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Item Description: Parisiis, in Imperiali Typographeo excudebatur, 1861-1865. 3 volumes. Folio (355 x 260mm.). pp. xxviii, 242, with 2 vignettes and 5 engraved plates; pp. xix, (1), 319, with 2 vignettes and 34 engraved plates; pp. xvi, 221, with 2 vignettes and 22 engraved plates. Recent brown half morocco, gilt ornamented and lettered spines in 6 compartments. First and only edition of one of the rarest and most beautifully illustrated works on mycology. Louis René Tulasne and his brother Charles cooperated in a life-long study of botany. Charles was an artist of unusual dexterity, and he made the illustations of the above work. They represent the finest on the subject and have never been excelled, and are almost of a surrealistic nature. "Their magnum opus was the 'Selecta Fungorum Carpologia' in three magnificent quarto volumes published in 1861-1865, in which they demonstrated the pleomorphism of ascomycetes which had been denied by some contemporary mycologists. They depicted for the first time the conidia, perithecia, and asci of many important parasitic ascomycetes" (Reed. A short history of Plant Sciences p. 272). "Sehr selten in der lateinischen Erstausgabe. Die Tafeln von Charles Tulasne mit detaillierten Mikrozeichnungen zählen zu den feinsten Darstellungen der mykologischen Literatur" (Volbracht 2136). An English edition was published in 1931. A beautifully bound and fine copy from the libarary of Nils Fries with his bookplate. The present copy was sold to him by our company in 1975 and Prof. Fries had it attractively bound. Volumes 2 and 3 have the original printed wrappers bound in. Old library stamp on half titles.Nissen BBI, 2010; Stafleu & Cowan, 15.315. Bookseller Inventory # 9744

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LABILLARDIERE, J.J. DE.

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Item Description: Parisiis, impensis auctoris, 1791-1812. 5 parts (bound in 1). 4to. pp. 22, 18, 16, 16, 16, with 50 engraved plates, of which a number by Pierre Joseph Redouté. Contemporary green wrappers. The rarest of the 3 iconographies published by Labillardière. The 5 parts were published over a period of 21 years, hence complete copies are rare. There was an interval of 18 years between parts 2 and 3. The publication was interrupted when Labillardière was invited to join the expedition that was to be sent out in search of La Pérouse. After he had published his principal works on this expedition, the 'Rélation' of 1800 and 'Novae Hollandiae plantarum specimen' of 1804 and 1805, the publication of the present work was continued. The first botanical exploration of Ottoman Syria was made by Leonard Rauwolf, and his 'Aigentliche Beschreibung der Raiss inn die Morgenländer' was published in 1582. Botanical exploration of Turkish Syria was hampered by the fact that the countries (Ottoman Syria contained the general region of present Syria, Lebanon, and parts of Jordan and Palestine) were not very secure.Labillardière obtained the services of some of the best botanical artists of all times to illustrate his 'Icones': Redouté, Poiteau and Turpin. A number of drawings are also by Pierre Joseph Redouté's less known brother Henri Joseph Redouté. A fine uncut copy, with the library stamp on title page of Hüsnü Demiriz, Professor of Botany of the University of Istanbul.Junk Rara, 218; MacPhail. Cat. Redouteana 64; Nissen BBI, 1115; Stafleu & Cowan 4069. See also Stafleu's introductory note to the reprint of 1968. Bookseller Inventory # 9695

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Item Description: Leipzig, in der Hinrich'schen Buchhandlung, 1834- (1843). 4to (280 x 220mm). 45 (of 100) hand-coloured engraved plates. Loose in printed wrappers. "Sehr schöne Tafeln. Das Werk musste, trotzdem der Verfasser in der Einleitung sich zu "ansehnlichen Opfern aus Liebe zur Wissenschaft" bereit erklärte, wegen Mangel an Absatz nach den ersten 20 Heften sein Erscheinen einstellen. Geschätzt, besonders als Supplement zu Hübner's "Europäern" als dessen Nachtrag es auch vom Verfasser gedacht war." (Junk Rara I, 86). The work was published as a supplement to Hübner's work on European butterflies and is an important work on Microlepidoptera. 45 of 100 plates only and without text.Horn-Schenkling II, 6680; Nissen, ZBI 1368. Bookseller Inventory # 8775

