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Book Image Seven revised ornithological offprints by Napoleon's nephew

BONAPARTE, Charles Lucien.

[Collection of revised ornithological offprints from "Comptes rendus"].
Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1855-1856. 4to. 7 parts in 1 volume. With a collective title-page for several of the offprints: Tableaux paralléliques des oiseaux praecoces ou autophages. Gallinacés, échassiers, palmipèdes et rudipennes (Paris, 1856) and all first leaves of the quires signed with a "B", indicating a revised offprint. Modern half morocco.

Including:
Coup d'oeil sur l'ordre des pigeons. Paris, 1855.
Tableaux synoptiques de l'ordre des hérons. Paris, 1855.
Catalogue des genres et sous-genres d'oiseaux contenus dans le Muséum Brittanique. Paris, 1855.
Note sur les oiseaux des Iles Marquises, et particulièrement sur le genre nouveau Serresius. Paris, 1855.
Tableaux paralléliques de l'ordre des gallinacés. Paris, 1856.
Excursions dans les divers musées d'Allemagne, de Hollande et de Belgique, et tableaux paralléliques de l'ordre des échassiers. Paris, 1856.
Ornithologie fossile servant d'introduction au tableau comparatif des ineptes et des autruches. Paris, 1856.
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Book Image Complete first series (humans, mammalian quadrupeds, apes)
of first edition of Buffon's seminal work

BUFFON, Georges Louis Leclerc.

Histoire naturelle, générale et particuliére, avec la description du cabinet du Roi.
Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1749-1767. 15 volumes. 4to. With engraved frontispiece portrait of Buffon, 19 engraved headpieces (with animals and putti), 2 folding maps ("Carte de l'ancien continent" and "Cart du nouveau continent"), 579 engraved plates (full-page and folding, including 1 unnumbered and 1 bis). Contemporary uniform mottled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges.
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Book Image 1000 species of Hungarian spiders with 700 detail figures

CHYZER, Cornelius and Wladyslaw KULCZYNSKI.

Araneae Hungariae secundum collectiones a Leone Becker pro parte perscrutatas ... Tomus I. [, II-di pars prior., II-di parts posterior.].
Budapest, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1891-1897. 2 volumes (vol. II in 2 parts) bound as 1. Royal 4to (30 x 23.5 cm). With 16 lithographed containing about 700 detail figures, nearly all combining line images and shading, and many in vol. I in duotone (grey and blue). Near contemporary green half cloth.
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Orders and Information  € 1750



Book Image Compendium of fishing methods

[CUSSAC, Jean].

Pisciceptologie, ou l'art de la pêche a la ligne; discours sur les poissons, la maniere de les prendre et de les accommoder; la pêche aux filets et autres instruments...
Paris, Cussac, 1816. 12mo. With engraved frontispiece and 28 engraved plates. 19th-century half calf, gold-tooled spine.
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Book Image Gottwaldt's lectures on the anatomy of the beaver,
with 7 engraved plates

GOTTWALDT, Christophorus.

Physikalisch-anatomische Bemerkungen über den Biber, aus dem Lateinischen übersezt.
Nuremberg, G.N. Raspe, 1782. 4to. With 7 folding engraved plates. Contemporary tanned half sheepskin.
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Orders and Information  € 1100



Book Image A conversation in an Amsterdam tavern
about the Dutch West India Company in Brazil

[MELYN VAN DOORNINCK, Cornelis?].

Amsterdams tafel-praetje, van wat goets en wat quaets en wat noodighs.
Gouda, Jasper Cornelisz, 1649. Small 4to (20 x 14 cm). Modern half vellum.
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Orders and Information  € 1750



Book Image Conversation between five men concerning the WIC's conduct in Brazil

[MELYN VAN DOORNINCK, Cornelis?].

Amsterdams Dam-praetje, van wat outs en wat nieuws en wat vreemts.
Amsterdam, Jan van Soest, 1649. 4to. With woodcut illustration on title-page, repeated as tailpiece. Modern half sheepskin parchment.
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Book Image The first serious attempt to comprehend nature as a whole

PLINIUS SECUNDUS, Gaius.

