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AGASSIZ, Recherches sur les POISSONS
FOSSILES, comprenant la description de 500 espèces qui n'existent plus, l'exposition des lois de la succession et du développement organique des poissons durant toutes les métamorphoses du globe terrestre, une nouvelle classification de ces animaux ..., enfin, des considérations géologiques générales tirées de l'étude des fossiles, 5 vols. royal 4to. of Text, and 5 vols. oblong folio of Atlas, in 18 parts, containing in all 384 PLATES, many of them in tints (pub. at 648 francs), unbound, reduced price, £14.
Neuchatel, 1833-44 the same, bound in 3 vols, royal 4to. and 3 vols, oblong folio, half morocco, top edges gilt, £16.
the same, 5 vols. royal 4to. and 5 vols. oblong folio, handsomely bound in tree-marbled calf, £17.
1833-44 CONTENTS:—Tome I. Introduction et toutes les questions générales, anatomiques, zoologiques et géologiques; Tome II. Histoire de l'Ordre des Ganoides; Tome III. l'Ordre des Placoïdes; Tome IV. Histoire de l'Ordre des Ctenoïdes ; Tome V. Histoire de l'Ordre des Cycloïdes. Very few
copies remain for sale. The book is sure to disappear altogether before long from the market. Sets completed.
“In 1844, Agassiz concluded the publication of his gigantic work on the Fossil Fishes, which appeared at Neuchâtel in five quarto volumes, with 311 folio plates. Eighty of the greatest museums of Europe had furnished the material for it, and the number of described species amounted to 1700 in about 20,000 examples. The · Recherches sur les Poissons Fossiles' is undoubtedly Agassiz's most important work, and forms, with Cuvier's and Valenciennes' • Histoire Naturelle des Poissons' and Johann Müller's treatises, the foundation of our present knowledge of fishes, while it does not confine itself to the region of ichthyolites, but extends over the entire wide field of the anatomy and classification of fishes, essentially modifying the latter. Agassiz considered, and with justice, that the separation of the ganoids from the other fishes into the rank of a special order, as the greatest step towards progress for which science was indebted to him; and on the basis of the comparison of the fossil fishes of all formations with living forms, he enunciated several generally valid laws, which have had an important bearing on the development theory of the whole organic world.”- Nature, April 24, 1879.
Agassiz, Etudes critiques sur les Mol
LUSQUES FOSSILES, 4 livraisons, in 1 vol. 4to. 105 plates (pub. 108 frs.), sd. 68
1840-45 Livrn. I. Les Trygonies du Jura, et de la craile Suisse, 11 plates. II.-IV. Les Myes de Jura, &c. 94 plates.
Agassiz, Etudes sur les GLACIERS, 8vo. Text and folio Atlas of 32 plates, (pub. 40 frs.) scarce, £1. 108
1840 Agassiz, Monographie D'ECHINODERMES,
vivants et fossiles, 4 vols. in 1, 4to, and folio Atlas of 9 plates, -63 plates (pub. at 98 frs.), hf. morocco, 108
Livrn. I. SALMO and THYMALLUS, fol. with 27 plates, 1839 (pub. 75 frs.)
14 plates in folio, 1842 (pub. 36 frs.)
Extra plates : ANATOMIE, planches M, N and o, sold separately for 3s together 55 remarkably fine plates, 20 of them elaborately COLOURED and heightened with SILVER, hf. morocco, £2. 10s
1839-42 the same, without the 8vo. text, the 55 plates, COMPLETE, 158 1839-12
A very beautiful book; all Anglers and Ichthyologists should secure a copy before the few remaining copies are sold. Agassiz, Iconographie des COQUILLES TERTIAIRES, large 4to. 15 plates (pub. 15 frs.), 12s
1845 Agassiz, Nomenclator zoologicus, continens
nomina systematica generum animalium tam viventium quam fossilium, etc. adjuvantibus Bonaparte, Burmeister, Charpentier, Duméril, 12 fasc. et INDEX UNIVERSALIS, 1 vol. 4to. (pub. at 80 fr.) cloth, 218 Soloduri, 1842-46
"In 1842 he brought out his most important · Nomenclator Zoologicus,' the result of many years' gatherings, and which contained an alphabetical arrangement of the specific names of the entire animal kingdom, their etymology, information as to the authors who had proposed these names, as well as the year of their appearance."--Nature, April 24, 1879.