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Item Description: Stockholm, P.A. Norstedt & Söner, 1836-(1857). 4to (295 x 245mm). pp. (2, Praemonenda), iv (Inledning), 222, with 60 lithographed plates of which 59 are splendidly hand-coloured; pp. 44, (2, index to plates), with 3 engraved plates. Contemporary green half morocco, spine in 6 compartments with gilt fish ornaments and lettering, top edges gilt. The rare first edition of the most splendid book on Scandinavian fishes. The fine plates heightened with gum Arabic are by Wilhelm von Wright (1810-1887), a Finnish-born natural history painter. He was the middle of 3 brothers who made their living as painters, illustrators or naturalists and moved to Stockholm to assist his eldest brother Magnus with his work 'Svenska Foglar'. The publication of the present work, his masterpiece, began in 1836 and was completed with the help of his younger brother Ferdinand in 1857. The text was started by Bengt Friedrich Fries and completed by Ekström and Sundevall. The work was issued in 10 parts including the supplement (present in our copy). No title page was published and the printed wrappers of the first part are bound in its place. The work is prone to serious foxing, which is not the case in the present copy. The text has some minor foxing and browning and 1 plain plate is foxed. All the other plates are in mint condition. A fine complete copy of this rare work.Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher 56; Nissen ZBI, 1435. Bookseller Inventory # 9690

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Item Description: Paris, Challamel ainé, (1863-) 1864. 2 volumes. Folio (362 x 270mm). pp. xii, 294; 380 with 58 (10 fully or partly hand-coloured) lithographed plates, 5 (4 hand-coloured) maps. Contemporary red half morocco, spines with green gilt lettered labels, red marbled boards. A fine complete set of this beautifully produced work and Bourguignat's magnum opus. Bourguignat is considered the 'bête noir' of French conchology. His principal interests were non-marine shells. 'Bourguignat maintained that species should be determined on arbitrarily chosen characters . By exploiting it energetically Bourguignat was able to describe nearly a thousand so-called new species from European and African localities and in so doing alienated himself and his movement from the more conscientious students of European and African molluscs' (Dance, A History of Shell collecting p. 164). "Unfortunately his new 'formes' were presented to the world as if they were new species (and he usually referred to them as such): they were described fully and named binominally. Consequently they are nomenclaturally valid and cannot be dismissed out of hand no matter how questionable their validity in other respects. This means that a correct knowledge of the dates of issue of those publications in which they first appeared is still important. It is principally on this account that the following information is presented, for it concerns the dates of issue and mode of publication of a work in which Bourguignat introduced so many of his 'abstractions', the 'Malacologie de l'Algérie'" (Dance, J.R. Bourguignat's Malacologie de l'Algérie pp. 19-20). The excellent plates are by Arnoul and Levasseur. Printed wrapper of the first fascicule bound in at the first volume and printed wrapper of fascicule 4 bound in at the second volume. As all Bourguignat's publications it is rare as the edition was very small.Nissen ZBI, 504; B.M.(Nat. Hist.)I, 214; also see S.P. Dance, 'J.R. Bourguignat's Malacologie de l'Algerie, 1863' (J. Soc. Biblphy nat. Hist 5, pp. 19-22). Bookseller Inventory # 9739

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Item Description: Lausanne, J. Mourer, 1789. 2 volumes. 8vo. pp. (8), xvi, 560, with 6 folded engraved plates. Contemporary blind wrappers (spines damaged). Hagen II, 63. Uncut copy. Bookseller Inventory # 2680

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Item Description: 51 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOURS by P. Duménil to illustrate the above work and 3 proof plates and an engraved portrait of the author. François Fulgis Chevallier intended to publish 20 parts, however only 4 parts with 21 plates were published between 1824 and 1827. Chevallier (1796-1840) was a French botanist of some renown, the author of 2 mycological books and a popular flora of the Paris area.The superb original watercolours, of which 43 are signed 'P. Duménil' are of a high artistic quality. The drawings, all but two within a frame, measure approx. 11,5 x 16cm. and are painted on quarto sheets, only 2 watercolours on small paper. All plates with two small perforation holes in the margin, not affecting the illustrations.Paul Chrétien Romain Constant Duménil (1779-1859), was a well-known natural history painter. He published in 1859 the 'Nouveau manuel complet de peinture d'histoire naturelle'. He further supervised the illustrations for Tussac's famous 'Flore des Antilles', and made illustrations for Persoon's 'Mycologia Europaea' and also Chevalier's other work 'Flore générale des environs de Paris'. He also illustrated numerous zoological and entomological works such as Poey's 'Centurie de lépidoptères de Cuba'; Godart & Duponchel's 'Histoire naturelle des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de France'; Laplace's 'Voyage autour du monde'. Nissen lists 32 works with illustrations by Duménil. Bookseller Inventory # 9722

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Kräuterbücher aus fünf Jahrhunderten. 50 Orginalblätter aus: NISSEN, C.

