760. [Ornithology]

THIENEMANN, Friedrich August Ludwig

Einhundert Tafeln. Colorirter Abbildungen von Vogeleiern. Zur Fortplanzungsgeschichte der gesammten Vögel.

[Leipzig], [ Brockhaus], 1845-1854

2 vol., 4to: xvii-432-[2] pp., 100 pl. (some browning).

Cont. half morocco with corners (sm. rubbings), spine on 5 raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Good, partly uncut copy.

Beautiful illustrated work on the reproduction of birds of Europe by the German physician and naturalist Fr. Thienemann (1793-1858). With 100 hand-coloured lithographs showing more than 1500 bird eggs. The text part containing information about the spread of the birds, their breeding habits, nests and eggs. Ref. Nissen (ZBI) 936. - Anker 507. Prov. Ownership entry on title.

€ 500 / 600

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