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Marine Aquaria: Their Construction, Arrangement and Management, Bennett, R. A
1 Bennett, R. A Marine Aquaria: Their Construction, Arrangement and Management
Antiquarian
 
Upcott Gill, 1889. 19cm. Pp.vi,[ii],135 + [17] of adverts. 86 figures. Gilt binding.

Marine Aquaria, nice copy
 
Price: 90.00 GBP
 
 
Ichthyologiae Archipelagi Indici Prodromus. Volumen I. Siluri. / A Precursor of the Fishes of the Indian Archipelago Part 1 - Siluri, Bleeker, P
2 Bleeker, P Ichthyologiae Archipelagi Indici Prodromus. Volumen I. Siluri. / A Precursor of the Fishes of the Indian Archipelago Part 1 - Siluri
978906391004 New
 
English translation, 2009, by M.J.P van Oijen, G.M.P. Loots & F.J.G. Limburg. 25cm. Pp.xii,317. Colour plates. Paperback.

"Ichthyologiae Archipelagi Indici Prodromus. Volumen I. Siluri" by Dr Pieter Bleeker (1858) has been translated completely from Dutch and Latin to English. In contrast to the original publication, the translation does contain the illustrations that were ready in 1858, but could not be included, as at that time facilities for printing coloured plates were lacking in Batavia (Jakarta, Indonesia).

"Ichthyologiae Archipelagi Indici Prodromus. Volumen I. Siluri" is a compilation of all Bleeker’s papers on catfishes from 1845 to 1858 and a review of all publications on this group of fishes by other ichthyologists up till 1858.

In this voluminous publication Bleeker mentions all catfish species known at the time, gives keys to genera and species, and extensive descriptions for 99 species occurring in the Indonesian archipelago. All these species are figured. The descriptions include distribution and habitat, and remarks on reproduction, fishery and consumption. Detailed information on the morphology of the described specimens make this work indispensable for recognizing types of the species in the Bleeker collection. A complete list of all 210 ichthyological papers Bleeker published up till 1858 is included.

Limited stock
 
Price: 165.00 GBP
 
 
Catalogue of the Fresh-Water Fishes of Africa in the British Museum (Natural History), Boulenger, G. A
3 Boulenger, G. A Catalogue of the Fresh-Water Fishes of Africa in the British Museum (Natural History)
Antiquarian
 
Volumes 1-4, 1906-1916, original cloth very neatly rebacked, good set.

 
Price: 175.00 GBP
 
 
Contributions to the Ichthyology of Lake Tanganyika, 1896 - 1905, Boulenger, G. A
4 Boulenger, G. A Contributions to the Ichthyology of Lake Tanganyika, 1896 - 1905
Antiquarian
 
Comprising :

Report on the Collection of Fishes made by Mr J.E.S. Moore in Lake Tanganyika during his Expedition, 1895-96, 6 plain & 2 chromo-lithographed plates - bound with -

Second Contribution to the Ichthyology of Lake Tanganyika, 1898, 2 plain & 1 chromo-lithographed plates - bound with -

Third Contribution to the Ichthyology of Lake Tanganyika, 1899-1900, 9 plates - bound with -

Fourth Contribution to the Ichthyology of Lake Tanganyika, 1904-1905, 11 plain & 1 chromo-lithographed plates.

Boulenger's Contributions to the Icthyology of Lake Tanganyika, the complete work


Also included and bound in are 'On a Collection of Fishes from the Rio Paraguay' with 6 plates, and 'On a Collection of Fishes from the Lake Ngami Basin, Bechuanaland' with 6 plates.

In all 6 papers, 1896-1911.

Bound together in very neat half calf, raised bands, gilt over marbled boards.

 
Price: 1500.00 GBP
 
 
Descriptions of Six New Perciform Fishes from the Coast of Natal, with Six Plates, Boulenger, G. A
5 Boulenger, G. A Descriptions of Six New Perciform Fishes from the Coast of Natal, with Six Plates
Antiquarian
 
1903. 25cm. Pp.5 with 6 plates by Smit & Green. Wrappers.

