Italian Natural History books

Included among the illustrations are cuts of a unicorn horn

ALDROVANDI, U. De Qvadrvpedibvs Solidipedibvs volvmen integrvm.

I.C. Vterverivs ... collegit, & recensuit. H. Tambvrinvs in lucem edidit ... Cum indice copiosissimo. Bononiae, N. Tebaldini, 1639. Folio (340 x 23...

EUR 2,500

showing among others two splendid early woodcuts of a camel and a dromedary as well a rhinoceros, copying Durer's famous woodcut of 1515

ALDROVANDI, U. Quadrupedum omnium bisulcorum historia ...

Bononiae, I. Baptista Ferronius, 1642. Folio (340 x 230mm). pp. (6), 1040, (12), with engraved allegorical title-page and 89 (some full-page) woodc...

EUR 3,900

The genus Ambrosinia was named after the two brothers

AMBROSINI, H. Phytologiae hoc est de Plantis partis primae tomus primus. In quo Herbarum nostro seculo descriptarum, nomina, aequivoca, synonyma, ac etymologiae investigantur...

Boloniae, sumptibus Haeredum Evangelistae de Duccijs, 1666. Folio (310 x 205mm). pp. (16, incl. frontisp.) 576, (72, incl. 2 blanks), with fine all...

EUR 4,800

BARBARUS, H. Corollarii libri quinque non ante impressi...

Venice 1516. Folio. Leaves 106. Later vellum.

EUR 1,200

beautifully produced work describing a great variety of fungi growing around Rimini

BATTARRA, (G.A.). Fungorum Agri Ariminensis historia ... quam sub auspiciis plurimum reverendi DD. Francisci Raynaldi Gargani... in hac secunda editione nec aucta nec diminuta publici juris fecit.

Faventiae, Typis Martinianis, 1759. 4to (280 x 200mm). pp. viii, 80, with engraved vignette on title and 40 engraved plates. Later half calf, spine...

EUR 3,000

BATTARRA, G.A. Epistola selectas de re naturali observationes complectens. Accessere ex historia naturali curiosa nonnulla et tabulae elegantes.

Arimini, ex Typa Albertiniana, 1774. 4to (278 x 200mm). pp. xvii, (1), 25, (3), with 4 engraved plates and 1 charming engraved vignette on title. ...

EUR 1,900

BERTOLONI, A. Amoenitates Italicae sistentes opuscula ad rem herbariam et zoologiam Italiae spectantia.

Bononiae, typis Annesii de Nobilibus, 1819. 4to (262 x 205mm). pp. (6), 472, with 6 engraved plates. Contemporary half vellum, marbled sides.

EUR 1,300

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

contains 2 large folding maps of Sicily and 1 folding map of the Etna,

BORCH, M.J. Comte de. Lettres sur la Sicile et sur l'Ile de Malthe.

Turin, Freres Reycends, 1782. 2 volumes. 8vo (192 x 125mm). pp. xix, (1), 236; 256, with 3 folding maps and 26 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, ...

EUR 2,500

the first book dealing exclusively with shells

BUONANNI, F. Recreatio Mentis et Oculi in observatione Animalium Testaceorum curiosis naturae inspectoribus ... nunc denuò ab eodem Latine oblata, centum additis Testaceorum Iconibus ...

Romae, Typographia Varesii, 1684. 4to (220 x 160 mm). 2 parts (in one volume). pp. (16), 270, (10),with engraved frontispiece, 7 engraved plates to...

EUR 4,500

CASSONE, F. Flora Medico-Farmaceutica compilata dal dottore in medicina e chirurgia Felice Cassone.

Torino, Tipografia di Giuseppe Cassone, 1847-1852. 6 volumes. Royal-8vo (230 x 150mm). pp. xxxv, 364; 391; 392; 383; 414; 394, with 600 fine handco...

EUR 5,000

A rare early work on Bryozoa

CAVOLINI, F. Memorie per servire alla storia de' Polipi Marini.

