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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
€ 475
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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
€ 400
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Butterflies of Ceylon, with 56 plates

WOODHOUSE, Lionel George Ollyett. The butterfly fauna of Ceylon. Second complete edition.
Colombo, The Colombo Apothecaries' Co., Ltd, 1949. Folio. With a lithographed map of Ceylon, 55 halftone plates (36 coloured, including frontispiece) and some illustrations and tables in text. Original publisher's blue cloth. Full description
€ 450
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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
€ 350
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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
€ 750
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Zoological expedition in North America, with 45 lithographed plates

YARROW, Henry Crécy and George Montague WHEELER. Reports upon the zoological collections obtained from portions of Nevada, Utah, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, during the years 1871, 1872, 1873, and 1874.
Washington, Government printing office, 1875. Large 4to (29.5 x 23 cm). With 45 lithographed plates (including 28 chromolithographed). Brown cloth. Full description
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