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[PEEPSHOW]
18th-century ships at sea.
[Augsburg, M. Engelbrecht, ca. 1780]. A complete set of six engraved and carefully hand-coloured card-backed prints (five with careful cutaways). Each 14 x 9 cm. = A peepshow with six cards which together form a view, from a harbour mouth towards the sea, with numerous sailing ships, of which at least several seem to be engaged in combat. Given the age and subject, we assume that this item has been produced by the Augsburg firm of M. Engelbrecht. The item is, however, not marked. Very slight rubbing to the edges, otherwise a very good, clean set. Rare.
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Book number: 70567
€  825.00 [Appr.: US$ 969.37 | £UK 727.75 | JP 109155]

 
American Malacological Union annual reports for 1960 - 1969.
Buffalo, NY, Marinette WI, 1961-1970. Ten volumes in one. Thick 8vo (21.8 x 15.0 cm). ca. 1000 pp., numerous illustrations. Blue buckram with gilt title on the spine .Original pictorial wrappers bound in. = A wealth of information on the American Malacological Union in its heydays. With lists of members, obituaries, abstracts of papers and posters, and much more. Light stain to front endpapers (offsetting from an inserted low grade paper), otherwise very good, clean, and very nicely bound. Rare in this good condition.
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Book number: 70505
€  100.00 [Appr.: US$ 117.5 | £UK 88.25 | JP 13231]

 
American Bee Journal. Volumes 67, 69-72 (1927, 1929-1933).
Hamilton, Il., C. P. Dadant, 1927, 1929-1933. In 72 issues. 4to (29.2 x 21.0 cm). Numerous pages and illustrations. Original pictorial wrappers. = The oldest (established in 1861) and most important North American bee journal. This is a run from the heydays of American apiculture, with much information that is nostalgic but far from obsolete, wonderful advertisements, and fine illustrations. Each yearly volume consists of 12 monthly issues. We offer the subsequent five volumes 69-73, and, additionally, volume 67. Some - mostly very light - wear to the wrappers, otherwise a very nice set. Rare.
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Book number: 70875
€  150.00 [Appr.: US$ 176.25 | £UK 132.5 | JP 19846]

 
[ANONYMOUS]
[Antique book case (Italian)]
Italy, ca. 1700. Wooden box (16.5 x 17.0 x 9.2 cm). With mother-of-pearl and brass thread inlays. Brass hook and handle. = An elegant little box, covered with delicate mother-of-pearl and brass floral patterns. It was probably used for preserving and carrying a missal, breviary, book of prayer, or perhaps even jewelry. Showing some signs of age and wear, but generally in very good condition. A few tiny worm holes in the rear panel, the metal threads partly incomplete, one side panel lacking one inlay, otherwise hardly showing the wear of time. A very fine item.
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Book number: 69874
€  1700.00 [Appr.: US$ 1997.48 | £UK 1499.5 | JP 224925]

 
Archiv von Merkwurdigkeiten aus dem Reiche der Natur und dem Gebiete der Kunste und Wissenschaften. Erster Jahrgang.
Braunschweig, [Oehme & Mller], 1832-1833. 12 issues in one. 4to (25.0 x 21.2 cm). 96 pp., 24 lithographed plates. Contemporary marbled boards. = A rare periodical about the curiosities of nature, new discoveries and fascinating facts and places. Illustrated with very fine plates, showing for example whales and whaling, elephants, shells, towns like London and Milan, hunting scenes, etc., etc. Some scattered foxing in the text, a few old (ink) spots. Spine chipped. Plates generally clean. A very good copy.
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Book number: 51185
€  100.00 [Appr.: US$ 117.5 | £UK 88.25 | JP 13231]

 
Archiv für Molluskenkunde. Vols. 62-137 (1930-2008).
Frankfurt am Main, Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, 1930-2008. 76 volumes, in issues. 8vo (23.1 x 14.8 cm), large 8vo (25.8 x 18.2 cm), large 4to (29.7 x 21.0 cm). Original printed wrappers (8vo volumes) or stiff pictorial wrappers (4to volumes). = Rare long run of this important malacological journal. The first volumes (1930-1936) are in 8vo; from 1937 to 1994 in large 8vo (from 1947 onwards a trifle smaller again at 24.3 x 16.2 cm), and from 1995 onwards in large 4to. Volumes 96 and 97 were both published in 1967. A few early issues with the wrappers detached due to the paper quality, a few volumes with a small private owner's stamp in the front wrapper top margin, or a name written in pencil, ink tick marks on several front wrappers, a few pencilled annotations, otherwise fine, clean, very rare.
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Book number: 58333
€  2500.00 [Appr.: US$ 2937.47 | £UK 2205.25 | JP 330772]

