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Natural history of Switzerland
with ca. 90 extra illustrations and a manuscript letter

ANDREAE, Johann Gerhard R. Briefe aus der Schweiz nach Hannover geschreiben, in dem Jare 1763. Zweiter Abdruk.
Zurich & Winterthur, Johann Casper Fussli the younger, 1776. 4to. With engraved map of Switzerland on the title-page, 10 engravings in the text, and 18 engraved plates (including 3 folding). Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 12,500
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Illustrations of columnar basalt formations throughout Europe and in Mexico

BREISLAK, Scipione. Atlas géologique ou vues d'Amas colonnes basaltiques fait suite aux Institutions Géologiques de Scipion Breislak.
Milan, Imprimerie impériale et royale, 1818. Narrow oblong folio. With engraved plate with "Avis" addressed to the reader, engraved title-page, 53 numbered engraved full-page plates, and 2 engraved plates by Riboldi, Brocchi and Dall' Acqua after drawings by Demin, Veyrene etc. Contemporary brown boards. Full description
€ 2,500
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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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Most important 19th-century scientific expedition to South America, with nearly 500 plates,
mostly hand-coloured

CASTELNAU, Francis de (botanical volumes by Hugh Algernon WEDDELL). Expédition dans les parties centrales de l'Amérique du Sud, de Rio de Janeiro a Lima, et de Lima au Para; exécutée par ordre du gouvernement Français pendant les années 1843 a 1847.
Paris, P. Bertrand, 1850-1859. 7 parts in 15 volumes. 8vo (6 vols.), 4to (7 vols.), folio (2 vols.). With 493 lithographed and tinted lithographed plates and maps, including 401 partly or completely hand-coloured. Later rust-red half morocco. Full description
€ 135,000
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First scientific study of the St. Pietersberg at Maastricht

FAUJAS DE SAINT-FOND, Barthélemy. Natuurlijke historie van den St. Pieters Berg bij Maastricht. ... Uit het Fransch door J.D. Pasteur.
Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1802. 8vo. With an engraved title-page with a small illustration by D. Vrijdag, a folding engraved map and folding engraved plan of the St. Pietersberg, and numerous illustrations of minerals and fossils on 52 folding engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,600
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Dutch translation of the accounts of three Germans in service of the Dutch East India Company

FRICK, Christoph, Elias HESSE, Christoph SCHWEITZER, and Simon de VRIES (translator). Drie seer aenmercklijcke reysen nae en door veelerley gewesten in Oost-indien; gedaen van Christophorus Frikius, chirurgijn: Elias Hesse, bergh-schrijver: Christophorus Schweitzer, boekhouder; yeder bysonder, van 't jaer 1675. tot 1686.
Utrecht, Willem van de Water, 1694. 4to. With engraved frontispiece and 7 engraved plates (1 folding), including 2 signed by Casper Luyken, 2 signed by Jan van Vianen and 3 unsigned (1 by Casper Luyken). Contemporary vellum (rebacked). Full description
€ 9,500
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