(ZOOLOGY). NISSEN, CLAUS.
A LEAF BOOK ENTITLED "TIERBÜCHER AUS FUNF JAHRHUNDERTEN."(Zurich: L'Art Ancien S.A. Antiquariat; Munich: Robert Wölfle Antiquariat; Olten: Weiss-Hesse Antiquariat, 1968). 495 x 362 mm (19 1/2 x 14 1/4"). Text volume, contained, along with the leaves, in a case measuring 495 x 362 mm. (19 1/2 x 14 1/4"). 2 p.l., 5-108,  pp. No. 42 OF 100 SETS in German (there were an additional 100 sets in English).
The leaves uniformly matted; text in original paper wrappers (housed in a pocket in the inside upper cover) and leaves contained in the original folding rough-textured linen case, printed paper label on front cover and spine. WITH ILLUSTRATED ZOOLOGICAL LEAVES FROM 60 DIFFERENT BOOKS, as called for, including woodcuts and engravings of all manner of animals (including two incunabular leaves, and 28 WITH CONTEMPORANEOUS HAND COLORING). Some browning and dampstaining to half a dozen leaves (mostly the earlier ones), other minor imperfections, but in excellent condition as a whole, and with the majority of the leaves in fine or nearly fine condition.
There are 60 leaves here showing woodcuts, engravings, and lithographs of a wide range of species from the animal kingdom--wild, domestic, and imaginary. The majority of thesex
leaves come from the 18th and early 19th centuries, but there are two incunabular leaves and 14 leaves from the 16th and 17th centuries. Works represented include Pliny, Gessner's illustrations of fish and fowl, Audubon's "Birds of America," and Meyer's "British Birds." (ST11799)