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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 most spendid work on monkeys ever published

AUDEBERT, J.B. Histoire Naturelle des Singes , peints d'après nature.

Paris, chez l'Auteur/ H.J. Jansen, 1797. Large folio (496 x 326 mm). With 61 engraved plates printed in colour and 2 plain engraved anatomical plat...

EUR 25,000

foundation treatise on the embryology of the higher animals

BAER, K.E. VON. Über Entwicklungsgeschichte der Thiere. Beobachtung und Reflexion.

Königsberg, Gebrüder Bornträger, 1828. 2 volumes. 4to (243 x 215mm). pp. xxii, (2, Verbesserungen),271, (1); (4), 315, (1), with 1 fold. table ...

EUR 5,000

BERCHEM, N. Animalia ad vivum dilineata, et aqua forti aeri impressa. Studio et Arte.

A suite of 6 charming engravings (120 x 145mm). The first engraving shows a shepherd with a dog, the others show goats, mostly 2 to a plate. [no da...

EUR 950

A beautiful large uncut copy, given by the author to his wife with the following dedication: "A Madame la Princesse Zénaide Bonaparte, modèle des épouses et des mères. L'Autheur après vingt ans de mariage".

BONAPARTE, C.L.J.L. (Prince of Canino). Iconografia della Fauna Italica per le quattro classi degli animali vertebrati.

Mammiferi e Uccelli, Anfibi, Pesci. Roma, Tipografia Salviucci, 1832-1841. 3 volumes. Folio (378 x 270mm). pp. (1104), with 180 very fine hand-colo...

EUR 28,000

The present edition is the last one published during Buffon's lifetime and is considered one of the most charming and attractive editions of his works

BUFFON, (G.L.L.). Histoire Naturelle, générale et partriculière.

Aux Deux-Ponts, chez Sanson & Compagnie, 1785-1791. 54 volumes. 8vo (180 x 110mm). With one engraved portrait, 4 engraved maps and 324 engraved pla...

EUR 9,800

A classic description of the anatomy of the elephant

CAMPER, P. Description anatomique d'un éléphant mâle.

Publiée par son fils, A.G. Camper. Paris, H.J. Jansen, 1802. Folio (530 x 350mm). pp. xii, 108, with engraved portrait (of P. Camper) and 20 engra...

EUR 1,500

the first dissection of the Orang-Utan

CAMPER, P. Naturgeschichte des Orang-Utang und einiger andern Affenarten, des Africanischen Nashorns und des Rennthiers. Ins Deutsche übersetzt, und mit den neuesten Beobachtungen des Verfassers herausgegeben von J.F.M. Herbell.

Düsseldorf, bei J.C. Danzer, 1791. 4to (253 x 205mm). pp. 224, with 9 folded engraved plates. Contemporary calf, floral gilt spine with 2 labels.

EUR 1,950

one of the most valuable contributions of its kind in all zoological literature

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

probably the finest 19th century work on horses

EERELMAN, O & QUADEKKER, E.A.L. Paardenrassen. Kunstalbum van een en veertig afbeeldingen naar schilderijen van Otto Eerelman. Met beschrijvingen door E.A.L. Quadekker.

Zutphen, Schillemans & Van Belkum, (1898). Large folio (620 x 470mm). With 41 chromo-lithographed plates of horses and accompanying letterpress te...

EUR 17,000

EHRENBERG, C.G. [Symbolae Physicae, seu icones et descriptiones corporum naturalium novorum aut minus cognitorum, quae ex itinere per Libyam, Aegyptum, Nubiam, Dongolam, Syriam, Arabiam et Habessiniam ...]. Berlin 1828-1900.

2 original drawings of Antilopes of the above work titled 'Antilope Dama' [by F. Bürde]. The first plate measures 310 x 450mm and is an ink wash d...

EUR 3,900

EHRENBERG, C.G. [Symbolae Physicae, seu icones et descriptiones corporum naturalium novorum aut minus cognitorum, quae ex itinere per Libyam, Aegyptum, Nubiam, Dongolam, Syriam, Arabiam et Habessiniam ...]. Berlin 1828-1900.

