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A large paper copy with proof plates

ADANSON, M. Histoire naturelle de Sénégal. COQUILLAGES.

Paris, chez Claude-Jean-Baptiste Bauche, 1757. 4to (292 x 222mm). pp. (8), 190, xcvi, 275, with 1 folded engraved map and 19 engraved plates. Conte...

EUR 2,800

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

The first major work on shells

ALDROVANDI, U. De Reliquis Animalibus exanguibus libri quatuor, post mortem eius editi: Nempe de Mollibus, Crustaceis, Testaceis, et Zoophytis...

Bononiae, J.B. Ferroni, 1642. Folio (355 x 232mm). pp. (8, including one blank leaf)), 593, (29), including an engraved allegorical title and about...

EUR 3,900

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

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

ALTEN, J.W. VON. Systematische Abhandlung über die Erd- und Flussconchilien welche um Augsburg und der umliegenden Gegend gefunden werden. Als ein Beytrag zur vaterländischen Naturgeschichte.

Augsburg, Gedruckt auf Kosten des Verfasser, 1812. 8vo (210 x 135mm). pp. xvi, 120, with 14 hand-coloured engraved plates. Recent cloth, spine with...

EUR 2,200

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

BASILEWSKY, S. Ichthyographia China Borealis.

Moscou, Société Impériale des Naturalistes , (1855). 4to (280 x 205 mm). pp. 215-263, with 9 fine chromolithographed plates by Bachmann. Recent...

EUR 900

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

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

the finest natural history encyclopaedia ever made for children

A superbly bound copy by Zaehnsdorf, one of the finest London bookbinders of the period

BEWICK, T. History of British Birds. The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick.

Newcastle, Printed by Sol. Hodgson/ Edward Walker, 1797-1804. 2 volumes. 8vo (210 x 125mm). pp. (2), xxx, 335, (1), with 208 wood-engravings; pp. x...

EUR 5,500

Amos Binney (1803-1847) and William G. Binney (1825-1909) are two scientists who played significant roles in 19th century conchology

BINNEY, A. & BINNEY, W.G. Terrestrial Air-Breathing Mollusks of the United States and the adjacent territories of North America: described and illustrated by Amos Binney. Edited by August A. Gould.

Boston, Charles C. Little/ Cambridge, printed for the Museum, 1851-1892. 5 volumes and 4 supplements bound in 7. 8vo (232 x 145mm). With 237 (83 ha...

EUR 7,500

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 small 12mo edition of Bloch's famous folio work on fishes, the most sumptuous and beautifully produced work on the subject

BLOCH, M.E. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons, avec les figures dessinées d'après nature. Ouvrage classé par ordres, genres et espèces, d'après le systême de Linné; avec les caractères génériques; par René Richard Castel.

Paris, Chez Deterville, An IX (1801). 10 volumes. 12mo (133 x 80mm). With 160 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, ...

EUR 3,500

BLOCH, M.E. Naturgeschichte der Ausländischen Fische.

Berlin, Auf Kosten des Verfassers, 1785-1795. Text volumes to parts I, II, III, IV, V, VIII, IX. 4to. (290 x 240mm). pp. (8), 136; (8), 160; x, (2)...

EUR 1,200

BLOCH, M.E. Oeconomische Naturgeschichte der Fische Deutschlands.

Berlin, Auf Kosten des Verfassers..., 1782-1784. 3 text-volumes. 4to (290 x 240mm). pp. (16), 258; (8), 192; (8), 234. Later marbled boards, spines...

EUR 1,000

The handcoloured bird portraits are extremely fine

BONAPARTE, C.L. Iconographie des Pigeons non figurés par Mme Knip dans les deux volumes de MM. Temminck et Florent Prévost.

Paris, P. Bertrand, 1857-1858. Large-folio (560 x 370mm). With 55 beautifully handcoloured lithographed plates by Lemercier after drawings by P.L. ...

EUR 8,000

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

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

The cuts include the famous 'monk' and 'bishop' sea monster

BOUSSUET, F. De Natura Aquatilivm Carmen.

In vniuersam Gvlielmi Rondeletii ... quam de Piscibus marinis scripsit historiam: Cum viuis eorum imagnibus, Opusculu nunc primum in luce emissum. ...