Item Description: Mit historischer Einleitung und Bibliographie. München/ Robert Wölfle, Zürich/ l'Art Ancien, Olten/ Weiss-Hesse, 1956. Folio. With 51 original leaves from herbals, all with illustration, many handcoloured. In the original cloth box; the text in printed wrappers. One of only 100 copies produced. It is the only work on herbals ever made which shows the original leaves together with an excellent bibliography, and a history of early botany of almost 100 pages. The superb leaves are for example taken from the: Herbarius Patavi (Passau, J. Petri, 1485); Gart der Gesuntheit (Mainz, Peter Schöffer, 1485); Ortus Sanitatis. (Mainz, Jacob Meydenbach, 1491); Brunschwig. Liber de arte distilandi de Simplicibus (Strasbourg, J. Grüninger, 1500); as well as leaves from the famous books by Brunfels, Roesslin, Ryff, Fuchs, Bock, Dioscorides, Lonitzer, Mattioli, Dodoens a.o. All leaves in passe-partout. Bookseller Inventory # 9591

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Illustrationes Plantarum Orientalium.: JAUBERT, H.F. &

JAUBERT, H.F. & SPACH, E.

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Item Description: Paris, Roret, 1842-1857. 5 volumes. Large-4to (345 x 255mm). With 500 engraved plates and 1 large folding map (the 4 maps are put together). Contemporary half calf, spines with gilt lines and lettering, marbled sides (very slightly rubbed). A fine complete copy of this very scarce flora of the Near East (from Greece eastward to Afghanistan and southward to Abyssinia). "This fine work owes its origin to an expedition made in 1839 by the French politician and botanist Count François Hippolyte Jaubert (1798-1874), and his friend Charles F.M. Texier (1802-1871), the archeologist, to Asia Minor. On his return Jaubert decided to publish illustrations of the new and little known species of plants he had collected, with some collected by earlier travellers . The best botanical artists of Paris - J. and F. Gontier, E. Lesèble, de Ligniville, Maubert, Riocreux, Willy, Mlle. Champeaux, Mesdames Gouffé, Hublier and Spach - were employed for the plates . All beautifully and accurately drawn and engraved. Historically the most interesting are a number by Claude Aubriet . Nicolas Robert and Pierre Redouté. Jaubert planned and directed the work and even wrote part of the text, but most of this was done by Edouard Spach" (Journal Soc. Bibl. Nat. Hist. I, 9). Edmond Boissier the famous author of 'Flora Orientalis' considered the 'Illustrationes' "par le soin apporté à la partie descriptive et par la beauté des figures, un des livres les plus precieux pour la Flore d'Orient". Some paper discoloration at the upper margin (circa 1/2 cm).Nissen BBI, 958; Stafleu & Cowan 3303. Bookseller Inventory # 9330

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Item Description: Torino, ex Typographia Regia, (1839). 4to (310 x 235mm). pp. 242, with 6 engraved plates. Later wrappers. The monograph was published in 'Memorie della Reale Acad. delle Scienze di Torino' Serie II, tom. 2.Pritzel 6460; Stafleu & Cowan 6330. Bookseller Inventory # 9601

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Flora Veronensis quam in prodromum florae Italiae: POLLINI, C.

POLLINI, C.

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Item Description: Veronae, Typis et expensis Soc. Typogr., 1822-1824. 3 volumes. 8vo (225 x 145mm). (I) pp. xxxv, 535, with 2 engraved folded plates; (II) pp. 754, with 6 engraved folded plates; (III) pp. 898, with 4 engraved folded plates. Original printed wrappers. Ciro Pollini (1782-1833) was an Italian botanist and physician and curator of the Verona botanical garden.Stafleu & Cowan 8145. Bookseller Inventory # 9604

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Tierbücher aus fünf Jahrhunderten.: NISSEN, C.

NISSEN, C.