D'Agincourt, History of Art by its
Monuments, from its decline in the fourth Century, to its restoration in the sixteenth Century, 3 vols. in 1, roy. folio, with all the 328 plates (sells £5. 58), hf. morocco, uncut, £2. 12s 6d
1847 This English edition is divided as follows ; ARCHITECTURE, 73 plates; SCULPTURE 51 plates ; PAINTING, 24 plates.
To Antiquaries and lovers of the Fine Arts, this book is indispensable ; it connects the works of Winckelman and Cicognara, and forms with them a most interesting series.
“This fine work was the first in which the idea of exhibiting the Progress of Art, by a series of its noblest monuments, was perfectly carried out. By a series of accurate Engravings from celebrated Monuments, we trace the transitions of Art from the classic period to our own times. Sculpture, Painting, and the Art of Ilumination ; and the Art of Engraving on Wood, on Gems and on Medals are similarly represented.
" It is a work that has long been sought and prized by all who could afford the high price at which only it was to be procured. No Library, Architect, Painter, Sculptor, or any one connected with the Fine Arts, should be without such a work.”
America: SMITH'S General History of VIRGINIA, small folio,
Facsimiles of the 4 maps and the portrait of the Duchess of Richmond, each £1. ls
(1624) It is very seldom indeed that a copy of Smilh's Virginia contalns all the maps and portraits. The two portraits indeed are so rare that bibliographers disagree whether they were issued with the book or not. The compiler of the Catalogue of Mr. Huth's Library says of his copy, that “ it evidently never possessed the portraits of the Duchess of Richmond and Motoaka, which are inserted in some copies, but were not originally issued with the book.”
OF NATURAL HISTORY complete set from the beginning (including its Fore-runners) in 1829 down to June, 1867, inclusive-in all 74 vols. 8vo. numerous fine plates, some coloured, sixty-seven vols. in hf. calf, the rest uncut, RARE, £50.
1829-67 The following are the titles and dates of the various series :
The Magazine of Natural History, by Loudon, 9 vols. 1829-36-Magazine of Natural History, by Dr. Edward Charlesworth, 4 vols. 1837-40_Magazine of Zoology and Botany, by Sir W.Jardine, P. J. Selby, and Dr. Johnston, 2 vols. 1837-38--Anuals and Magazine of Natural History, conducted by Sir W. Jardine, P. J. Selby, Sir W. J. Hooker, and others. Series I, 20 vols. 1838-47; Series II, 20 vols. 1848-57; Series III, vol. I-XIX, 1858-67
Annals and Magazine
Antiquaries (Society of) of London: LAYAMON'S
BRUT: or Chronicle of Britain, a Poetical Semi-Saxon Paraphrase of the Brut of Wace, with literal translation, notes, and Grammatical Glossary by Sir Frederick Madden, 3 vols. roy. 8vo. facsimiles, bds. £2. 2s 1847
“ A highly important publication. The entire Poem is now placed within reach of those who have neither opportunity nor inclination to grapple with the obscurities of MSS. ; and this has now been done under a very careful eye, and with a rich accompaniment of elucidations."-Garnett's Essays, p. 128. CODEX EXONIENSIS : a collection of Anglo-Saxon Poetry, from
a MS. in the Library of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter, with an
English translation by Thorpe, roy. 8vo. xlv and 536 pp. cloth, 20s 1842 Arabic Dictionary: AN ARABIC-ENGLISH AND ENG
LISH-ARABIC DICTIONARY, by Joseph Catarago, of Aleppo, Syria, 2 vols. in 1, sm. 8vo. vi and 1096 pp. double columns, much matter compressed into a small space, all the Arabic worıls with the pronunciation in Roman letters (pub. at £2.), cloth, reduced to 258
1873 The work comprises nearly 1100 pp., compressed into a portable volume, and representing the only Arabic-English and English-Arabic Dictionary now in existence.
