Natural History

Natural History


  • Folio. 460 x 320 mm. Bound volume containing 147 copperplate engravings in varying early states of the plates which would eventually be published in Marsigli's 1726 masterpiece, Danubius Pannonico-Mysicus, with manuscript title page dated 1712. Full-contemporary leather, worn and chipped. The plates are all early states of the the final engravings as published in 1726, with 3 astronomical plates that do not appear in the published work. None of the plates have volume or plate numbers, and many are missing the text that would have been engraved later. The ornithological plates included (56 plates) have titles provided in manuscript, in a hand closely approximating the printed titles in the finished work. Included are 12 engravings from Tome I (Astronomical, with 3 plates not included in the final work), 38 engravings from Tome II (Roman Antiquities), 32 engravings from Tome IV (Piscatorial), 56 engravings from Tome V (Ornithological), 9 engravings from Tome VI (Miscellaneous, but the anatomical plates included here). One ornithological plate (Ardea Cinerea Major) has a large tear from the top edge (about 10'). Soiling to various other plates, and light soiling in the margins of many plates, but primarily all plates are clean. Many plates have the margins extended (for unifomity within the binding). Ref (for the finished work): Brunet III, p. 1474. Anker 326. Nissen IVB 593. Wood, P. 452. VG.
  • Soma : Divine Mushroom of Immortality

    By R. Gordon Wasson

    Our Price: $2,000.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112114546
    • Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.
    • Published: 1968
    (1968). 4to. One of 2 lettered copies, in full morocco, from an edition of 680. Top edge gilt. Very mild impressions to leather of boards, with light wear to bottom edges. Slight rubbing to gilt of top edge of leaves. Light rubbing to slipcase, with spot of soiling to one side. VG in VG slipcase.
  • Luther Burbank: His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application (12 Volumes)

    By Luther Burbank

    Our Price: $1,250.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112212648
    • Publisher: Luther Burbank Press
    • Published: 1914-1915
    (New York). (1914-1915). 12 volumes. 1st edition. SIGNED on special tipped-in leaf designed by Tiffany & Co. Embossed leather binding of orange tree design to boards and spines. T.e.g. Extensive edgewear along spine ends and extremities. Original owner's name gilt-stamped on 1st volume pasteboard. VG.
  • A History of the Earth and Animated Nature

    By Oliver Goldsmith

    Our Price: $450.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112000139
    • Publisher: A. Fullarton and Co.
    • Published: 1853
    2 volumes. 4to. Later printing, with hand-colored engraved title pages in each volume and 72 plates total. Bound in full calf, spines decorated in gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. Sporadic shallow indentations to covers. Some rubbing to leather at raised bands and edges, lightly exposing boards at forecorners. Some plates lacking tissue guards. Stitching exposed at gutter of pl. XLI (long-eared owl) in vol. 2. VG. THE SET:
  • Gronlands Fugle: The Birds of Greenland

    By Finn Salomonsen

    Our Price: $450.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110677326
    • Publisher: Ejnar Munksgaard
    • Published: 1950
    (1950). Thick 4to. 1st edition. Deluxe binding. Original publisher's half morocco over patterned boards with gilt stamped title label and four blind stamped bird devices to spine. With 52 color plates. Nisser Birds 808 (for wrappered issue). Text in English and Danish. A few very faint marks to title page. Light rubbing to extremities with light rubbing and a bit of chipping to title label on spine. VG.
  • The Birds Of Africa

    By Leslie H. Brown

    Our Price: $450.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112074512
    • Publisher: Academic Press
    • Published: 1982
    6 volumes. 4to. Minor smudges to a few edges of text blocks. Light edgewear to a few d.js., mild fading to a couple spines. NF/NF. THE SET:
  • A History of the Earth and Animated Nature

    By Oliver Goldsmith

    Our Price: $350.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112016291
    • Publisher: A. Fullarton and Co.
    2 volumes. 4to. Later printing. General wear to boards, with gentle bumping to corners. Scuffing to leather of spines, with tearing to ends. Top of rear joint of vol. 1 starting. Cracking to gutter of frontis of vol. 2, with a few neat notes to plates. Small closed tear to top edge of p. 487 of vol. 1. Faint offsetting from plates. Good. THE SET:
  • British Birds with Their Nests and Eggs

    By Arthur G. Butler

    Our Price: $350.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111832182
    • Publisher: Brumby & Clarke
    6 volumes. Folio. 1st edition. With 24 chromolithographic plates, and many more in black and white. Rebound in half morocco, with wear to joints and spine ends. T.e.g. Toning and minor soiling to edges of leaves. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Foxing to endpapers. Repair to front hinge of vol. 5. VG. THE SET:
  • Die Welt Der Pflanze

    By Ernst Fuhrmann

    Our Price: $350.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781399553292
    • Publisher: AURIGA-VERLAG E.G.M.B.H.
    2 volumes. 8vo. 1st edition. Text in German. Slight wearing, soiling and darkening to boards. VG/--. THE SET:
  • Folio. Full calf. Plates volume 5 only. Approximate 3 inch by 3 and half inch stain to leaves at upper gutters, throughout most of textblock, effecting many plates though mostly marginally, and or minimally intruding upon image. Light, occasional foxing to leaves, and mild offsetting from plates. Wear to fore-edges of several front leaves, and rippling at upper gutter. Boards going, rubbing and wear to edges and corners. Heavy chipping to spine ends. VG.
  • Lives Of Game Animals

    By Ernest Thompson Seton

    Our Price: $300.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112127652
    • Publisher: The Literary Guild Of America, Inc.
    • Published: 1937
    4 vols. 8vo. Later printing. Negligible rubbing to spine ends. Bookplates at front pastedowns. Toning to leaves. Bright set. VG. THE SET:
  • Tulips and Tulipomania, with Sixteen Plates from Paintings by Rory Mcewen

    By Wilfrid Blunt

    Our Price: $275.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112288674
    • Publisher: Thr Basilisk Press
    • Published: 1977
    4to. LIMITED SIGNED EDITION, one of 500 (2515 total). SIGNED by Blunt. Quarter leather. NF in NF slipcase.
  • Feral Pigeons

    By Richard F. Johnston

    Our Price: $270.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195084092
    • Published: November 1995
    *AND MARIAN JANIGA. 8vo. 1st edition. Minor chipping and edgewear to d.j. Spine faded. VG/VG.
  • Corals Of The World

    By Jen Veron

    Our Price: $225.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112479096
    • Publisher: Australian Institute Of Marine Science and CRR Qld Pty Ltd
    • Published: 2000
    (Australian Institute Of Marine Science and CRR Qld Pty Ltd). (Townsville, Australia). (2000). 3 Volumes. 4to. Negligible rubbing to spines and edges of slipcase. Bright set. VG in VG slipcase. THE SET:
  • Cabinet of Natural Curiosities

    By Albertus Seba

    Our Price: $200.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112481204
    • Publisher: Taschen
    • Published: 2001
    Folio. Text in English, German and French. Housed in publisher's printed cardboard carton. Unopened from shrinkwrap. Mild rubbing to bottom panel and edges of carton. NF/NF in VG carton.