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beautifully illustrated treatise on the Lepidoptera and associated flora of the American South

ABBOT, J. & SMITH, J.E. The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia.

London, T. Bensley for J. Edwards, Cadell and Davies, and J. White, 1797. 2 volumes. Folio (405 x 315mm). pp. (8), xvi, (1), 1-98; pp. (4), 99-208,...

EUR 65,000

the first work of literature dealing with insects

ALDROVANDI, U. De Animalibus Insectis. Libri septem.

Bononiae, apud C. Ferronium, 1638. Folio (352 x 223mm). pp. (14), 767, (1), (44), with engraved title and about 700 woodcuts. Contemporary vellum, ...

EUR 3,500

Included among the illustrations are cuts of a unicorn horn

ALDROVANDI, U. De Qvadrvpedibvs Solidipedibvs volvmen integrvm.

I.C. Vterverivs ... collegit, & recensuit. H. Tambvrinvs in lucem edidit ... Cum indice copiosissimo. Bononiae, N. Tebaldini, 1639. Folio (340 x 23...

EUR 2,500

showing among others two splendid early woodcuts of a camel and a dromedary as well a rhinoceros, copying Durer's famous woodcut of 1515

ALDROVANDI, U. Quadrupedum omnium bisulcorum historia ...

Bononiae, I. Baptista Ferronius, 1642. Folio (340 x 230mm). pp. (6), 1040, (12), with engraved allegorical title-page and 89 (some full-page) woodc...

EUR 3,900

First edition of this beautifully illustrated early work on snakes

ALDROVANDI, U. Serpentum, et Draconum Historiae libri duo...

Bononiae, apud Clementem Ferronium, 1640. Folio (340 x 232mm). pp. (10), 427, (1), (28), with engraved frontispiece and 61 woodcuts in the text of ...

EUR 3,800

noble in conception and impressive in execution

A large number of the plants depicted and described are from Australia and South Africa

ANDREWS, H.C. The Botanist's Repository, comprising colour'd engravings of new and rare plants only, with botanical descriptions in Latin and English after the Linnaean system...

London, printed by T. Bensley and published by the author, 1797 (-1815). 10 volumes. 4to (265 x 210mm), with 10 engraved titles and 664 (many folde...

EUR 28,000

Of all the pomological publications, published around the middle of last century this is without doubt the most important one and also the most beautiful

ANNALES DE POMOLOGIE BELGE ET ÉTRANGÈRE

publiées par la Commission Royale de Pomologie, instituée par S.M. le Roi des Belges. 8 volumes. Bruxelles, F. Parent 1853-1860. Large-4to (340 x...

EUR 24,000

the first flora of French Guiana, profusely illustrated with excellent plates

AUBLET, F. Histoire des Plantes de la Guiane Françoise, rangées suivant la méthode sexuelle, avec plusieurs mémoires sur différens objects intéressans, relatifs à la Culture & au Commerce de la Guiane Françoise ...

Londres/ Paris, P.F. Didot jeune, 1775. 4 volumes (2 text volumes & 2 volumes of plates). 4to (250 x 194mm). pp. (4), 32, 1-621; (3), 622-976, 52, ...

EUR 17,000

the first flora of French Guiana, profusely illustrated with excellent plates

AUBLET, F. Histoire des Plantes de la Guiane Françoise, rangées suivant la méthode sexuelle, avec plusieurs mémoires sur différens objects intéressans, relatifs à la Culture & au Commerce de la Guiane Françoise ...

Londres/ Paris, P.F. Didot jeune, 1775. 4 volumes (2 text volumes & 2 volumes of plates). 4to (250 x 194mm). pp. (4), 32, 1-621; (3), 622-976, 52, ...

EUR 15,500

Its plates, heightened with gold

AUDEBERT, J.B. & VIEILLOT, L.P. Oiseaux Dorés ou à Reflets Métalliques. Histoire Naturelle et Générale des Colibris, Oiseaux-Mouches, Jacamars et Promerops/ Histoire Naturelle et Générale des Grimpéraux et des Oiseaux de Paradis.

Paris, AN XI- (1800-) 1802. 2 volumes. Small folio (335 x 245mm). With 190 (some folding) colour-printed engraved plates by Audebert, many heighten...

EUR 22,000

The beautiful plates are by W. Fitch, probably the most renowned botanical artist of the Victorian era

BATEMAN, J. A Second Century of Orchidaceous Plants.

Selected from the subjects published in 'Curtis' Botanical Magazine since the issue of the 'First Century'. London, L. Reeve & Co., 1867. Large-4to...

