Rebau's Naturgeschichte für die deutsche Jugend. Christian Ferdinand HOCHSTETTER.
Rebau's Naturgeschichte für die deutsche Jugend
Rebau's Naturgeschichte für die deutsche Jugend
Rebau's Naturgeschichte für die deutsche Jugend
Rebau's Naturgeschichte für die deutsche Jugend

Rebau's Naturgeschichte für die deutsche Jugend

Reutlingen, J.C. Mäcken Sohn, 1849 (fifth edition, 'aufs neue durchesehen, verbessert und auch für den Gebrauch der Erwachsenen eingerichtet') [revised, improved and arranged for adult use]/ 1827.

Octavo, two volumes bound as one, [ii], 510 (last blank) pages plus an engraved frontispiece and 19 hand-coloured engraved natural history plates [numbered I-XIX]; and [ii], 470 pages plus an engraved frontispiece and 11 engraved botanical plates [numbered XX-XXX] (one folding, 10 hand-coloured).

Early half morocco and sand-grain cloth; spine extensively gilt-decorated in compartments; minimal signs of age and use (including minor restoration to the head of the rear joint); foxing throughout (moderately heavy in some places); infrequent light pencilling in the margins; trifling signs of handling; foxing notwithstanding, an excellent copy, with a contemporary ownership signature (A. Beyer) on each frontispiece.

A revised edition of a work by Heinrich Rebau (the pseudonym of Christian August Gebauer), first published in 1827. This edition certainly has some references to Australia and Oceania; we can find no mention of either Rebau or Hochstetter in Ferguson or Trove. Loosely inserted is a sheet of paper containing the cataloguing details for this volume prepared for the Beck Book Company many decades ago by Marcie Muir (whose handwriting we recognize).

Item #123421

Price (AUD): $650.00

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