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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. Softbound.

"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.

 
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, spines relaid, new endpapers, good condition. Zoological Society of London Library copy.

This set presented to the Zoological Society of London by Major S.S. Flower, OBE, FZS, August 21st 1929, presentation bookplates tipped in.

 
Price: 150.00 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
 
 
Poodles Without Tears, My Way of Rearing and Training a Miniature or Toy Poodle Puppy, Brauer, D
6 Brauer, D Poodles Without Tears, My Way of Rearing and Training a Miniature or Toy Poodle Puppy
Clean secondhand
 
Privately published by the author [Tenaver], no date [1960s]. 22cm. Pp.7. Original printed wrappers, corners dog-eared otherwise good.

Poodles Without Tears, rare.

 
Price: 53.00 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
7 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
8 Church, A. H Food-Grains of India
Sold
 
Chapman & Hall, 1886. 26cm. Pp.viii, 180. 35 full page plain plates. Original cloth, gilt, nice bright copy.

Sold

 
Price: 0.00 GBP
 
 
The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Fishes, Day, F
9 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
 
 
Antony Van Leeuwenhoek and His
10 Dobell, Clifford Antony Van Leeuwenhoek and His "Little Animals", Being Some Account of the Father of Protozoology
Clean secondhand
 
Bale, London, 1932. 26cm. Pp.(vii),435. Frontispiece, 31 plates. Original cloth, slightly discoloured with age but a very good clean copy, signed by author and dated 16.IX.32, Wilson Smith's copy (FRS., virologist, Porton Down), signed and also dated 16th September 1932, presumably gifted.

Antony Van Leeuwenhoek and His 'Little Animals', a rare signed association copy.

 
Price: 100.00 GBP
 
 
The American Characidae, Eigenmann, C. H
11 Eigenmann, C. H The American Characidae
Antiquarian
 
1918-1927. 3 volumes. 31cm. 74 plates. Original wrappers.

Eigenmann's The American Characidae Volumes 2, 3 and 4 (only of 5, lacks vols. 1 & 5), fine condition original part set.

Volume 4 pictured.

 
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
12 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
 
 
Description of Ceratodus, A Genus of Ganoid Fishes, Recently Discovered in the Rivers of Queensland, Australia, Gunther, A. E
13 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, text only, inexpensive reference or binding copy.

 
Price: 25.00 GBP
 
 
An Account of the Origins and History of the German Shorthaired Pointer, Hardy, Michael Meredith
14 Hardy, Michael Meredith An Account of the Origins and History of the German Shorthaired Pointer
Clean and unused
 
Privately published, Hive Printers, Letchworth, no date [1962]. 15 x 25 cm. Pp.23. 2 colour photos, 10 fine art reproductions. Original colour printed paper covers.

A genuine modern rarity, 'rare' in its truest sense of only very few copies printed.

An Account of the Origins and History of the German Shorthaired Pointer is the standard work in English on the origins of the breed. A must have acquisition and given the current very low price a useful gift for the breed enthusiast.

Interesting to note that 50 odd years ago 90% of owners were interested in the sporting ability of their dogs.

 
Price: 53.00 GBP
 
 
The Rhodesian Ridgeback. The Origin, History and Standard of the Breed, Hawley, T C
15 Hawley, T C The Rhodesian Ridgeback. The Origin, History and Standard of the Breed
Fine
 
Craft Press, Pretoria, for the author, first edition, first issue [1957]. 23cm. Pp.120. 51 photo-plates. Reference list & bibliography. Original illustrated printed boards, jacket, fine copy.

The standard work, and very well illustrated. This copy previously handled by us in 1991.

 
Price: 125.00 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, labels off, marbled boards, ends & edges. Good ex-library, bookplate and blindstamp, rear board detached, no external markings.

On the Eggs and Larval and Post-Larval Stages of Teleosteans, from the library of Joe Eastman. Title page pictured, further images available on request.

 
Price: 185.00 GBP
 
 
Die Verbreitung des elenthiers im europaischen Russland, Koppen, Fr. Th
17 Koppen, Fr. Th Die Verbreitung des elenthiers im europaischen Russland
Antiquarian
 
Beitrage zur Kenntniss des Russischen Reiches und der angrenzenden Lander Asiens, Zweite Folge, Band VI. Serial part. St. Petersburg, 1883. Pp.105-260. Map. Disbound, loose, but uncut & untrimmed. Prelims aside the text block is in clean condition.

Die Verbreitung des elenthiers im europaischen Russland, rare, even in this state.

 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
Histoire Naturelle des Poissons, in, Oeuvres du Compte de Lacepede, Nouvelle Edition dirige par M. A. G. Desmarest, Lacepede, B. G. E. de
18 Lacepede, B. G. E. de Histoire Naturelle des Poissons, in, 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
19 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
20 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
 
 
Optiks, or a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light, Reprinted from the Fourth Edition with a Foreword By Prof. Albert Einstein, Newton, Sir Isaac
21 Newton, Sir Isaac Optiks, or a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light, Reprinted from the Fourth Edition with a Foreword By Prof. Albert Einstein
Clean secondhand
 
Bell, London, 1931. 19cm. Pp.xxviii,(i),414. Original cloth, jacket a little worn but a good clean copy.

Reprint of the fourth, final edition of Newton's Optiks of 1730.

 
Price: 65.00 GBP
 
 
Studien und Beobachtungen aus der Südsee, Pfeil, Joachim Graf von
22 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
 
 
Notes and Observations on Fish Life in British Guiana. A Popular Guide to Colonial Fishes. With an Appendix comprising
23 Roth, V Notes and Observations on Fish Life in British Guiana. A Popular Guide to Colonial Fishes. With an Appendix comprising "The Fisheries of British Guyana" by Prof. H.H. Brown.
Clean secondhand
 
1943. 21cm. Pp.[vi],282. Large folding frontispiece of freshwater fishes in natural colour, numerous BW illustrations mostly from drawings by the author, glossary, gazetteer, illustrated endpapers. Original printed wrappers.

Notes and Observations on Fish Life in British Guiana, the original work. Roth died in the year of publication aged just 36.

 
Price: 325.00 GBP
 
 
The Natural History of the Fishes of Guiana, Schomburgk, R. H
24 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, heads to both spines a little worn but both volumes are tight and clean.

 
Price: 200.00 GBP
 
 
Breeding From Your Poodle, Sheldon, M.R. & B. Lockwood
25 Sheldon, M.R. & B. Lockwood Breeding From Your Poodle
Clean secondhand
 
Foyle, first edn., 1963. 19cm. Pp.92. 8 photos, numerous figures. Hardbound, signed by both authors.

Foyles Breeding From Your Poodle, rare signed copy.

 
Price: 45.00 GBP
 
 
Histoire Naturelle Générale et Particulière des Poissons, Sonnini, C. S
26 Sonnini, C. S Histoire Naturelle Générale et Particulière des Poissons
Antiquarian
 
Dufart, Paris, 1802-1804. 13 volumes (complete). 80 engraved plates. Finely rebound about 20 years ago in modern cream calf with red leather labels, spines gilt, raised bands, the original 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.

A uniquely fine set.

 
Price: 3000.00 GBP
 
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