EUR 6,200

In all fairness, it must be added that each species treated... was skillfully and fully described, and Bergeret's illustrations were exceptionally good

the finest natural history encyclopaedia ever made for children

A superbly bound copy by Zaehnsdorf, one of the finest London bookbinders of the period

BEWICK, T. History of British Birds. The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick.

Newcastle, Printed by Sol. Hodgson/ Edward Walker, 1797-1804. 2 volumes. 8vo (210 x 125mm). pp. (2), xxx, 335, (1), with 208 wood-engravings; pp. x...

EUR 5,500

The first major work on the orchids of the Dutch East Indies and Japan

BLUME, C.L. Collection des Orchidées les plus remarquables de l'Archipel Indien et du Japon.

Ouvrage dédié à sa Majesté Guillaume I Roi de Wurtemberg. Amsterdam, C.G. Sulpke, 1858. Folio (454 x 290mm). pp. (6), vi, 190, with hand-colour...

EUR 8,000

A magnificent work on the flora of the Dutch East Indies

BLUME, C.L. Flora Javae nec non insularum adjacentium ... adjutore J.B. Fischer.

Bruxellis, J. Frank, 1828 (-1851). 10 parts, preserved in 4 folding boxes. Folio (448 x 285mm). With 1 frontispiece and 238 lithographed plates of ...

EUR 14,000

The handcoloured bird portraits are extremely fine

BONAPARTE, C.L. Iconographie des Pigeons non figurés par Mme Knip dans les deux volumes de MM. Temminck et Florent Prévost.

Paris, P. Bertrand, 1857-1858. Large-folio (560 x 370mm). With 55 beautifully handcoloured lithographed plates by Lemercier after drawings by P.L. ...

EUR 8,000

A beautiful large uncut copy, given by the author to his wife with the following dedication: "A Madame la Princesse Zénaide Bonaparte, modèle des épouses et des mères. L'Autheur après vingt ans de mariage".

BONAPARTE, C.L.J.L. (Prince of Canino). Iconografia della Fauna Italica per le quattro classi degli animali vertebrati.

Mammiferi e Uccelli, Anfibi, Pesci. Roma, Tipografia Salviucci, 1832-1841. 3 volumes. Folio (378 x 270mm). pp. (1104), with 180 very fine hand-colo...

EUR 28,000

early botanical album, displaying exotics, perennials and garden flowers in full bloom

BOTANICAL MANUSCRIPT. A mid-17th century German Flower manuscript with 118 watercolours brightly painted in gouache on 117 leaves.

(Saxony ca. 1650). Folio (315 x 200mm). Contemporary vellum, upper cover with gilt lettered monograph H. H. and Date 1665.

EUR 30,000

The cuts include the famous 'monk' and 'bishop' sea monster

BOUSSUET, F. De Natura Aquatilivm Carmen.

In vniuersam Gvlielmi Rondeletii ... quam de Piscibus marinis scripsit historiam: Cum viuis eorum imagnibus, Opusculu nunc primum in luce emissum. ...

EUR 4,000

One of the very few Large-Paper copies of this splendid work

BRISSON, M.J. Ornithologia, sive synopsis methodica sistens avium divisionem in ordines, sectiones ... Ornithologie ou méthode contenant la division des Oiseaux ...

Paris, C.J.B. Bauche, 1760. 6 volumes (including the supplement). 4to (284 x 213mm). With 6 engraved titles and 261 folded engraved plates. Contemp...

EUR 6,800

The scarcest book on American Game-Birds

BROWN, T. Illustrations of the Game Birds of North America Chiefly the size of Nature.

Edinburgh, Frazer & Co.; Dublin, William Curry Jnr. & Co.; Glasgow, John Smith & Son; London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1834. Folio (546 x 410mm). With ...

EUR 38,000

Every shell, as far as possible, has been drawn from Nature, and generally from the largest and most beautiful specimens

BROWN, T. Illustrations of the recent Conchology of Great Britain and Ireland, with the description and localities of all the species, marine, land, and fresh-water.

Second edition, greatly enlarged. London, Smith, Elder, and Co., (1844). Folio (315 x 255mm). pp. xiii, (1), 144, with 62 hand-coloured engraved pl...

EUR 1,500

A well preserved set, of this great classic on natural history, dealing almost exclusively with zoology

BUFFON, (G.L.L.) & LACEPEDE, (B.G.E.). Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière, avec la description du Cabinet du Roy .

Paris, l' Imprimerie Royale, Hôtel de Thou, Plassan, 1749-1804. 44 volumes. 4to (245 x 192mm). With1 engraved portrait of Buffon, 4 folded tables,...

