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Insectes Diptères du Nord de la France.

MACQUART, J.
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Book Description: Lille, Leleux/ L. Danel, (1826-1834). 8vo (210 x 125mm). 5 parts bound in 2 volumes. pp. (4), iv, 175; (2), 178; (4), 159; (4), 223; (4), 232, with 21 lithographed plates and 3 folding tables. Contemporary green half morocco, gilt lettered spines, marbled sides. The rare book issue. It was published in 5 volumes, 1826-1834 in both journal and separately printed versions. Justin Macquart (1778-1855) was a French entomologist and director of the Natural History Museum in Lille. He is one the most important dipterologists of the 19th century and a close friend of Meigen. "Macquart trouve en Meigen, un maître et un ami. Avec l'aide des travaux de l'entomologiste rhénan, Macquart écrit de 1828 à 1833, les 'Diptères du Nord de la France'. Cette oeuvre, fort appréciée des naturalistes, lui ouvre les portes des collections et des bibliothèques."(Lhoste p. 128). Bound in a letter dated Lille, le 8. Décembre 1826 by Macquart to probably Jean Victor Audouin.Evenhuis p. 509; Horn-Schenkling 14364. Bookseller Inventory # 8885

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Faunae Insectorum Germanicae Initia oder Deutschlands Insecten.

PANZER, G.W.P.
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Book Description: Nürnberg, in der Felseckerschen Buchhandlung, 1793-1823. 110 parts, bound in 20 volumes. Oblong small-8vo (plates & text: 125 x 95mm). With 2678 hand-coloured engraved plates, and descriptive text. Recent port-folio with red and green gilt lettered labels. The set is bound in plastic folio ring binders, and the loose plates and text are kept together by double plastic sheets. The most beautiful miniature entomological work ever published. The splendid illustrations are of an unsurpassed beauty and exactness. Georg Wolfgang Franz Panzer (1755-1829) was a German entomologist; regional physician in Hersbruck near Nuremberg and lecturer at the Collegium Medicum in Nuremberg. "There does not exist a more accurate or useful work. The figures are drawn and etched by the famous Sturm, the best entomological artist on the continent; . while the descriptions, although frequently too short, are written by hand of a master. The system of Fabricius is followed and the work altogether is highly essential to every one who writes upon the entomology of Europe" (Swainson).Panzer published parts 1-109 from 1793 to 1808 and a continuation was issued much later in 1823 by Geyer (part 110 only). Herrich-Schaeffer published parts 111-190. The continuation to Panzer's work is very scarce due to a decreasing number of subscribers."Die alte bayrische Schule der naturwissenschaftliche Illustrationen hat sich unsterbliche Verdienste besonders um die Entomologie erworben. Sie hat die schönsten Abbildungswerke dieser Wissenschaft geliefert" (Junk. Rara II, p. 142).Jacob Sturm (1771-1848) was born in Nürnberg. His father Johann Georg Sturm was an engraver. Jacob Sturm was the editor and illustrator of several natural history works such as his 'Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen'. Apart from this he illustrated a great number of the finest natural history works published at that period in South Germany.The total number of plates required for the 110 parts is 2640. As we have more than the 2640 required plates there are probably some duplicated or cancelled plates. The bindings are practical to use but not beautiful, all plates are in fine condition. Added to the series are: Saunders, E. Index to Panzer's Fauna Insectorum Germaniae. London 1888; Index Entomologicus sistens insectorum species in G.W. Panzeri Fauna Insectorum Germanica. Pars I. Eleutherata. Norimbergiae 1813; Panzer, G.W. Kritische Revision der Insektenfauna Deutschlands nach dem System bearbeiter. I-XCVI Heft & I-C Heft. Nürnberg 1805-1806.Nissen ZBI, 3084; Junk Rara II, p. 141. Bookseller Inventory # 9108

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Book Description: Hamburgi et Kilonii, C.E. Bohnii, 1778. 8vo (192 x 115mm). pp. (12), 178, with title-vignette. Recent wrappers. Scarce work of this famous entomologist. Fabricius was one of the most famous pupils of Linnaeus, with whom he formed a lifelong friendship. He greatly increased the knowledge of entomology and gained a wide reputation abroad. "Fabricius's (1778) 'Philosophia Entomologica' was the first textbook of entomology and introduced an improved classification based on mouthparts; this kept natural groups together that Linnaeus's system had separated according to wing structures. Fabricius's small book also covered theoretical principles of study, nomenclature, description, and classification" (Damkaer, The Copepodologist's cabinet p. 69).Horn-Schenkling 6197. Bookseller Inventory # 9130

