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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

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

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

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

one of the fathers of modern biology

BONNET, C. Considérations sur les Corps organisés, Où l'on traite de leur Origine, de leur Développement, de leur Réproduction, & c.

& où l'on a rassemblé en abrégé tout ce que l'Histoire Naturelle offre de plus certain & de plus intéressant sur ce sujet. Amsterdam, chez Mar...

EUR 950

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

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

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 only 4to edition to rival the original French Imprimerie Royale edition

BUFFON, G.L.L. DE, DAUBENTON, LACÉPÈDE (and others). Histoire Naturelle, générale et particuliere, avec la description du Cabinet du Roi.

Amsterdam, Schneider/ Dordrecht, Blussé, 1766-1799. 38 parts, bound in 19 vols. 4to (267 x 210mm). With engraved portrait of Buffon, numerous engr...

EUR 7,500

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

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

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. Late...

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

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 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

one of the most beautiful bird books of this period

EDWARDS, G. A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of some other Rare and Undescribed Animals, Quadrupedes, Reptiles, Fishes, Insects, &c.

London, for the Author, (1739-), 1743-1751. 4 volumes. 4to (295 x 235mm). With handcoloured engraved frontispiece, 1 engraved portrait, and 210 bea...

EUR 25,000

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

ELLIS, D. An inquiry into the changes induced on Atmospheric air, by the germination of seeds, the vegetation of plants, and the respiration of animals.

Edinburgh, W. Creech, 1807. 8vo (210 x 130mm). pp. xiii, (1), 246. (Together with:). ELLIS, D. Farther inquiries into the changes induced on Atmosp...

EUR 450

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 (420 x 275mm). With 248 engraved plates, almost all printed in colours and finished by hand. Re...

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

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 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

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

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

The first complete account of the physiology of plants, including the reaction with air and movement of the sap

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

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...

EUR 900

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...

EUR 22,000

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. Royal-8vo (240 x 155mm). With 903 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Later half blue calf, s...

EUR 16,000

A book on amber, published by Justus Fidus Klobius of Wittenberg

KLOBIUS, F.F. Ambrae historiam ad omnipotentis dei gloriam, et hominum sanitatem exhibet.

Wittenbergae, T. Mevii & E. Schumacheri, 1666. 4to (195 x 155mm). pp. (8), 76, with 1 folded engraved map and 3 (1 folded) engraved plates. Contemp...

EUR 2,800

LA CHAMBRE, (MARIN CUREAU DE). Traité de la Connoissance des Animaux, où tout ce qui esté dict Pour, & Contre le Raisonnement des Bestes.

Paris, Pierre Rocolet, 1647. 4to (220 x 160mm). pp. (8), 390. Contemporary calf, richly gilt spine in 6 compartments with red gilt lettered label (...

EUR 2,800

the first comprehensive world summary of amphibians and reptiles and contains still-useful historical information

LACEPEDE, (B.G.E.). Histoire Naturelle des Quadrupèdes Ovipares et des Serpens.

Paris, Hôtel de Thou, 1788-1789. 2 volumes. 4to (255 x 190mm). pp. 17, (1), 651, with 2 large folded tables and 41 engraved plates; pp. 8, 19, (1)...

EUR 2,100

LACEPEDE, (B.G.E.). Histoire Naturelle des Quadrupèdes Ovipares et des Serpens. Tome Premier: Histoire Naturelle des Quadrupèdes Ovipares.

Paris, Hôtel de Thou, 1788. 4to (255 x 190mm). pp. 17, (1), 651, with 1 (of 2) large folded tables,1 engraved vignette and 41 engraved plates. Con...

EUR 750

scarce publication on the Albatross and one of the earliest illustrated monographs of a single bird

LACHMUND, F. De Ave Diomedea dissertatio, cum verâ ejus effigie aeri incisa, ex Muséo D. Friderici Lachmund Hildesheim. Ad Cl. Virum, Dn. D. Johan. Danielem Majorem.

Amsterdam, A. Frisius, 1674. 12mo (130 x 75mm). pp. 52, (6), with 5 (4 folded) engraved plates. Recent boards.

EUR 2,500

The first full-length exposition of Lamarck's evolutionary theory

The beautiful plates are all engraved by Nodder and depict a great number of new species

LEACH, W.E. The Zoological Miscellany, being descriptions of new and interesting animals.

London, R.P. Nodder & Son, 1814-1817. 3 volumes. 8vo (250 x 155mm). pp. 144; 154, (8); (6), 152, with 150 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporar...