EUR 36,000

The present edition is the last one published during Buffon's lifetime and is considered one of the most charming and attractive editions of his works

BUFFON, (G.L.L.). Histoire Naturelle, générale et partriculière.

Aux Deux-Ponts, chez Sanson & Compagnie, 1785-1791. 54 volumes. 8vo (180 x 110mm). With one engraved portrait, 4 engraved maps and 324 engraved pla...

EUR 9,800

one of the most interesting colour-printed natural history works

BULLIARD, P. Herbier de la France, ou Collection complette des Plantes Indigènes de ce Royaume; avec leurs détails anatomiques, leurs propriétés, et leurs usages en Médecine.

Paris, chez l'Auteur, Didot Jeune..., 1780-(1793). 15 volumes. Folio (345 x 255mm). With 1 colour-printed frontispiece and 602 colour-printed engra...

EUR 10,000

These superb large plates are based on Bairei's much smaller album of 100 birds (1881), and transformed in this larger format

BUNREI, M. Bunrei Kacho Gafu (Album of drawings of flowers and birds by Bunrei).

Yokohama, Meiji, 18 [1885]. 2 volumes. Folio (355 x 245mm). With 100 full-page coloured woodblock printed plates of which 32 double-page. In origi...

EUR 2,800

the first book dealing exclusively with shells

BUONANNI, F. Recreatio Mentis et Oculi in observatione Animalium Testaceorum curiosis naturae inspectoribus ... nunc denuò ab eodem Latine oblata, centum additis Testaceorum Iconibus ...

Romae, Typographia Varesii, 1684. 4to (220 x 160 mm). 2 parts (in one volume). pp. (16), 270, (10),with engraved frontispiece, 7 engraved plates to...

EUR 4,500

by the 'Raphael of the Succulents' Pierre Joseph Redouté

CANDOLLE, A. P. DE & REDOUTÉ, P.J. Plantarum Historia Succulentarum. Histoire des Plantes Grasses.

Paris, A.J. Dugour et Durand, An VII (1799-1805). 2 volumes. Folio (505 x 328mm). With 169 stipple-engraved plates by Redouté, printed in colour a...

EUR 48,000

A unique work on the flowers of Carniola, which comprises parts of present-day Slovenia

CARNIOLA (KRAIN)- FLOWERS OF CARNIOLA. BOTANICAL WATERCOLOURS A collection of watercolours of local flora made for presentation to Franz Joseph I, to celebrate 600 years of Habsburg rule of Carniola.

Folio (550 x 390mm). 30 sheets of original watercolours by ? A. Guaiz, the first with the arms of the Duchy of Carniola (Krain) surmounted by the i...

EUR 18,000

CASSONE, F. Flora Medico-Farmaceutica compilata dal dottore in medicina e chirurgia Felice Cassone.

Torino, Tipografia di Giuseppe Cassone, 1847-1852. 6 volumes. Royal-8vo (230 x 150mm). pp. xxxv, 364; 391; 392; 383; 414; 394, with 600 fine handco...

EUR 5,000

The superb original watercolours, of which 43 are signed 'P. Duménil' are of a high artistic quality

One of the rarest and finest books on algae

CHIAIE, S. DELLE. Hydrophytologiae Regni Neapolitani. Algarum Regni Neapolis descriptiones et Icones.

Neapoli, ex Typographia Cataneo et Fernandes, 1829. Folio (408 x 255mm). pp. (2), 16, 11, (1), withhand-coloured engraved title, and 100 hand-colou...

EUR 4,500

These Chinese export watercolours were made for the western market and produced in the port cities of China of which Canton was the most important one

CHINA- TEA CULTURE AND CULTIVATION. A collection of 12 finely executed Chinese original drawings on rice paper around 1850.

All drawings are framed and glazed. The drawings (200 x 320mm) are superbly executed and exceptionally colourful and show the various stages of pic...

EUR 5,800

Stafleu lists only one complete copy in the United States

CIRILLO, D. Plantarum Rariorum Regni Neapolitani Fasciculus Primus.

Neapoli 1788. Folio (375 x 245mm). pp. xxxix, (i), with woodcut vignette on title and 12 fine handcoloured engraved plates drawn by the author. Rec...

EUR 3,900

Copies of the above survey of the animal kingdom of Southern Italy are extremely rare

COSTA, O.G & COSTA, A. Fauna del regno di Napoli, ossia enumerazione di tutti gli animali?

Napoli, Tramater, (1829) 1832-1859. 11 volumes. 4to (270 x 220mm). With 377 mostly hand-coloured engraved plates. Later half vellum, gilt ornamente...

