Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Menschen und der Saugethiere…. Heinrich Rudolf SCHINZ.
Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Menschen und der Saugethiere…
Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Menschen und der Saugethiere…
Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Menschen und der Saugethiere…
Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Menschen und der Saugethiere…
Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Menschen und der Saugethiere…
Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Menschen und der Saugethiere…
Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Menschen und der Saugethiere…

Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Menschen und der Saugethiere…
Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Menschen und der Saugethiere…

Zurich: J.J. Honnegger, circa 1834.

Folio, 74 lithograph plates, original pale yellow front wrapper bound in, contemporary half calf with marbled boards.

Rare edition of this zoological study of mammals, including many Australian species, with fine illustrations of the Tasmanian tiger, wombat, kangaroo and platypus. The plates are newly engraved by Honegger.

Rare edition of this zoological study of mammals, including many Australian species, with fine illustrations of the Tasmanian tiger, wombat, kangaroo and platypus. The plates are newly engraved by Honegger.
The author Schinz served as professor of zoology at Zurich, where he founded the zoological collection and wrote a number of works in related fields including similar studies of branches of zoology and anthropology. Schinz prepared a great series of such works, including a history of birds, reptiles, fish, and, given his concomitant interest in ethnography, another anthropological work on the peoples of the world.
This is a particularly uncommon work and, as is always the case with the prolific Schinz, it is bibliographically complex. A different two-volume work by Schinz with a similar title was first published in Zürich in 1824, but this Honnegger edition appears to have been first published in 1834 (see another copy held in the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin, although the Berlin copy has 125 pp. of letterpress, while the present copy has 128 pp.). A second revised Honegger edition, easily recognised by the updated imprint "In der Honeggerschen Lithographischen Anstalt", was published in 1840.
No copy of any of these editions appears to be held in any Australian collection.

Nissen, 3673.

Price (AUD): $8,250.00  other currencies     Ref: #3410390

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