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Book Description: Paris, Lequien Fils, 1834. 8vo (205 x 120mm). pp. (2), iv, 92, with 4 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary cloth, spine with gilt lettered label. (With:) KIRBY, W. A Century of Insects, including several new genera described from his Cabinet. (London, Transactions Linn. Society, 1817). 4to (272 x 215mm). pp. 375-453, with 2 hand-coloured engraved plates. (Together with:) KIRBY, W. A Description of several new Species of Insects collected in New Holland by Robert Brown. (London, Transactions Linn. Society 1818). pp. 454-482, with 1 hand-coloured engraved plate. Contemporary wrappers. Rare French translation of Kirby's 'A Century of Insects', printed in 100 copies only. We include the original work which was published in volume XII of the 'Transactions of the Linnaean Society'. William Kirby (1759-1850) was a British clergyman and entomologist. The 'Century d'insectes' describes one hundred insects mostly from Brazil, 18 however from Australia.Nissen ZBI, 2187; Horn-Schenkling 11741 & 11742. Bookseller Inventory # 9162

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Book Description: London, Taylor & Francis, 1933-1962. 9 parts. Folio (565 x 385mm). With 40 coloured plates, the first 30 plates handcoloured lithographs and the last 10 plates chromolithographs. Original printed wrappers. The complete supplements to Elwes' Monograph of the genus Lilium. "A work of the greatest interest and value to all Lily growers". The main work contains 48 plates and was published between 1877 and 1880. Of the supplements, the parts 1-7 are by A. Grove and A.D. Cotton between 1933 and 1940 and finally parts 8 and 9 by W.B. Turrill between 1960 and 1962. Due to the much later date of publication of the supplements these are frequently lacking. The first 7 supplements, containing 30 superbly handcoloured lithographed plates, were illustrated by Lilian Snelling. Parts 8 and 9 were illustrated by Margaret Stones. H.J. Elwes (1846-1922) was a keen collector and first became interested in lilies on a visit to the Himalayas.Nissen BBI, 594; Great Flower Books 56. Bookseller Inventory # 8644

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Book Description: Als eine Beilage zu diesem Werke, heraus gegeben. I.(-IV.) Heft (all published). Stuttgart, gedrukt in der Drukerei der Herzoglichen Hohen Karls-Schule, 1790. 4to (280 x 225mm). pp. (14), 38, with 100 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, ornamented spine with gilt lettered label (old skilful repair to hinges). A fine copy of the first edition of this very rare botanical work describing one hundred woody plants, with fruit and flowers growing wild in Germany. The colouring of the plates is of an unusual high standard, and belongs to the very best produced in southern Germany at its summit of fine natural history production. The plates are engraved and drawn by G.F. Abel himself, a Stuttgart artist and engraver. Apart from this and one other work, also by Reiter, he is otherwise unknown as a botanical artist. One technique employed, unusual in colour-plate botanical books, is the use of background shadows to give the illusion of the plants standing slightly above the surface of the page.Reiter was a botanist and forester; he was forestry commissioner at Stuttgart 1794-1801 and later in the Würtemberger forestry department. The Burgsdorf work referred to in the title is his 'Anleitung zur sichern Erziehung.' 1787. The plates are in mint condition.Nissen BBI, 1617; Stafleu & Cowan 8971. Bookseller Inventory # 8672

Book Description: Paris, P. Bertrand, 1855-57. 2 volumes in 16 parts. 4to (320 x 250mm). pp. (12), 231; 316, with 91 lithographed plates. Unbound in original printed wrappers. The complete botanical section of this important expedition to South America, 'one of the most valuable contributions of its kind .' (Wood). "This monumental work is today still of great scientific content ." (Barba de Moraes p. 168). The first monograph to describe the alpine flora of the Andes mountains. Hugh Algernon Weddell (1819-1877) was born in Painswick near Gloucester and moved to France. As a student he developed a strong interest in botany and accompanied A. de Jussieu on numerous botanizing expeditions. "Castelnau's expedition was engaged primarily in the scientific exploration of Brazil, Paraguay, and Bolivia and Weddell's main occupation was plant collecting. From Brazil alone, he sent more than 3000 specimens back to Paris. In his five years of work in the New World, Weddell had travelled thousands of miles and had actually crossed the Andean Cordillera nine times, hiking through the perpetual snow of extreme altitudes" (Rare Books from MBG Library). The drawings (probably based in part on sketches by Weddell) are by Alfred Riocreux, who also lithographed them. The wrappers are a bit worn. Circular library stamp of the Academie de Macon on wrappers and titles as well in the margin of some text leaves and plates.Stafleu & Cowan 16.948; Brasilien Bibliothek I, 450. Bookseller Inventory # 8695

