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“NO OTHER ORNITHOLOGIST HAS EVER EXCEEDED THE MAGNITUDE AND SPLENDOR OF HIS FOLIO PUBLICATIONS”

GOULD, John. Monograph of the Pittidae. London, 1880. Two parts in one, Part I with plates and text, Part II text only, all published.

First edition of this lovely Gould monograph, with ten beautiful hand-colored plates, in original printed boards as issued. $22,000.

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“A POWERFUL INFLUENCE ON ALL SUBSEQUENT THOUGHT ON MAN’S PLACE IN NATURE”

TYSON, Edward M.D. Orang-Outang: or the Anatomy of a Pygmie. London, 1699.

First edition of Tyson's "epoch-making" anatomical study that laid a foundation for the theory of evolution, "the first work to demonstrate scientifically the structural relationships between man and anthropoid ape" (Norman), heralded as a "forerunner of Blumenbach, Buffon, Huxley and Darwin" (PMM), with eight striking copper-engraved folding plates. A handsome wide-margined volume in contemporary paneled calf boards. $18,500.

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“THE OVERLAYS… HAVE CAUSED COLLECTORS TO TREASURE HIS ENGRAVINGS”

REPTON, Humphry. Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening Landscape Gardening. London, 1803.

First edition of this influential and beautifully illustrated manual, with stipple-engraved frontispiece portrait, 24 aquatint plates (one folding)—12 hand-colored, three tinted, and 12 with folding overslips, three line-engraved building plans, 11 aquatint vignettes (two with overslips), and numerous wood-engraved in-text illustrations, views, plans, and a hand-colored diagram. A handsomely bound copy, most desirable uncut and with all folding overslips present. $16,000.

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TEN SCIENTIFIC PAMPHLETS RESULTING FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL CRUISE OF 1938, SIX PRESENTATION COPIES INSCRIBED BY FDR

ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Ten Scientific Botanical and Zoological Pamphlets. Washington, 1939-42. Ten pamphlets.

First editions of these ten scientific pamphlets published as a result of collections and investigations made during Franklin D. Roosevelt's Presidential Cruise of 1938—six are presentation copies inscribed and signed "FDR" on the front wrapper. Five of these were presented by FDR to his friend and long-time colleague in combating polio, Basil "Doc" O'Connor. $12,500.

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“AMONG THE GREATEST OF FLOWER PAINTERS”

(RÉDOUTÉ, Pierre-Joseph) ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques. Botanique. Paris, 1821.

Second large quarto edition of this splendid early 19th-century botanical work, with 65 lovely stipple-engraved tissue-guarded plates by Rédouté (of flowers, fruit, etc.) and engraved by Bouquet, Chailly, Delelo, Gabriel, de Gouy, and others, printed in colors and finished by hand. $11,000.

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FROM ABERVADINE TO ZERDA

MARTYN, William Frederic. New Dictionary of Natural History. London, 1785. Two volumes.

First edition of Martyn’s illustrated dictionary of natural history, with 100 splendid hand-colored plates of birds, fish, whales and other animals. A beautiful copy of this scarce work in contemporary tree calf. $9000.

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SIGNED BY NOBEL LAUREATE FRANCIS CRICK

CRICK, Francis. Packing of Alpha-Helices: Simple Coiled-Coils. Copenhagen, 1953.

Scarce 1953 offprint of Nobel laureate Crick’s seminal paper on the packing of alpha-helices into coiled-coil structures, issued the same year as its appearance in the journal Acta Crystallographica, signed above the title on the first page by Crick, handsomely housed in a custom clamshell box. $7500.

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“AMONG THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF ALL ROSE PAINTINGS”

WILLMOTT, Ellen Anne. Genus Rosa. London, 1910-14. Two volumes.

First edition, bound from parts, of “the first great color-printed flower book of the 20th century,” with 132 splendid full-page chromolithographs of roses after watercolors by Alfred Parsons, and with numerous additional black-and-white illustrations. A fine copy. $7500.

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FIRST EDITION OF BURTON’S SCARCE FALCONRY IN THE VALLEY OF THE INDUS

BURTON, Richard F. Falconry in the Valley of the Indus. London, 1852. First edition of “one of the earliest of Burton’s books of travel” (Abbey), one of only 500 copies, with four full-page lithographic plates (including frontispiece), in original blind-stamped cloth. $7000.

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