 88 (8 coloured) lithographed plates. Publisher's gilt pictorial cloth (spines ...

EUR 1,800

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

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

a model faunal work for its day, comprehensive, authoritative, and well illustrated

PETERS, W. C.H. Naturwissenschaftliche Reise nach Mossambique... in den Jahren 1842 bis 1848 ausgeführt.

Berlin, Georg Reimer, 1852-1882. 6 parts bound in 10 volumes. 4to (330 x 240mm) & folio (470 x 330mm). With 210 (54 fine handcoloured) lithographed...

EUR 8,500

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

the most beautiful work published on amphibians

the most beautiful work published on amphibians

SHAW, G. General Zoology or Systematic Natural History. Volume III: AMPHIBIA.

London, G. Kearsley/ Thomas Davison, 1802. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (230 x 160mm). With 2 engraved titles and 140 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, s...

EUR 1,200

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

WINKLER, T.C. Des Tortues Fossiles conservées dans le Musée Teyler et dans quelques autres musées.

Haarlem, Loosjes, 1869. Royal-8vo. pp. 151, with 33 tinted folding plates. Contemporary red half morocco, gilt spine.

EUR 450