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Book Description: Bruxelles, V. Verteneuil & L. Desmet, 1894-1897. 3 volumes bound in 5. Large-4to (315 x 238mm). pp. (10); (8); (10), 172, with 491 hand-coloured engraved plates. Later brown cloth, spines with gilt lettering (and:) HUEBNER, J. & GEYER, C. Zuträge zur Sammlung exotischer Schmetterlinge bestehend in Bekundigung einzelner Fliegmuster neuer oder rarer nichteuropäischer Gattungen. Nouvelle édition fac-simile française. Introduction et index systématique et alphabétique par W.F. Kirby. Bruxelles, V. Verteneuil & L. Desmet, 1908-1912. 1 volume bound in 2. Large-4to (315 x 238mm) pp. (4), ii, 100, (2), with 172 hand-coloured engraved plates. Later brown cloth, spines with gilt lettering Rare complete set of this beautifully handcoloured new edition of one of the finest and most important works on exotic butterflies, which was edited in a very limited edition. It comprises Hübner's complete works on exotic butterflies, the 'Sammlung exotischer Schmetterlinge' published from 1806-24 and his 'Zuträge zur Sammlung exotischer Schmetterlinge' published from 1818-37, of which the last part was published by Geyer. Both these two original works are extremely rare and we have not offered copies since many decades. The new edition of these works on exotic butterflies books by Wystman and Kirby is superbly produced. The engraved plates are printed on thick, wove paper and exquisitely handcoloured. Also this edition is a great rarity and the number of copies produced minute. Wystman published 3 issues, one with German text, one with English text and one with French text. Probably no more than 50 copies were published. Mr. Kirby says "In writing letter press to Hübner's 'Sammlung exotischer Schmetterlinge', I have paid special attention to the correct identification of the species figured, and in one or two cases I have found it necessary to propose new names. I have not given descriptions, but sufficient synonymy and explanations to bring Hübner's plates into range with later publication" (Entomological Society News 1911). "La reproduction des planches sur papier de Hollande comme l'original, sera en tous points conforme à l'ancienne édition. La tracé des figures sera exécuté par la gravure, de façon à garantir une exactitude absolue. Pour le coloris, je me suis assuré le concours de quatre artistes, spécialistes dans ce travail" (From the printed wrappers).Very little is known about Huebner's life. The rarity of his works is due to the great upheavel caused by the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars and the long period of publication. Huebner was a man of modest means, more or less tied to his native town Augsburg. He was a designer in one of the leading cotton factories of the town. His true love and inclination were Lepidoptera. He published a number of beautifully illustrated iconographies on the subject which he published for his own account and he drew and engraved all the illustrations himself. "Nehmen wir als Beispiel die berühmten drei Schmetterlings-Iconographien des Augsburger Insecten-Malers und Muster-Zeichners in einer Kattun-Fabrik J. Hübner (1761-1826), welche als die schönsten Abbildungswerke der Entomologie gelten. Deren 1900 colorierte Tafeln sind als künstlerische Leistungen erst-rangig. (Und in der Reihe solcher Abbildungswerke, die sich die Bibliophilie und die Wissenschaft streitig machen, ist das Hübner'sche Opus eines der wenigen, bei dem der Fall eintritt, dass ihm die Wissenschaft einen höheren Preiss zubilligt, als die Bibliophilie; obzwar sonst infolge der weitaus grösseren Kaufwilligkeit und Kaufkraft, die nach der Kunst hin orientierten Sammlern innewohnt, die Preise solcher auf dem Ueberschneidungs-Gebiet wachsenden Werke eben von der Bibliophilie bestimmt werden)" (Junk. Rara p. 244). A very nice uniformly bound set.See Horn & Schenkling 10905 & 10908 for the original edition and Nissen ZBI, 2040 & 2041 for the original edition as well as the present issue. Bookseller Inventory # 8713

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Book Description: 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 659 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates on 647 leaves. Contemporary green half morocco, spines in 6 compartments with gilt lettering, topedges gilt. A reissue of the second, much enlarged edition. The second edition was published from 1817-1828. "Henry Bohm took over the remaining copies of this second edition and issued them in 1835 with new title-pages, carrying the date 1835" (Stafleu & Cowan 1286). The first three volumes contain the original 432 plates, but the text rewritten by Hooker. The final two volumes are entirely new, with the plates mostly from drawings by Hooker, together with his own descriptions. The impressive 'Flora Londinensis' is much more comprehensive in scope than its title suggests, for it embraces most of the English flora, and as a result of which it should be properly regarded as the first colour-plate national flora. "Curtis adopted the novel plan of having specimens drawn to a uniform scale and to life size, and most of the plates display a high degree of accuracy. In the opinion of Salisbury, the majority of the figures 'represent the most successful portrayals of British wild flowers that have ever been achieved'" (Henry II, p. 67). The fine plates are by James Sowerby, Sydenham Edwards, and Hooker. William Curtis is one of the great names in botany, the present work and his famous 'Botanical Magazine' are landmarks in English botany. Restored marginal tear to title page of 5th volume and blind library stamp on title pages. A fine copy without the usual foxing.Nissen BBI, 440; Stafleu & Cowan 1286. Bookseller Inventory # 8522

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Book Description: London, S. Couchman, 1793-1814. 40 volumes, bound in 20. 8vo (235 x 140mm). With 1684 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform red half morocco, richly gilt spines, marbled sides. An attractive uniformly bound set of the early years of this famous and beautifully illustrated magazine. The magazine has continued publication almost without interruption to the present day and has become a national institute of which Englishmen may justly be proud. It should be noted that the colouring of the earlier volumes, as offered above, is far superior to the later ones. "It is, indeed, the oldest current scientific periodical of its kind with coloured illustrations in the world, and in the beauty of production and high standard of its contributions it can claim a unique place" (Henry II, p. 302). Title pages to volumes 6 to 10 have been discarded by the binder, who got confused as there are 2 volumes, each with a title-page, bound in one. Added to the set the Index to vols. 1-53. The first 5 volumes are in a slightly later (identical) issue as the edition of the first 5 volumes was too low and quickly sold out. William Curtis (1746-1799) was a famous English botanist and is best known for his splendid 'Flora Londinensis' and 'The Botanical magazine'. The noted natural history illustrators, James Sowerby and Sydenham Edwards both found a start with the eminent magazine. The genus Curtisia is named in his honour.Stafleu & Cowan 1290; Nissen BBI, 2350. Bookseller Inventory # 8571

