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Innovative local botanical geography of Uppsala

WAHLENBERG, Georg. Flora Upsaliensis enumerans plantas circa Upsaliam sponte crescentes. Enchiridion excursionibus studiosorum Upsaliensium accommodatum.
Uppsala, Academy Typographorum, 1820. 8vo. With a folding engraved map (29 x 39 cm) and its accompanying letterpress leaf (with the book's corrigenda on the reverse). 19th-century half tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
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Butterflies and the axolotl as proof for Darwinism

WEISMANN, August. Studien zur Descendenz-Theorie. I. Ueber den Saison-Dimorphismus der Schmetterlinge.
Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 1875. With 2 chromolithograph plates.
With: (2) WEISMANN, August. II. Ueber die letzten Ursachen der Transmutationen.
Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 1876. With 5 chromolithograph plates. 2 volumes bound as 1. 8vo. Modern cloth, gold-tooled spine. Full description
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On animal speech

WENZEL, Gottfried Immanuel. Neue auf Vernunft und Erfahrung gegründete Entdeckungen über die Sprache der Thiere.
Vienna, Anton Doll, 1800. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary boards, richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
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Extensive catalogue of British butterflies,with 54 hand-coloured engraved plates

WOOD, William. Index Entomologicus; or, a complete illustrated catalogue, consisting of 1944 figures of the lepidopterous insects of Great Britain.
London, William Wood (back of title-page: Richard and John E. Taylor), 1839. 8vo (21.5 x 14 cm). With 54 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gold-tooled spine, with a butterfly in 5 of the 6 compartments. Full description
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Influential essay on Earth before and after the deluge

WOODWARD, John. Geographie physique ou essay sur l'histoire naturelle de la terre.Including: Réponse aux observations du docteur Camerarius, concernant l'essay sur l'histoire naturelle de la terre.Des fossiles de toute espece.
Amsterdam, aux dépens de la compagnie, 1735. 3 texts in 1 volume. 8vo. With a folding engraved plate. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges. Full description
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