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Beobachtungen aus der Zoologie und vergleichenden Anatomie, gesammelt auf einer Reise nach den Tropen-Ländern des neuen Kontinents, in den Jahren 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 und 1804, von Al. von Humboldt und A. Bonpland. Bearbeitet und herausgegeben von A. von Humboldt.
Cotta / Levrault, Schoell & Co, Tübingen / Paris 1806 - Tübingen: Cotta / Paris: Levrault, Schoell & Co. 1806-1808. Folio (340 x 268 mm). x, 212 pp. incl. first blank, plus 14 engraved plates (of which 2 coloured and 2 partially coloured), original printed front wrappers of the 3 issues bound in at the end. Issue 1 and 2 (gatherings 1 to 17) are printed on untrimmed wove paper, issue 3 on laid blue paper. Faint dampstaining to lower blank margin of first 6 gatherings and plates 1 to 5, front wrapper of issue 3 with repaired close tears at gutter, slight foxing to pp. 97-103. [loosely attached]: HUMBOLDT, Alexander von & BONPLAND, Aim Jacques Alexandre. Extract from 'Recueil d'observations de zoologie et d'anatomie comparée', Vol. 1, Paris: F. Schoell and G. Dufour, 1811. pp. 16, 305-344, 353-363 [1], with 4 engraved plates printed in colours and finished by hand, numbered XXVII-XXX (apes). Later half calf over marbled boards, spine with 5 raised bands and morocco lettering piece (little rubbing to extremities). A crisp and clean copy with the rare original wrappers bound in. ---- Sabin 33773; Fiedler/Leitner 4.5.3 & 4.5; Löwenberg 112 (err. dat. 1807-1809); Fischer, Cotta Bd. 1, 550. The separately issued German translation of Numbers 1 to 8, Volume I, Part II, of the Recueil d'Observations de Zoologie of Humboldt and Bonpland's Voyage aux Régions Equinoxiales du Nouveau Continent, fait en 1799 - 1804. It contains the very important papers on vertebrate zoology, on the history and comparative anatomy of monkeys and reptiles, and on fishes and the electric eel. Published in a print run of 1050 copies, of which 300 on vellum. The partial issue of the second part of the travel work appeared in German and French. The German version included 3 deliveries in total, which are present here. Because of differences between the French and German publishers, the print of the German edition was terminated already after the third delivery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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