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Tableau des Differentes Anemones de Mer, Formant la Classes La Plus Curieuse et La Plus Singliere du Regne Animal, et dont il est fait mention dans le Transactions Philosophiques, Volumes 63, 66 et 67, et dans le Journal de Physique depuis son origine
Tableau des Differentes Anemones de Mer, Formant la Classes La Plus Curieuse et La Plus Singliere du Regne Animal, et dont il est fait mention dans le Transactions Philosophiques, Volumes 63, 66 et 67, et dans le Journal de Physique depuis son origine jusqu'en 1783. Dedié a Monsieur l’Abbé Dicquemare, membre de plusieurs Academies, connû avantageusement dans le monde scavant par les recherches qu’il a faites dans le differentes productions animales, qui se trouvent dans les mers et par sa Menagerie marine. Pl.IV.
Par M.e Pierre Joseph Buc'hoz membre de plusieurs Academies tant Etranderes que Nationales, Auteur et Directeur de differentes collec.ons tant Gravées que colorieés concernant l’Histoire naturelle. [n.d. c.1790.]
Hand-coloured engraving, with very large margins, paper watermarked, extremely scarce. Plate 411 x 590mm (16¼ x 23¼"). Centre fold as normal, otherwise mint.
A wonderful image of sea anemones, a very unusual subject for prints of this period. Pierre-Joseph Buc'hoz (1731-1807) was a French physician, lawyer and naturalist based in Paris.
[Ref: 29479]   £1,250.00  
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Conchology of Tenby [in image]
Conchology of Tenby [in image]
Drawn by C. Norris Esq.r Engraved by S. Rawle
Published for the Repository at Tenby, 10 April, 1813
Engraving, rare, platemark 235 x 300mm (9¼ x 11¾"). Small margins.
Engraving of shells found in Tenby, South Wales, after a drawing by the topographical artist Charles Norris (1779-1858) who moved there in 1810. In Tenby Norris researched architectural antiquities, and published several volumes of prints made from his drawings.
[Ref: 44785]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Sepia Sepiola the Small Cuttle.
Sepia Sepiola the Small Cuttle.
J.s Basire sc.
London, Published by G. & W. B. Whittaker Feb.y 1824.
Engraving. Plate: 130 x 205mm (5 x 8"). Surface dirt.
A study of a small cuttle fish, engraved by James Basire.
[Ref: 44552]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Graphic Illustrations Of Animals, Shewing Their Utility To Man In Their Employment During Life And Uses After Death. Pl. 20. Fish.
Graphic Illustrations Of Animals, Shewing Their Utility To Man In Their Employment During Life And Uses After Death. Pl. 20. Fish.
Designed and Drawn on Stone by R.K.Thomas.
Published by Thomas Varty, 31, Strand, London. [n.d., c.1850.]
Fine original hand coloured lithograph, sheet 360 x 415mm. 14¼ x 16¼". Vertical centrefold as normal. Mint.
A central illustration of various landed fish, surrounded by nine vignette scenes of catching them and their preparation as food.
[Ref: 13286]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Indian Dugong.
Indian Dugong. Halicora Dugung. F. Cuv.
Drawn & lith. by Waterhouse Hawkins. Printed by Graf & Scrit, 14 Newman Street.
[London, c.1835.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 345 x 490mm, 13½ x 19¼". Fine hand colour.
A Dugong, a marine mammal related to the manatee, published in Major-General Thomas Hardwicke's 'Illustrations of Indian Zoology', 1830–35. Hardwicke (1755- 1835), an officer of the East India Company, collected zoological specimens and had them drawn by Indian artists. When he returned from India he had the largest collection of drawings of Indian animals ever formed by a single individual, which was presented to the British Museum when he died. He financed the 202 hand-coloured plates of this work, but died before the text was written.
[Ref: 27367]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Seal. Plate III. (Phoca vitulina).]
[The Seal. Plate III. (Phoca vitulina).]
W. Kuhnert [facsimile inside image.]
[London. Frederick Warne & Co. & New York.] [1912.]
Chromolithograph. Plate 171 x 240mm (6¾ x 9½").
Three seals seen resting on the shoreline. From "Animal Portraiture being Fifty Studies", by Wilhelm Kunhert (text by Richard Lydekker). Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert (1865-1926), the German painter, author and illustrator who specialised in animal images.
[Ref: 30177]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Pholas.
Pholas.
Designed by W. Daniell.
[n.d., c.1807.]
Aquatint. Sheet: 130 x 210mm (5 x 8¼"). Trimmed to platemark.
A portrait of a marine bivalve mollusc, depicted on a beach. An illustration from 'Zoography' by W. Wood published in 3 vols. 1807.
[Ref: 45958]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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The Posture of a Sea Lion wn: Suddenly rowz'd or disturb'd a Lioness asleep by him & a Seal, in a moving posture
The Posture of a Sea Lion wn: Suddenly rowz'd or disturb'd a Lioness asleep by him & a Seal, in a moving posture
I. Pine Sculp:
[n.d. c.1780.]
Copper engraving. Image with title: 165 x 190mm. 6½ x 7½".
A sealion has awoken startled as the female remains asleep. A seal slips by towards the sea and shoreline where other seals and sealions swim. To the right in the background is a sealioness with her pup.
[Ref: 13957]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sauve qui Peut.]
[Sauve qui Peut.]
Geo~Marples. [Pencil signature]
[n.d., c.1930.]
Ltd edition etching. 240 x 340mm.
A trout.
Guichard, p.50: "Fish, except by the Detmolds, have not been better portrayed in the British School than by Marples".
[Ref: 4086]   £420.00  
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[Trout & Mayfly.]
[Trout & Mayfly.]
Geo~Marples. [Pencil signature]
[n.d., c.1930.]
Ltd edition etching with aquatint. Plate: 300 x 205mm, (12 x 8") very large margins. Slight mount burn.
A landscape scene in which a trout can be seen beneath the water, swimming toward three mayflies flying about the surface of the river.
Guichard, p.50: "Fish, except by the Detmolds, have not been better portrayed in the British School than by Marples".
[Ref: 40160]   £420.00  
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Turtle.
Turtle.
Designed by W. Daniell.
[n.d., c.1807.]
Aquatint. Sheet: 130 x 210mm (5 x 8¼"). Trimmed to platemark.
A portrait of a turtle, depicted on a beach with a ship in the distance. An illustration from 'Zoography' by W. Wood published in 3 vols. 1807.
[Ref: 45959]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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