Circa 1790 Rare Complete Book,Wilhelm Amphibian,Turtles,Snakes,Lizard 40 hand colored engravings First Edition


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Rare and complete Book on Amphibians with 40 cute hand-colored copper engravings of frogs, toads, turtles, snakes,etc

Wilhelm, G.T.

Amphibien, from the series Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte

Augsburg: Engelbrecht, 1794

1st ed. 40 hand-colored copper engravings numbered from 1-40, 8 unnumbered leaves, 328 pages.

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Size of the book: ca. 7”x 4,5" (175 mm x 110 mm).

Condition: Restored 19th century half leather binding, gilt-stamped, marbled boards, little wear. The text is in good shape with isolated spotting and soiling..

The engravings are in good condition with the customary evidence of aging and storing. soiling, light spotting.

Pictured: Representative engravings, the binding and the title page.

Please note: when I photographed this book there were not the best lighting conditions and in some pictures, there are darker areas from a shadow of the text leaves.

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