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Influential essay on Earth before and after the deluge

WOODWARD, John. Geographie physique ou essay sur l'histoire naturelle de la terre.Including: Réponse aux observations du docteur Camerarius, concernant l'essay sur l'histoire naturelle de la terre.Des fossiles de toute espece.
Amsterdam, aux dépens de la compagnie, 1735. 3 texts in 1 volume. 8vo. With a folding engraved plate. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges. XI, [5], 496 pp. Full description
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The best of the pamphlets defending the trade in tulip bulbs during the tulip mania in 1637

WOUDE, Cornelis van der. Tooneel van flora. Vertonende: grondelijcke redens-ondersoekinge, vanden handel der floristen. Ghespeeld, op de spreucke van Anthinius de Guevara: een voorsichtich eerlijck man; sal altijt meer ghedulden, dan straffen. Tsamen gesteld; mits, datter dagelijx: uyt haat: spruyt smaad. Noch is hier by-gevoegt de lijste van eenige tulpen vercocht aen de meestbiedende tot Alcmaer op den 15 Februarii 1637. Item t lof-dicht van Calliope, over de goddinne Flora, &c.
Amsterdam, Joost Broersz, 1637. With 1 large engraving (8 x 12 cm) by P.v.B. (dated 1631) on the title-page, depicting Flora sitting in a formal garden with tulips in both hands and in her hair. Blue wrappers. 28 pp. Full description
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Zoological expedition in North America, with 45 lithographed plates

YARROW, Henry Crécy and George Montague WHEELER. Reports upon the zoological collections obtained from portions of Nevada, Utah, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, during the years 1871, 1872, 1873, and 1874.
Washington, Government printing office, 1875. Large 4to (29.5 x 23 cm). With 45 lithographed plates (including 28 chromolithographed). Brown cloth. 1021 pp. Full description
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Rare complete set of the Dutch edition of Joseph Zorn's Icones Plantarum Medicinalium
with 600 beautifully hand-coloured plates

ZORN, Joseph. [Dirk Leonard OSKAMP, Maarten HOUTTUYN and Carl KRAUSS, trans. and ed.]. Afbeeldingen der artseny-gewassen met derzelver Nederduitsche en Latynsche beschryvingen.
Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp and son, 1796-1800 [= 1801, see vol. VI, p. VI]. 6 volumes. 8vo. With 600 hand-coloured engravings, 100 in each volume, with either of two vignettes on the title-page (one for vols. I-III and another for vols. IV-VI). Uniformly bound in contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine, XVI, [10], 102; [10], 101, [1 blank]; [8], 101, [1 blank]; [4], II, [4], 100; [8], 100; [4], IV, 101, [1 blank], 36 pp. Full description
€ 6,500
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