Descriptions of Six New Perciform Fishes from the Coast of Natal, original copy.
 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Poissons recueillis dans la Region du Bas-Congo par M. le Dr. W.J.Ansorge - with - Poissons recuellis au Congo Belge per l'expedition du Dr. C. Christy, Boulenger, G. A
6 Boulenger, G. A Poissons recueillis dans la Region du Bas-Congo par M. le Dr. W.J.Ansorge - with - Poissons recuellis au Congo Belge per l'expedition du Dr. C. Christy
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1912-1920. 2 volumes. 37cm. Pp.66. 8 plates (5 folding). Original wrappers.

Two important papers on Congo fishes with fine engraved plates.

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Price: 0.00 GBP
 
 
On the Morphology of the Skull in the Paraguayan Lepidosiren, and in other Dipnoids, Bridge, T. W
7 Bridge, T. W On the Morphology of the Skull in the Paraguayan Lepidosiren, and in other Dipnoids
Antiquarian
 
Trans. Zool. Soc. Vol.XIV, Part 5. 1898. 30cm. Pp.325-380. 2 plates. Black library buckram, gilt, original wrappers bound in. Front endpaper, front wrapper and pp.325-326 loose, tipped in. Blindstamp and library bookplate, good copy.

On the Morphology of the Skull in the Paraguayan Lepidosiren, good ex-library copy

 
Price: 50.00 GBP
 
 
New Tables for Computing the Weight of Cattle By Measurement, The Quantity of Hay in Stacks or Ricks, Round or Oblong, The Valuing of Land, with Other Practical Tables, and Directions for Using Them, Christison, John
8 Christison, John New Tables for Computing the Weight of Cattle By Measurement, The Quantity of Hay in Stacks or Ricks, Round or Oblong, The Valuing of Land, with Other Practical Tables, and Directions for Using Them
Antiquarian
 
Stirling, Kenney & Co., Edinburgh, first edn., 1839. 18cm. Pp.[viii],72. 4 figures. Original cloth, contents somewhat foxed.

New Tables for Computing the Weight of Cattle By Measurement

 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
Food-Grains of India, Church, A. H
9 Church, A. H Food-Grains of India
Antiquarian
 
Chapman & Hall, 1886. 26cm. Pp.viii,180. 35 figures. Original cloth, gilt, nice bright copy.

 
Price: 175.00 GBP
 
 
The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Fishes, Day, F
10 Day, F The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Fishes
Antiquarian
 
Taylor and Francis, 1889. 2 volumes. 26cm. Pp.xviii, 548 ; xiv, 509. Text figures. Original cloth, gilt, good set.

The scarce original issue.

 
Price: 295.00 GBP
 
 
Devonic Fishes of the New York Formations, Eastman,  Charles R
11 Eastman, Charles R Devonic Fishes of the New York Formations
Antiquarian
 
NY State Mus. 60th Annual Report 1906. Vol.5. Appenix 7 (continued). 1908. 30cm. Pp.235. 15 plates. Original green buckram, gilt, spine trifle marked.

Devonic Fishes of the New York Formations, good clean copy.
 
Price: 20.00 GBP
 
 
The American Characidae, Eigenmann, C. H
12 Eigenmann, C. H The American Characidae
Antiquarian
 
1918-1927. 3 volumes. 31cm. 74 plates. Original wrappers.

Eigenmann's The American Characidae Parts 2, 3 and 4 (only of 5, lacks Parts 1 & 5), nice part set.

 
Price: 115.00 GBP
 
 
Catalogue of the Recent Echinida, or Sea Eggs, in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I.-Echinida Irregularia, Gray, J. E
13 Gray, J. E Catalogue of the Recent Echinida, or Sea Eggs, in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I.-Echinida Irregularia
Antiquarian
 
BM., first edn., 1855. 18cm. Pp.[iv],69,[i]. 6 plates, some foxing to plates 5 & 6 as usual. Later card covers, taped backstrip, good copy.

Catalogue of the Recent Echinida, or Sea Eggs, in the Collection of the British Museum
 
Price: 65.00 GBP
 
 
Catalogue of the Fishes in the Collection of the British Museum, Gunther, A
14 Gunther, A Catalogue of the Fishes in the Collection of the British Museum
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BM(NH), 1859-(1870). 8 volumes. 26cm. A complete made up set. Vols. I, V, and VI original issues (two with covers worn, text blocks in fine condition), the remainder the Alard reprint, 1937 (fine in matching cloth).

