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WOLFF, J.F.

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Item Description: Erlangen, J.J. Palm, 1800-1804. Heft I-IV (of V). 4to (260 x 215mm). pp. (4), 161, (3), with 16 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary boards and wrappers. Without the last part, which was published in 1811.Nissen ZBI, 4439. Bookseller Inventory # 8770

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WARD, C.

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Item Description: London, Longmans, Green & Co. (1873-1875 ?). 3 parts. 4to (295 x 230mm). pp. 16, with 18 (12 hand-coloured) plates. Unbound in original printed wrappers. Junk describes the work in his JUNK RARA II pp. 136 as follows: "Part 1 (February 1873). Coloured plates 1-6 (37 figures) with letterpress, pages 1-8. Contents: Papilio constantinus, evombar. Pieris manahari, antsianaka, cebron, capricornus, rhodanus. Eronia vohemara, verulanus. Amauris nossima. Salamis anteva. Junoniakowara. Acraea satis, pentapolis, peneleos, polydestes, pharsalus. Part 2 (Sept. 1874). Coloured plates 7-12 (41 figures) with letterpress, page 9-16. Contents: Acraea manadaza, masamba, masonala, hova. Godartia crossleyi, trajanus, Neptis biafra. Euryphene camarensis, ribensis, comus, nivaria, porphirion. Harma capella, cyclades, ciceronis. Mycalesis vola, ankova, iboina, antahala. Part 3 (1875 ?). Black plates 13-18 (35 figures) without letterpress. Contents: Papilio colonna, philonoë, andronicus, Acraea cydonis, sambavae, rabbaiea, satis. Godartia wakefieldii. Diadema usambara. Charaxes hadnanus, andara, andriba, analeva, andranadorus. Mycalesis avelona, Erebia rakoto, ankaratra, passandava, n.sp.? Part 1 and 2 contain figures and descriptions of new species chiefly from Madagascar, then from the Camaroons, Old Calabar and Ribé (East Africa). The descriptions are copied (literally) from Ward's 2 papers (published in 'Entomologist's Monthly Magazine' volumes 6-9 and 8-9): 'Descriptions of new species of Diurnal Lepidopt. From Madagascar'. and 'Descriptions of new species of African Diurnal Lepidoptera'. The second paper is continued also through volume 10 of the 'E.E.M.' and I have no doubt that the species described in the continuation are those figured there in the 3rd part, which has no letterpress. This very beautiful work is highly important for the knowledge of the East African Fauna, as it contains 55 new species. Ward has not written any other work and also the "A.L." were - perhaps owing to the death of the author - soon interrupted. The book may be considered as the rarest of all modern works on Butterflies. My copy is the first I have ever seen, though I have searched for the book for more than 20 years. But, what is the chief thing: my copy is an unicum as it includes a third part quite unknown till today, which, as it seems, had never been in the trade; for neither are the plates coloured nor has it a letterpress, and the numbers of the plates as well as the name of the butterflies are not printed but only neatly written by pencil". We presume that Junk was wrong when he thought his copy to be an unicum, as we have sold a few copies in recent years. Bookseller Inventory # 9344

