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. Mild impressions to leather of boards, with light wear to bottom edges. A touch of fading to spine. 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.
  • Wild Flowers of the United States (6 vols in 14 parts)

    By Harold William Rickett

    Our Price: $750.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: New York Botanical Garden
    • Published: 1966
    6 volumes in 14 parts, housed in six slipcases. Large 4to. Without index volume. Minor wear to spine ends of vol 1. Light soiling to half-title of v.1 part 1. Some fading, rubbing, and wear to slipcases, with minor splitting in a few places. Light dampstaining to v.1 slipcase. NF in VG slipcases.
  • The Birds of Africa

    By Leslie H. Brown

    Our Price: $500.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Academic Press
    • Published: 1982
    7 volumes. 4to. Volume 1 SIGNED and volumes 2-4 INSCRIBED by Stuart Keith. Some rubbing to boards of set with light bumping to tail of spine of volumes 1 and 3-7. Some rubbing to dust jackets of set with fading to spines. VG/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.
  • 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. Front boards of volumes 1 and 3 detached. 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:
  • The Birds Of Africa

    By Leslie H. Brown

    Our Price: $350.00
    • 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:
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • Fauna of the North-West Highlands & Skye

    By J.A. Harvie-Brown

    Our Price: $200.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781499098914
    • Publisher: DAVID DOUGLAS
    H.A. MACPHERSON. 8vo. 1st Ed. T.e.g. Fraying to ends of spine. Light rubbing to boards, bumping to extremities and fraying to tips. Neat inscription in pencil to verso of f.f.e.p. VG.
  • Cosmographei Basel 1550

    By Sebastian Munster

    Our Price: $125.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112490701
    • Publisher: Theatrum Orbis Terrarm Ltd.
    • Published: 1968
    Folio. Facsimile. Introduction in English and German. Splitting to backstrip at hinges. VG.
  • 4to. Published on occasion of 2011 exhibition. NF.