“Ön the whole the work is a most acceptable contribution to Oriental literature; and the English and Arabic part especially will be an invaluable aid to travellers in the East, and to all Englishmen who have occasion to study Arabic.”-Athenæum, Jan. 29, '59. Arabic Grammar, new edition : FARIS Ash-Shidyâg's
PRACTICAL GRAMMAR OF THE ARABIC LANGUAGE, with Interlineal Reading Lessons, Dialogues and Vocabulary. Third Edition revised from the Second Edition, by the Rev. H. A. Williams, 12mo. pp. ii and 242, cloth, 7s 6d
1883 The best and cheapest method of acquiring the language spoken in Syria, Egypt, Arabia, and by the Arabs in all parts of the World.
“This ingenious little book deserves the favour with which it has been received ; for the Author has made a bold attempt to simplify that very complex subject, Arabic Grammar. The book is strong in Dialogues, to which forty-four pages are given. This is the part of the book which has found favour with the public; and the Syrian author is here quite at home. The Dialogues are decidedly good, consisting simply of colloquial sentences on various subjects, to be learnt by heart, and used as neoded. Faris Ash-Shidyâq ends his book with a vocabulary containing about 3000 very common, and therefore very useful, words. We can certainly say of Färis that his book is good, as far as it goes."'--Allen's Indian Mail.
Badger's (G. P.) English-Arabic Lexicon,
in which the equivalents for English words and sentences are rendered into LITERARY and COLLOQUIAL Arabic, iinp. 4to xii, 1248 pp. double columns (published at £9. 98) cloth, £4. 4s
1881 This is the counterpart to Lane's great Arabic-English Lexicon,
a record of the Antiquities of Wales and its Marches, and the Journal of the CAMBRIAN ARCHÆOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, complete from its commencement in 1846 to April, 1877, with the Supplement to the First Series and 2 vols. of Extra publications as described below ;- together 35 vols. and 2 parts, 8vo. many hundred plates, in cloth and parts, £32.
1846-77 COLLATION : First Series, 4 vols. 1846-49-Supplement to the First Series, 1 vol. 1850— SECOND SERIES, 5 vols. 1851-54—THIRD SERIES, 15 vols. 1855-69-FOURTH SERIES, 7 vols. and Vol. VIII parts 1 and 2.
The extra publications are : The Lordship of Gower in the Marches of Wales, edited by Grant, Francis and Baker, 3 pts. forming 1 vol. 1861-70---Brut y Tywysogion, the Gwentiau Chronicle of Caradoc of Lancarvan, 1863.
another set, from the beginning to 1877 inclusive ;-33 vols. the first four in hf. green roan, the rest uniformly hf. bound in calf gilt, £27.
1846-77 This set includes the “ Brut y Tywysogion " and the “Lordship of Gower" (first two parts) bound up with the vol, for 1864. Armorial China :
No work has yet appeared giving in colour an illustrated account of the specimens of Armorial China which still remain in the possession of many of the Nobility and Gentry of this country. It has been suggested that a work contaiping coloured Facsimiles of some of the finest examples, would be of interest to many. Several of these have already been placed at my disposal by Miss ffarington, G. Leveson Gower, Esq., F.S.A., A. W. Franks, Esq., M.A., F.8.A, and J. J. Howard, Esq., LL.D., F.S.A.
The first series will consist of six parts, containing Four Plates each, with a short description of each example. The number of copies will be strictly limited to one hundred and ten, one hundred only of wbich will be for sale, at 68 per part. The work will be numbered and registered.