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Item Description: Muenchen 1968. 4to. pp. 108, (1), with frontispiece. Publisher's printed wrappers (together with:) Sixty original plates (many handcoloured) from German, French, Dutch, English, Italian, and Swiss Zoological works from 1491-1966. Folio. All plates in passe-partout. In a cloth-box. Only 100 copies published of this important book dealing with the history of zoological illustration through the centuries. It is the only work on early zoological publications which shows the original leaves together with an excellent bibliography. The superb leaves are for example taken from works such as: Ortus Sanitatis, Mainz 1491; Gart der Gesundheit, Strassburg, 1497-99; Gessner, Fischbuch, Frankfurt 1589; Schreber, Die Säugthiere, Halle 1775-1555; Bloch, Fische Deutschlands; Engramelle, Papillons d'Europe; Susemihl, Die Vögel Europas; etc. Bookseller Inventory # 9622

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On the growth of the Salmon in: YARRELL, W.

Item Description: London , John van Voorst, 1839. Oblong-folio (310 x 435mm). pp. (2), 3, (1), with 3 fine hand-coloured engraved plates showing 6 salmon. Publisher's printed wrappers, leather spine. William Yarrell (1784-1856) is best known for his 'The History of British Fishes' and 'A History of British Birds'. The present work on the salmon was issued in a small limited edition and is quite rare. The fine plates are drawn by C. Curtis and are beautifully hand-coloured.Nissen ZBI, 4489. Bookseller Inventory # 9633

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De Gentiana dissertatio.: FROELICH, J.A.

FROELICH, J.A.

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Item Description: Erlangae, typis Kunstmannianis, 1796. 8vo (215 x125mm). pp. (6), 142 with 1 fine hand-coloured engraved plate. Contemporary brown wrappers. The thesis issue, a trade issue was published in the same year. Josef Aloys Frölich (1766-1841) was a German botanist and entomologist. The genus Froelichia (family Amaranthaceae) is named in his honour. The fine engraved plate is by J. Sturm.Provenance: Dedication by the author to Von Moll on free end-paper.Stafleu & Cowan 1906. Bookseller Inventory # 9600

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Historia Naturalis Testaceorum Britanniae, or, the British: COSTA, E.M. DA.

Item Description: London, printed for the Author., 1778. 4to (300 x 235mm). pp. xii, (2), 254, vii, (1) with 17 engraved hand-coloured plates. Contemporary calf, old rebacking with gilt lettered label. Printed in English and French in parallel columns. This rather uncommon work was issued with plain as well as coloured plates. The list of subscribers lists 111 subscribers, indicating coloured and plain copies. 22 were Fellows of the Royal Society, the list of names gives some measure of his rehabilitation. The work is dedicated to Sir Ashton Lever who surely must have bought many specimens from da Costa and he may have helped him in other ways. Emanuel Mendes da Costa (1717-1791) was imprisoned for embezzling the Royal Society while serving as a clerk.B.M.(N.H.)I, 389; See also P.J.P. Whitehead, Emanuel Mendes da Costa. 'Bull. Br. Mus (Nat. Hist.) Historical series 6, 1'. Bookseller Inventory # 9468

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Fauna del regno di Napoli, ossia enumerazione: COSTA, O.G &

COSTA, O.G & COSTA, A.

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Item Description: Napoli, Tramater, (1829) 1832-1859. 11 volumes. 4to (270 x 220mm). With 377 mostly hand-coloured engraved plates. Later half vellum, gilt ornamented spines with 2 red gilt lettered labels. Copies of the above survey of the animal kingdom of Southern Italy are extremely rare. In the last decades only 2 copies have been offered for sale. We offered a copy in 1979 which had 380 plates and a copy was offered in the Bradley Martin sale (Sotheby's New York, December 12, 1989) with 384 plates. The Bradley Martin copy fetched $ 31.000 (without premium). As far as we can trace no complete copy of this work has been offered for sale. The work was published from 1832 to 1875 in 114 parts and Nissen gives a plate total of 408 plates. It was edited by Oronzio Gabriele Costa (1787-1867) professor at the University of Naples and continued by his son Achille Costa. Our set is almost complete up to the year 1859. Davies Sherborn in the 'Journal of the Soc. For Bibliography of Natural History' Vol. I, part 2 pp. 35-47 gives a detailed collation of the work. This is bibliographically a very complex work and the collations given vary. In several cases we have more plates or text than called for. Two volumes have the original half calf binding and in order to have a nicely uniform-bound set, slipcases have been made by a former owner, identical to the other volumes. A detailed collation of the work can be sent on request.Nissen ZBi, 971; Wood 301, calling for 382 plates. Bookseller Inventory # 9467

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PAULET, J.J.