Napoli 1785. 4to (265 x 220mm). pp. 279, with 9 engraved plates. Later half calf, gilt lettered spine.

EUR 1,500

early monograph of the birds of Sardinia

CETTI, F. Gli uccelli di Sardegna.

Sassari, G. Piattoli, 1776. Small-8vo (145 x 100mm) . pp. (10), 334, (2), with 1 engraved title and6 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly flo...

EUR 1,000

CIRILLO, D.M.L. De essentialibus nonnullarum plantarum characteribus commentarius.

Neapoli 1784. 8vo (205 x 135mm). pp. lxxv, (1), with 4 folded engraved plates. Recent boards.

EUR 750

Stafleu lists only one complete copy in the United States

CIRILLO, D. Plantarum Rariorum Regni Neapolitani Fasciculus Primus.

Neapoli 1788. Folio (375 x 245mm). pp. xxxix, (i), with woodcut vignette on title and 12 fine handcoloured engraved plates drawn by the author. Rec...

EUR 3,900

one of the most important works on flower gardens and the cultivation of flowers of Northern Italy

CLARICI, P.B. Istoria e coltura delle piante che sono pe'l fiore più ragguardevoli , e più distinte per ornare un giardino... con un copioso trattato degli agrumi...

Venezia, presso Andrea Poletti, 1726. 4to (235 x 175mm). pp. (34), 761, (3), with an engraved portrait of Clarici holding a bouquet of flowers in h...

EUR 5,000

COLLA, L.A. Icones Plantarum Rariorum Herbarii Pedemontani.

(Turin, ex Typis regiis, 1835-1837). 3 parts. 4to (285 x 235mm). With 98 fine lithographed plates by Tecophila Colla. Publisher's original printed ...

EUR 1,500

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

The manuscript therefore constitutes an important documentation for the history of olive cultivation

FANTONI, COUNT LUIGI. [Manuscript on Olive Trees and Olive Oil of Tuscany and some adjacent areas, by Count Luigi Fantoni].

Delle specie diverse d'Olivi che si trovano ne Monti della Fattoria d'Agnano Territorio Pisano, spettante a S(ua) A(ltezza) S(erenissima) etc. Con...

EUR 38,000

botanical subjects by the famous Italian artists Guido Reni, A.M. Variana, and P. Cortona

FERRARI, G.B. Flora ouero Cultura di Fiori.

Distinta in Quattro Libri e trasportata dalla lingua Latina nell'Italiana ... Roma, P.A. Facciotti,1638. Small-4to (225 x 165mm). pp. (12), 520, (2...

EUR 2,500

a work on the value of American (primarily South American) cultivated plants

GILII, F.L. & XUAREZ, G. Osservazioni fitologiche sopra alcune piante esotiche introdotte in Roma fatte nell'Anno 1788, 1789, 1790.

Roma, Stamperia di Arcangelo/ Stamperia Giunchiana, 1789-1792. 3 volumes, bound in one. 4to (245 x 180mm). pp. 64; (2), viii, 99, (1, blank); (4), ...

EUR 9,500

on the aquatic plants of the Adriatic sea.

GINANNI, G. Opere postume del Conte Giuseppe Ginanni Ravennate. Tomo primo nel quale si contengono cento quattor dici piante che vegetano nel mare Adriatico.

Venezia, dalle Stampe di Giorgio Fossati, 1755. Folio (385 x 265mm). pp. (10), 19, (1), 63, (3), with an engraved title, 1 engraved medallion plate...

EUR 1,500

The present work shows Gualtieri's collection and is one of the most curious and beautiful books on shells ever published

GUALTIERI, N. Index Testarum Conchyliorum quae adservantur in Museo Nicolai Gualtieri... et methodice distributae exhibentur tabulae CX.

Florence, C. Albizzini, 1742. Folio (464 x 325mm). pp xxiii [including frontispiece], (1); ff. 126,with engraved frontispiece, portrait, 110 number...

EUR 7,000

HALES, S. Statica de Vegetaili, ed analisi dell'aria. Tradotta dall'Ingelese con varii annotazioni.