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Price: 0.00 GBP
 
 
Description of Ceratodus, A Genus of Ganoid Fishes, Recently Discovered in the Rivers of Queensland, Australia, Gunther, A. E
15 Gunther, A. E Description of Ceratodus, A Genus of Ganoid Fishes, Recently Discovered in the Rivers of Queensland, Australia
Antiquarian
 
1871. 29cm. Pp.511-571, disbound Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. but fine and clean.

Gunther's Description of Ceratodus, this copy contains 3 plates (XXX-XXXII) only of 13 (lacks plates 33 - 42), waterstained, stamps to versos, inexpensive reference copy.

 
Price: 25.00 GBP
 
 
On the Eggs and Larval and Post-Larval Stages of Teleosteans, Holt, Ernest W. L
16 Holt, Ernest W. L On the Eggs and Larval and Post-Larval Stages of Teleosteans
Antiquarian
 
Sci. Trans. Roy. Dublin Soc., Vol.V. (Series II.), Part 2. 1893. 28cm. Pp.5-121. 15 plates (some folding). Contemporary half calf, spine worn with loss, marbled boards, ends & edges. Good ex-library, bookplate and blindstamp, no external markings.

On the Eggs and Larval and Post-Larval Stages of Teleosteans, from the library of Joe Eastman. Images available on request.
 
Price: 185.00 GBP
 
 
Oeuvres du Compte de Lacepede, Nouvelle Edition dirige par M. A. G. Desmarest, Lacepede, B. G. E. de
17 Lacepede, B. G. E. de Oeuvres du Compte de Lacepede, Nouvelle Edition dirige par M. A. G. Desmarest
Antiquarian
 
Oeuvres du Compte de Lacepede, Nouvelle Edition, Volumes 1-12, 1826-1834, 184 (mostly) hand-coloured plates, neat contemporary half blue calf over marbled boards, ends & edges, raised bands, gilt, nice set, almost entirely devoted to the fishes. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons occupies vols.5-11 and includes the notable "Memoires sur plusiers animaux de la Nouvelle-Hollande dont la description n'a pas encore publiee" in vol.7, pp.473-506. French text, Latin nomenclature.

 
Price: 3700.00 GBP
 
 
Paleo Art, Visions of the Prehistoric Past, Lescaze, Z & W. Ford
18 Lescaze, Z & W. Ford Paleo Art, Visions of the Prehistoric Past
3836555115 / 9783836555111 New
 
2017. 38cm. Pp.286. Full colour with 5 fold-outs. Hardbound.

The astonishing history of paleoart from 1830 to 1990. These are not cave paintings produced thousands of years ago, but modern visions of prehistory: stunning paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, mosaics, and murals that mingle scientific fact with unbridled fantasy. The collection provides an in-depth look at this neglected niche of art history, and shows the artists charged with imagining these extinct creatures projecting their own aesthetic whims onto prehistory, rendering the primordial past with dashes of Romanticism, Impressionism, Japonisme, Fauvism, and Art Nouveau, among other influences.

With incisive essays from Lescaze, a preface by Ford, five fold-outs, and dozens of details, the book showcases a stunning collection of artworks plucked from major natural history museums, obscure archives, and private collections, and includes new photography of key works, including Charles R. Knight’s seminal dinosaur paintings in Chicago and little-known masterpieces such as A. M. Belashova’s monumental mosaic in Moscow. From the fearsome to the fantastical, Paleoart: Visions of a Prehistoric Past 1830–1990 is a celebration of prehistoric animals in art, and a novel chance to understand our favorite extinct beasts through a new art historical lens.

 
Price: 67.50 GBP
 
 
Untersuchungen Zur Physiologischen Morphologie Der Thiere. I. Ueber Heteromorphose. II. Organbildung Und Wachstum, Loeb, J
19 Loeb, J Untersuchungen Zur Physiologischen Morphologie Der Thiere. I. Ueber Heteromorphose. II. Organbildung Und Wachstum
Antiquarian
 
Hertz, Wurzburg. 1891. 2 vols in 1. 23cm. Pp.80;82. 3 plates, figures. Cloth, spine off-colour otherwise a nice copy.

