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image of Oeuvers Du Compte De Lacepede, Comprenant L'histoire Naturelle Des Quadrupedes Ovipares, Des Serpens, Des Poissons Et Des Cetaces (3 Volumes)

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Paris: P. Dumeril, 1836. Hardcover. Contemporary quarter leather bindings with marbled boards, three volumes. Colored plates. The title pages call for 100 plates, but this copy has 105 plates. Nissen ZBI and the other copy I have had, collate with 164 plates; 6 additional ophidien plates and 53 additional plates of Poissons.
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A very good copy of the text to this important book. No plates included except the portrait of the author and one uncolored plate of a Samoan.
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Herpetologia Mexicana, seu descriptio amphibiorum Novae Hispaniae

by Wiegmann, Arend Fridericus Augustus

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Published
1834
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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Marginal page repair on leaf 53/54 and plate I (very minor, see photos). Foxing on endpapers with a few spots on the titlepage and first two pages. A Very Good copy. Herpetology Mexicana was the earliest significant post-Linnean treatise on the lizards and crocodilians of Mexico. The first 21 pages of the book details Wiegmann's system of classification of the "Sauri,"–… Read more
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The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs, Third Edition

by Darwin, Charles

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Published
1889
Edition
Third
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$450.00

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Folding map, xx, 344 pages, (4), folding map. Original Green Cloth, Freeman 277Proceeds from the sale of this items go to the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
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Insectivorous Plants

by Darwin, Charles

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Published
1875
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Very Good-
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First
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x, 462 pages. Ex-Lib with Hill Library Saint Paul on the title page. Binding shows some wear and between some signatures is loose, so the book lays flat. No indication of thousand (print number) or errata slip, agrees with Freeman 1217, first edition.
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The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication

by Darwin, Charles

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Published
1868
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Very Good-
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First American
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$550.00

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Vol. 1: iv, 494 pages, (6); Vol. 2: 568 pages (8).Freeman 879 - First American Edition with a preface by Asa Gray. Previous owner's signature on flyleaf, dated 1874, as well as another previous owner's stamp and a bookstore (Acres of Books) stamp in volume 2. No other library marks except label on spine.Proceeds from the sale of this book… Read more
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Verzeichniss der Reptilien, welche auf einer Reise im nordlichen America beobachtet wurden

by Wied-Neuwied, Alexander Philipp Maximillian zu

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Published
2004
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viii, 144, 7 hand-colored plates. Facsimile reprint with hand-colored plates. Limited to 100 signed & numbered copies. This is number 14/100. This special facsimile has been painstakingly produced to equal the original in quality and presentation. Each of the seven plates have been individually hand-colored by Lara Carroll. Plate seven was also printed by hand lithography. The entire book is printed… Read more
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image of Traité sur la Vénin de la Vipere sur les poisons Americains sur le Laurier-Cerise et sur quelques autres poisons végetaux. On y a joint des observations sur la structure primitive du corps animal. Différentes expériences sur la reproduction des nerfs et la description d'un nouveau canal de l'Oeil

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Title, xxviii, 329 p.; xii, 373, 10 folding plates. First French edition, greatly expanded from the 1767 edition. Fontana's extensive research on snake venom is considered the beginning of modern toxicology."A contribution to comparative zoology by one of the foremost anatomists of the eighteenth century" - Wood. p. 344
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Historia naturalis Ranarum nostratium / Die naturliche Historie der Froesche hiesigen Landes

by Roesel von Rosenhof, August Johann

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Published
1758
Edition
First
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$18,500.00

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(10), viii, 116, 48 engraved plates (24 handcolored each with an uncolored key plate), 1 colored, engraved frontis. A very clean copy of the most well known and most desirable book on amphibians. Some plates trimed close effecting plate numbers on colored plates xiv, xix & xx, and uncolored plates xix, xx, xxi, xxii and a small portion of image… Read more
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Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique des trois règnes de la nature. Erpétologie

by Bonnaterre, Pierre Joseph

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Published
1789
Edition
First
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$700.00

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xxviii, 70 p., (2), 26 plates (plus 36 plates from the Ophiologie volume). Plates are: Amphibians 7 plates; Turtles 6 plates; Lizards & Crocodilians 13 plates; Snakes 36 plates. "The Encyclopédie Methodique is a modified version of Diderot and d'Alembert's great encyclopedia. It comprises 196 volumes, issued between 1782 and 1832. Herpetological matters are dealt with by Dauberton and by… Read more
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Tractatio de theoria descensus et ascensus gravium obliqui ejusque multiplici applicationes

by Benno Ignatius von Hoffstetten, Joseph Zweieiig, and Nicolaus Tolent Feichtmayr

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Published
1765
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Very Good-
Edition
First
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$500.00

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Engraved foldout frontis, x, 74 p. 3 plates, (xxii). Marbled paper cover hinge cracked at lower portion of book, about 2 inches. First edition of a thesis on the motion of falling bodies and pendula. The large folding engraved frontis by Joseph Anton Zimmerman (1715-1797) is an allegorical portrait of Maximilian III Joseph, Duke of Bavaria
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