EUR 25,000

The impressive 'Flora Londinensis' is much more comprehensive in scope than its title suggests, for it embraces most of the English flora

CURTIS, W. Flora Londinensis: containing a history of the Plants indigenous to Great Britain, illustrated by figures of the natural size.

A new edition, enlarged by George Graves and William Jackson Hooker. London, Henry G. Bohn, [1817-]1835. 5 volumes. Large-folio (481 x 290mm). With...

EUR 15,000

the early years of this famous and beautifully illustrated magazine

CURTIS, W. The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden displayed: in which the most ornamental foreign plants, cultivated in the open ground, the green-house, and the stove, are accurately represented in their natural colours...

London, S. Couchman, 1793-1814. 40 volumes, bound in 20. 8vo (235 x 140mm). With 1684 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform red ...

EUR 20,000

CURTUS, F. Ad vivium exprimebat.

Bologna, Guiseppe Longhi and Franciscus Curtus, c.1644. Small folio (275 x 200mm). With engraved title within a garland of flowers and ribbons, 31 ...

EUR 18,000

Dalechamp is considered by some authorities to have been one of the most erudite of the French botanists of the 16th century

Dr. Sam Segal believes this work by Justus Danckerts is the first edition and predates the edition by Vauquer

DANCKERTS, J. Livres de Fleurs.

Amsterdam, c. 1680. Oblong small folio (350 x 190mm). Engraved title within a garland of flowers arranged on a pillar, and 9 engraved plates of bou...

EUR 15,000

Of all the herpetological treatises to emerge in France immediately following the French Revolution, the most comprehensive was Daudin's.

DAUDIN, F.M. Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière des Reptiles. Ouvrage faisant suite à l'Histoire Naturelle générale et particulière, composée par Leclerc de Buffon et rédigée par C.S. Sonnini ...

Paris, Dufart, An X-XI (1801-1803). 8 volumes. Royal-8vo (210 x 135 mm). pp. 384; 432; 452; 397; 365; 447; 436; 439, with 100 engraved plates, apar...

EUR 3,900

P.F. Dejean was called 'the first great coleopterist'

DEJEAN, P.F. & BOISDUVAL, J.A. Iconographie et histoire naturelle des Coléoptères d'Europe.

Paris, Méquignon-Marvis, 1829-1836 (-1838). 5 volumes. 8vo (230 x 150mm). pp. xiv, 400; 407, (1); 326; 486; 415, (1), with 270 handcoloured engrav...

EUR 3,500

Bulbous plants predominate (daffodils, narcissi, jonquils, tulips, blue-bells, lilies and fritillaries)

DELAFLEUR,N.G. [Florilegium], Nicolaus Guillelmus a florae Lotharingus. Fecit Romae 1638.

[Paris], Pierre Mariette, 1638. Small oblong 4to (190 x 290mm). Engraved throughout, title-portraitwithin border of flowers, 12 plates of flowers, ...

EUR 10,000

The fine allegorical frontispiece shows the gardens of Schönbrunn

(DENIS, M. & SCHIFFSMÜLLER, I.) Systematisches Verzeichniss der Schmetterlinge der Wienergegend herausgegeben von einigen Lehrern am k.k.

Theresianum. Wien, A. Bernardi, 1776. Large-4to (277 x 210mm). pp. (2), 322, (2), with 1 engraved title-page, 1 engraved vignette, 1 handcoloured e...

EUR 2,500

the most important book to be published in England during the eighteenth century on the plant growing in a private garden

DILLENIUS, J.J. Horti Elthamensis plantarum rariorum icones et nomina Joh. Jac. Dillenio, M.D. descriptarum Elthami in Cantio, in Horto... Jacobi Sherard... additis denominationibus Linnaeanis.

Lugduni Batavorum, C. Haak, 1774. 2 volumes (bound in one). Folio (404 x 260mm). Leaves (6); 1, with 325 etched plates. New full mottled calf, spin...

EUR 13,000

A masterwork what botany in the Dutch speaking countries is concerned

one of the earliest treatises on 'garden flowers'

DODONAEUS, R. Florum, et Coronariarum Odoratarumque nonnullarum herbarum historia. Altera editio.

Antwerp, C. Plantin, 1569. 8vo (165 x 107mm). pp. 311, (9), with Plantin's device on title and 109 mostly full-page woodcuts by Arnaud Nicolai and ...

EUR 1,800

he made here an attempt to an explanation of the parts of the plants.

DODONAEUS, R. Stirpium Historia pemptades sex, sive libri XXX ...

