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1 AELIAN, Claudius [Aelianus] (circa 175 - 235 AD); Johann Gottlob SCHNEIDER (1750-1822) (ed.). Ailianou peri zoon idiotetos biblia iz [Greek]. Aeliani de Natura Animalium libri XVII. Graece et Latine cum priorum interpretum et suis animadversionibus edidit Jo. Gottlob Schneider.
Lipsiae: E. B. Schwickerti, 1784. 
Two parts in one. Greek and Latin text. 8vo. X, 585, [21]; 228, [44], [2 blank] pp. Indexes; split btw. pp. [7-8 of first index]. Original half leather over brown and black marbled boards, all edges red; heavily worn, front cover off and spine fragmented. Red ink signatures on titles. As is: internally very good internally but with a poor binding. RARE. First Schneider edition. On the Nature of Animals (“On the Characteristics of Animals”), is a collection of curious brief stories of natural history or the animal kingdom. The present volume offers stories relating to animal coitus (IX, 63), ants (formicae), beaver (castoreum), crocodiles, dragons, elephants, hippopotamus, horses, hyena, Ibis, lapis, lion, Moon (Lunae), partridge (perdicis), poultry (gallinacius), rabbit (lepus), sheep (ovis), vultures, creatures from mythology, etc. ¶ Sandys comments on the advances in Greek lexicography made by Johann Gottlob Schneider, “in critical skill and method.” “Schneider did much in the way of collecting and explaining technical and scientific terms. His knowledge of natural science, in combination with classical literature, is exemplified … in his editions of the zoological works of Aelian and Aristotle. (p. 11). REFERENCES: Wellcome [2432048R]. See: John Edwin Sandys, A History of Classical Scholarship, III, p. 11. 
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2 KNIGHT, David. Zoological Illustration. An Essay Towards a History of Printed Zoological Pictures.
(Folkstone): Dawson, (1977). 
First edition. 8vo. xii, 204 pp. Numerous illus. , bibliog. , index; occasional ink marginalia (minor). Beige cloth. Very good. First Edition. 
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3 LEMPRIČRE, William (d. 1834). Popular Lectures on the Study of Natural History and the Sciences, Vegetable Physiology, Zoology, the Animal and Vegetable Poisons, and on the Human Faculties, Mental and Corporeal, as delivered before The Isle of Wight Philosophical Society. The Second Edition, To which have been added two lectures on the mammiferous animals, as since read to the above Society.
London: Whittaker, Treacher, and Co., 1830. 
8vo. (225 x 136 mm) xv, [1], 414 pp. Uncut, errata slip tipped in; occasional foxing, ownership pen marks on title-page. Bound in original paper boards, paper spine, printed paper spine title label; spine and corners restored. Very good. Second edition (1st edition was 1827), which includes two added lectures not in the first edition. The first series of six lectures address the topics of natural history, vegetable physiology, zoology, animal and vegetable poisons, and human faculties, mental and corporeal. Following the chapter on zoology are five pages of animal classification tables. The final two lectures deal with mammiferous animals (six orders, from primates to whales). On page 86, there is an underlined portion of the text, referring to Stephen Hales’ discoveries relating to temperature and the rising of sap in plants. Among the plants Lempričre discusses in his list of poisonous plants are deadly nightshade, hemlock, henbane, tobacco, foxglove, wolfsbane, mushrooms and the opium poppy. He also goes into a lengthy discussion of venomous snakes, particularly the American rattlesnake. There is a six-page table of poisons listed at the end of the related lectures. William Lempričre “… entered the army medical service when young, and by 1789 was attached to the garrison of Gibraltar. In the September of that year Sidi Mahommed, emperor of Morocco, sent a message to General O’Hara, the commandant at Gibraltar, asking that an English doctor might be sent to attend his son, Muley Absolom, who was suffering from cataract. Lempričre accepted the commission, and left Gibraltar on 14 Sept. 1789; on 28 Oct. he reached Tarudant, where he attended the prince with great success. His only rewards, however, were ‘a gold watch, an indifferent horse, and a few hard dollars.’ He was then summoned to Morocco itself, which he reached on 4 Dec., to attend some ladies of the sultan’s harem. He was detained at Morocco a long time against his will, and was not allowed to leave till 12 Feb. 1790; here again he complains of the miserable remuneration awarded him. After his return from Morocco Lempričre published an account of his travels in A Tour from Gibraltar to Tangier, Sallee, Mogadore, Santa Cruz, Tarudant, and thence over Mount Atlas to Morocco, London, 1791. ... Lempričre left the army with the rank of inspector-general of hospitals, and resided for many years in the Isle of Wight. ...” During his stay there he published two medical works: A Report on the Medicinal Effects of an Aluminious Chalybeate Water lately discovered at Sandrocks, in the Isle of Wight, London, 1812 and Popular Lectures on the Study of Natural History and the Sciences, as delivered before The Isle of Wight Philosophical Society, London, 1830. [DNB]. BM Readex, Vol. 15, p. 22; DNB, Vol. XI, p. 913. Not in Osler, Waller or Wellcome. First Edition. 
