Northeastern Natural History & Supply is pleased to offer our latest list of rare, antiquarian and out of print books and serials. List XIX includes approximately 425 works in all disciplines of mammalogy including 150 works on marine mammalogy. Titles cover disciplines of taxonomy and classification, identification and morphology, anatomy and physiology, distribution and biogeography, habitat and ecology, hunting and whaling, exploration, and vertebrate paleontology. Although there are no exceptionally rare works, some noteworthy items include the Pachydermes volume of Jardine’s Naturalist’s Library (1836), several volumes of Chenu’s Encyclopédie D’Histoire Naturelle, four volumes from the U.S. Federal Government “Pacific Railroad Surveys” conducted during the 1850s, and a hard to find four volume London edition of Richardson’s Museum of Natural History. Also included are 32 beautifully rendered original mammal prints form John James Audubon’s 1849-54 Octavo edition of Quadrupeds of North America and a superb framed original lithograph from Audubon’s Imperial Quadrupeds Folio.
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Northeast Natural History & Supplyis a provider of new, used, and antiquarian books, monographs, and journals on all disciplines of natural history. We offer works for sale on a wide range of disciplines including malacology, astacology, entomology, other invertebrate zoology, ichthyology, herpetology, ornithology, mammalogy, paleontology, geology, mineralogy, archaeology, anthropology, astronomy, chemisty, and physics. It is our desire to share our appreciation for the natural world on the printed page to those around us.
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Ackerman, P., 1844. Considerations Anatomico-Physiologiques et Historiques sur le Coïpo du Chili. Mémoire lu à l'Institut (Académie des Sciences). 16 pp., 3 (1 handcolored) litho. pls.,
disbound (loose, no covers). $45.
Acloque, A., 1900. Faune de France. Mammifères. Bailliere: Paris. 84 pp., 209 figs.,
paperback, good. $32.
Allen, J.A., 1901. A Preliminary Study of the North American Opossums of the Genus Didelphis. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History: New York. 40 pp., 4 pls.,
printed wraps, minor tears,. $25.
Allen, J.A., 1898. Revision of the Chickarees, or North American Red Squirrels (Subgenus Tamiasciurus). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History: New York. 50 pp.,
printed wraps. $30.
Allen, G.J., 1869. On the Characters and Affinities of Potamogale, a genus of Insectivorous Mammals. Transaction of the Zoological Society. 16 pp., 9 figs., 2 (1 color) litho. pls.,
Alston, E.R., 1877. On the Rodents and Marsupials collected by the Rev. G. Brown in Duke-of-York Island, New Britain, and New Ireland. Proceedings of the of the Zoological Society of London. 5 pp., 2 color litho. pls.
plain wraps. $30.
Bangs, Outram. 1898. Description of a new white-footed mouse from the Mount Baker range, British Columbia. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 12: 83-84.
Original paper, cover tears in corners, shelf wear, sticker on cover $3
Baudement, E., 1846. Des mammifères placentaires et aplacentaires. Développement, Organisation, Classification. Dictionnaire Universel d'Histoire Naturelle 140 pp.,
paperback (printed covers), foxing on beginning and end pages. $50.
Beddard, F.E., 1887. On the anatomy of the Sondaic Rhinoceros. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London; 16 pp., 3 figs., 5 (some partial color) litho. pls.,
paperback (plain covers) $44.
Bewick, Thomas. 1824.A General History of Quadrupeds- the Figures Engraved on Wood. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Edw. Walker for T. Bewick and Son. x (index) + 526 pp., ~300 + woodcut engravings
Rebound some time ago in green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, binding very strong, no marks, not ex library, discolor strip on inside covers from former owner’s plate, pages crisp and clear, shelf wear only, very fine copy, SIGNED to Lumley B. Bedwell 1835; [Originally published in 1790, reprinted num. times, this is the 8th edition reportedly only 1500 copies printed, this is the last edition printed during Bewick's life, and only 1 of 3 in which he refers to his son, Robert, Quadrupeds was the first important book to be illustrated using wood engravings; Reprinted again in 1980] $235
Birdseye, Clarence. 1912. Some common mammals of western Montana in relation to agriculture and spotted fever. U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers’ Bulletin 484. 46 pp., 34 figs.
Original paper, stapled, light shelf wear $5
Bouvier, A., 1886. Les Animaux de la France. Vertébrés. 1re Partie. Mammifères. Loguivy Plougras: Paris. 99 pp.,
contemporary half cloth, includes author's dedication. $40.
Bouvier, A., 1891. Les mammifères de la France. Étude générale de toutes nos espèces considérées au point de vue utilitaire. 568 pp., 266 figs.
paperback, spine split, covers chipped, though unopened $83.