EUR 4,000

a classic treatise on mid-European avifauna

scarce American contribution on fishes of Japan

BREVOORT, J.C. Notes on some figures of Japanese Fish taken from recent specimens by the artists of the U.S. Japan Expedition.

(Washington 1856). 4to (295 x 220mm). pp. 36, with 10 fine handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary cloth, gilt lettered spine.

EUR 1,300

One of the very few Large-Paper copies of this splendid work

BRISSON, M.J. Ornithologia, sive synopsis methodica sistens avium divisionem in ordines, sectiones ... Ornithologie ou méthode contenant la division des Oiseaux ...

Paris, C.J.B. Bauche, 1760. 6 volumes (including the supplement). 4to (284 x 213mm). With 6 engraved titles and 261 folded engraved plates. Contemp...

EUR 6,800

BROOKES, S. An introduction to the study of Conchology: including observations on the Linnaean genera, and on the arrangement of M. Lamarck; a glossary, and a table of English names.

London, printed for J. & A. Arch, 1815. 4to (267 x 210mm). pp. vii, (1), 164, with 11 (9 handcoloured) engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly g...

EUR 900

The scarcest book on American Game-Birds

BROWN, T. Illustrations of the Game Birds of North America Chiefly the size of Nature.

Edinburgh, Frazer & Co.; Dublin, William Curry Jnr. & Co.; Glasgow, John Smith & Son; London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1834. Folio (546 x 410mm). With ...

EUR 38,000

Every shell, as far as possible, has been drawn from Nature, and generally from the largest and most beautiful specimens

BROWN, T. Illustrations of the recent Conchology of Great Britain and Ireland, with the description and localities of all the species, marine, land, and fresh-water.

Second edition, greatly enlarged. London, Smith, Elder, and Co., (1844). Folio (315 x 255mm). pp. xiii, (1), 144, with 62 hand-coloured engraved pl...

EUR 1,500

BRÜNNICH, M.T. Ichthyologia Massiliensis, sistens Piscium descriptiones eorumque apud incolas nomina accedunt spolia Maris Adriatici.

Hafniae et Lipsiae, apud Rothii Viduam et Proft, 1768. 8vo (190 x 115mm). pp. (16), 110. Contemporary boards, lettering on spine.

EUR 900

one of the early scientific works making use of original photographs

BUCQUOY, E., DAUTZENBERG, PH. & DOLLFUS, G. Les Mollusques Marins du Roussillon.

Paris, J.B. Baillière & Fils, et chez les auteurs, 1882-1892. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo. With 165 plates. Contemporary green half morocco, gilt lettere...

EUR 1,800

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

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

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

A special section is devoted to shells, 48 beautifully engraved plates depicting 412 specimens

BUONANNI, P. Musaeum Kircherianum sive Musaeum A.P. Athanasio Kirchero in Collegio Romano Societatis Jesu iam pridem incoeptum nuper restitutum, auctum, descriptum, & Iconibus illustratum.

Romae, Typis G. Plachi, 1709. Folio (357 x 245mm). pp. (xii), 522, including the portrait frontispiece and 172 engraved plates. Contemporary vellum...

EUR 7,500

CAMELS & DROMEDARIES. 4 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates (410 x 285mm) from Ridinger's 'Thierreich, Augsburg 1768'.

The following animals are shown: Camelus Bactrianus/ Bactrianisches Kamel/ Chameau Bactrien; Camelus/ Weisses Kamel/ Dromadaire blanc; Dromedarus/ ...

EUR 1,400

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

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

French translations by a famous French conchologist of important publications on conchology in the English language

CHENU, J.C. Bibliothèque Conchyliologiques.

Series I-II (all publ). Paris, A. Franck, 1845-1846. 5 volumes. Small-4to (260 x 170mm). With 195 lithographed or engraved plates. Publisher's blue...

EUR 3,900

CHENU, J.C. Leçons élémentaires d'histoire naturelle comprenant un aperçu sur toute la zoologie et un traité de Conchyliologie.

Paris, Dauvin et Fontaines/ J.J. Dubochet, le Chevalier, 1847. Royal-8vo. pp. lxxxvii, 284, with 863 figures in the text and 12 handcoloured engrav...

EUR 250

CHENU, J.C. Leçons élémentaires d'histoire naturelle comprenant un aperçu sur toute la zoologie et un traité de Conchyliologie.