Subscribers' names received by BERNARD QUARITCH. Armour: Hewirt's (John) Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe,
from the Iron period of the Northern Nations, to the end of the 17th century, 3 vols. 8vo. with 238 woodcuts of Ancient Armour, cloth, scarce, £1. 11s 6d
Hieroglyphic as Elementary, Illustrated by Engravings taken from
BERNARD QUARITCII'S GENERAL CATALOGUE.
Ars Moriendi: FACSIMILE EDITION OF THE BLOCK BOOK. THE
ARS MORIENDI (editio princeps, circa 1450), a reproduction of the copy in the British Museum, edited by W. H. Rylands; with an introduction by G. BULLEN, Keeper of the Printed Books in the British Museum, 4to., 24 artistically reproduced facsimiles, eleven of them exquisite full-page designs, of the original Block Book, by F. C. Price (pub. at £1. 118 6d), cloth, 148
Holbein Society, 1881 “This Block Book consists of twelve separate sheets of two leaves each, printed on the inner side only, so that the recto of folios 1, 3, 5, etc., and the verso of folios 2, 4, 6, etc., are left blank, and folios 2 and 3, 4 and 5, etc., could be pasted together to form respectively a single leaf. The impression was taken in pale brown ink, by rubbing. There are eleven illustrations, each occupying a whole page, on the verso of folios 3, 5, 7, etc. ; the explanatory letterpress being given on the recto of folios 4, 6, 8, etc. Folio 1 verso and 2 recto contain the introduction, in 30 and 29 lines respectively. Every leaf is surrounded by a border of 3 lines, of which the top and right sides are shaded on folios 1-13, 15, 17, 19-23, the bottom and left on folios 14, 16, 18, and the top and left on folio 24. Without title-page or pagination. Folio 13 verso has in the corner the sign 1, which is the only signature occurring in the book. On folios 14, 16, 18, 24 (text) the letter is always written ů. This edition is believed by Weigel and others to be the first edition of this often-repeated work, by reason of the beauty and originality of the designs, and the sharpness of outline, which proves the impression to be an early one."
The above is a reproduction of Block this Book, executed in facsimile with the pen, by Mr. F. C. Price, and transferred to the stones, from which it has been printed. As a specimen of facsimile art it is a perfect marvel, and shows at once the superiority of this kind of reproduction to the photographic process; as any one may see by comparing it with the photographic reproduction of the present work, published by Weigel himself in 1869.
Among the treasures acquired by the British Museum at the Weigel Sale, at Leipsic, in 1872, by far the most important was this celebrated copy of the “ Ars Moriendi,” a Block Book executed in the best style of art prevalent at the time of its production, perfect as to the number of its leaves, and in a marvellous state of preservation.
For this romarkable production the trustees paid the sum of £1072. 10s, exclusive of commission, being the highest price ever paid by them for any single xylographic or printed work. Bartsch (C.) le Peintre-graveur, 21 vols. 8vo. the carly volumes reprinted at Leipzig, with
numerous plates, with the text and the oblong 4to. Atlas of 16 EXTRA PLATES, half morocco gilt, £12. 128
Vienna and Leipsic, 1803-71 This is the best Hand-book for Print-collectors. Copies are getting scarce.
The oblong 4to. Atlas of 16 extra plates, separately, 10 WEIGEL (R.) Supplements au Peinture-graveur, Tome I: Peintres et Dessinateurs Néerlandais, sm. 8vo. sd. 78 6d
Just out. Beddoe's (John) Races of Britain : a contribution to
the Anthropology of Western Europe, 8vo. VIII, 276 pp. numerous
Ethnological map and tables (pub. at 21s), cloth, 168 Bristol, 1885 Beechey's(Capt. F.W.) Zoology of his Voyage
TO THE PACIFIC: MAMMALIA, edited by Dr. RICHARDSON; ORNI.