Bouvier, A. and M. Mauduyt, 1886. Les Mammifères de la France. Étude Générale de Toutes nos Espèces Considérées au Point de vue Utilitaire. G. Carre: France. 128 pp.
half calf, good condition. [bound together with M. Mauduyt. 1851. Du Loup et de ses Races ou Variétés. 10 pp., 3 pls. litho]. $128.
Brehm, A.F., 1912 (4th ed.). Brehms Thierleben. Allgemeine Kunde des Thierreichs. Säugethiere. 4 vols. Leipzig Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts . 2665 pp., 268 figs., 189 (85 in color) pls.,
half calf , some rubbing, ex libris with library stamps $90.
Buffon, G.L. DE, 1776. Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière. Servant de suite a l'Histoire des Animaux Quadrupèdes. Supplément a l'Histoire Naturelle. Tome Troisième. Imprimerie Royale: Paris. 330 pp., 65 engraved pls.,
contemporary calf, lots wear, no covers, and spine worn, tears to end pages, library stamps, interior text and plates fine, beautiful color plates of animals. $150.
Buffon, G.L. de and Daubenton. 1766-1785. Histoire Naturelle Générale et Particuliere avec la Description du Cabinet du Roi. Quadrupèdes; Vols. 1-15 + supplements 1-6 [in French]. Schneider and Blusse: Amsterdam. 4503 pp., 743 pls. 4 maps,
paper-covered boards, uncut but with wear to spine and corners, firm and sound and uncut [This the introductory volume plus complete mammals section of Buffon’s rare work] $3100.
Cadiot, P.-J. and F. Breton, 1905 (2nd ed.). Médecine Canine. Asselin et Houzeau: Paris. 307 pp., 51 figs.,
original cloth. $40.
Caldwell, W.H., 1887. The Embryology of Monotremata and Marsupialia. Part I. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. 24 pp., 3 chromolithographic plates
plain wraps, unopened. $35.
Cantoni, E. and H. Gadeau DE Kerville. 1882. Liste Générale des Mammifères Sujets a l'Albinisme. Rouen, Impr. Leon Deshays: Paris. 60 pp.,
paperback, ex library stamps $30.
Chenu. [J.C.]. .Encyclopédie D’Histoire Naturelle ou Traité Complet de Cette Science. [Mammifères] Part 3. Carnassiers, Part 2. [First Edition]. Marescq et Campagne y Gustave Harvard: Paris. 314 pp., 132 figs., 40 b&w pls. [in French]
Chenu. [J.C.]. 1874. Encyclopédie D’Histoire Naturelle ou Traité Complet de Cette Science. [Mammifères, Part 5] Pachydermes, Ruminants, Édentés, Cétacés, Marsupiaux et Monotrémes. [Second Edition]. Librairie de Firmin Didot Frères: Paris. 360 pp., 77 figs., 48b&w pls. [in French]
Original half leather, backrum, marbled boards, corners bumped, some cover peeling on corners and edges, edge wear, binding relatively tight, no marks, good condition; from William H. Floyd Collection, owner’s name Alden Sanford Blodget Dec. 1897 [Manhattan stock broker?] $60
Chenu. [J.C.]. .Encyclopédie D’Histoire Naturelle ou Traité Complet de Cette Science. Papillons [Part 2], Nocturnes. [First Edition]. Marescq et Campagne y Gustave Harvard: Paris. 312 pp., 199 figs., 39 b&w pls. [in French]
Original half leather, backrum, marbled boards, corners bumped, some cover peeling on corners and edges, edge wear, binding relatively tight, no marks, good condition; from William H. Floyd Collection, owner’s name Alden Sanford Blodget Dec. 1897 [Manhattan stock broker?] $75
Cornish, C.J., F.C. Selous, E. Ingersoll, Sir H. Johnston, Sir H. Maxwell, H.N. Hutchinson, J.W. Gregory, R. Lydekker, and others. 1908. The Standard Library of Natural History. Volume II. Mammals- Birds. The University Society: New York. pp. 257-512, 2000 illus., 1 color pl., 1 color foldout pl.
Original cloth, some rubbing, corners bumped, repaired $35
Cornish, C.J., F.C. Selous, E. Ingersoll, Sir H. Johnston, Sir H. Maxwell, H.N. Hutchinson, J.W. Gregory, R. Lydekker, and others. 1908. The Standard Library of Natural History. Volume III. [Birds,] Fishes, Reptiles, Insects. The University Society: New York. pp. 513-776, 2000 illus., 1 color pl.