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First illustrated publications of zoological discoveries in Hainan, China

SWINHOE, Robert. The natural history of Hainan.
Including:
(2) SWINHOE, Robert. On the ornithology of Hainan [extracts from "The Ibis" for January 1870 (plate IV), April 1870 (plate IX) & July 1870 (plate X)].
(3) SWINHOE, Robert. On the cervine animals of the island of Hainan (China) [extract from the Proceeding of the Zoological Society of London, January 13, 1870].
(4) SWINHOE, Robert. On the mammals of Hainan [extract from the Proceeding of the Zoological Society of London, April 28, 1870].
(5) SWINHOE, Robert. List of reptiles and batrachians collected in the island of Hainan (China), with notes [extract from the Proceeding of the Zoological Society of London, April 28, 1870].
(6) ADAMS, Henry. Descriptions of a new genus, and eighteen new species of mollusks [extract from the Proceeding of the Zoological Society of London, January 13, 1870].
London, Horace Cox, [1870]. 7 parts in 1 volume. 12 mo. With 5 hand-coloured lithographed plates depiciting birds, the Hainan hare and mollusks and 5 black & white text illustrations depicting antlers.
Contemporary half morocco, gold tooled spine. 20; 77-97; [2 blank]; [299]-256; (341)-367; [2 blank]; [651]-660, [1 blank]; [223]-239, [1 blank]; [239]-241, [1 blank]; [5]-9, [1 blank]. Full description
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One of the most important works on the 19th-century Dutch Antilles

TEENSTRA, Marten Douwes. De Nederlandsche West-Indische eilanden in derselver tegenwoordigen toestand.
Amsterdam, C.G. Sulpke, 1836-1837 2 vols. 8vo. With a hand-coloured aquatint view of St. Eustatius on the engraved title-page of volume 1, an engraved full-page plan of Philipsburg on St. Maarten and 3 folding printed tables. Modern cloth with original printed paper wrappers preserved. XII, 351; VIII, 381 pp. Full description
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Very thorough hunting manual

THON, Christian Friedrich Gottlieb (Dirk BOMHOFF Hz., transl.). Volledige jagersschool of kort begrip der geheele jagt. Een hand- en leerboek in alphabetische orde voor jagers, vogelaars, landbouwkundigen en liefhebbers van de natuurlijke historie ...
Arnhem, J.G. Meijer, 1835. 8vo. With frontispiece, illustrated title-page and 2 folding plates, one showing the tracks of various animals and hunting spears and knives and the other showing different sorts of traps. Original publisher's green boards. [8], 588, [4] pp. Full description
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Rare printed list of labels for use in pharmacies for sale

VAN RIJN VAN ALKEMADE, J. Lijst van Apotheek-etiquetten, bestaande zoowel uit de officieele als uit de meest gebruuikelijke officinale namen of synoniemen der geneesmiddelen volgens de Pharmacopoea Neerlandica, editio altera, en in verband met Art. 6 der Wt van 1 Juni 1865, Staatsbl. no. 61.
The Hague, J. Smulders & Comp, ca. 1872-1875. 4to. Blue wrappers. 22 pp. Full description
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Two very interesting letters on the salamander and other subjects
to Hermann Schlegel of the Rijksmuseum of Natural History at Leiden

VERSTER VAN WULVERHORST, Abraham Hendrik van. Two signed autograph letters to Hermann Schlegel.
Noordwijk, 10 March and 9 October 1834. Folio (23 x 38.5 cm & 26 x 44 cm). 2 autograph letters, each written on a single leaf and folded for posting with the address and remnants of a seal. [2] ll. Full description
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An interesting unbiassed lecture on the history and culture of China
by the vice-president of the Bataviaasch Genootschap at Batavia

VINNE, Jan van der. Bijdragen tot de kennis van het Rijk van China, voorgelezen in de Algemene vergadering van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen, op den 25sten mei 1842.
Batavia, [Landsdrukkerij/Drukkerij van het Bat. Genootschap], 1842. 8vo. Half green cloth, marbled sides. [2], 62 pp. Full description
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