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Ehon Taka Kagami [or Picture-Book Mirror of Hawks],

KYOSAI (TOIKU KAWANABE).
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Book Description: [Tokyo, 1866-80]. 5 volumes. Small 4to (230 x 160mm). With 83 full-page woodcuts. Stitched Japanese-style into orig. yellow paper wrappers, each vol. with a white paper title-slip printed in red. First and only edition. ".The book was published at Tokyo and the editor's name was Nakamura Sasuke. The 'Mirror of Hawks' is certainly a very comprehensive and instructive treatise on falconry. It is rare, only seven complete and incomplete copies having been traced in European libraries" (Schwerdt).Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-89) was a Kano painter, printmaker, and illustrator, the son of a Samurai. At the age of six he entered the studio of Utagawa Kuniyoshi, and from the age of nine became a student of the academic Kano school, studying under Maemura Towa and then Tohaku Chinshin, who gave him the name "Toiku". He exhibited at the Vienna International Exposition in 1873, and at the first and second Paris Japanese Art Exhibitions of 1883 and 1884. In the early years of the Meiji period (1868-1912) he attained considerable popularity with his political caricatures, for which he was arrested and imprisoned in 1870. His famous "Kyosai Gadan" (1887), an attempt to show a variety of traditional Japanese and Chinese painting styles, was widely appreciated in Europe, and was issued with English captions for the export market.Kyosai's "Ehon Taka Kagami" is the major resource on Japanese falconry, with wonderful woodcuts of hawks, field work, breeding, hoods, gloves, and other associated tools and items of equipment. It records the ancient Japanese methods of care, raising, and training of the Siberian Goshawk, considered the best variety for use in falconry since ancient times.Harting 371. Schwerdt III p. 245; see G. Schack. Kyosais Falkenjagd. Bookseller Inventory # 8635

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Book Description: 30 volumes were published of this important natural history periodical. The first 13 volumes were edited by J.E.I. Walch and the remaining volumes by J.C.D. Schreber. Numerous famous naturalists contributed such as J.S. Schröter, J.F. Gmelin, J.E. Walch, C. Kleemann, De Geer and J. Schreber. The periodical contains many Cook related contributions, as well as first descriptions of shells of Australia and New Zealand. Find below a list of the most important items. WALCH, J.E.I. Beschreibung einiger neuentdeckten Conchylien. pp. 33-56, with 1 engraved hand-coloured plate. (vol. 4)This is the first part of five (for the other 4 parts see * below) describing the collection of the Prince of Schwarzenburg-Rudolstadt. The shells were acquired from Banks and Solander (von den Herren, Bancks und Solander, durch Umtausch erhandelt p. 33). The Opal Top Shell (Cantharidus opalus) here described and illustrated is according to Andrews p. 47 probably the first New Zealand animal to feature in a published book. According to Dance p. 69 this is the first published illustration of a New Zealand mollusc. A complete set of all 5 parts is very rare.[PARKINSON, S]. Die Pflanzen der Insel Outahitée aus der Parkinsonischen Reisebeschreibung gezogen, und mit Anmerkungen erläuteret von Z. pp. 220-258, with 2 engraved plates. (vol. 4)Rare first German edition of Parkinson's list of Tahitian plants. It was published in his 'Journal of a voyage to the South Seas' in 1773. The 2 plates show the breadfruit and mulberry. The translator indicated as 'Z' is most probably Friedrich August Zorn von Plobsheim.[ZORN VON PLOBSHEIM, F.A.]. Beschreibung einiger seltenen Conchylien aus der Sammlung der naturforschenden Gesellschaft zu Danzig. pp. 151-168, with 1 hand-coloured engraved plate (vol. 7)The work describes the shells from Cook's voyage in the collection of the Natural History Society of Danzig. The shells were acquired from the shell dealer George Humphrey. "As a result some 167 shells reached the Danzig Society in 1774, including many from New Zealand, and Zorn von Plobsheim described and illustrated part of the collection in 'Der Naturforscher' in 1775" (Andrews p. 48). The Danzig Natural History Society was an exclusive group with a limit of 20 members whose interest were in the physical and life sciences. Bank, Solander and Forster were later admitted as honorary members (see also Andrews p. 48).*WALCH, J.E.I. Beschreibung einiger neu entdeckten Conchylien. Drittes Stück (printing error must be Zweites). pp. 149-162, with 1 folding hand-coloured plate (vol. 8)SPENGLER, L. Abhandlung von den Conchylien der Südsee überhaupt und einigen neuen Arten derselben insbesondere. pp. 145-168, with 2 hand-coloured engraved double-page plates showing 11 shells. (vol. 9)The first uniquely Australian shell to be portrayed in a scientific publication. A very important paper describing and illustrating shells collected on Cook's Endeavour voyage. Dance and Andrews both erroneously mention the "Resolution" but Spengler clearly states that the shells were from the first voyage. 'Humphry distributed his purchases widely and one result of his commercial acumen was the publication of an article by Lorenz Spengler in 1776 describing and illustrating some shells brought back in the Resolution. Two characteristic New Zealand species, Cookia sulcata Gmelin and Maurea punctulata Martyn, were among those illustrated. And the 'Hercules Club'(Pyrazus ebeninus Bruguière) became the first uniquely Australian shell to be portrayed in a scientific publication" (Dance, p. 70).*WALCH, J.E.I. Beschreibung einiger neu entdeckten Conchylien. Drittes Stück. pp. 188-204, with 1 hand-coloured engraved plate. (vol. 9)*WALCH, J.E.I. Beschreibung einiger seltenen und zum Theil neu entdeckten Conchylien. Viertes Stück. pp. 74-85, with 1 hand-coloured engraved plate. (Vol. 10)SOLANDER, D. Abhandlung von dem Mordwurm, und von der dadurch verursachten Krankheit. Uebersetzt von J.A.E. Goeze. pp. 183-20. Bookseller Inventory # 8700

