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Rare Marine Sciences Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

ichthyology, Conchology, Cetology and may other ologies. Here are found the denizens of the sea and other bodies of water.

Fantaisies Oceanographiques by RASKIN, E.H

Paris: F. Dumas, 1926. First Edition. Parisian pochoir printmaking at its finest A rare and exotic album of vivid French art deco undersea fantasies. These skilfully printed pochoir designs are based on tropical corals, anemones, plankton and jellyfish...

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A Voyage of Discovery Made Under the Orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay and Inquiring Into the Plausibility of a North-West Passage by Ross, John

London: John Murray, 1819. First Edition. Full-Leather. Fine. 4to. 4to. Contemporary calf binding with rebacked spine and raised bands. xxxix [1] tipped in errata slip, 252 p.p., cxliv. 15 colour plates [4 folding], 9 engravings [2 folding], 4 tables [2...

From Minotavros Books


British Yachts and Yachtsmen by [John Irving]

Lord Queenborough's copy with his nautical bookplate. Sumptuously bound in half grained morocco; five raised bands. Bright gilt particulars to spine and cover. Chip to head of Volume 2, otherwise a fine set. ; Large stout quarto; [xii], 362; 363- 566 ...

From William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA



Lugduni Batavorum, Georg. Jac. Wishoff, 1753.. IN SUAS CLASSES, GENERA ET SPECIES, Iconibus singulorum Generum aeri incisis illustrata accedit LUCUBRATIUNCULA de FORMATIONE, CREMENTO et COLORIBUS TESTARUM QUAE SUNT COCHLIDUM ET CONCHARUM. TUM COMMENTARI...

From Roger Middleton


Aus den Tiefen des Weltmeeres - Schilderungen von der deutschen Tiefsee-Expedition by Chun, Carl

Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1900. 549 pp. 2 maps in text, fold-out map at rear Near Fine, small edge tears at folds, 6 chromolithographs, 8 heliogravures, 32 full page plates, and 390 plates in text. Bound in quarter black cloth over paper covered boards, hand...

From Dale Steffey Books


THE GENERA VERMIUM, exemplified by Various Specimens of the Animals contained in the Orders of the Intestina and Mollusca Linnaei. by BARBUT, James.:

London, printed for the author by James Dixwell, 1783.. FIRST EDITION 1783, parallel text in English and French, 4to, approximately 270 x 210 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, additional engraved pictorial title page with French text under half page engraving and 1...

From Roger Middleton


British Conchology or an Account of the Mollusca Which Now Inhabit the British Isles and the Surrounding Seas - Volumes 1-5 Complete by John Gwyn Jeffreys

London: John Van Voorst, 1862. Volumes one to five collated and complete. Each volume has a colour frontis plate and eight monotone plates. Volume five has in addition 102 supplementary plates in monotone. Publishers original cloth, rebacked with original...

From Wadard Books PBFA


Map of Public Surveys in California to Accompany Report of Surveyor General, 1860 by Mandeville, James W.; Julius Bien; United States, Surveyor General

San Francisco: Surveyor General's Office, 1860. J. Bien. Large original map of California measuring 91 x 77 cm (35 3/4" x 30 1/4"). This was the first map to survey the state with exact scale using 18 miles to an inch. The key that lists 433 surveyed p...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB


Letter from Julian Huxley to Professor David Watson by Huxley, Julian

Typed and handwritten signed letter to "My dear Watson" dated 5th January 1934. 1pp. 20cm x 25cm. King's College Zoological Department headed watermarked notepaper. The advance copy of the book mentioned is Huxley's "Elements of Experimental Embryology" c...

From Paul Haynes Rare Books



Boston: Reissued by the Society, 1999. First edition thus. Decorative Cloth. Fine. First published by the Society in 1879, with indexes added for this new edition. Two volumes. pp: ix, 200, index; ix, 272, index. 7.25" x 5" The publisher's printed n...

From R & A Petrilla, ABAA, IOBA


Les Mystères de l'Océan by MANGIN Arthur

Alfred Mame, Tours, 1868. Large 8vo (250x157mm), pp. (6), 494pgs Red leather and rich gilt ornamented panels on spine. All edges gilt, Numerous in-text and plate illustrations by W. Freeman and Jules Noël depicting scenes of oceanic life and marine ani...

From Phantom Tollbooth


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