Napoli, Giuseppe Raimandi, 1756. 8vo (228 x 150mm). pp. (10), 368, with printer's device on title and 20 engraved plates. Contemporary boards (a bi...

EUR 450

It is the first and only major flora published of Sardinia and adjacent islands

MORIS, G.G. Flora Sardoa seu Historia Plantarum in Sardinia et adjacentibus insulis vel sponte nascentium vel ad utilitatem latius excultarum.

Taurini, ex Regio Typographeo, 1837-1859. 3 volumes. 4to (270 x 208mm). pp. xii, 606; 562, (2); 564, with 114 engraved plates after drawings by M. ...

EUR 8,200

It is the first and only major flora published of Sardinia and adjacent islands

MORIS, G.G. Flora Sardoa seu Historia Plantarum in Sardinia et adjacentibus insulis vel sponte nascentium vel ad utilitatem latius excultarum.

Taurini, ex Regio Typographeo, 1837-1859. 3 volumes. 4to (270 x 208mm). pp. xii, 606; 562, (2); 564, with 114 engraved plates after drawings by M. ...

EUR 8,200

MORIS, J. & NOTARIS, DE. J. Florula Caprariae sive enumeratio plantarum in insula Capraria vel sponte nascentium vel ad utilitatem Latius excultarum.

Torino, ex Typographia Regia, (1839). 4to (310 x 235mm). pp. 242, with 6 engraved plates. Later wrappers.

EUR 800

MORIS, J. & NOTARIS, DE. J. Florula Caprariae sive enumeratio plantarum in insula Capraria vel sponte nascentium vel ad utilitatem Latius excultarum.

Torino, ex Typographia Regia, (1839). 4to (310 x 235mm). pp. 242, with 6 engraved plates. Later wrappers.

EUR 800

a book on bird catching, delightful, chiefly owing to Tempesta's spirited illustrations of the methods employed by fowlers in the beginning of the 17th century

OLINA, G.P. Uccelliera overo discorso della natura, e proprieta di diversi uccelli, e in particolare di que'che cantano, con il modo di prendergli, conoscergli... E con le Figure... dal Tempesta, e dal Villamena.

Roma, Angelo de Rossi, 1684. 4to (270 x 210mm). Leaves 5, including engraved title, pp. 77, (1), leaves 6 (index), engraved title, enclosed in broa...

EUR 3,500

a book on bird catching, delightful, chiefly owing to Tempesta's spirited illustrations of the methods employed by fowlers in the beginning of the 17th century

OLINA, G.P. Uccelliera overo discorso della natura, e proprieta di diversi uccelli, e in particolare di que'che cantano, con il modo di prendergli, conoscergli... E con le Figure... dal Tempesta, e dal Villamena.

Roma, Angelo de Rossi, 1684. 4to (270 x 210mm). Leaves 5, including engraved title, pp. 77, (1), leaves 6 (index), engraved title, enclosed in broa...

EUR 3,500

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

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

a treatise on medical plants of India

a treatise on medical plants of India

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

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

PUCCINELLO, B. Synopsis Plantarum in agro Lucensi sponte nascentium.

Lucae, typis Bertinianis, 1841-1848. 2 parts bound in one. Royal-8vo (210 x 135 mm). pp. 531, xxxxix, with 14 lithographed plates. Contemporary gre...

EUR 1,100

PUCCINELLO, B. Synopsis Plantarum in agro Lucensi sponte nascentium.

Lucae, typis Bertinianis, 1841-1848. 2 parts bound in one. Royal-8vo (210 x 135 mm). pp. 531, xxxxix, with 14 lithographed plates. Contemporary gre...

EUR 1,100

the most beautiful publication on the insects of Etruria

ROSSIUS, P. Fauna Etrusca sistens Insecta quae in Provinciis Florentina et Pisana praesertim collegit.

Liburni, T. Masi, 1790. 2 volumes. 4to (280 x 210mm). pp. xxii, (2), 272; 348, with 2 engraved frontispieces, 1 handcoloured engraved dedication-pl...

