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1) (18048)  Anderson, John.  Anatomical and Zoological Researches: Comprising an account of the zoological results of the two expeditions to western Yunnan in 1868 and 1875; and a monograph of the two cetacean genera, Platanista and Orcella, in two volumes (text + hand-colored plates).  London: B. Quaritch, 1878 (1879).  First edition. $19,250 More...
2) (18110) Bonaparte, Carlo L. Principe. Iconographia della Fauna Italica per le Quattro Classi degli Animali Vertebrati, Tome II: Amfibi. Roma: Tipografia Salviucci, 1832-1841. First edition. Sold
3) (17486) Boulenger, George A. Vertebrate Fauna of the Malay Peninsula from the Isthmus of Kra to Singapore Including the Adjacent Islands: Reptilia and Batrachia. London: Taylor and Francis, 1912. First edition. $400 More…
4) (18085) Brocchi, Paul Louis Antoine. Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amerique Centrale, ouvrage Public par ordre du Ministre de l’Instruction Publique. Recherches Zoologiques. Troisieme Partie, 2e Section: Etude des Batraciens de l'Amerique Centrale. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1881-1883. First edition. $3,750 More…
5) (18176) Brown, Peter. Nouvelles Illustrations de Zoologie; New Illustrations of Zoology, containing fifty coloured plates of new, curious, and non-descript Birds, with a few Quadrupeds, Reptiles and Insects, in two complete volumes (one-hand-colored volume and one proof copy with monochrome plates). London: B. White, 1776. First edition.  $11,500 More… 
6) (16091) De Kay, James E. Zoology of New York or the New York Fauna, Part III: Reptiles and Amphibia + Part IV: Fishes, in 2 volumes, complete (the rare hand-colored plate edition). Albany: W. and A. White and J. Visscher, 1842. First edition. $4,500 More...
7) (18178) De Rooij, Nelly. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago, in 2 volumes. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1915-1917. First edition.  Sold
8) (18139) Eichwald, Eduardus. Fauna Caspio-Caucasia nonnullis observationibus novis illustravit. Petropoli (=St. Petersburg): Litteris Typographiae Diarii Gall. Politic. Petropoli, 1841. First edition.  $13,850  More…
9) (14539) Garman, Samuel. The Galapagos Tortoises. Cambridge: Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1917. First edition. $500 More…
10) (18041)  Gervais, Paul.  Reptiles vivants et fossiles (the hand-colored plate version).  Paris: Germer Bailliere, Libraire-Editeur, 1869.  First edition.  $1,250 More...
11) (14113) Gumprecht, A., Tillack, F., Orlov N., Captain, A., and Ryabov, S.. Asian Pitvipers. Berlin: GeitjeBooks, 2004. First edition. $325 More…
12) (18049)  Gunther, Albert C. L. G.  Biologia Centrali-Americana: Reptilia and Batrachia.  London: Published by the editors, F. DuCane Godman and Osbert Salvin, 1885-1902. First edition. $9,750 More...
13) (18177) Kampen, P. N. van. The Amphibia of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1923. First edition. Sold
14) (18039)  Klein, Jacob Theodor.  Tentamen Herpetologiae.  Leidae & Gottingae (=Leiden and Gottingen): Eliam Luzac, 1755.  First edition. $6,000 More...
15) (18129) Krefft, Gerard. The Snakes of Australia; an illustrated and descriptive catalogue of all known species (with all 12 plates hand-colored and warmly inscribed by the author). Sydney: Printed for the author by Thomas Richards, Government Printer, 1869. First edition.  $11,750  More...
16) (18040)  Maki, M.  A Monograph of the Snakes of Japan, in 3 text volumes + Portfolio of color plates, in portfolio case with bone-clasped ties.  Tokyo: Dai-ichi Shobo, 1931.  First edition. $3,200  More...
17) (18087) Redi, Francisco. Osservazioni Intorno alle Vipere (+ Knoefel, Peter - Translation of Francisco Redi on Vipers, Leiden: Brill, 1998) Firenze: all' insegna della Stella, 1664. First edition. $600  More...
18) (17981)  Reguis, Jean Marius Francois.  Essai sur L'histoire Naturelle des Vertebres de la Province et des Departements Circonvoisins: Vertebres Anallantantoidiens (Poissons et Batraciens).  Marseillie: Marius Lebon, 1882. First edition. $500 More...
19) (18134) Russell, Patrick. An Account of Indian Serpents collected on the Coast of Coromandel (volume 1) + A Continuation of an Account of Indian Serpents (volume 2), together in one large volume, complete. London: George Nicol, 1796 + G. and W. Nicol, 1801-1810. First edition. $12,000  More...
20) (17525)  Taylor, Edward H.  The Snakes of the Philippine Islands.  Manila: Bureau of Printing, 1922.  First edition. $900  More...
21) (17845) Wallace, Alfred R. The Geographical Distribution of Animals with a study of the relations of living and extinct faunas as elucidating the past changes of the earth's surface, in 2 volumes, complete. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1876. First American edition. $1,250  More...
22) (17201) Wandolleck, Benno Zur Kenntniss der Gattung Draco. Berlin: Verlag von R. Friedlander, 1900. First edition. $195  More...
23) (18179) Wied, Maximilian Prinz zu. Verzeichniss der Reptilien, welche auf einer Reise im nördlichen America beobachtet wurden. Dresden: E. Blochmann, 1865. First edition. $1,500 More…
24)   (15556)  Wied, Maximilian Prinz zu.  Verzeichniss der Reptilien, welche auf einer Reise im nordlichen America beobachtet wurden.  Salt Lake City + Dresden: Bibliomania + E. Blochmann, 2004.  Limited edition. $1,350  More...
25) (17222) Zeitz, Friedrich R. Catalogue of Australian Lizards. Adelaide: G. Hassell and Son, 1920. First edition. $335 More...

   

26) (12880) Seba, Albertus. Gekkos from Ceylon, TOMUS I, TABULA CVIII. Amersterdam: Janssonio-Waesbergios, J. Wetstenium, and Gul. Smith, 1734-1765. $1,000 More…
27) (12883) Seba, Albertus. Reptiles, TOMUS II, TABULA CV. Amersterdam: Janssonio-Waesbergios, J. Wetstenium, and Gul. Smith, 1734-1765. $500 More…