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Book Description: Turici Helvetorum, Orell, Fuessli et Socc., 1813. 8vo (220 x 132mm). pp. xcviii, 200, with 3 (2 folded) engraved plates and 1 folded table. Contemporary marbled wrappers. Wahlenberg (1780-1851, Swedish botanist and plant geographer) greatly promoted floristic and systematic research in Sweden. "In 1812-14 Wahlenberg travelled in Switzerland . His researches in the Swiss alps resulted in the book 'De Vegetatione et Climate in Helvetia .', in which he gives an account of the plant regions and their designations, the tree limits, and the lower and upper limits of the various plants, comparing also the vegetation in northern Switzerland with that of Lapland" (Fries. Short history of Botany in Sweden, p. 69). A fine copy.Provenance: L.B. von Moll Auctor.Pritzel 9913; Stafleu & Cowan VII, 16.519. Bookseller Inventory # 1236

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Book Description: Jena, G. Fischer, 1902-1933. 6 volumes. Large-4to (360 x 280mm). With 2 photogravure portraits (of both editors), 8 lithographed maps, 49 (a few chromo-) lithographed plates and 609 figures in the text. Contemporary half cloth (volumes II-IV & VI) & wrappers (remainder). Scarce important expedition-report. Plates 2-3 (of volume V) not present as in most copies. "The expedition was a private undertaking by Römer and Schaudinn, in the steamer Helgoland, June-Sept. 1898, to carry out zoological research in the waters off Svalbard and along the Murman coast. These published results, based on the expedition collections and observations, and on previously published arctic literature, seek (1) to catalogue all known arctic faunal forms, with literature references, (2) to compare the fauna within various arctic regions, in respect to the problem of circumpolarity, and (3) to compare arctic with antarctic forms"(Arctic Bibliography 4809). The expedition also had significance from a geographical standpoint as a number of corrections and additions to the map of Svalbard were made. A good set.Arctic Bibliography 4809 lists all the separate monographs. Bookseller Inventory # 1731

Book Description: Tübingen [and Vienna], J.G. Cotta [and in Commission bey Geistinger] 1810 [and 1812]. 2 text-volumes and 1 plates-volume. 8vo (text) and 4to (plates). pp. xlviii, 654; xxviii, 758; 24; 12, with 17 engraved plates (12 hand-coloured). Paper boards (text) and half morocco (plates). First edition of text-volumes of Goethe's work on colours, accompanied in a separate volume by the second edition of the 'Erklärung, Anzeige', and engraved plates. The first volume contains an exposition of Goethe's theories, whereas the second volume is a historical survey of the development of colour theories from the Greeks to his own time.''Goethe propounded that colours result from mixing light with darkness via the intervention of a turbid medium. The colour effects of turbid media were an 'Urphänomen', an ultimate, which itself cannot be explained but from which all that we observe can be made intelligible. His principle that the student of nature must think only in terms of what he sees, and that in numerical representation of concrete phenomena some of their essential conditions will inevitably be ignored placed him opposite adherents of mathematical physics'' (DSB ). As a consequence Goethe fiercely attacked Newton and the latter's demonstration that white light is composite and the basis of other colours.Goethe's 'Farbenlehre' is today mostly known for the clash between his concept of a directly, perceptible sensory world and Newton's world of mathematical quantitativeness.The first edition of 'Zur Farbenlehre' was published in 1810. The 'Anzeige und Uebersicht des Goethischen Werkes zur Farbenlehre' was first published separately in a magazine, 'Morgenblatt für gebildete Stände' (Hagen 347b), but was re-issued in the same year together with the 'Erklärung der zu Goethe's Farbenlehre gehörigen Tafeln' in a separate volume (Hagen 347c and 347d). At the publication of the second edition of 'Zur Farbenlehre' in 1812 (Hagen 348), these two additional tracts were also republished and many printing errors were corrected.Some slight browning and foxing. A good set of this classic study.DSB V, pp. 442-446; Hagen I 347, 348b, 348c. Bookseller Inventory # 7110

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Enumeratio Plantarum horti regii et agri Gottingensis aucta et emendata.

