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).