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Reptilia Musei zoologici Vratislaviensis. Recensita et descripta. [OR] Deliciae Musei zoologici Vratislaviensis. Fasciculus primus. Continens Chelonios et Batrachia.
- Lipsiae [Leipzig], Leopold Voss, 1829. Folio (40.5 x 25.5 cm). Half title, double title page, 106 pp. including dedication page and second half title; 17 finely engraved plates of which 13 delicately hand-coloured. Contemporary quarter pebbled cloth over dark grey marbled boards. Printed label on the spine.l A very rare work by the German herpetologist and entomologist Johann Ludwig Christian Carl Gravenhorst (1777-1857). The work was published under two different titles, both present here. The alternate title, "Deliciae." suggests that it was to be part of a larger series. This, however, is all that has been published. Nevertheless, it contains a wealth of information, including the descriptions and illustrations of many new and lesser-known species of amphibians (frogs, toads, salamanders) and turtles from his private collection, which he donated to the Museum of the University of Breslau (now Wroclaw), and of which he became the director. Uncut. With the widest possible margins. A very good, clean and unmarked copy. Adler I, p. 28; Nissen ZBI, 1682. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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