African Natural History

noble in conception and impressive in execution

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

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 most important book to be published in England during the eighteenth century on the plant growing in a private garden

DILLENIUS, J.J. Horti Elthamensis plantarum rariorum icones et nomina Joh. Jac. Dillenio, M.D. descriptarum Elthami in Cantio, in Horto... Jacobi Sherard... additis denominationibus Linnaeanis.

Lugduni Batavorum, C. Haak, 1774. 2 volumes (bound in one). Folio (404 x 260mm). Leaves (6); 1, with 325 etched plates. New full mottled calf, spin...

EUR 13,000

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

early work on the shells of Guinea (West Africa)

DUNKER, W. Index Molluscorum quae in itinere ad Guineam inferiorem collegit Georgius Tams.

Cassellis Cattorum, T. Fischer, 1853. 4to (277 x 215mm). pp. (vi), 74 with 10 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Later blue cloth with gilt letterr...

EUR 1,200

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 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

PETERS, W.C. Naturwissenschaftliche Reise nach Mossambique auf Befehl S.M. des Königs Friederich Wilhelm IV. in den Jahren 1842 bis 1848 ausgeführt. Band VI: BOTANIK.

Berlin, Reimer, (1861-) 1862-1864. 2 parts (bound in 1). 4to. pp. xxii, iv, 584, with 61 lithographed plates. Recent half cloth.

EUR 700

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

SCHLECHTER, R. Orchidaceae Perrierianae. Ein Beitrag zur Orchideenkunde der Insel Madagascar.

Dahlem bei Berlin, Verlag des Repertoriums, 1925. 8vo. pp. 391. Publisher's printed wrappers.

EUR 250

SMUTS, J. Dissertatio Zoologica, enumerationem Mammalium Capensium continens.

Leidae, J.C. Cyfveer, 1832. 4to (268 x 215mm). pp. (8), vi, 108, (2), with 3 (2 handcoloured) lithographed plates. Contemporary printed boards.

EUR 350

THUNBERG, C.P. (praeses). Dissertatio Entomologica de Hemipteris Rostratis Capensibus... partem priman (- quartem et ultimam)... praeside C.P. Thunberg...

Upsaliae, Acad. Typogr., 1822. 4 parts (all published). 8vo (210 x 170mm). pp. (2), 8, (2); (2), 8;(2), 6, (2); (4), 6, (2). Recent cloth, gilt let...

EUR 500

my copy is an unicum as it includes a third part quite unknown till today

WARD, C. African Lepidoptera, being descriptions of new species.

London, Longmans, Green & Co. (1873-1875 ?). 3 parts. 4to. pp. 16, with 18 (12 handcoloured) plates. Unbound in original printed wrappers.

EUR 1,500