Antverpiae, ex Officina Plantiniana, apud B. & I. Moretos, 1616. Folio (346 x 230mm). pp. (16), 872, (66), with fine engraved title and 1341 woodcu...

EUR 5,500

The 'Insects of India' is the first illustrated publication dealing with the entomology of India

DONOVAN, E. Natural History of the Insects of India, containing upwards of two hundred and twenty figures and descriptions.

A new edition by J.O. Westwood. London, Henry G. Bohn, 1842. 4to (300 x 240mm). pp. vi, 102, with 58 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporar...

EUR 7,000

The number of new species figured by Doubleday is very considerable, and is even larger than appears at first sight

DOUBLEDAY, E. & WESTWOOD, J.O. The genera of Diurnal Lepidoptera: comprising their generic characters, a notice of their habits and transformations, and a catalogue of the species of each genus.

London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846-1852. 2 volumes. Folio (375 x 270mm). pp. xi, (1), 1-250; (2), 251- 534, with 86 lithographed pla...

EUR 19,000

Monumental work on the European avifauna

DRESSER, H.E. A history of the birds of Europe, including all the species inhabiting the western palaearctic region.

London, published by the author, 1871-1896. 9 volumes (including the supplement). Large-4to (315 x 245mm). With 723 (721 handcoloured) lithographic...

EUR 17,000

Nissen in his publication 'Die botanische Buchillustration' speaks highly of him 'seine Tafeln... verdienen volles Lob'.

DREVES, J.F. & HAYNE, F.G. Choix de Plantes d'Europe, décrites et dessinées d'après nature.

Leipzig, Voss et Compagnie, 1802. 5 volumes. 4to (295 x 230mm). pp. xii, 40; xii, 44; xii, 44; xii,40; x, 38, with 125 fine hand-coloured engraved ...

EUR 4,200

one of the finest works on fishing and fisheries in any language

DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, H.L. & DE LA MARRE, L.H. Traité Général des Pesches, et histoire des Poissons qu'elles fournissent, tant pour la subsistance des hommes, que pour plusieurs autres usages qui ont rapport aux arts et au commerce.

Paris, Saillant & Nyon/ Desaint, 1769-1782. 4 volumes bound in 12. Folio (445 x 290mm). With 250 folding engraved plates. Later half calf, gilt orn...

EUR 18,000

great French classic on trees and shrubs with the famous Matthiolus woodcuts

DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, H.L. Traité des Arbres et Arbustes qui se cultivent en France en pleine terre.

Paris, H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour, 1755. 2 volumes. 4to (270 x 210mm). pp. (4), lxii, 368; (2), 387, with 4 (3 folded) engraved plates, 250 full-p...

EUR 3,500

charming compilation of accounts of remarkable plants, illustrated with equally remarkable woodcuts

DURET, C. Histoire admirable des plantes et herbes esmerveillable & miraculeuses en nature: mesmes d'aucunes qui sont vrays Zoophytes, ou Plant-animales, Plantes & Animaux tout ensemble,

pour avoir vie vegetative, sensitive & animale: Avec leurs Portraicts au naturel, selon les histoires, descriptions, voyages, & navigations des anc...

EUR 10,000

splendidly produced work on Infusiora

EHRENBERG, C.G. Die Infusionsthierchen als vollkommene Organismen.

Ein Blick in das tiefere organische Leben der Natur. Leipzig, L. Voss, 1838. 2 volumes (text & atlas). Folio (457 x 335mm). pp. xviii, (4), 547, (1...

EUR 6,000

EHRENBERG, C.G. [Symbolae Physicae, seu icones et descriptiones corporum naturalium novorum aut minus cognitorum, quae ex itinere per Libyam, Aegyptum, Nubiam, Dongolam, Syriam, Arabiam et Habessiniam ...]. Berlin 1828-1900.

2 original drawings of Antilopes of the above work titled 'Antilope Dama' [by F. Bürde]. The first plate measures 310 x 450mm and is an ink wash d...

EUR 3,900

the most splendid monograph ever made on this group of animals (Cats, Lions, Pumas, Tigers, Panthers)

ELLIOT, D.G. A Monograph of the Felidae or Family of Cats.

London, by the Author, (1878-) 1883. Large folio (597 x 477mm). With 43 splendid handcoloured lithographed plates from drawings by Joseph Wolf and ...

EUR 95,000

one of the most ambitious entomological publications of the eighteenth century

ENGRAMELLE, M.D.J. Papillons d'Europe, peints d'après nature par M. Ernst, gravé par M. Gerardin et coloriés sous leur direction ... Décrits par le R.P. Engramelle.