 
Basteria. Tijdschrift van de Nederlandse Malacologische Vereniging. Volumes 14-32.
Leiden, Nederlandse Malacologische Vereniging, 1949-1967. 19 volumes bound in three. Small 8vo. Numerous plates. Bindings not uniform. = Long run of longest running and most important Dutch malacological periodical. Many papers are in German and French (especially in the earlier volumes), and English (in the later volumes). Many papers are taxonomically important and contain new species. A good set.
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Book number: 55140
€  100.00 [Appr.: US$ 117.5 | £UK 88.25 | JP 13231]

 
Berichte der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft. Volumes 1-10 (1883-1892).
Berlin, Gebrder Borntraeger (Ed. Eggers), 1883-1892. 8vo (23.3 x 14.9 cm). Text, two portraits, 197 [15; 15; 17; 20; 22; 19; 14; 20; 22; 33], mostly lithographed plates, several in chromolithography, and 184 [42; 35; 22; 38; 8; 15; 4; 7; 5; 18] text engravings. Uniform green cloth with gilt title on the spines. = A nice uniform set of the rare start of this important periodical. Especially the earlier volumes contain fine monographs and beautiful, detailed illustrations. Armorial bookplate of the University College Library in Nottigham "Sapienta urbs conditur", some scattered spotting, small white dot on spines, otherwise a very good, clean and unmarked set. Rare.
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Book number: 70410
€  350.00 [Appr.: US$ 411.25 | £UK 308.75 | JP 46308]

 
Bulletin de la Société zoologique de France. Volumes 1-31 [AND] Index.
Paris, Socit Zoologique de France, 1876-1906. 31 volumes in 31. 8vo (23.7 x 15.6 cm). Over 10,000 pp., 158 plates and 25 portraits. Uniform dark green half calf over marbled boards. Spines with four raised, gilt-tooled bands, gilt ornamental lines and title. Marbled endpapers. = A fine, uniform set, from the start, of this important zoological magazine. It contains several larger revisions, with new taxa. For instance, Cotteau on Echinodermata, Guiart on opisthobranchs, Joubin on Cephalopoda, Richard on Entomostraca, Chevreux on Amphipoda, etc., etc. Herpetology is well-represented, e.g. by Sauvage "Notice sur une collection de reptiles et de poissons recueillie a Majumba, Congo" (one plate); Vaillant "Catalogue raisonn des reptiles et batraciens d'Assinie" (one plate); Hron-Royer, on the frog genus Bombinator, with two fine plates, Collin de Plancy's "L'accouplement et la ponte chez les lzards de France" 934 pp., and Boulenger's "Les espces du genre ophiomore" (16 pp.). The index to the years 1876-185 records 142 different herpetological papers. Malacology is also well represented with very well-illustrated papers by Cousin ("Faune malacologie de la Rpublique de l'quateur"), De Morgan ("Mollusques terrestres & fluviatiles du royaume de Prak") and papers by Dautzenberg, Fischer and Jousseaume, as well as many others, from descriptions of single species to complete faunal reviews, the total of malacological papers up to 1895 is 83. Several papers contain page-sized illustrations, not counted as plates. Plates illustrating the yearly banquet menus, though often richly illustrated, are likewise not counted. Plate and page numbering in volume 4 is chaotic, plates IX-X in this volume lacking or perhaps not published. Volumes 30 and 31 are combined in one binding. The 1905 "Tables du Bulletin et des Mmoires de la Socit Zoologique de France (Annes 1876 a 1895; 215 pp.)", has been added. Small stamp of Lon Vaillant in two text page margins. Some very light shelfwear, one spine top slightly chipped, otherwise a fine set, with the text and plates generally very clean.
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Book number: 69932
€  1800.00 [Appr.: US$ 2114.98 | £UK 1587.75 | JP 238156]