Paris, Dauvin et Fontaines/ J.J. Dubochet, le Chevalier, 1847. Royal-8vo. pp. lxxxvii, 284, with 863 figures in the text and 12 handcoloured engrav...

EUR 250

CHENU, J.C. Manuel de Conchyliologie et de Paléontologie Conchyliologique.

Paris, Masson, 1859-1862. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo. pp. vii, 508, with 3707 (some coloured) figures; pp. (6), 327, with 1236 figures. Recent black half...

EUR 450

The first work on Hungarian birds in the Hungarian language

CHERNEL, I. Magyar Ornithologiai Központ. Magyarország Madarai különös tekintettel gazdasági jelentöségökre.

Budapest 1899. 2 volumes (282 x 200mm). pp. xxiv, 187; xix, 830, with 56 lithographed plates of which 51 chromo-lithographed and numerous figures i...

EUR 2,400

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

CROSSE, H. Faune malacologique terrestre et fluviatile de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et de ses dépendances.

Paris, chez H. Crosse, 1894. 8vo. pp. 317, with 4 handcoloured lithographed plates. Attractive recent half blue calf, richly gilt spine.

EUR 750

CUVIER, G.L. Tableau élémentaire de l'histoire naturelle des animaux.

Paris, Baudouin, An 6 (1798). 8vo (200 x 125mm). pp. xvi, 710, with 14 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf (part of head of spine missing).

EUR 700

CUVIER, G. Le Règne Animal distribué d'après son organisation, pour servir de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction à l'anatomie comparée.

Paris, Deterville, 1817. 4 volumes. 8vo (203 x 130mm). pp. xxxvii, 540; pp. xviii, 532; pp. xxix, 653; pp. viii, 255, with 15 engraved plates. Cont...

EUR 1,950

CUVIER, G. Le Règne Animal distribué d'après son organisation, pour servir de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction à l'anatomie comparée.

Paris, Deterville, 1817. 4 volumes. 8vo (200 x 125mm). pp. xxxvii, 540; pp. xviii, 532; pp. xxix, 653; pp. viii, 255, with 15 engraved plates. Rece...

EUR 1,200

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

DAY, F. British and Irish Salmonidae.

London/ Edinburgh, Williams and Norgate, 1887. 8vo (260 x 175mm). pp. viii, 298, (2), with 12 (9 chromolithographed) plates and 52 figures. Contemp...

EUR 850

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

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

Published in an edition of 250 copies only

DRESSER, H.E. A Monograph of the Coraciidae, or the family of the Rollers.

Farnborough, published by the author, 1893. Folio (370 x 285mm). pp. xx, 111, with 27 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates after and by J.G. Keul...

EUR 8,000

one of the finest works on fishing and fisheries in any language

DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, H.L. & DE LA MARRE, L.H. Traité Général des Pesches, et histoire des Poissons qu'elles fournissent, tant pour la subsistance des hommes, que pour plusieurs autres usages qui ont rapport aux arts et au commerce.

Paris, Saillant & Nyon/ Desaint, 1769-1782. 4 volumes bound in 12. Folio (445 x 290mm). With 250 folding engraved plates. Later half calf, gilt orn...

EUR 18,000

DUMONT D'URVILLE, J.S. Voyage au Pôle Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée, exécuté par ordre du Roi pendant les années 1837-1838-1839-1840.

Text-volumes only:
Zoologie.
Vol. 1. Paris 1846. pp. (6), 404. Publisher's printed blue boards.
Vol. 2. Paris 1846. pp. (6), 384. Publishe...


EUR 1,800

DUMONT D'URVILLE, J.S. Voyage au Pôle Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée, exécuté par ordre du Roi pendant les années 1837-1838-1839-1840.

Text-volumes only:
Zoologie.
Vol. 1. Paris 1846. pp. (6), 404. Publisher's printed blue boards.
Vol. 2. Paris 1846. pp. (6), 384. Publishe...


EUR 500

The most comprehensive work on this subject published in the 19th century

DUNKER, W. Index Molluscorum Maris Japonici.

Kassel, Fischer, 1882. Large-4to (290 x 220mm). pp. vii, (1), 301, (1), with 16 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Later blue cloth, spine with red...