HALLER, A. DE.
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Book Description: Gottingae, A. Vandenhoeck, 1753. 8vo (190 x 125mm). pp. lxxx, 424, (18), with engraved title-vignette showing the botanical garden. Contemporary half vellum, manuscript title on spine. In 1736 Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777) was appointed professor of the newly founded University of Göttingen. In the same year he established the Botanical Garden. He stayed 17 years in Göttingen and the amount of work achieved by him is enormous. Apart from his professorship he foundend the Botanical Garden, an anatomical museum, an obstretrical school and similar institutions, he carried on without interruption original investigations in botany and physiology, the results of which are preserved in the numerous works associated with his name; he also conducted a monthly journal (the Göttingische gelehrte Anzeigen), to which he is said to have contributed twelve thousand articles relating to almost every branch of human knowledge. An uncut copy, the last few leaves with some unobtrusive marginal dampstaining.Stafleu & Cowan 2309. Bookseller Inventory # 8554

17.

A monograph of oriental Cicadidae.

DISTANT, W.L.
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Book Description: London, King & Co., 1889-1892. 7 parts. Large-4to. pp. 157, (1), ix, (5), with 15 handcoloured lithographed plates. Original printed wrappers. B.M.(N.H.) I, 298; Nissen ZBI, 1113. A very good set. Bookseller Inventory # 135

18.

F. de Wit Excudit.

JACHT EN VELD-TUYCH.
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Book Description: n.p. n.d. A suite of 12 engraved plates, printed on paper measuring 33 x 21cm. Later marbled wrappers. A very scarce and attractive suite of engravings on hunting published by F. de Wit. There is no engraver mentioned. F. de Wit is most likely Frederick de Wit, a well known Amsterdam map publisher. None of the consulted bibliographies on hunting seem to know this work, which must have been published around 1700. The beautifully engraved title page shows a.o. several hunting dogs, a shot gun and a pair of antlers, 2 plates show several types of hunting dogs, 4 plates show horns, bow and arrows, a spear, 4 plates show hunted animals such as deer and boar, and one plate shows deer hunting. A copy with very large margins and excellent impressions, 2 plates with slight marginal repair.Bibliotheca Hulthemiana 9374; Catalogue d'une très belle collection. de J. de Bar, number 164 (with same collation). Bookseller Inventory # 1967

19.

Histoire des Insectes. HYMÉNOPTÈRES.

LEPELETIER DE SAINT-FARGEAU, A. & BRULLÉ, A.
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Book Description: Paris, Roret, 1836-1846. 4 volumes of text & 1 atlas. 8vo (210 x 130mm). pp. (4), 547; (4), 680; (4), 646; viii, 680, with 48 engraved plates, of which 39 finely handcoloured and 9 printed in bistre. Contemporary green half calf, spines with gilt ornaments and lettering, marbled sides; atlas loose in publisher's printed wrappers. Amédée Louis Michel Lepeletier de Saint Fargeau (1770-1845) was a French entomologist. From the year 1833 until his death, he served as president of the Société Entomologique de France. Most of the excellent plates were drawn by Prêtre and have delicate colouring. The work was issued with plain or coloured plates. The present copy is the rare coloured issue. The work was published as part of the series 'Suites à Buffon' by the publisher Roret. The final volume was editied by Aug. Brullé. ". mais son oeuvre essentielle est 'l 'Histoire Naturelle des Insectes Hymenoptères', incluse dans les 'Suites à Buffon'. Cet ouvrage commencé en 1836, restera inachevé et c'est Brullé qui assurera la complète rédaction. Cette Histoire compte 4 volumes totalisant 2500 pages accompagnées de 48 planches. Pour la première fois, il est offert aux spécialistes une étude générale des Hymenoptères, étude qui garde jusqu'à nos jours, valeur de référence" (Lhoste p. 133-4).Nissen ZBI, 2452. Bookseller Inventory # 8475

20.

Geschichte der Botanik.

WINCKLER, E.
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Book Description: Frankfurt a.M., Literarische Anstalt (J. Rütten), 1854. 8vo. pp. xvi, 640. Later blind wrappers. Important and wanted handbook; scarce. An uncut copy, locally somewhat browned. Bookseller Inventory # 2335

21.

Hortus Halensis tam vivus quam siccus Iconibus et Descriptionibus illustratus.

