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Ova Avium plurimarum ad naturalem magnitudinem. Sammlung verschiedener Vögel Eyer in natürlicher Grösse und mit lebendigen Farben geschildert und beschrieben.
- Leipzig, Königsberg und Mietau, bey Johann Jacob Kanter, 1766. 4to (280 x 215mm). pp. 36, with 21 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary boards (rubbed). The earliest oological work in the German language and the earliest work on birds eggs with coloured plates. The text is in Latin and German and printed in parallel columns."It gives a brief description, arranged in accordance with Klein's system of classification, of the 145 eggs of different species figured on the plates, with scattered notes on the birds and their nidification". (Anker 254). Jakob Theodor Klein (1685-1759) was an amateur naturalist and was born in Königsberg (East Prussia). "He had a large private collection and a broad interest in natural history, and he developed an artificial system of classification intended to rival that of Linnaeus' (Adler I pp. 9-10). An interesting association copy with the following manuscript note 'Sowerby's Museum' on the title.Nissen IVB, 505. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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