Paris, Delaguette/ Basan & Poignant, 1779-1792 (-1793). 8 volumes, bound in 6. Large-4to (320 x 245mm). With 3 (2 hand-coloured) engraved frontispi...

EUR 21,000

one of the most ambitious entomological publications of the eighteenth century

ENGRAMELLE, M.D.J. Papillons d'Europe, peints d'après nature par M. Ernst, gravé par M. Gerardin et coloriés sous leur direction ... Décrits par le R.P. Engramelle.

Paris, Delaguette/ Basan & Poignant, 1779-1792 (-1793). 8 volumes, bound in 4. Large-4to (305 x 240mm). With 3 (2 hand-coloured) engraved frontispi...

EUR 19,500

Printed for private circulation only

ES, N.J.A.P.H. VAN. De hippische sport en het Korps Rijdende Artillerie 1793-1908, I: DE VALKERIJ. Met illustratiën van Hoynck van Papendrecht, Krabbé, Staring en van Es en ornamentatie van Colenbrander en Roskam.

Arnhem, Coers & Roest - G.J. Thieme, (1908). Folio (370 x 290mm). pp. (16), 172, (18), with 45 plates of which 34 beautifully handcoloured, many of...

EUR 9,000

Printed for private circulation only

ES, N.J.A.P.H. VAN. De hippische sport en het Korps Rijdende Artillerie 1793-1908, I: DE VALKERIJ. Met illustratiën van Hoynck van Papendrecht, Krabbé, Staring en van Es en ornamentatie van Colenbrander en Roskam.

Arnhem, Coers & Roest - G.J. Thieme, (1908). Folio (370 x 290mm). pp. (16), 172, (18), with 45 plates of which 34 beautifully handcoloured, many of...

EUR 9,000

beautiful lepidopterological classic complete with the supplements

ESPER, E.J.C. & TOUSSAINT VON CHARPENTIER. Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen von Eugenius Johann Christoph Esper. Herausgegeben mit Zusätzen von Toussaint von Charpentier. EuropäischeGattungen.

Leipzig, T.O. Weigel, (1829-1839). 7 volumes (5 volumes of text and 4 supplements bound in 5 & 2 volumes of plates in portfolio). 4to (270 x 215mm...

EUR 17,000

Famous work on agriculture, gardening, cattle raising, as well as hunting and hawking

The manuscript therefore constitutes an important documentation for the history of olive cultivation

FANTONI, COUNT LUIGI. [Manuscript on Olive Trees and Olive Oil of Tuscany and some adjacent areas, by Count Luigi Fantoni].

Delle specie diverse d'Olivi che si trovano ne Monti della Fattoria d'Agnano Territorio Pisano, spettante a S(ua) A(ltezza) S(erenissima) etc. Con...

EUR 38,000

The folio edition of probably the most attractive work published on volcanology

one of the finest examples of French colour-printing by Langlois

FÉRUSSAC, A. DE. & DESHAYES, G.P. Histoire Naturelle générale et particulière des Mollusques Terrestres et Fluviatiles ...

Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1820-1851. 4 volumes. Folio. With 247 engraved plates, almost all printed incolours and finished by hand. Recent red half m...

EUR 15,500

one of the finest examples of French colour-printing by Langlois

FÉRUSSAC, A. DE. & DESHAYES, G.P. Histoire Naturelle générale et particulière des Mollusques Terrestres et Fluviatiles ...

Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1820-1851. 4 volumes. Folio (430 x 300mm). pp. viii, 402; (4), xvi, 1-184 (60 pages of 96 bis), 260, 22 (explication des pl...

EUR 22,000

rare and early work on Foraminifera

the rarest and most beautifully produced work on Russian entomology

FISCHER DE WALDHEIM, J.G. Entomographia Imperii Russici./ Entomographie de la Russie.

Moscou, Société Impériale des Naturalistes/ Imprimerie Semen, 1820-1828. Volumes I-III (of 5). 4to (260 x 210mm). With 4 hand-coloured engraved ...

EUR 7,500

illustrated with chromolithographs, designed, printed and sometimes "rebouché au pinceau" in the large printing office situated in the middle of van Houtte's gardens

FLORE DES SERRES ET DES JARDINS DE L'EUROPE, ou descriptions des plantes les plus rares et les plus méritantes ... Rédigé par C. Lemaire, Scheidweiler & Van Houtte e.a.

Gand, van Houtte, 1845-1880. 23 volumes. Royal-8vo (252 x 180mm). With over 2500, nearly all coloured plates. Contemporary brown half calf, spines ...

