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Naturgeschichte des Thierreichs... Säugethiere... Vögel... Amphibien , Fische, Weich- und Schalenthiere
Esslingen: J.F. Schreiber, 1870. Quarto, 90 coloured double-page plates and accompanying letterpress, some foxing, one plate with a very small closed tear to the margin, but a very good copy in the original red cloth boards, decorated in gilt and black and lettered "Thierreich" to the front board. Attractive illustrated work of natural history featuring a number of Australian specimens. Evidently in a publisher's binding, this work studies the "Thierreich" or "animal kingdom", and is divided into three sections - mammals, birds, and a third dealing with insects, fish and other animals. Each of the three sections has a separate title-page. The plates showing Australian specimens include a kangaroo, a platypus, a red tailed black cockatoo, and a sulphur crested cockatoo. As is common with nineteenth century natural history artists dealing with the unfamiliar forms of Australian wildlife, the artist here has struggled with the kangaroo and produced a peculiarly vulpine likeness. His effort with the platypus, however, has produced a much more sympathetic rendering. The first section here on mammals is the fifth edition, the other two sections are stated to be from the sixth edition. A beautiful example of late nineteenth century popular natural history, the work is sometimes seen as the first part of a three-part anthology, with sections on plants and minerals (this larger work has the title Naturgeschichte des Thier-, Pflanzen- & Mineralreichs in colorirten Bildern nebst erläuternden Text, for which work a redundant fly-title is included here).
      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2014-07-28           Check availability:      Biblio    


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