Des wijtberoemden, hoochgheleerden, ouden philosophi ende natuer-kondighers, boecken ende schriften, in vier deelen onderscheyden... Nu nieuwelijck uyt den Hoochduytsche in onse Nederlantsche sprake overgeset.
Kampen, Arent Benier for Hendrick Laurentz., [ca. 1628]. 4to. With title-page in red and black with large woodcut of Noah's Ark, 214 woodcuts of mammals, reptiles, insects, birds and fishes in text, including woodcuts of humans and foetuses. Contemporary overlapping vellum.
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Orders and Information  € 3950



Book Image Original watercolour of 2 Spinetails, for Temminck's monumental ornithological work

[WATERCOLOUR - ORNITHOLOGY]. PRÊTRE, Jean Gabriel.

[Synallaxe damier & Synallaxe à filets (= plate 311 from Temminck's Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux ...)].
[France], 1824. Watercolour of 2 birds on unwatermarked wove paper (ca. 48 x 35 cm), both standing on a branch, the lowest branch signed: "JG Prêtre/ 1824". With the birds numbered in pencil and the plate number and bird names in pencil in the lower left corner.
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Book Image Beetles in Thuringia, Germany

RAPP, Otto.

Die Käfer Thüringens unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der faunistisch-oekologischen Geographie.
Erfurt, by the author, 1933-1935. 3 volumes. Folio (30 x 21.5 cm). With 8 plates with half-tone reproductions of photographs (3 group and 57 individual portaits), and 8 maps. Modern cloth.
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Book Image German textbook on zoology,
printed in Pottsville, Pennsylvania

REUBELT, John Adam.

Kurzgefaßtes Handbuch der Naturgeschichte. Enthaltend wissenschaftliche und populäre Beschreibungen von dem Menschen, den Säugethieren, Vögeln, Amphibien, Fischen, Weich- und Gliederthieren.
Pottsville [Pennsylvania], C.W. Günther and the author, 1848. 8vo. With numerous woodcuts in text, depicting men and animals. Contemporary black half sheepskin.
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Orders and Information  € 375



Book Image Leading botanist on Brazilian agriculture, presentation copy

SAINT-HILAIRE, Auguste de.

Mémoire sur le système d'agriculture adopté par les Brésiliens, et les résultats qu'il a eus dans la province de Minas Geraes.
(Colophon: Paris, A. Pihan de La Rorest, imprimeur de la Cour de Cassation, [1837 or soon after]). 8vo.  Contemporary blue paper wrappers.
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Orders and Information  € 1500



Book Image Zoological work with 50 half-page engravings,also describing mythological animals

[SARTORIUS, Johann Christoph and Caspar WUSSIN].

Neües Thier-buch, oder: merckwürdige Beschreibung der Thieren und Vögeln, ... Erster und anderter Theil.
Prague, Caspar Wussin, 1718. 2 parts in 1 volume. Small 4to (19 x 14.5 cm). With engraved frontispiece, engraved illustration on title-page, and 50 engravings in text. 19th-century turquoise paste paper boards.
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Orders and Information  € 2950



Book Image The first monograph on the ibis, with four hand-coloured plates after Redouté and Barraband

SAVIGNY, Marie Jules-César Lelorgue de.

Histoire naturelle et mythologique de l'Ibis.
Paris, Allais (back of half-title: Imprimerie de H.L. Perronneau), 1805. 8vo. With 6 engraved plates, including 4 hand-coloured (2 folding) by Bouquet after Redouté and Barraband. 19th-century dark red half sheepskin.
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Book Image Descriptions of doves and pigeons,with 100 brightly coloured plates

SCHACHTZABEL, Emil.

Illustriertes Prachtwerk sämtlicher Tauben-Rassen. Hundert farbige Bildertafeln mit über 400 nach der Natur aufgenommenen Darstellungen nebst Musterbeschreibungen ...
Würzburg, H. Stürtz, [ca. 1910]. Oblong 8vo. With 100 chromolithographic plates. Original publisher's decorated blue cloth.
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