 
[ANONYMOUS]
Chinese watercolour from around 1850. Cassis, Conus, Haliotis, Nerita, Venus.
A fine watercolour depicting shells on pith paper. Oblong, 15.0 x 23.0 cm. Glass covered. In simple but elegant frame of 27.0 x 34.0 cm. = Delicately water-coloured images of shells by an unknown artist. The genera are usually very recognizeable; species-level identification is less easy, but that of course has not been the aim of the artist. A few thin tears and some light spots are present, but not very distractive. A unique item.
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Book number: 54649
€  450.00 [Appr.: US$ 528.74 | £UK 397 | JP 59539]

 
[ANONYMOUS]
Chinese watercolour from around 1850. Babylonia, Pusio, Tonna with hermite crab, turbinid operculum.
China, ca. 1850. Oblong, 15.0 x 23.0 cm. Glass covered, in simple but elegant frame of 27.0 x 34.0 cm. = Delicately watercoloured images of Chinese shells by an unknown artist. Most shells are from marine environments (South Chinese Sea), and large and colourful. The genera are usually very recognizable, species-level identification is less easy, but that of course was not the aim of the artist. Some light spotting and a few tiny dents, but not very distracting. A unique item.
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Book number: 54650
€  480.00 [Appr.: US$ 563.99 | £UK 423.5 | JP 63508]

 
[ANONYMOUS]
Chinese watercolour from around 1850. Oliva, Fissurella, Arca, Fulgonaria (?), etc.
A fine watercolour depicting shells on pith paper. Oblong, 15.0 x 23.0 cm. Glass covered. In simple but elegant frame of 27.0 x 34.0 cm. = Delicately watercolour images of shells by an unknown artist. The genera are usually very recognizeable, except for the volutid; species-level identification is less easy, but that of course has not been the aim of the artist, who painted the gastropods as mirror images. Small tear to lower middle part and some light foxing, but not very distractive. A unique item.
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Book number: 70063
€  380.00 [Appr.: US$ 446.5 | £UK 335.25 | JP 50277]

 
[ANONYMOUS]
Chinese watercolour from around 1850. Oliva, Angaria, Merica, etc.
A fine watercolour depicting shells on pith paper. Oblong, 15.0 x 23.0 cm. Glass covered. In simple but elegant frame of 27.0 x 34.0 cm. = Delicately water-coloured images of shells by an unknown artist. The genera are usually very recognizeable, except for the volutid; species-level identification is less easy, but that of course has not been the aim of the artist, who painted the gastropods as mirror images. Some light foxing, but not very distractive. A unique item.
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Book number: 70065
€  425.00 [Appr.: US$ 499.37 | £UK 375 | JP 56231]

 
[ANONYMOUS]
Chinese watercolour from around 1850. Cypraea, Glycymeris, Babylonia, muricid.
A fine watercolour depicting shells on pith paper. Oblong, 15.0 x 23.0 cm. Glass covered. In simple but elegant frame of 27.0 x 34.0 cm. = Delicately water-coloured images of shells by an unknown artist. The genera are usually very recognizeable, except for the volutid; species-level identification is less easy, but that of course has not been the aim of the artist, who painted the gastropods as mirror images. Very small tear in upper right part and thin tear to upper middle margin, some light foxing, but not very distractive. A unique item.
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Book number: 70064
€  380.00 [Appr.: US$ 446.5 | £UK 335.25 | JP 50277]

 
[WALLPAPER]
A collection of ten rolls of wallpaper, mainly borders, in late Jugendstil or early Art Deco "Amsterdamse School" style.
The Netherlands, unknown firm, ca. 1910. Various sizes. Height between 10 and 32 centimetres; five rolls, each with a length of more than 5 metres (547, 618, 621, 690 and 695 cm). Colour-printed and pouchoir, some with additional hand-colouring. = A nice, varied collection of wallpapers in different sizes and styles, some romantic, e.g. with roses, others extravagant, with multiple colourful flowers and birds, yet others with dazzling geometric patterns. A few with some creases and folds, but mostly in a good condition. All five are quite long, and all could still be applied. Seven similar, shorter rolls (21-297 cm) added, An inspirational set.
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Book number: 70580
€  950.00 [Appr.: US$ 1116.24 | £UK 838 | JP 125694]