Untersuchungen Zur Physiologischen Morphologie Der Thiere
 
Price: 50.00 GBP
 
 
Monograph of the Sirenoid and Crossopterygian Ganoids, Miall, L. C
20 Miall, L. C Monograph of the Sirenoid and Crossopterygian Ganoids
Antiquarian
 
Pal. Soc., 1878. 28cm. Pp.32. 5 plates (1 folding, of recent Protopterus and Ceratodus from the BM). Black library buckram, gilt, original wrappers bound in. Front endpaper, front wrapper and half-title loose, tipped in. Previous owner's label (Moreton, F.G.S) to verso of front wrap, cut down. Blindstamp and library bookplate.

Monograph of the Sirenoid and Crossopterygian Ganoids a good clean copy.
 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
Studien und Beobachtungen aus der Südsee, Pfeil, Joachim Graf von
21 Pfeil, Joachim Graf von Studien und Beobachtungen aus der Südsee
Antiquarian
 
Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, Braunschweig, first edn., 1899. 26cm. Pp.xiii,322. 22 photo-plates. Original illustrated cloth, backstrip slightly worn, very occasional foxing contents otherwise fine.

Studien und Beobachtungen aus der Südsee is the first complete ethnographic report of New Mecklenburg and Kerawara in the Melanesian Islands, Bismark Archipelago. A fine original copy. Bookplate of and ex-libris A. von Hansemann. German text.

 
Price: 1200.00 GBP
 
 
The Natural History of the Fishes of Guiana, Schomburgk, R. H
22 Schomburgk, R. H The Natural History of the Fishes of Guiana
Antiquarian
 
1841-1843. 2 volumes. 18cm. Pp.xvi,[i],17-263 ; xvi,i,17-214. Portrait & Memoir of Schomburgk, Portrait & Memoir of Burckhardt, 2 vignettes, 1 plain & 60 finely hand coloured plates of fishes (1 double page), the additional plate of fishing implements, errata slip bound in. Original cloth.

 
Price: 200.00 GBP
 
 
Histoire Naturelle Générale et Particulière des Poissons, Sonnini, C. S
23 Sonnini, C. S Histoire Naturelle Générale et Particulière des Poissons
Antiquarian
 
Dufart, Paris, 1802-1804. 13 volumes (complete). 80 engraved plates. Finely rebound in modern cream calf, red leather labels gilt, raised bands, wrappers (Arthus Bertrand, bookseller) retained and in fine condition.

Issued a quarter of a century prior to Cuvier & Valenciennes, one of the classic treatises on fishes. Published during the Napoleonic era this copy was shelved untouched for virtually 200 years until acquired by us and subsequently sold in 1997.

 
Price: 3000.00 GBP
 
 
Das Peripherische Nervensystem der Fische, Anatomisch und Physiologisch Untersucht, Stannius, H
24 Stannius, H Das Peripherische Nervensystem der Fische, Anatomisch und Physiologisch Untersucht
Antiquarian
 
Stiller'sche Hofbuchhandlung, Rostock, 1849. 26cm. Pp.iv,156. 5 plates. Old wrappers, at one time extracted from a bound volume of similar items.

Das Peripherische Nervensystem der Fische, very good condition.
 
Price: 130.00 GBP
 
 
The Playtime Naturalist, Taylor, J. E
25 Taylor, J. E The Playtime Naturalist
Antiquarian
 
Chatto & Windus, 1889. 18cm. Pp.xvi,287. Frontispiece (Stone Chats), 365 figures. Very attractive full-leather, compartmented spine, raised bands, red leather spine label, gilt, marbled ends & edges, gilt device of St. Aubyn's, Lowestoft to upper board.

The Playtime Naturalist, a nice copy
 
Price: 65.00 GBP
 
 
On the Asymmetry of the Pleuronectidae, as elucidated by the Examination of the Skeleton in the Turbot, Halibut and Plaice, Traquair, Ramsey H
26 Traquair, Ramsey H On the Asymmetry of the Pleuronectidae, as elucidated by the Examination of the Skeleton in the Turbot, Halibut and Plaice
Antiquarian
 
Trans. Linn. Soc. Vol.25. 1865. 29cm. Pp.263-296. 4 plates. Black library buckram, gilt. Front endpaper, loose, tipped in. Blindstamp and library bookplate, plates faintly foxed.

On the Asymmetry of the Pleuronectidae, good clean copy.
 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
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