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Handbuch fÃ¼r Naturaliensammler oder GrÃ¼ndliche - THON, Dr Theodor. Preservation - 1827. 
Ilmenau, Bernhard Friedrich Voigt 1827 - 8vo. xvi + 486 + p. With 4 folding lithograph plates by Uckermann in Erfurt after the author's own drawings. Contemporary half calf; joints restored. First edition of an influential early German handbook on the preparation, preservation and mounting of plants and animals for display in a glass cabinet. The three sections deal at length with suitable times for collecting plants, fish, reptiles, insects and birds for taxidermy or pressing. The plates give 38 illustrations of the processes involved. In his preface, Theodor Thon (1792-1838) Thuringian naturalist and artist, acknowledges his debt to Boitard's 'Manuel du Naturaliste PrÃ©parateur'(1825). With bookplate of Hermann v. Nathusius (1809-79), German cattle breeder and collector of domesticated animal skeletons, an opponent of Charles Darwin, with dated manuscript ownership entry 'Braunschweig 1827'; faint stamp of former Berlin Royal Agricultural College on title. Good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: HÃ¼nersdorff Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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