 
[THE EDITORS OF THE BOMBAY NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY]
Common Indian birds.
Bombay, The Bombay Natural History Society, [Ca. 1928]. Oblong folio (23.3 x 29.5 cm). Title and foreword, both mounted on cardboard, and 196 chromolithographed plates, mounted on 51 similar sheets. Generally two on one leaf (each ca. 16.5 x 10.8 cm); a few double-sized, then single, and all tissue-guarded. Red pebbled cloth with gilt title on the front board. = A rare work with fine, accurate illustrations, mainly by H.N. Wandrekar, who also illustrated Salim Ali's "The Book of Indian Birds"; first published in the Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, and "now bound in book form for the convenience of members of this Society [as] a handy volume of reference" (from the foreword). This may actually be regarded as a fore runner of Salim Ali's work. Spine and fore edges taped. As usual with books from the tropics there is some insect-related damage and dampstaining to the boards, narrowly affecting the final cardboard sheets, but apart from some very light foxing the plates are all undamaged and clean. A good copy.
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Book number: 70897
€  50.00 [Appr.: US$ 58.75 | £UK 44.25 | JP 6615]

 
[VIOLLET-LE-DUC, E. E.]
Compositions et dessins de Viollet-Le-Duc publiés sous la patronage de Comité de l'Oeuvre du Maitre.
Paris, Librairie Centrale d'Architecture Des Fossez et Cie, 1884. Folio (48.8 x 34.5 cm). Frontispiece portrait (heliogravure); iii pp.; 100 plates on 91 leaves. Original burgundy half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five stipple-gilted raised bands, gilt ornamental lines at head and foot, and gilt title. Floral patterned endpapers; red speckled edges. = A very special copy, with the printed text "Edition de Luxe No. 239. Exemplaire souscrit par M. J. Carbonnier" on the half-title verso. Several different printing techniques and different types of paper were used for this "deluxe" edition. Eugne Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (1814-1879) "...was a French architect and theorist, especially known for his interpretive 'restorations' of medieval buildings. Born in Paris, he was a major Gothic Revival architect. His works were largely restorative and few of his independent building designs were ever realised. Strongly contrary to the prevailing Beaux-Arts architectural trend of his time, much of his design work was largely derided by his contemporaries" (Wikipedia). A few plates with a few small spots, i.e. much cleaner than usual. Rare in the original binding, especially when so well-preserved as this copy.
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Book number: 69206
€  1250.00 [Appr.: US$ 1468.74 | £UK 1102.75 | JP 165386]

 
Contributions from the Osborn Botanical Laboratory. Yale University 1916-1938.
Various places and publishers, 1916-1938. In 12 volumes. 8vo and large 8vo (ca 23 x 15 cm). Near uniform brown buckram. Gilt title on the spines. = A complete collection of botanical works published over a period of 23 years by members of the Osborn Laboratory and fellow researchers from other institutions. All neatly bound, and with printed content pages. Many important monographs are included, usually as offprints, with their original printed wrappers. The activity and output of the Laboratory is both versatile and massive. Hundreds of papers are included, the total number of pages exceeds 5,000. A true botanical treasure cove. Shelf width is 43 cm (17'). The last four volumes are a bit larger then the first eight. Some light signs of age, several small stamps (never on plates); overall in very good condition. Rare, if not unique.
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Book number: 70408
€  350.00 [Appr.: US$ 411.25 | £UK 308.75 | JP 46308]

 
Copeia. volume 1936.
Washington, DC, American Society for Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 1936. In four parts. Four parts in four. Large 8vo (25.0 x 16.8 cm). 256 pp., many figures. Original uniform printed wrappers. = Single, complete volume of this important series, with much on taxonomy, and zoogeography. As always published in four parts. Tiny previate owner's stamp and number in the top margin of the front wrappers. Otherwise a very good, clean set.
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Book number: 70417
€  15.00 [Appr.: US$ 17.62 | £UK 13.25 | JP 1985]

 
Copeia. Volume 1932.
Washington, DC, American Society for Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 1932. In four parts. Four parts in four. Large 8vo (25.0 x 16.8 cm). 196 pp., many figures. Original uniform printed wrappers. = Single, complete volume of this important series, with much on taxonomy, and zoogeography. As always published in four parts. A very good, clean set.
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Book number: 70715
€  20.00 [Appr.: US$ 23.5 | £UK 17.75 | JP 2646]