EUR 3,500

the most beautiful publication on the insects of Etruria

ROSSIUS, P. Fauna Etrusca sistens Insecta quae in Provinciis Florentina et Pisana praesertim collegit.

Liburni, T. Masi, 1790. 2 volumes. 4to (280 x 210mm). pp. xxii, (2), 272; 348, with 2 engraved frontispieces, 1 handcoloured engraved dedication-pl...

EUR 3,500

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

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

SEBASTIANI, A. & MAURI, E. Florae Romanae prodromus exhibens centurias xii plantarum circa Romam et in Cisapenninis pontificiae ditionis provinciis sponte nascentium sexuali systemate digestas.

Romae, apud Vinc. Poggioli R.C.A. Typographum, 1818. 8vo (210 x 135mm). pp. xv, (1), 351 with 10 folded engraved plates. Contemporary red half calf...

EUR 850

SEBASTIANI, A. & MAURI, E. Florae Romanae prodromus exhibens centurias xii plantarum circa Romam et in Cisapenninis pontificiae ditionis provinciis sponte nascentium sexuali systemate digestas.

Romae, apud Vinc. Poggioli R.C.A. Typographum, 1818. 8vo (210 x 135mm). pp. xv, (1), 351 with 10 folded engraved plates. Contemporary red half calf...

EUR 850

Dealing exclusively with the Hymenoptera of the Ligurian region (Italy)

SPINOLA, M. Insectorum Liguriae species novae aut rariores, quas in agro Ligustico nuper detexit, descripsit, et iconibus illustravit.

Genuae, Y. Gravier, 1806-1808. 4 parts (bound in one). 4to (240 x 185mm). pp. (4), xvii, 159, (1); (6), ii, 262, v, (1), with 1 folded table and 7 ...

EUR 2,300

Dealing exclusively with the Hymenoptera of the Ligurian region (Italy)

SPINOLA, M. Insectorum Liguriae species novae aut rariores, quas in agro Ligustico nuper detexit, descripsit, et iconibus illustravit.

Genuae, Y. Gravier, 1806-1808. 4 parts (bound in one). 4to (240 x 185mm). pp. (4), xvii, 159, (1); (6), ii, 262, v, (1), with 1 folded table and 7 ...

EUR 2,300

The first Latin and best edition

ZANONI, G. Rariorum Stirpium Historia ex parte olim edita. Nunc centum plus tabulis, ex commentariis auctoris ab ejusdem nepotibus ampliata opus universum digessit, latine reddidit, supplevitque Cajetanus Montius.

Bononiae, Ex Typographia Lealii a Vulpe, 1742. Folio (390 x 260mm). pp. (40), 247, with an engravedallegorical frontispiece and engraved portrait o...

EUR 3,900

The first Latin and best edition

ZANONI, G. Rariorum Stirpium Historia ex parte olim edita. Nunc centum plus tabulis, ex commentariis auctoris ab ejusdem nepotibus ampliata opus universum digessit, latine reddidit, supplevitque Cajetanus Montius.

Bononiae, Ex Typographia Lealii a Vulpe, 1742. Folio (390 x 260mm). pp. (40), 247, with an engravedallegorical frontispiece and engraved portrait o...

EUR 3,900

the first work dealing exclusively with birds' eggs and birds' nests

ZINANNI, G. Delle uova e dei nidi degli uccelli libro primo del Conte Giuseppe Zinanni.

Aggiunte in fine alcune osservazioni, con una dissertazione sopra varie spezie di Cavalette. Venezia, A. Bortoli, 1737. 4to (285 x 204 mm). pp. (8)...

EUR 3,900

the first work dealing exclusively with birds' eggs and birds' nests

ZINANNI, G. Delle uova e dei nidi degli uccelli libro primo del Conte Giuseppe Zinanni.

Aggiunte in fine alcune osservazioni, con una dissertazione sopra varie spezie di Cavalette. Venezia, A. Bortoli, 1737. 4to (285 x 204 mm). pp. (8)...

EUR 3,900