EUR 15,000

The excellent plates were executed by Charles Couzens and H.N. Turner

FRASER, L. Zoologia Typica, or Figures of New and Rare Mammals and Birds described in the Proceedings or exhibited in the Collections of the Zoological Society of London.

London, Published by the Author, 1849. Folio (365 x 265mm). With printed and hand-coloured titles, the hand-coloured title within a scene of giraff...

EUR 15,000

One of the rarest lepidopterological iconographies, published in 120 parts over a period of 25 years

FREYER, C.F. Neuere Beiträge zur Schmetterlingskunde mit Abbildungen nach der Natur.

Augsburg, beim Verfasser/ in Kommission bei der C. Kollmann'schen Buchhandlung/ in Kommission bei der Matth. Rieger'schen Buchhandlung, (1827) 1833...

EUR 23,000

the plants are depicted full-page with German and Latin names

FUCHS, L. Primi de Stirpium historia comentariorum tomi vivae Imagines...

Basileae, Isingrin, 1549. 8vo (165 x 105mm). pp. (16), 516, with woodcut printer's device on titlepage and 516 full page woodcuts, leaves ruled in ...

EUR 6,500

rare and early treatise on the salamander

FUNK, A.F. De Salamandrae terrestris vita, evolutione, formatione tractatus.

Berolini, sumtibus Dunckeri et Humblotii, 1827. Folio (410 x 265mm). pp. ix, (3), 60, with 3 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half cloth...

EUR 2,800

a taxonomic landmark and many of the seeds and fruits derive from Cook's first voyage

GAERTNER, J. De frvctibvs et seminibvs plantarvm.

Accedvnt seminvm centvriae qvinqve priores (continens seminum centurias quinque posteriores). Stuttgart, typis Academiae Carolinae/ Tübingen, typi...

EUR 8,500

the most important scientific expedition to Scandinavia

GAIMARD, P. Voyage en Scandinavie, en Laponie, au Spitzberg et aux Feröe pendant les années 1838-1840 sur la corvette La Recherche, commandée par M. Fabvre. Publiés par ordre du Roi sousla direction de M. Paul Gaimard.

Paris, A. Bertrand, (1842-1855). 17 text-volumes (bound in 16). 8vo (220 x 140mm). & 5 atlases (bound in 3), with 449 (76 hand-coloured) plates. Fo...

EUR 39,000

The plates of the present work are all engraved by Garsault

GESSNER, C. Historiae Animalium Liber III que est de Avium Natura Nunc denuo recognitus?..

Frankfurt, Johan Wechel for Robert Cambieri, 1585. Folio (367 x 243mm). pp. (12), 806, (26, index).Woodcut on title, woodcut initials, head- and ta...

EUR 48,000

the greatest zoological encyclopaedia of the sixteenth century

a work on the value of American (primarily South American) cultivated plants

GILII, F.L. & XUAREZ, G. Osservazioni fitologiche sopra alcune piante esotiche introdotte in Roma fatte nell'Anno 1788, 1789, 1790.

Roma, Stamperia di Arcangelo/ Stamperia Giunchiana, 1789-1792. 3 volumes, bound in one. 4to (245 x 180mm). pp. 64; (2), viii, 99, (1, blank); (4), ...

EUR 9,500

a rare privately printed flower book

GLEADALL, E. E. The Beauties of Flora with botanic and poetic illustrations, being a selection of flowers drawn from nature, arranged emblematically with directions for colouring them.

Heath Hall near Wakefield, E.E. Gleadall, 1834-36. 2 volumes. 4to (335 x 250mm). With 2 hand-coloured lithographed titles and 41 hand-coloured lith...

EUR 7,000

one of the finest illustrated French works on Lepidoptera

GODART, J.B. & DUPONCHEL, P.A.J. Histoire naturelle des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de France.

Paris, Crevot/Méquignon-Marvis Fils, 1821-1842. 11 volumes & 4 supplements (bound in 17). 8vo (215 x 130mm). With 546 (545 hand-coloured) engraved...

EUR 7,800

he spent more than ten years in South America, partly in company with the famous A.R. Wallace

GODMAN, F. DU CANE & SALVIN, O. Biologia Centrali-Americana, or contribution to the knowledge of the Fauna and Flora of Mexico and Central America: COLEOPTERA by H.W. Bates, D. Sharp and others.

London 1881-1911. 7 volumes bound in 18. 4to (305 x 245mm). pp. x, 316; xv, 824; xii, 717; xii, 432; xv, 690; xii, 372; xxxiv, 572; x, 494; vi, 354...