 
Copeia. volume 1931.
Washington, DC, American Society for Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 1931. In four parts. Four parts in four. Large 8vo (25.0 x 16.8 cm). 174 pp., many figures. Original uniform printed wrappers. = Single, complete volume of this important series, with much on taxonomy, and zoogeography. As always published in four parts. A very good, clean set.
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Book number: 70416
€  25.00 [Appr.: US$ 29.37 | £UK 22.25 | JP 3308]

 
Copeia. Volume 1935.
Washington, DC, American Society for Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 1935. In four parts. Four parts in four. Large 8vo (25.0 x 16.8 cm). 210 pp., many figures. Original uniform printed wrappers. = Single, complete volume of this important series, with much on taxonomy, and zoogeography. As always published in four parts. Name and number in the top margin of the front wrappers; one issue with library stamps on front wrapper and first text pag top margin, otherwise a very good set.
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Book number: 70714
€  15.00 [Appr.: US$ 17.62 | £UK 13.25 | JP 1985]

 
Copeia. Volume 1930.
Washington, DC, American Society for Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 1930. In four parts. Four parts in four. Large 8vo (25.0 x 16.8 cm). 169 pp., many figures. Original uniform printed wrappers. = Single, complete volume of this important series, with much on taxonomy, and zoogeography. As always published in four parts. The fourth part is the "David Starr Jordan anniversary number". A very good, clean set.
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Book number: 70713
€  20.00 [Appr.: US$ 23.5 | £UK 17.75 | JP 2646]

 
[WALL CHART]
Crocodile [Very large print, framed].
Leipzig, [Leipziger Schulbilderverlag von F. E. Wachsmuth, ca. 1878]. Giant lithographed plate. Glass-framed with plain late 20th century wooden frame. Frame size 71.0 x 92.5 cm. = A fine image of, apparently, two Nile crocodiles in a river, the landscape being sandy, with a single Papyrus stand. Lithographed by Hermann Springer in Leipzig. There is no indication of the publisher, but a near identical plate, with a different subject, is known to have originated from Wachsmuth. A very good item. Clean, presumably very rare.
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Book number: 69871
€  950.00 [Appr.: US$ 1116.24 | £UK 838 | JP 125694]

 
[ANONYMOUS]
[Cuba - Bay of Matanzas] Abbildung welcher Gestalt die Spanischen Silberflotta von dem Hollaendischen General Peter Peters Hayn an der Insel Cuba in der Baya Matanca Anno 1628 erobert worden.
[Hanau, David Aubry for Mattheus Merian, 1630]. Map (35.2 x 41.9 cm). With a view of the Bay of Matanzas (Cuba), a map of Cuba (South up), and the portraits of "Pieter Pieters Hayn" [= Piet Hein) and Hendrick Cornelisz Lonq [= Lonck]. = This work gives a pictorial account of the capturing of "La Flota" by the fleet of the Dutch admiral Piet Hein in 1628. "La Flota" was the yearly convoy bringing silver, pearls and other valuables, including gold, gems, spices, sugar, tobacco, lumber, etc. from the Spanish colonies in the Americas and the West Indies to Spain. La Flota operated between 1573 and 1790. Piet Hein was the first to successfully attack and defeat the Spanish fleet, a major naval achievement in itself. Even the famous Sir Francis Drake never succeeded, despite many attempts. Hein's men did not kill anyone and Hein allowed the Spanish crew members to march to Havana, even supplying them with food. Piet Hein brought the entire cargo home to the Dutch Republic, where the total value of the captured goods (mainly silver) was estimated to be around 10 million guilders (currently about 120 million euro). This was a huge moral boost to the Netherlands, then in its 60th year of the Eighty Years' War with Spain (ended in 1648) and renewed interest in trading in South America and the West Indies. Hein's achievement is celebrated even today, especially during soccer football matches where a song - written in 1844 by J. P. Heije with a melody by J. J. Viotta - commemorating the event is sung by the Dutch. The present edition is the one printed for Merian (and also used for de Bry's "Grand Voyages", published by Merian) after J. C. Visscher. A faint vertical fold in the middle and at the right (identical to the copy in the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, Providence, RI), otherwise a very good clean copy with wide margins.
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Book number: 62439
€  1600.00 [Appr.: US$ 1879.98 | £UK 1411.25 | JP 211694]

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