SCHLECHTENDAL, D.F.L.
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Book Description: Fasc. I-III. Halis Saxonum, C.A. Schwetschke et Filium/ H.W. Schmidt, 1841-(1853). 4to. (I) pp. (4), 1-8, with engraved plates 1-4 (3 handcoloured); (II) pp. 9-16, with engraved plates 5-8 (4 handcoloured); (III) pp. 17-24, with engraved plates 9-12 (3 handcoloured). Original printed wrappers. Stafleu & Cowan V, 10748. Fasc. iv and facs. v seem to have been published but they must be excessively rare as none of the libraries listed by Stafleu have complete copies. Bookseller Inventory # 2838

22.

Die europäischen Hemiptera.

FIEBER, F.X.
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Book Description: Halbflügler (Rhynchota Heteroptera). Nach der analytischen Methode bearbeitet. Wien, C. Gerold's Sohn, 1861. Royal-8vo. pp. vi, 444, with 2 lithographed plates. Contemporary blind wrappers (spine broken). Hagen 233; Horn & Schenkling 6567: "Sehr selten". Bookseller Inventory # 1483

23.

Monographie des Orobanches.

VAUCHER, J.-P.
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Book Description: Genève, chez les Héritiers de J.J. Paschoud, 1827. 4to. pp. ii, 72, with 16 handcoloured folded lithographed plates. Original printed wrappers. Nissen BBI, 2043. Very scarce publication on this parasitic plant species of the family Solanaceae. Jean Pierre Etienne Vaucher, the instructor and friend of P. de Candolle, was a minister and professor in Geneva. A fine copy with attractive handcoloured plates. Bookseller Inventory # 3825

24.

Adumbrationes Plantarum.

SCHLECHTENDAL, D.F.L. DE.
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Book Description: Fasciculus II-V (last). Berolini, F. Dümmler, 1825-1832. 4 parts. 4to. pp. 17-56, with engraved plates 7-30. Original printed wrappers. Nissen BBI, 1767; Pritzel 8212; Stafleu & Cowan 10.743. Part V misprinted as VI as always (cf. Stafleu). An entirely uncut and unopened copy. Bookseller Inventory # 295

25.

Untersuchungen über die Gletscher.

AGASSIZ, L.
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Book Description: Solothurn, Jent & Gassmann, 1841 (text) & Neuchâtel, H. Nicolet, 1840 (atlas). 2 volumes. 8vo (text, 216 x 142mm) & folio (atlas, 500 x 335mm). pp. xxii, 326, (1), with 18 lithographed plates by Joseph Bettannier and 14 lithographed slightly smaller outline key plates. Contemporary half cloth, gilt lettering on spine (text) and original printed yellow wrappers, with large illustration (atlas). First German edition. The first French edition was published almost simultaneously 'Die deutsche Bearbeitung dieses gleichzeitig französisch erschienen Werkes verdank ich meinem Freunde Dr. Carl Vogt' (from the introduction). "Great work of the 'founder of glacial geology'" (Horblit, 'One hundred books famous in science', 1). Louis Agassiz 1807-1873 who was to become the foremost of the early proponents of the idea of a recent ice age, was born into a family of a Swiss Calvinist minister. He attended courses at several universities, graduating as a doctor of philosophy at Erlangen and as a doctor of medicine at Munich. "Agassiz then took a new interest: superficial deposits and landscape features of Switzerland and Germany that were attracting attention as being possibly related to a previous much wider extent of the alpine glaciers. This activety culminated in 1840 in his 'Études sur les glaciers', in which he was able to show that Switzerland had recently been covered by a vast ice cap, and from which meltwater carried far and wide great spreads of sand, gravel, and huge erratic boulder. The thesis brought the author to the immediate notice of European and American geologists" (Hancock & Skinner, 'The Oxford Companion to the Earth', p. 8). The German edition seems to be much rarer than the French one.PMM 309 (French edition); Norman 17 (French edition); Sparrow, 'Milestones of Science', 2 (German edition); Horblit 1 (French edition). Bookseller Inventory # 6851

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Book Description: Damstadt, im Verlage der Herausgeber, 1800-1811. Folio (450 x 300mm). 21 parts (of 22), bound in 2 volumes. With 126 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spines with 2 gilt lettered labels (slightly rubbed). A fine large copy of one of the most splendid German bird books. As usual without the last part, which was published in 1817. This final part is almost always lacking due to the interruption of publication by the Napoleonic wars. Our copy contains all the 21 printed upper wrappers to the parts. A great rarity is the title-page which is found in a few copies and here replaced by the printed wrapper to the first part. Many bibliographies consider the work complete in the first edition with 21 parts. The 22nd part was in fact the first part published of the second edition.". a work by which it was attempted to create a German parallel to the sumptuous ornithological works of other countries, notably of France, e.g. Levaillant's works, to which it was compared at that time . and with which it is quite comparable on account of its beautiful plates. These were drawn, engraved, printed, and coloured, by Susemihl in co-operation with his brother, J.Th. Susemihl, and lateron his son, Eduard Susemihl" (Anker 52). "Nicht minder lobenswert ist auch die 'Teutsche Ornithologie', die Johann Conrad Susemihl gemeinsam mit seinem Bruder Johann Theodor und später mit seinen Kindern Eduard und Emilie in Darmstadt mit Hilfe eines Kreises begeisterter Naturfreunde schulf. die Tafeln, die in Stich wie Kolorit zu den Spitzenleistungen des späten Kupferstiches gehören. (Nissen p. 53). The work is frequently listed under Borkhausen.One plate in part 10 lacks small part of lower corner not affecting the illustration, part 11 with some marginal dampstaining at the inner margin.Schlenker 55,1; Nissen IVB, 907; Fine Bird Books 61. Bookseller Inventory # 8328

