Neue Wirbelthiere zu der Fauna von Abyssinien gehörig, entdekt und beschrieben.
Frankfurt am Main, S. Schmerber, 1835 (-1840). Folio (390 x 280mm). pp. (8), 40; 116; (2), 18; (4),148; with 95 lithographed plates of which 81 finely hand-coloured. Contemporary red half morocco, spine in 6 compartments with gilt lettering (slightly rubbed).
A unusually clean and fine copy of this important work on African zoology. All plates have a unobtrusive blind stamp not affecting the illustration. "The publication was a great expense to Rüppell as the work hardly obtained sixty subscribers in the whole of Europe. Four animal groups are dealt with, mammals, birds, amphibia, and fishes from the Red Sea. The work forms a sequel to Rüppell's 'Atlas zu einer Reise im nördlichen Afrika' published in 1826-1828" (Anker 434). The expedition was organized in close cooperation with the Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft in Frankfurt. The work is composed as follows: Säugethiere, with 14 (1 plain) coloured plates; Vögel, with 42 coloured plates; Amphibien, with 6 coloured plates; Fische des rothen Meeres, with 33 (13 plain) coloured plates. Nissen ZBI, 3505.
Item nr. 9568
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