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Author: WOLF, JOSEPH (DRAUGHTSMAN, 1820-1899), W. & E. WHYMPER (ENGRAVERS), Title: Schetsen uit de Dierenwereld. [First dutch edition edited after the original english Wild animals].
Description: Haarlem, Kruseman, 1875. Small folio. Original printed wrappers, large oval steel-engraved illustration on front side, the whole printed within a blak line border with decorative corners. Hf.title (verso blank), , unnumbered pp. of descriptive text to plates. 20 monochrome steel-engraved plates on stiff paper, engraved by W. and E. Whymper, after original drawings by Joseph Wolf, captioned by DaniŽl Giraud Elliot, 1835-1915. Each engraving with pp. of descriptive text, Plates featuring Wild Animals in their natural habitat, table of contents. Dutch language survey of Wild animals of the World with rather detailed descriptions, featuring Elephants, Lions, Tigers, Snakes, Buffalo, Eagles and other large birds of Prey, etc. Published as a Premium to subscribers to the second edition of De Aarde en Haar Volken, 1865-1875 (a long running dutch encyclopaedic magazine aboutwonders of the world]. Good to very good complete copy. (spine recently clothbacked, left margin of front cover damaged, NOT touching illustrated area, rather nasty stain and some soiling to lower outer cover, plates crisp and fine).
Keywords: education predators asia africa wildanimals information whymper steelengravings fauna naturalhistory zoology nineteenthcentury 19thc
Price: EUR 250.00 = appr. US$ 271.71 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 55742