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Item Description: Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1762-1860. 8 volumes. 4to (250 x 190mm). With 8 hand-coloured engraved frontispieces and 400 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform half calf, spines with gilt lettered label, marbled sides (some minor restorations to spines). A complete set of the first series. "First series started by Christiaan Andreas Sepp together with his son Jan Christiaan (1739-1811) published in issues and in the format after the model chosen by Roesel von Rosenhof; Sepp followed his own path for the descriptions of butterflies and their illustrations. It has become the most important work on Dutch lepidoptera" (Landwehr 182). The author of the second series (1860-1900) was Snellen van Vollenhoven and of the final third series (1905-1928) Brants. Towards the end of the 7th volume the plates become lithographs."Christiaan Sepp assured his public that the publishing house of Sepp would not copy any other author. When he made this assurance he had in mind the successful work published in Germany by Roesel von Rosenhof which went to several editions, including a Dutch edition. The Sepp house had high standards and refused to publish any plates that they did not think were perfectly finished, employing only the best artists; the Dutch printing houses were at this time the leaders for publishing fine colour works. The plates of this book are finely engraved and perfectly coloured. The book was once described as one of the most beautiful books ever published on Lepidoptera. When starting the work, the intention was to include all insects, but it became a work on Lepidoptera only. After the death of his father in 1775, Jan Christiaan continued the work, using many descriptions from his own personal observations. He started to collect insects and embarked on many collecting expeditions. He built a very fine insect collection and was an excellent entomologist, in addition to his skills as an artist. Jan Christiaan had inherited his father's skill as an artist and engraver, but his own son Jan (1778-1853), who helped him and continued the series, although a good artist, had not the same talent" (P. Gilbert. Butterfly Collectors and Painters p. 70). The Sepp family were the publishers as well as the authors of the present work. They published some major natural history works. The here offered first series is the most attractive part of the whole work.Added to the work is a portfolio with 35 hand-coloured proof-plates for the second series. Most are signed by van Vollenhoven and approved 'goedgekeurd'.Nissen ZBI, 3808; Horn & Schenkling 20145; Landwehr 182. Bookseller Inventory # 9257

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SEMPER, C.G.

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Item Description: Wiesbaden, Kreidel's Verlag, (1867)-1905. 10 volumes (bound in 12). 4to (300 x 250mm). With 456 plates of which 248 hand-coloured, coloured or tinted. Later red cloth, gilt lettered spines. Vol. I: Holothurien. By C. Semper. Wiesbaden 1868. pp. x, xxi, 288, with portrait of Semper and 40 (27 coloured) plates.Vol. II, 1: Malacologische Untersuchungen I. Theil: Ascoglossa. Nudibranchiata Kladohepatica. By R. Bergh. Wiesbaden 1870-75. pp. 1-367, with plates 1-48 (5 coloured).Vol. II, 2: Malacologische Untersuchungen. II. Theil: Porostomata. Nudibranchiata Holohepatica. By R. Bergh. Wiesbaden 1876-78. pp. 377-645, L, with plates 49-68.Vol. II, 3: Malacologische Untersuchungen. III Theil: Nudibranchiata Holohepatica. Nudibranchien von Meere der Insel Mauritius. Nudibranchien des Sunda-Meeres. System der Nudibranchiaten Gastropodes. By R. Bergh. Wiesbaden 1880-92. pp. 647-1168, with plates 69-89 (3 coloured). Together with:Vol.II, 4: Malacologische Untersuchungen. IV. Theil: Nachträge und Ergänzungen (Ascoglossa, Nudibranchiata). Marseniadae. By R. Bergh. Wiesbaden 1880-87. pp. 289, with 25 (3 coloured) plates.Vol. III: Landmollusken by C. Semper. Wiesbaden 1870-94. pp. xiv, iv, 337, with 27 (10 col.). plates. Together with: Ergänzungsheft: Über Sehorgane vom Typus der Wirbelthieraugen auf dem Rücken von Schnecken. By C. Semper. Wiesbaden 1877. pp. 90, with 10 (6 coloured). plates.Vol. IV, 1: Die Sipunculiden. By E. Selenka. Wiesbaden 1883. pp. xxxii, 131, with 14 (13 coloured) plates. Together with: Vol. IV, 2: Die Landschnecken. By W. Kobelt. Wiesbaden 1886. pp. vi, 80, with 7 coloured plates. Together with: Vol. IV, 3: Die Seewalzen - Holothurioidea. By K. Lampert. Wiesbaden 1885. pp. 310, with 1 plate.Vol. V: Die Schmetterlinge der Philippinischen Inseln. Ein Beitrag zur Indo-Malayischen Lepidopteren Fauna: Erster Band. Die Tagfalter. - Rhopalocera. By G. Semper. Wiesbaden 1886-92. pp. xiv, 1-380, with 51 coloured plates.Vol. VI: Die Schmetterlinge der Philippinischen Inseln. Beitrag zur Indo-Malayischen Lepidopteren-Fauna. Zweiter Band: Die Nachtfalter. - Heterocera. By G. Semper. Wiesbaden 1896-1902. pp. 381-728, with 36 tinted plates.Vol. VII: Malacologische Untersuchungen. V. Theil. Pleurobranchidae (Index). Bukkacea (Index). Ascoglossa (Index). Aplysiidae (Index). By R. Bergh. Wiesbaden 1897-1902. pp. 382, with 29 plates.Vol. VIII: Landmollusken. Ergänzungen und Berichtigungen zum III. Bande: Die Landmollusken. By O.F. von Möllendorff & W. Kobelt. Wiesbaden 1898-1904. pp. 268, with 33 (9 coloured) plates.Vol. IX: Malacologische Untersuchngen. VI Theil. Erste, Zweite & Dritte Lieferung: Nudibranchiata; Opisthobranchiata - Pectinibranchiata; Tectibranchiata - Penctinibranchiata. By R. Bergh Wiesbaden 1904-1908. pp. 178, with 12 plates.VOL. X: Landmollusken. Ergänzungen und Berichtigungen zum III. Bande: Die Landmollusken. By O.F. von Möllendorff, W. Kobelt & G. Winter. Wiesbaden 1905. pp. 387, with plates 1-4 (in photocopy), 5-82 coloured plates.Apart from the 4 photocopy plates in the last volume a very rare complete set. No complete copy has been sold at auction or offered in the trade since many decades. Volumes II, 2; II, 3 and II, 4 with some water-staining. Bound in at the beginning of the first volume the 'Ergänzungs-Heft' 1895, an in memoriam of Carl Semper by A. Schuberg, with a portrait of C. Semper.The 'Zweiter Theil. Wissenschaftliche Resultate' is all published, a first part was never published (See J.A. Robertson, Bibliography of the Philippine Islands p. 93). Carl Gottfried Semper (1832-1893) was a one of the greatest of the few scientists who has written on the Philippines. He was a pupil of renowned comparative anatomists F. von Leydig, R.A. von Kölliker and K. Gegenbauer, and became professor of Zoology at the University of Würzburg. "Semper devoted the period from December 1858 to May 1865 to the exploration of the Philippines. Nevertheless, it was a period of outstanding achievement, chiefly because Semper. Bookseller Inventory # 9001

