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Whether your passion is bugs, birds, or elephants, there are many rare and antique zoology books to choose from in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Some of the books focus on only extinct and ancient animals, while other books focus on lesser known animals and wildlife of specific regions. If you are interested in some rare and antique zoology books that have some amazing illustrations and discuss the behavior of bees, look no further than the rare zoology books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room.

Herpetologia Mexicana, seu descriptio amphibiorum Novae Hispaniae by Wiegmann, Arend Fridericus Augustus

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 an...

From Breck Bartholomew Natural History Books


Felis Onca, Linn. Jaguar. by John James Audubon

No. 21, Plate CI from Audubon's Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Brilliant hand-colored lithograph transferred to stone by W.E. Hitchcock and R. Trembly and printed by J.T. Bowen. Overall sheet size: 53.5 x 70 cm. (21 1/8 x 27 5/8 inches); image...

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


The Natural History of British Insects; explaining them in their several states, with the periods of their transformations, their food, oeconomy, &c. Together with the History of Such Minute Insects as require investigation by the Microscope. Vols I-XVI by Edward Donovan

London : Printed for the Author and for F. and C.Rivington, 1792 A good to very good complete set of 16 volumes in 8, with 576 plates of which 568 are hand coloured. In contemporary half morocco leather over what are likely to be the publisher's plain...

From E C Books


Matabele Land and the Victoria Falls. A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Interior of South Africa. From the Letters & Journals of the Late Frank Oates. by Oates, Frank; C. G. Oates, ed. [Sir David Attenborough]

London: Kegan, Paul, Trench & Co., 1889. Second edition., 1889. Second British edition. 8vo. Frontispiece portrait of Frank Oates. xlix, 433 pp. Illustrated throughout, many from drawings and water-color drawings by Frank Oates and William Oates. Incl...

From Thomas Dorn ABAA


THE ANATOMY OF A PYGMY, (Orang-Outang) compared with that of a monkey, an ape, and a man. With an essay concerning the pygmies, &c. of the Ancients. by TYSON, Edward.:

London, T. Osborne, 1751.. Wherein it will appear that they are all either apes or monkies, and not men, as formerly pretended. To which is added, The anatomy and description of a rattlesnake : Also of the musk-hog. With a discourse upon the jointed and ...

From Roger Middleton


DESCRIPTION ANATOMIQUE D'UN CAMELEON, d’un Castor, d’un Dromadaire, d’un Ours, et d’une Gazelle. by PERRAULT (Claude) attributed.:

Paris, Chez Frederic Leonard, 1669.. FIRST EDITION 1669, French text, ex library copy ( Birmingham Medical Institute) with small pale ink stamp to title page and following page and folding plates, mostly in the margins, not affecting images. 4to, approxi...

From Roger Middleton


Naturhistorischer Atlas zum Gebrauch beim Unterricht. Säugethiere. 30 Tafeln nach der Natur und nach ausgestopften Exemplaren gezeichnet. by August Luben & Heinrich Leutemann

Leipzig & Vienna: Georg Wigand. Very Good. [1858]. Loose in folio. Light moisture mark to lower left margin; light foxing (see image 1). Thirty sur blanc folio plates, 29 of which are hand colored. Please request further images for details. ; Folio ...

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


The Natural History of British Shells including figures and descriptions of All the Species Hitherto discovered in Great Britain Systematically Arranged in the Linnean Manner with scientific and general observations on each. Vols I-V by Edward Donovan

London : Rivington and Co, 1799 A fair copy of Edward Donovan's work on British Shells, in contemporary half morocco bindings with 180 hand coloured plates. Donovan is justly famed for his accurately observed and delicate illustrations of wildlife - m...

From E C Books


AN INQUIRY INTO THE STRUCTURE & ANIMAL OECONOMY OF THE HORSE. Comprehending the diseases to which his limbs and feet are subject, with proper directions for shoeing, and pointing out a method for ascertaining his age until his twelfth year. To which is added, an attempt to explain the laws of his progressive motion, on mechanical and anatomical principles by LAWRENCE. RICHARD

Printed for the Author. Birmingham. 1801. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (10.5 x 8.6 inches). Illustrated with 18 fine copper engravings by the author, including five fold out. Fifteen of the plates have a page of descriptive text opposite. A crisp, wide-margined c...

From Paul Foster Books


DE UNICORNU OBSERVATIONES NOVAE. by BARTHOLINUS, Thomas, revised by his son, Casparo, Bartholino.:

Amsterdam, H. Wetstenium, 1678.. SECOND REVISED EDITION 1678, THE FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Small book, Latin text, 12mo, approximately 140 x 80 cm, 5½ x 3 inches, Engraved additional title by Romeyn de Hooghe plus 23 illustrations, 1 folding and 3 in...

From Roger Middleton


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 by Fontana, Felix

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...

From Breck Bartholomew Natural History Books


Bound Notebook of Typed Notes Illustrated with Original Drawings of Comparative Anatomy (Zoology B1), Sept. 25, 1914 - Feb. 12, 1915 and Embryology, Feb. 17, 1916 - May 7, 1916 by Churchill, Edward Delos ( Noted Thoracic Surgeon)

No Place: The Author, 1914. The peronal lecture notebook of Edward Delos Churchill, then an undergraduate student at Northwestern University in Chicago. Contains 27 dated lectures on Comparative Anatomy (Zoology B1) and 22 on Embryology along with Churchi...

From Dale Steffey Books


Icones Helminthum systema Rudolphii entozoologicum illustrantes. [AND:] Entozoorum synopsis cui accedunt mantissa duplex et indices locupletissimi. by Bremser, Johann Gottfried (Joannes Godofredus); Karl Asmund Rudolphi (Carolo Rudolphii)

Berlin, (Berolini), Augusti Rücker, 1819; Vienna (Viennae), Antonii Strauss, 1824.. Two volumes. I. Atlas: Folio (420x290 mm). Pp. (ii), 12, plus 18 full-page plates printed in chiaroscuro lithograph, exquisitely hand-coloured by contemporary hand. Han...

From Librarium of The Hague


The Genera Insectorum of Linnaeus exemplified by Various Specimens of English Insects drawn from Nature/Les Genres des Insectes de Linne; constates pars divers echantillons d'Insectes de l'Angleterre, copies d'apres Nature by J Barbut

London : J Dixwell, J Sewell, 1781 A very good copy of this scarce work with frontispiece, 20 hand coloured plates, one of which is folded, and 2 plain plates, in contemporary full leather binding. Little is known about the author, James Barbut, other tha...

From E C Books


De Insectis, in Methodum Redactus; cum Notularum Additione. [Metamorphosis Naturalis]. by Goedart, Johannes, & Martin Lister

London: S. Smith, 1685. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Octavo (180 x 115 mm). Contemporary limp vellum folded over at the fore-edge, handwritten title to spine, edges of text block red speckled. 21 folding engraved plates depicting n...

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