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Item Description: Paris, chez J.B. Baillière, 1855. Folio (355 x 273mm). 54 fine hand-coloured engraved plates of 247. Loose in old wrappers. A reissue of 54 (of 247) plates of Jean Jacques Paulet's 'Traité des Champignons', 1793-1835. Both Paulet and Léveillé were famous French mycologists.Stafleu & Cowan II, 4470; Nissen BBI, 1496. Bookseller Inventory # 9540

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Kai sen Shu (One thousand kinds of: HIRASE, Y.

HIRASE, Y.

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Item Description: Kyoto 1912-21. 4 volumes. 4to (250 x 180mm). With 400 beautifully hand-coloured woodcuts. Contemporary silk bound volumes, in a Japanese cloth case. A complete copy of this very scarce beautifully produced Japanese work on shells. Hirase Yoichiro (1859-1925), Japans most famous conchologist at the turn of the century, established his own Conchological Museum in Kyoto in 1936 and founded the short-lived 'Conchological Magazine' in 1907. He assembled the largest collection of shells in Japan. "Four silk-bound volumes of this unique conchological publication were issued, each containing many illustrations produced from woodcuts and coloured by hand in traditional Japanese style. almost single-handed, he placed his country on the conchological map." (Dance, Hist. of Shell Collecting p. 181). "This is why I have used the wood-cut art, which has been existing a long time in Kyoto, and has advanced to an excellent state of development" (From the Introduction). A fine copy of a rare book illustrating Japanese shells in a traditional Japanese manner. "Kai Sen Shu is unique among conchological publications and is highly prized by each fortunate owner of a copy" (Dance, Shells p. 126). The title of the book is commonly quoted as 'Kai sen Shu' but the correct title according to Mr. Paul Callomon is 'Kai Chigusa'.Dance 150. Bookseller Inventory # 9452

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Monograph of the Pittidae.: GOULD, J.

GOULD, J.

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Item Description: London, Published by the Author, 1880-1881. 2 parts in one volume. Folio (370 x 550mm). With 10 hand-coloured lithographed plates by Gould, W. Hart and H.C. Richter, EXTRA ILLUSTRATED WITH AN ADDITIONAL 27 plates (see footnote). Original wrappers for each part bound in. Modern red morocco gilt by Morrell for Sotherans, inside dentelles gilt, silk liners, gilt edges. The work was incomplete at the time of Gould's death, the first part only having been published. The text for part 2 was editied by R. Bowler Sharpe, but without plates. This copy has 9 additional plates by Gould and Hart supplied from the 'Birds of Asia' and 'Birds of New Guinea' to illustrate the 10 text leaves of part 2 (one of the birds 'Pitta sordida', had never been depicted). In addition there are a further 14 coloured and 2 plain plates of Pittidae by. E. and J. Gould, Hart and Richter from Gould's earlier publications, one with an accompanying leaf of text, and one other unidentified plain plate. In total there are 33 hand-coloured and 4 plain plates in this volume which was put together by Sotherans some time in the twentieth century.Fine Birds Book p. 78; Nissen IVB, 377; Sauer 28. Bookseller Inventory # 9587

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The genera of Diurnal Lepidoptera: comprising their: DOUBLEDAY, E. &
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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, richly gilt decorated spines in 6 compartments, marbled sides (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)."Westwood remarked that the butterfly collection of the British Museum was 'one of the finest ever formed', and Doubleday based his work on that collection, gaining other information. Particularly on butterfly habits, from manuscripts and drawings also in the British Museum. The famous collection of drawings by John Abbot painted in America and sent to England, plus those of General Hardwicke's collection of Indian drawings gave much of this information"(Gilbert. Butterfly Collectors and Painters p. 82). The first plate, an anatomical plate, was never coloured. A fine copy without any foxing.Horn & Schenkling 5034: "Sehr selten"; Nissen ZBI, 1150. Bookseller Inventory # 9251

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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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African Lepidoptera, being descriptions of new species.: WARD, C.

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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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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Histoire abrégée des Insectes, dans laquelle ces: GEOFFROY, (E.L.).

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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Fundamenta Entomologiae: or, an introduction to the: CURTIS, W.

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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Spécies et iconographie générique des Animaux Articulés: GUÉRIN-MÉNEVILLE, F.E.

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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Iconographie et histoire naturelle des Coléoptères d'Europe.: DEJEAN, P.F. &

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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