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ROBINAEU-DESVOIDY, A.J.B.

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Item Description: Paris, Compère Jeune, 1828. 8vo (215 x 128mm). pp. (6), lxxviii, 228, with 2 folding tables and 1 folded plate. Recent half cloth, spine with red gilt lettered label (original printed wrappers preserved). Horn-Schenkling 18184. Bookseller Inventory # 8981

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Item Description: Wien, J.P. Sollinger, 1838. 4to (280 x 220mm). pp. 7, with 1 hand-coloured lithographed plate. Publisher's printed wrappers. All published. Plate with marginal paper repair not affecting the illustration.Horn-Schenkling 9961. Bookseller Inventory # 9348

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GEOFFROY, (E.L.).

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Item Description: Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée, & augmentée d'un Supplément considérable. Paris, Delalain, An 9-1800. 2 volumes. 4to (245 x 195mm). pp. xxviii, 556, with 1 folded table and 10 engraved handcoloured folded plates; pp. (2), 744, with 12 handcoloured folded engraved plates. Contemporary calf, gilt ornamented spines with 2 gilt lettered labels (a bit worn). Last edition, coloured issue. The title of the first edition (1762) mentions that the insects were collected in the Paris area ".des insectes qui se trouvent aux environs de Paris.", a fact which was omitted in the title of the other editions. ". Geoffroy published a work on the insects of the Paris area in which he used new criteria of classification: absence or presence, number, form and texture of the wings; and distribution of the various orders according to the number of tarsomeres in the tarsi. The latter criterion attracted the attention of Linnaeus, who often quoted Geoffroy." (D.S.B. V, pp. 355). The plates are finely hand-coloured.Nissen ZBI, 1522. Bookseller Inventory # 9283

