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A caterpillar calendar, with 41 hand-coloured plates

VOGEL, Christian Friedrich. Chronologischer Raupen-Kalender oder Naturgeschichte aller europäischen Raupen, wie sie der Zeit nach in gewissen Monaten in der Natur zum Vorschein kommen. Nebst einem einleitenden Vorbericht über das Aufsuchen und zweckmässige Erziehen der Raupen, das Aufsuchen und Ueberwintern der Puppen, das Einfangen und Aufbewahren der Schmetterlinge etc.
Berlin, C. Grobe, 1852. 8vo. With 41 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf. Full description
€ 250
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Album with 47 drawings, partly by progressive thinker Paul Voituron (1824-1891)

VOITURON, Paul, and others. Album with 47 charming drawings in several media by Paul Voituron (1824-1891) of Ghent and his sisters(?) and friends in France, Switzerland, Holland and Flanders.
Various places, [1831-]1842-1844. Oblong (12.5×24 cm). With 47 drawings including the full-length colour portrait of what may be the gentleman-artist Paul Voituron, 8 coloured drawings (including 6 of flowers), 11 black and white drawings, 21 drawings with sepia (and in one case also red) washes, and 6 drawings with black and white washes, some highlighted with white chalk. Contemporary green half cloth, gilt edges. Full description
€ 2,500
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245 stunning plates with citrus fruits, views & garden plans

VOLKAMER (VOLCKAMER), Johann Christoph. Nürnbergische Hesperides, oder Gründliche Beschreibung der Edlen Citronat- Citronen- und Pomeranzen-Früchte, .../ Continuation der Nürnbergischen Hesperidum, ...
Nuremberg, Frankfurt, Leipzig, the author, son and heirs of J.A. Endters, 1708-1714. 8 parts plus 6 appendices in 2 volumes. Folio. With 6 engraved allegorical frontispieces with garden scenes, 4 engraved part-titles, and 235 other engraved plates by the finest German artists and engravers (8 double-page & 13 larger folding). Contemporary richly blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards. Full description
€ 60,000
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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
€ 300
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