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The diary in form of a sketchbook in chronological order of Freiherr Ernst von Bibra's well-known voyage to South America

[BIBRA, ERNST VON.] Zur Südamerikanischen Reise. 1849-1850.

German manuscript, title with motto and 139 illustrated leaves, mostly pencil or brown pen drawings, about 20 with handcolouring, some grey-, brown...

EUR 28,000

First edition, first issue

DARWIN, C. Insectivorous Plants.

London, John Murray, 1875. 8vo (190 x 125mm). pp. x, 462, with 30 figures in the text. Publisher's green cloth.

EUR 1,800

First edition

DARWIN, C. The effects of cross and self fertilisation in the vegetable kingdom.

London, John Murray, 1876. 8vo (190 x 125mm). pp. viii, 482, 1 diagram and 109 tables. Publishers green cloth, gilt lettered spine (very slightly r...

EUR 1,500

The fine allegorical frontispiece shows the gardens of Schönbrunn

(DENIS, M. & SCHIFFSMÜLLER, I.) Systematisches Verzeichniss der Schmetterlinge der Wienergegend herausgegeben von einigen Lehrern am k.k.

Theresianum. Wien, A. Bernardi, 1776. Large-4to (277 x 210mm). pp. (2), 322, (2), with 1 engraved title-page, 1 engraved vignette, 1 handcoloured e...

EUR 2,500

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

Monumental work on the European avifauna

DRESSER, H.E. A history of the birds of Europe, including all the species inhabiting the western palaearctic region.

London, published by the author, 1871-1896. 9 volumes (including the supplement). Large-4to (315 x 245mm). With 723 (721 handcoloured) lithographic...

EUR 17,000

"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

Goethe's pioneering essay on the metamorphosis of plants

GOETHE, J.W. VON. Versuch die Metamorphose der Pflanzen zu erklären.

Gotha, Carl Wilhelm Ettinger, 1790. 8vo (228 x 145mm). pp. (6), 86. Contemporary boards, preserved in an attractive half red morocco box, with gilt...

EUR 3,000

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

HÜBNER, J. Sammlung exotischer Schmetterlinge (Lepidoptera Exotica). New English fac-simile edition. Edited by P. Wystsman and with additional text by W.F. Kirby.

Brussels, V. Verteneuil & L. Desmet, 1894-1897. 3 volumes. Large-4to (282 x 222mm). pp.(10), (8), (10),172, with 491hand-coloured lithographed plat...

EUR 16,000

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

the most attractive work on fruit published in Germany

the most attractive work on fruit published in Germany

the most beautiful miniature entomological work ever published

PANZER, G.W. Faunae Insectorum Germanicae Initia oder Deutschlands Insecten.

Nürnberg, in der Felseckerschen Buchhandlung, 1793-1799. parts 1-67 (of 110), bound in 17 volumes. Oblong small-8vo (120 x 95mm). With 1 allegoric...

EUR 6,000

the most beautiful miniature entomological work ever published

PANZER, G.W. Faunae Insectorum Germanicae Initia oder Deutschlands Insecten.

Nürnberg, in der Felseckerschen Buchhandlung, 1793-1799. parts 1-67 (of 110), bound in 17 volumes. Oblong small-8vo (120 x 95mm). With 1 allegoric...

EUR 6,000

A rare complete set of the most important and finest entomological German publication of the 18th century

ROESEL VON ROSENHOF, A.J. Der monatlich-herausgegebenen Insecten-Belustigung ...

Nürnberg, Raspischen Buchhandlung/ J.J. Fleischmann/ C.F.C. Kleemann, (1746-1761). 4 volumes. 4to (212 x 168mm). With 1 engraved portrait of Roese...

EUR 9,800

A rare complete set of the most important and finest entomological German publication of the 18th century

ROESEL VON ROSENHOF, A.J. Der monatlich-herausgegebenen Insecten-Belustigung ...

Nürnberg, Raspischen Buchhandlung/ J.J. Fleischmann/ C.F.C. Kleemann, (1746-1761). 4 volumes. 4to (212 x 168mm). With 1 engraved portrait of Roese...

EUR 9,800

the finest work published in Germany on fungi

SCHAEFFER, J.C. Fungorum qui in Bavaria et Palatinatu circa Ratisbonam nascuntur Icones nativis coloribus expressae. Edition Secunda.

Ratisbonae, impensis auctoris, 1772. 4 volumes bound in 2. Large-4to (270 x 225mm). With 2 engravedfrontispieces and 330 beautifully hand-coloured ...

EUR 14,000

the finest work published in Germany on fungi

SCHAEFFER, J.C. Fungorum qui in Bavaria et Palatinatu circa Ratisbonam nascuntur Icones nativis coloribus expressae. Edition Secunda.

Ratisbonae, impensis auctoris, 1772. 4 volumes bound in 2. Large-4to (270 x 225mm). With 2 engravedfrontispieces and 330 beautifully hand-coloured ...

EUR 14,000