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Item Description: Paris, Lequien fils, 1837. 8vo (217 x 135mm). pp. 320, with 1 engraved plate. Recent cloth, spine with red gilt lettered label. The book is very rare and Horn-Schenkling 8156 only list part 1-3 with 240 pages. Our copy has part 4 also and this is all published. Our copy has the printed wrappers to 4 parts bound in at the end. It is possible that our copy lacks the general title. It is also possible this was never issued as the work remained unfinished. Thomas Say (1787-1834) is often called the 'father of American Entomology'. Some marginal browing. Bookseller Inventory # 8939

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Item Description: London, for the Author, 1772. 8vo (210 x 135mm). pp. viii, 87, (2), with 2 engraved plates. Later green half cloth, gilt lettering on spine, marbled sides. William Curtis (1746-1799) is chiefly remembered as the author of two famous botanical books 'Flora Londinensis'' and the 'Botanical Magazine'. Curtis, however, was more than just the author on these 2 works. He studied most branches of natural history. His first work was an entomological treatise 'Instructions for collecting and preserving insects' (1771) which was warmly praised by Sir Joseph Banks. It was followed in 1772 by his 'Fundamenta Entomologiae'.Horn-Schenkling 4241. Bookseller Inventory # 9360

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Item Description: Lyon, L. Babeuf, 1830. 2 volumes. 8vo (215 x 140mm). pp. x, 392; pp. (4), 402, (4), with 15 engraved plates of which 13 finely handcoloured. Recent half calf, spines with gilt lettering, the original printed wrappers bound in. Etienne Mulsant (1797-1880) was a French entomologist. The present work is his first publication. "On ne peut apprécier le style de l'auteur à travers ses descriptions d'insectes et les méandres de la classification au sein de laquelle il apporte beaucoup de logique et de clarté" (Lhoste p. 68). A fine copy of an attractively illustrated work.Provenance: Bookplate of J. d'Aguilar and a handwritten dedication of the son of the author on first leaf, small stamp of A. Lelong prêtre on first title-page.Horn-Schenkling 15655. Bookseller Inventory # 9315

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Item Description: Paris, F. Dufart, An X-XIII (1802-1805). 14 volumes. 8vo (215 x 135mm). With 112 engraved plates and 14 folding charts. Publisher's marbled wrappers, spines with paper label titles. Latreille's largest work. 'Latreille's major scientific contribution lay in applying the 'natural method' to the classification of insects, arachnids, and crustaceans' (DSB). Pierre André Latreille (1762-1833) was a famous French entomologist and professor at the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. A uncut uniform set.Horn-Schenkling 12825. Bookseller Inventory # 8933

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Item Description: London, King & Co., 1889-1892. 7 parts. Large-4to (320 x 250mm). pp. 157, (1), ix, (5), with 15 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Original green printed wrappers. A very good set.B.M.(N.H.) I, 298; Nissen ZBI, 1113. Bookseller Inventory # 9349

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Item Description: Paris, au Bureau de la Revue Zoologique, (1843-1849). 9 parts bound in one. 8vo (215 x 135mm). With 36 lithographed plates. Contemporary brown calf, spine with gilt lettering, marbled sides. All published and a rare work. The 9 parts contain 36 numbered sections. Guérin-Méneville (1799-1874) was a celebrated French naturalist, founder of the 'Magasin de Zoologie' and co-founder of the Société Entomologique de France and professor of zoology at the Collège de France in Paris.Horn-Schenkling 8858. Bookseller Inventory # 9358

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DEJEAN, P.F. & BOISDUVAL, J.A.

