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Interesting combination: a description of the hippopotamus and research on decapitated snails

BUFFON, Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de. De natuurlyke historie, van den hippopotamus of het rivierpaard. ... Verrykt met eene afbeelding van dit wonderlyk dier; nauwkeurig getekend ...
Amsterdam, J.H. Schneider, 1775. With an engraved plate of a hippopotamus by Barent de Bakker after Andreas Andriesen.
With: (2) SCHÄFFER, Jacob Christian. Proeven op de slakken. ... Met zeven naar het leeven gekleurde plaaten. Uit het Hoogduitsch vertaalt.
The Hague, Isaac du Mee, 1776. With 7 numbered, hand-coloured engraved plates by Gerard Sibelius after drawings by Adriaan Schregardus. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 3,250
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Fossils from the Brussels region, with 32 coloured plates

BURTIN, François-Xavier. Oryctographie de Bruxelles ou description des fossiles tant naturels qu'accidentels découverts jusqu'à ce jour dans les environs de cette ville.
[Brussels], Le Maire, 1784. Folio (46 x 28 cm). With engraved title-page by Pris after M.J. Speeckaert, and 32 engraved plates printed in brown and coloured by a contemporary hand. 19th-century half sheepskin (roan). Full description
€ 6,000
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First Dutch translation of a popular description of sea plants and corals,
with 52 hand-coloured plates

MARSIGLI, Luigi Ferdinando. Natuurkundige beschryving der zeën.
The Hague, De Compagnie, 1786. Folio. With an engraved frontispiece by Matthijs Pool, 12 mostly folding maps, profiles of coast-lines and tables, and 40 full-page engraved plates with numerous illustrations of sea plants and corals, all beautifully coloured by hand. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 7,500
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Zoological work including unicorns and dragons,with 95 engraved plates

MERCKLEIN, Georg Abraham. Neu ausgefertigtes historisch-medicinisches Thier-Buch in vier besonderen Theilen verabfasset; ... Wobei verschiedene, wieder allerhand Kranckheiten bewehrte Geness-Mittel: angezeiget.
Nuremberg, Johan Friedrich Rüdiger, 1714. 8vo. With a double-page engraved frontispiece, engraved by Johan Lorentz Hönnig, a double-page letterpress title-page printed in red and black, and 95 engraved plates, each depicting several animals. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 3,500
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Account of a scientific expedition through Central America

MORELET, Arthur. Voyage dans l'Amérique centrale, l'île de Cuba et le Yucatan.
Paris, Gide & J. Baudry, 1857. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 2 pages of letterpress music, a folding lithographed map of Yucatan, Guatemala and Cuba, and 22 wood-engraved illustrations, after drawings by the author, heading each chapter. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers, preserved in modern chemises and slipcase. Full description
€ 4,500
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Dutch translation of an innovative work on corals and sponges

PALLAS, Peter Simon. Lyst der plant-dieren, bevattende de algemeene schetzen der geslachten en korte beschryvingen der bekende zoorten. ... Vertaald, en met aanmerkingen en afbeeldingen voorzien door P. Boddaert.
Utrecht, Abraham van Paddenburg and Johannes van Schoonhoven, 1768. 8vo. With 14 folding engraved plates by J. van Hiltrop. Contemporary tanned half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,250
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