EUR 2,500

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

very scarce pioneer work on the mollusca of Japan

DUNKER, W. Mollusca Japonica descripta et tabulis tribus iconum.

Stuttgart, Schweizerbart, 1861. 4to. pp. iv, 36, (3), with 3 handcoloured lithographed plates. Recent half calf, calf gilt-lettered label on frontc...

EUR 1,200

charming compilation of accounts of remarkable plants, illustrated with equally remarkable woodcuts

DURET, C. Histoire admirable des plantes et herbes esmerveillable & miraculeuses en nature: mesmes d'aucunes qui sont vrays Zoophytes, ou Plant-animales, Plantes & Animaux tout ensemble,

pour avoir vie vegetative, sensitive & animale: Avec leurs Portraicts au naturel, selon les histoires, descriptions, voyages, & navigations des anc...

EUR 10,000

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

splendidly produced work on Infusiora

EHRENBERG, C.G. Die Infusionsthierchen als vollkommene Organismen.

Ein Blick in das tiefere organische Leben der Natur. Leipzig, L. Voss, 1838. 2 volumes (text & atlas). Folio (457 x 335mm). pp. xviii, (4), 547, (1...

EUR 6,000

The plates are beautifully executed with very fine hand-colouring

EHRENBERG, C.G. Symbolae Physicae seu Icones et Descriptiones Avium quae ex itinere per Africam Borealem et Asiam Occidentalem Friderici Guilelmi Hemprich et Christiani Godofredi Ehrenberg... edidit Dr. C.G. Ehrenberg.

Berlin, ex Officina Academica, 1829. Folio (510 x 355mm). With 10 hand-coloured lithographed platesnumbered 11-20. Unbound in original printed port...

EUR 2,800

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

ENCYCLOPÉDIE OU DICTIONNAIRE RAISONNÉ DES SCIENCES, DES ARTS ET DES MÉTIERS... Publié par Diderot et d'Alembert: 46 planches d'Histoire Naturelle.

Paris 1762(?). Folio (430 x 280mm). 43 fine engraved plates and descriptive text. Recent half calf,spine with gilt lettered red label.

EUR 1,500

about the colony of Surinam, about diseases of that area and about its plants

one of the finest examples of French colour-printing by Langlois

FÉRUSSAC, A. DE. & DESHAYES, G.P. Histoire Naturelle générale et particulière des Mollusques Terrestres et Fluviatiles ...

Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1820-1851. 4 volumes. Folio. With 247 engraved plates, almost all printed incolours and finished by hand. Recent red half m...

EUR 15,500

one of the finest examples of French colour-printing by Langlois

FÉRUSSAC, A. DE. & DESHAYES, G.P. Histoire Naturelle générale et particulière des Mollusques Terrestres et Fluviatiles ...

Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1820-1851. 4 volumes. Folio (430 x 300mm). pp. viii, 402; (4), xvi, 1-184 (60 pages of 96 bis), 260, 22 (explication des pl...

EUR 22,000

valuable contribution to the avifauna of Polynesia

FINSCH, O. & HARTLAUB, G. Beitrag zur Fauna Centralpolynesiens. Ornithologie der Viti-, Samoa- und Tonga- Inseln.

Halle, H.W. Schmidt, 1867. 8vo (250 x 165 mm). pp. xxxix, (1), 290, with 14 handcoloured lithographed plates. Recent cloth, gilt lettered spine.

EUR 600

La faune malacologique du Mexique et du Guatemala est une des plus intéressantes de l'Amérique

FISCHER, P. & GOSSE, H. Études sur les Mollusques Terrestres et Fluviatiles du Mexique et du Guatemala.

Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, (1870)-1902. 3 volumes (2 text vols & atlas). Folio (345 x 255mm). pp.(4), 702; pp. (6), 731; pp. (6), with 72 lithogr...

EUR 6,500

FORBES, E. & HANLEY, S. A history of British Mollusca, and their shells.

London, J. van Voorst, 1853. 4 volumes. Royal-8vo. pp. lxxx, 486; viii, 557, (1); x, 616; vi, 301, (1), with 203 lithographed plates. Original clot...

EUR 1,300

the most splendid book on Scandinavian fishes

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

the most important scientific expedition to Scandinavia

GAIMARD, P. Voyage en Scandinavie, en Laponie, au Spitzberg et aux Feröe pendant les années 1838-1840 sur la corvette La Recherche, commandée par M. Fabvre. Publiés par ordre du Roi sousla direction de M. Paul Gaimard.