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Item Description: Paris, Méquignon-Marvis, 1829-1836 (-1838). 5 volumes. 8vo (230 x 150mm). pp. xiv, 400; 407, (1); 326; 486; 415, (1), with 270 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary red half calf, gilt lettered spines (some hinges a bit weak) & last volume in original printed wrappers. First edition. The stock of the first 2 volumes was destroyed by fire and both volumes were reprinted in 1837. The last volume 5, which is mostly lacking was written by Ch. Aubé and must have been issued in a small number. P.F. Dejean was called 'the first great coleopterist'. Together with Boisduval, who was his private curator, he published the above work on European coleoptera. "The great name in coleopterology during the early nineteenth century was P.F.M.A. Dejean (1780-1845), with a career quite exceptional among entomologists; a general who rose to the title "pair de France" and served as Napoleon's first aide-de-champ in the battle of Waterloo. Dejean was an ardent collector and eventually in part by purchase, brought together the largest private insect collection of his time. He lost no opportunity to fetch rare specimens, which is amply evident from what was told about his somewhat unmilitary behaviour during raging war" (R.F. Smith a.o. History of Entomology pp. 125-6). Dejean added insects to his collection from the fields of Waterloo. His collection numbered 22,399 species in 1837. Some foxing as usual.Horn & Schenkling 4602; Nissen ZBI, 1062. Bookseller Inventory # 8213

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PANZER, G.W.F. & GEYER, C.

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Item Description: Nürnberg, in der Felseckerschen Buchhandlung, 1793-1813. 110 parts, loose in old wrappers and preserved in 9 boxes. Oblong small-8vo (125 x 95mm). With 2640 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates, each plate with descriptive text. The attractive uniform boxes, with gilt ornamented and lettered spines and marbled sides are of a later date. An attractive set of all that was published by Panzer, of the most beautiful miniature entomological work ever published. Panzer published parts 1-109 and the final part of this set was published by Geyer. 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).A continuation to Panzer's work was published by Herrich-Schaeffer and 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.Added to the series are:The original backcovers bound in brown half morocco of all the 110 parts with the printed names of the insects contained in each part.The 'Catalogus systematicus' by Panzer of parts 1-108 'Index systematicus methodo Fabriciana', Nürnberg 1793-1809.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. Nürnberg 1805.Nissen ZBI, 3084; Junk Rara II, p. 141. Bookseller Inventory # 9184

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Item Description: 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 plates of which 85 splendidly handcoloured. Contemporary green half morocco, spines in 5 compartments with gilt lines and lettering (minor skilful repair to bindings). One of the rarest and most beautiful iconographies on butterflies. The magnificently handcoloured plates were drawn and lithographed by William C. Hewitson. Hewitson was a very wealthy naturalist and formed the most complete collection of diurnal lepidoptera of the world (now in the British Museum). "Hewitson was a most accomplished artist and scrupulously accurate draughtsman, and his figures, whether of birds' eggs or butterflies, are drawn and coloured with conscientious care . In his own line, as a pictorial describer of butterflies, Hewitson stands unrivalled" (DNB. IX pp. 758-59). The work was published in 54 parts. The first 31 parts by Doubleday and due to his early death the work was continued by Westwood. The work is fully discussed by F. Hemming in the "Journal of the Soc. for Bibl. of Nat. Hist. Vol. I,11. pp. 335-464". 'The number of new species figured by Doubleday is very considerable, and is even larger than appears at first sight' (Hemming). The first plate, an anatomical plate, was never coloured. Foxing to title-pages and free endpaper.Provenance: Japanese monogram of Kikumaro Okano on title-pages.Horn & Schenkling 5034: "Sehr selten"; Nissen ZBI, 1150. Bookseller Inventory # 9188

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Item 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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KIRBY, W.

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Item 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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PANZER, G.W.P.

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Item 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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Item 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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HALLER, A. DE.

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Item 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

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Item 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

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DISTANT, W.L.

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Item 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

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JACHT EN VELD-TUYCH.

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Item 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

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Item 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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Item 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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KYOSAI (TOIKU KAWANABE).

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Item 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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REITER, I.D. & ABEL, G.F.

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Item 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

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Item 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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Item 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 lithographed 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 lithographed 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 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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