EUR 2,800

Most of the excellent plates are by Prêtre and Bévalet, the best French natural history artists of the period

LESSON, R.P. Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux-Mouches, ouvrage orné de planches dessinées et gravées par les meilleurs artistes.

Paris, A. Bernard, (1829-30). 8vo (240 x152mm). pp. xlvi, 223, with 86 very fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Loose sheets in contemporary cloth...

EUR 2,800

LESSON, R.P. Histoire naturelle des Zoophytes.

Acalèphes. Paris, Librairie encyclopédique de Roret, 1843. 8vo (265 x 165mm). Atlas only: With 12 finely handcoloured engraved plates and 2 pages...

EUR 500

Never before had the world seen such a comprehensive and at the same time so detailed local fauna

The edition is important as it describes numerous species from Cook's voyages

LINNAEUS, C. Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae ... Editio decima tertia, aucta, reformata.

Cura Jo. Frid. Gmelin, Lipsiae, G.E. Beer, 1788-1793. 3 volumes (bound in 9). pp. (2), x, 1-500; (2), 501-1032; (2), 1033-1516; (2), 1517-2224; (2)...

EUR 2,500

A fine large paper copy of the scarce second edition, edited by Huddesford, of the first great English work on Conchology

LISTER, M. Historiae sive synopsis methodicae Conchyliorum et tabularum anatomicarum.

Editio altera. Oxonii, typogr. Clarendoniano, 1770. Folio (378 x 240mm). pp. iv, 6, 7, (4), 12, 77,with 439 engraved plates (depicting 1083 figures...

EUR 12,000

A superbly bound large paper copy

LISTER, M. Historiae sive synopsis methodicae Conchyliorum et tabularum anatomicarum.

Editio altera. Oxonii, typogr. Clarendoniano, 1770. 4 parts & appendix (bound in 1 volume). Folio (365 x 245mm). pp. iv, (4), 12, 77, 6, 7, with 43...

EUR 28,000

portraying marine shells from all over the world including shells from Cook's voyage into the Pacific

MARTINI, F.H. & CHEMNITZ, J.H. Neues systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet.

Nürnberg, G.N. Raspe, 1769-1795. 11 volumes (including the Index volume by Schröter). 4to (395 x 235mm). With 1 hand-coloured engraved frontispie...

EUR 35,000

A fine copy of one of the most attractive shell books ever produced

MARTYN, W.F. A New Dictionary of Natural Sciences; or, compleat universal display of animated nature. With accurate representations of the most curious and beautiful animals, elegantly coloured.

London, Harrisson, 1785. Folio (360 x 235mm), With 71 (of 100) fine hand-coloured engraved plates and a number of text pages lacking. Worn contempo...

EUR 900

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

MONTAGU, G. Testacea Britannica ou Histoire Naturelle des Coquilles marines, fluviatiles et terrestres d'Angleterre.

Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglais. Paris, A. Franck, 1846. Royal-8vo (250 x 165mm). pp. xix, 364, with 14 lithographed plates. Publisher's printed boards.

EUR 700

important book dealing with the history of zoological illustration through the centuries

NISSEN, C. Tierbücher aus fünf Jahrhunderten.

Muenchen 1968. 4to. pp. 108, (1), with frontispiece. Publisher's printed wrappers (together with:) Sixty original plates (many handcoloured) from G...

EUR 2,500

NODDER, R.P. Original watercolour,

measuring 22,5cm x 19,5cm, signed Rich. P. Nodder 1808.

EUR 1,600

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

NOVARA- Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 (B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair). ZOOLOGISCHER THEIL, Zweiter Band.

Wien, Kaiserlich-Königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1868. 4to (285 x 230mm). [Contains:] Heller,C. Crustaceen. pp. 280, with 25 engraved plates...

EUR 1,000

OLDROYD, I.S. The Marine Shells of the West Coast of North America.

Stanford, Univerity Press, 1924-27. 2 volumes (bound in 4). Royal-8vo. pp. 247; 297, 304, 339 with 165 plates. Recent red half morocco, gilt decora...

EUR 400

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

OWEN, R. Memoir on the Pearly Nautilus (Nautilus Pompilius, Linn.) with illustrations of its external form and internal structure.

London, W. Wood, 1832. 4to (285 x 225mm). pp. 68, with 8 plates of which plates 1-7 in two states. Later half calf, spine with red gilt lettered la...

EUR 1,300

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


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