Paris, A. Bertrand, (1842-1855). 17 text-volumes (bound in 16). 8vo (220 x 140mm). & 5 atlases (bound in 3), with 449 (76 hand-coloured) plates. Fo...

EUR 39,000

The plates of the present work are all engraved by Garsault

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

the greatest zoological encyclopaedia of the sixteenth century

The excessively rare German edition of Gould's 'Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or family of Toucans

GOULD, J. J. Gould's Monographie der Ramphastiden oder Tukanartigen Vögel, aus dem Englischen übersetzt, mit Zusätzen und einigen neuen Arten vermehrt von J.H.C.F. Sturm und J.W. Sturm.

Nürnberg, Gedruckt auf Kosten der Herausgeber, 1841-1847. 4 parts, bound in one. 4to (325 x 235mm).With 38 lithographed plates of which 36 beautif...

EUR 15,000

GRAY, G.R. A fasciculus of the Birds of China.

(London, Taylor and Francis, 1871). Folio. pp. 8, with 12 handcoloured lithographed plates. New half red morocco, spine with gilt lettering.

EUR 1,000

GRAY, G.R. A fasciculus of the Birds of China.

(London, Taylor and Francis, 1871). Folio (308 x 240 mm). pp. 8, with 12 handcoloured lithographed plates. New brown half morocco, spine with gilt ...

EUR 1,000

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...

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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

HASSHU GAFU. [Collection of Eight Ming Picture Albums] Toshi Gogon, Baichiku Rangiku, Mokuhon Kacho, Sohon Kashi, Kokon Gafu, Meiko Senfu, Toshi Rokugon, Toshi Shichigon.

Kyoto, Nakagawa Mohee, 1710. 8 volumes. 8vo (282 x 195mm). With 421 full-page woodblock illustrations of which 213 are related to natural history. ...

EUR 20,000

HEERKENS, G.N. Aves Frisicae.

Rotterrodami, apud C.R. Hake, 1788. 8vo. pp. 298, (1), with a charming engraved title showing a bird (Alauda) by J.L. Anselin. Contemporary marbled...

EUR 1,200

HEUDE, P.M. Notes sur les mollusques terrestres de la vallée du Fleuve Blue.

Chang-Hai (1882). Folio. pp. (4), 87, with 10 lithographed plates. Recent brown half calf, spine with 5 raised bands, gilt lines and lettering.

EUR 850

HEUDE, R.P. Conchyliologie fluviatile de la province de Nanking (et la Chine Centrale), fasc.

I-VI, VIII-IX. Paris, F. Savy, 1875-1885. 4to. 8 parts. With 62 lithographed plates and descriptivetext. Original printed wrappers.

EUR 800

A large section is devoted to microscopic animals

INDIAN BIRDS- A stunning series of original Indian birds painted in gouache on Mica.

Eleven bright and striking 19th century coloured paintings of birds including a Yellow Sparrow, White Sparrow, Crow-headed Bird, Falcon, Red Coler ...

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early descriptions of birds from the West Indies and the northern parts of South America

JACQUIN, J.F. (Baron von). Beyträge zur Geschichte der Vögel.

Wien, C.F. Wappler, 1784. 4to (285 x 230mm). pp. (10), 45, (1), with 19 handcoloured engraved plates. 19th century cloth-backed marbled boards (spi...

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JEFFREYS, J.G. British Conchology, or an account of the Mollusca which now inhabit the British Isles and the surrounding seas.

London, J. van Voorst, 1904-1869. 5 volumes. 8vo (195 x 125mm). pp. cxiv, 341; xiv, 465; 393; 486; 258, with 147 (107 handcoloured) engraved and li...

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great classic on Japan and the chief source of western knowledge on this country

one of the most beautiful shell books ever made

KIENER, L.C. Spécies Général et Iconographie des Coquilles Vivantes, comprenant la collection du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris, la collection Lamarck, celle du Prince Masséna et les découvertes récentes des Voyageurs.

Paris, Rousseau/ Baillière, (1834)-1880. 11 volumes (bound in 12). Royal-8vo (240 x 160mm). With 902 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contempora...

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