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German entomological periodical

GERMAR, Ernst Friedrich (editor). Zeitschrift für die Entomologie. Erster [-Fünfter] Band.
Leipzig, Friedrick Fleischer, 1839-1844. 10 parts in 5 volumes, bound as 6. 8vo. With 15 numbered plates, including 5 hand-coloured engravings. Including 2 publisher's advertisements "Ankündigung die Forsetzung von Wiegmann's Archiv für Naturgeschichte betreffend" (2 pp.) and "Nachricht für Freunde der Enteimologie" (4 ll.). Modern green boards with original wrappers bound in. Full description
€ 750
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Flower watercolour with insects, by the daughter of Maria Sibylla Merian

HEROLT, Johanna Helena. [Watercolour of a branch of a French roses, with several flowers and insects].
[Amsterdam, ca. 1700]. Watercolour drawing (38.5 x 29 cm) on extremely fine white parchment, said to be uterine lamb, showing a branch of French roses with three fully opened flowers, five buds or partly opened flowers, four ants (with and without wings) and probably a hover fly. Framed. Full description
€ 79,500
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The finest iconography on myriapods

KOCH, Carl Ludwig Christian. Die Myriapoden. Getreu nach der Natur abgebildet und beschrieben.
Halle, H.W. Schmidt, 1863. 2 volumes. Large 8vo (24 x 15.5 cm). With 119 illustrations on 118 lithographed plates (figures CVII & CVIII on 1 plate), all coloured by hand. Contemporary blind-blocked dark green cloth, title in gold on spine. Full description
€ 975
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One of the most beautiful works on microscopy, with 174 coloured plates

LEDERMÜLLER, Martin Frobenius. Mikroskoopische vermaaklykheden, zo voor de oogen als voor den geest, behelzende de afbeeldingen van veelerley voorwerpen, zo van dierlyke lighaamen, als van planten en delfstoffen. … Thans aanmerkelyk vermeerderd.
Amsterdam, heirs of Frans Houttuyn, 1776. 4 parts in 2 volumes. 4to. With 174 engraved plates mostly by Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt (1733-1796) after the author, all beautifully coloured by a contemporary hand. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 7,950
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Beautifully illustrated French edition of Seitz's butterfly encyclopaedia, in a close to complete state

SEITZ, Adalbert. Les macrolépidoptères du globe. Révision systématique des macrolépidoptères connus jusqu'à ce jour publiée avec le concours des spécialistes les plus renommés.
Stuttgart, A. Kernen; Paris E. Le Moult, 1908-1945 (with the impressum "Paris, Cabinet Entomologique, E. Le Moult" pasted on most title-pages). 16 parts and 4 supplements. Folio (32 x 26 cm). With 1266 beautiful chromolithographed plates depicting numerous butterflies. Parts I-V, IX & XIII (7 parts in 9 volumes) are bound in contemporary marbled light brown calf. The other parts are unbound. Full description
€ 10,000
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The most important and best illustrated work on Dutch lepidoptera
With 600 hand-coloured plates

SEPP, Jan Christiaan. Beschouwing der wonderen Gods, in de minstgeachte schepzelen. Of Nederlandsche insecten, . . .
Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp & son, 1762-1860. 8 volumes. 4to. With 8 engraved and lithographed frontispieces, and 400 hand-coloured engraved and lithographed plates, the plates and frontispieces hand-coloured as published. Volumes 1-6: contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine. Volumes 7-8: half black cloth (ca. 1900).
With: (2) SNELLEN VAN VOLLENHOVEN, Samuel Constant, and others. Beschrijvingen en afbeeldingen van Nederlandsche vlinders, . . .
Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp & son (vol. 1), Martinus Nijhoff (vols. 2-4), 1860-1900. 4 volumes. 4to. With 200 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Half black cloth (ca. 1900), uniform with volumes 7-8 of the Sepp. Full description
€ 18,000
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