The original pen drawing, 2 wild boar, for plate 20 'Phacochoerus Haroia' of the mammalia section of Ehrenberg's work. This plate is signed 'Bürde...

EUR 2,500

the most splendid monograph ever made on this group of animals (Cats, Lions, Pumas, Tigers, Panthers)

ELLIOT, D.G. A Monograph of the Felidae or Family of Cats.

London, by the Author, (1878-) 1883. Large folio (597 x 477mm). With 43 splendid handcoloured lithographed plates from drawings by Joseph Wolf and ...

EUR 95,000

A very rare complete set of the first editions of Gessner's 'Historia Animalium'

the greatest zoological encyclopaedia of the sixteenth century

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 work describes the rodents of Russia and Siberia

PALLAS, P.S. Novae Species Quadrupedum e glirium ordine cum illustrationibus variis complurium ex hoc ordine animalium.

Erlangen, Walther, 1778. 4to (245 x 200mm). pp. (2), viii, 388 with 39 (3 folding anatomical) engraved plates. Recent half calf, gilt lettered spine.

EUR 1,800

No such detailed and exact descriptions and illustrations had been published before

PERRAULT, C. Description anatomique d'un Cameleon, d'un Castor, d'un Dromadaire, d'un Ours, et d' une Gazelle.

Paris, Frederic Leonard, 1669. 4to (195 x 155mm). pp. 120, with woodcut title vignette and 5 large folded engraved plates. Old black gilt ornamente...

EUR 2,000

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 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

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

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

First edition of this fine suite of engraved plates on the lion by Bernard Picart

PICART, B. Recueil de Lions, dessinez d'après nature par divers Maitres & gravez, par Bernard Picart. Divisé en six Livres chacun de six feuilles.

Amsterdam, chez Bernard Picart, le Romain, à l'Etoile, 1729. Oblong 4to (260 x 198mm). pp. (2), 6,with publisher's vignette on title, an addition...

EUR 3,200

the most extensive documentation on the Brazilian flora and fauna of the 17th century

PISO, W. & MARCGRAF, G. Historia naturalis Brasiliae, ... in qua non tantum Plantae et Animalia, sed et indigenarum morbi, ingenia et mores describuntur...

Lugdun. Batavorum et Amstelodami, F. Hackium apud L. Elzevirium, 1648. Folio (397 x 248mm). pp. (xii, including frontispiece), 122, (2); (iv), 293...

EUR 18,000

SANTA PAULINA, N. L' Arte del Cavallo, divisa in tre libri. Ne primi due... si tratta l'arte di ridurre à tutta perfettione il Cavallo. Nel terzo... vi si aggiunge il modo di usarlo in guerra,& in festa.

Padua, Typographia Seminarii, 1694. 4to (303 x 220mm). pp. (12), 208, with an engraved frontispiece, an engraved portrait and some schematic woodcu...

EUR 1,400

Siebold was the first western scientist to fully explore the fauna of Japan

SIEBOLD, P.F. VON. Fauna Japonica: TEMMINCK, C.J. Aperçu générale et spécifique sur les Mammifères qui habitent le Japon et les iles qui en dépendent (bound up with:) Les Mammifères Marins.

Lugduni Batavorum, Arnz, (1842-1844). Folio (370 x 305mm). pp. (4), 59; 26, with 30 (23 finely hand-coloured) lithographed plates. Later blue cloth...

EUR 7,500

Siebold was the first western scientist to fully explore the fauna of Japan

SIEBOLD, P.F. VON. Fauna Japonica: TEMMINCK, C.J. Aperçu générale et spécifique sur les Mammifères qui habitent le Japon et les iles qui en dépendent (bound up with:) Les Mammifères Marins.

Lugduni Batavorum, Arnz, (1842-1844). Folio (415 x 305mm). pp. (4), 1-41 (of 59); 26, with 30 (23 finely hand-coloured) lithographed plates. Disbou...

EUR 6,500

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

The fine lithographed plates show a.o. numerous bats, orang-outangs and other mammals