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4 NISSEN, Claus. Die Zoologische Buchillustration Ihre Bibliographie und Geschichte.
Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann, 1969 & 1978. 
Two volumes. Thick 4to. 666; xvi, 604 pp. Illus. , bibliog. , indexes. Gilt stamped blue cloth. FINE COPY. FIRST EDITION. Exhaustive bibliography of illustrated natural history books. A comprehensive and vital reference work. First Edition. 
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5 ORTON, James (1830-1877). Comparative zoology, structural and systematic. For use in schools and colleges.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1878. 
209 x 141 mm. 8vo. 396, [ads] 4 pp. 350 figs., tables, index; occasional pencil marginalia. Blind-stamped green cloth, gilt spine; rubbed, inner hinges cracked, spine ends frayed. Ownership signature, ms. notations in preliminaries. Good. FIRST EDITION. Orton's Comparative zoology expounded Agassiz's functional approach, and was very influential. James Orton was Professor of Natural History in Vassar College, where he was instrumental in the introduction of natural history instruction. Orton led two important expeditions to the Andes and the Amazon basin. He died in Bolivia on a third trip. DSB, X, p. 240. First Edition. 
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6 PARKER, George Howard. The World Expands; recollections of a zoologist.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1946. 
8vo. viii, 252 pp. Green cloth. Very good. 
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7 RITVO, Harriet. The Platypus and the Mermaid, and other Figments of the Classifying Imagination.
Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press, 1997. 0674037065 / 9780674037069 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xiv, 288 pp. Illustrations, index. Brown cloth, gilt-stamped cover illustration and spine title, dust-jacket; front jacket cover has a small tear, else fine. Burndy bookplate. ISBN: 0674037065 First Edition. 
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8 WAGTENDONK, Willem J. van. Group of 2 offprints. Includes: WAGTENDONK, & Leonard P. ZILL. “Inactivation of Paramecin (‘Killer’ Substance of Paramecium Aurelia 51, Variety 4) at Different Hydrogen Ion Concentrations and Temperatures.”
Offprint from: Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol. 171, no. 2. No place: Journal of Biological Chemistry, 1947. Signed
8vo. 595-604 pp. Figs. Original printed wrappers. INSCRIBED BY WAGTENDONK. FINE. The Authors were associated with the Dept. of Zoology, Indiana University. WITH: WAGTENDONK. “The Action of Enzymes on Paramecin.” Offprint from: Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol. 173, no. 2, 1948. 8vo. 691-704 pp. Figs. Original printed wrappers. Rubber stamp of Norman Horowitz. 
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9 [Elephants] Hans Virchow (1852-1940). [3 papers on elephants]: 1) Hand und Fuss des Elefanten, nach Form zusammengesetzt. 2) Über die sagittal-flexorische Bewegung im Hinterhauptsgelenk des Elefanten 3) Über einen Fugenknochen im Epistropheus des Elefanten. [pages: 77-87, 131-135, 251-253]. With: A. Brauer, Kurze Mitteilung über einen Embryo des afrikanischen Elefanten. (pp. 273-274). Within: Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde, Berlin. Sitzungsberichte Der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin.
Berlin: R. Friedlander & Sohn, 1910. 
8vo. vii, 491 pp. Figures, plates (including folding map and other pls. at rear). Gilt-stamped half black cloth over marbled papered boards. Fine copy. Ownership rubber stamp of P. Claussen. Hans Virchow (1852-1940), German Anatomist, son of Rudolph Carl Virchow (1821-1902), studied medicine in Germany, including the University of Würzburg (1877-1882). In 1889 he was appointed professor anatomy at the University of Berlin. Duke-Elder, the leading figure for the study of ophthalmology, praised Hans Virchow for his work on the histological structure of the eye, which he determined using the microscope. Duke-Elder adds that Virchow “Throughout his long and industrious life, he browsed widely over the broad fields of medicine and the natural sciences … He not only made innumerable contributions to our knowledge of human anatomy, but became an authority on anthropology and carried his anatomical observations over a wide field in zoology, particularly among the Mammalia; the anatomy of the leopard, the elephant, the tiger, the crocodile, and the higher apes, among many other species, equally claimed his interest.” Duke-Elder, System of Ophthalmology: The anatomy of the visual system, vol. II, p. 95. The Natural History Society of Berlin (GNF) was founded in 1773 and is adjacent to the Gdansk Scientific Society, the oldest German private natural history society. She had a number of prominent members in the natural sciences, especially the biology influential members. The company still exists today and is currently based at the Institute of Zoology, Free University of Berlin. 
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