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Book Description: London, printed by B. Meredith, published and sold by James Sowerby, 1815. 4to (295 x 230mm). pp. (4), (96), with 47 (5 folded or double-page) handcoloured engraved plates. Recent half calf, spine with black gilt lettered label. [Together with:] SOWERBY, G.B. Malacostraca Podopthalmata Britanniae . continued and completed, with a new generic and specific index to the whole, and seven new plates. London, Bernard Quaritch, 1875. 4to (365 x 260mm). pp. (28), with 7 (1 double-page) handcoloured engraved plates. Publisher's blue printed wrappers (a bit worn). One of the most splendid works on Crustacea ever published and comparable to J.F.W. Herbst's work on the Crustacea published 23 years earlier. The work was published in 19 parts and the concluding double issue by George Brettingham Sowerby was published over a half century afterwards by the antiquarian bookseller Bernard Quaritch, who had bought the remaining stock of the foregoing issues. Having been published over such a long period complete copies are very rare. The work is dedicated to Sir Joseph Banks, who may both have supported his application to the Museum, and his candidature to the Royal Society.William Elford Leach (1790-1836) was an English zoologist and marine biologist and assistant keeper of the Zoological Department at the British Museum. "In 1813, when Konig was appointed Keeper of the Natural History Departments, he was given an assistant, William Elford Leach (1790-1836), perhaps one of the more brilliant minds to enter the Museum. In every generation English science has been fortunate in attracting men with intuitive feel for nature who by their gift and enthusiasm infect others and leave their inspiration planted in those who follow. Anyone, who knew Leach and even the greater number who did not, came to revere his memory and example. After over a century and half, in spite of the shortness of his service, he stands out from his contemporaries as a 'profound naturalist'" (Gunther, The Founders of Science at the British Museum p. 49).Nissen ZBI, 2404; B.M. (Nat. Hist.) III , 1071. Bookseller Inventory # 8282

28.

Histoire naturelle des Zoophytes.

LESSON, R.P.
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Book Description: Acalèphes. Paris, Librairie encyclopédique de Roret, 1843. 8vo (265 x 165mm). Atlas only: With 12 finely handcoloured engraved plates and 2 pages 'Explications des planches'. Original wrappers. The superb plates are by Prêtre, one of the foremost natural history artists of the period. A scarce volume of the "Suites à Buffon".Nissen ZBI, 2463. Bookseller Inventory # 8478

29.

Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen.

STURM, J. & J.W.
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Book Description: Nürnberg, gedrückt auf Kosten der Verfassers, (1796-] 1798-1862. 163 parts (in 136 volumes). Small-8vo (145 x 95mm) With 2336 coloured plates. Publisher's printed wrappers or old wrappers Apart from 4 text leaves which are lacking in the section on phanerogams and replaced by photocopies, and 11 text leaves and the last 2 parts 35 & 36 (containing plates 49-72 and explanatory text) of the section on fungi and also replaced by (coloured) photocopies, a complete set of this rare work. The 'Deutschlands Flora' is composed in 3 different sections. The first one 'Phanerogamen' has 96 parts with 1440 handcoloured engraved plates, the second section 'Cryptogamen' has 31 parts with 416 handcoloured engraved plates and the third part 'Pilze' has 36 parts with 480 coloured plates. A complete set has not been on the market since decades.Jacob Sturm (1771 -1848) may be considered the most famous engraver of entomological and botanical scientific publications in Germany at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century. During this period Nürnberg still was the centre of fine natural history book production in Germany. Sturm became a great collector of insects and founded the Nürnberg Society for Natural History. His plates are very delicately drawn and depict the smallest details and enjoyed a great popularity among naturalists. As most of his works were published in a small format, they could be purchased by a larger public."The book contains. neat and attractive little engravings, no more than 5 in. by 3 1/2 in. in size. He thus deliberately chose this minute format in order to make a knowledge of the German flora available by pictures to as many as possible and as cheaply as possible. Despite their smallness, they carry a surprising amount of detail. Jacob Sturm learnt his art from his father, Johann Georg Sturm, who was also a Nuremberg engraver" (Blunt & Stearn p.258-260).Junk 'Rara' I p. 68; Hilpert 'Zum Andenken an Dr. Jacob Sturm, den Ikonographen der deutschen Flora und Fauna', p. 18. Bookseller Inventory # 6716

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Book Description: Augustae Taurinorum, Typis Regiis, 1847. 8vo. (215 x 140mm). pp. viii, 62. Publisher's printed wrappers. With a dedication of the auhtor. Bookseller Inventory # 8127

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