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Beetles of Madagascar, with 54 engraved plates depicting numerous species

ALLUAUD, Charles and Philippe Alexandre Jules KÜNCKEL D'HERCULAIS. Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar. ... Volume XXI [-XXII] Histoire naturelle des Coléoptères. ... Liste des insectes coléoptères de la région Malgache.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1887-1900. 2 volumes. Large 4to (30 x 21.5 cm). With 54 engraved plates, some partly printed in colour. Later black half cloth. Full description
€ 950
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Important work on landscape gardening

BECKER, Wilhelm Gottlieb (editor). Der plauische Grund bei Dresden, mit Hinsicht auf Naturgeschichte und schöne Gartenkunst.
Nuremberg, Frauenholzischen Kunsthandlung, 1799. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With an engraved folding plan, and 24 engraved plates, including 8 hand-coloured. Early 19th-century green half morocco. Full description
€ 3,500
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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. Full description
€ 1,750
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Four dissertations on entomology

DAHLBOM, Anders Gustav and others. Dispositio methodica specierum Scandinavicarum pertinentium ad familias insectorum hymenopterorum naturales ... Part. I [- IV].
Lund, Carl Gustav Berling, 1842. 4 parts. 8vo. A individual title-page to each part, a preface, and 8 folding letterpress pages with text. Disbound. Full description
€ 375
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How to manage a country house and estate, with 24 woodcut illustrations

ESTIENNE, Charles, Jean LIÉBAULT and Melchior SEBISCH (translator). De veltbouw ofte lant winninghe: inhoudende eene rechte wel bestellinge eenes hofs te bouwen: cruyt-hoven ende fruyt-hoven te maken: alderhande boomen te planten: byen te houden, te distilleren: beemden, vijvers en de staende wateren te maken, en die te onderhouden: visschen te vangen: acker-lant te winnen: wijngaerden te oeffenen: medicinale wijnen te bereyden: parck voor wilde beesten te maken, mitsgaders de wolve-jacht.
Amsterdam, Michiel Colijn, 1622. Folio. With the title-page in a richly illustrated woodcut border and 24 woodcut illustrations in text. Contemporary vellum, with leather ties; recased. Full description
€ 3,500
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