EUR 7,000

A fine and beautifully bound copy of the most splendid work on the birds of Great Britain

GOULD, J.28 The Birds of Great Britain.

London, Taylor and Francis by the Author, [1862] - 1873. 5 volumes. Folio (545 x 370mm). With 367 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates, many heig...

EUR 85,000

The drawings, the majority concern scale insects, are extremely precise and detailed

The plates are finely coloured and show flowers, fruit, vegetables and green houses

GREEN, T. The Universal Herbal; or, Botanical, Medical, and Agricultural Dictionary, containing an account of all the known plants in the world, arranged according to the Linnean system. Second

edition, revised and improved. London, Caxton Press, 1824 (-28). 2 volumes. 4to (260 x 206mm). pp. (4), 790; 885, 56, with 3 stipple-engraved handc...

EUR 2,000

Greville (1794-1866) was a Scottish mycologist and made important contributions to Scottish mycology

GREVILLE, R.K. Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, or coloured figures and descriptions of cryptogamic plants, belonging chiefly to the order Fungi; and intended to serve as a continuation of English botany.

Edinburgh, Maclachlan & Stewart, 1823-1828. 6 volumes. Royal-8vo (240 x 150mm). With 360 fine hand-coloured engraved plates and descriptive text. C...

EUR 3,200

the birth of microscopic anatomy of plants

GREW, N. The Anatomy of Plants. With an Idea of a Philosophical History of Plants. And several other lectures read before the Royal Society.

London, W. Rawlins, for the Author, 1682. Folio (316 x 193mm). pp. (16), (6), 24, (10), 1-212 & (217)-304, 19 index, 1 blank and 83 (5 double-page)...

EUR 5,500

First to observe sex in plants - the birth of microscopic anatomy of plants

GREW, N. The Anatomy of Plants. With an Idea of a Philosophical History of Plants. And several other lectures read before the Royal Society.

London, W. Rawlins, for the Author, 1682. Folio (320 x 195mm). pp. (16), (6), 24, (10), 1-212 & (217)-304, 19 index, 1 blank and 83 (5 double-page)...

EUR 4,500

rare work on exotic butterflies

GROSE SMITH, H. & KIRBY, W.F. Rhopalocera Exotica, being Illustrations of New, Rare, and Unfigured Species of Butterflies.

London, Gurney & Jackson, 1887-1902. 3 volumes. Large-4to (284 x 220mm). With 180 hand-coloured lithographed plates and descriptive text. Contempor...

EUR 9,500

The present work shows Gualtieri's collection and is one of the most curious and beautiful books on shells ever published

GUALTIERI, N. Index Testarum Conchyliorum quae adservantur in Museo Nicolai Gualtieri... et methodice distributae exhibentur tabulae CX.

Florence, C. Albizzini, 1742. Folio (464 x 325mm). pp xxiii [including frontispiece], (1); ff. 126,with engraved frontispiece, portrait, 110 number...

EUR 7,000

'Epochmaking' work by the founder of modern bryology

HEDWIG, J. Theoria Generationis et Fructificationis Plantarum Cryptogamicarum Linnaei. Retractata et aucta.

Lipsiae, ex officina Breitkopfio - Haerteliana, 1798. 4to (265 x 220mm). pp. xii, 268, with 1 plainplate of instruments and 42 fine handcoloured en...

EUR 3,500

A very scarce work with excellent plates

HERBST, J.F.W. Natursystem der ungeflügelten Insekten.

Berlin, G.A. Lange, 1797-1800. 4 parts (bound in one). 4to (275 x 215mm). pp. viii, 88; pp. iv, 26;pp. (2), 30; pp. (4), 86, with 23 fine handcolou...

EUR 2,500

One of the very few copies with superb gouache handcolouring of the plates

It was produced by Count Hoffmannsegg, contemporary of Redouté, whose work it rivals

HOFFMANNSEGG, J.C. & H.F. LINK. Flore Portugaise ou description de toutes les plantes qui croissent naturellement en Portugal.

Berlin, Charles Fréderic Amelang for the authors, 1809-1820 (-1840). Folio (485 x 335mm, 2 text vols & 525 x 355mm, atlas). 22 parts bound in 3 vo...

EUR 7,500

The original drawings for the present work were done by native artists

HOOKER, J.D. Illustrations of Himalayan plants.

London, L. Reeve, 1855. Folio (508 x 380mm). With 1 pictorial handcoloured lithographed title and 24 handcoloured lithographed plates, each with an...

EUR 19,000

it contains descriptions and plates of many of the best garden Rhododendron species which can be grown in this country


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