Fauna Boica oder gemeinnützige Naturgeschichte der Thiere Bayerns. Erste Abtheilung. Säugethiere.
Item ID 64940
Nürnberg, C. H. Zeh, -1832. 8vo (21.9 x 14.0 cm). xxviii pp., 60 hand-coloured plates with explanatory text leaves. Contemporary blind boards. Spine with paper label with the title hand-written in an old hand. The rare complete mammal-section of a rare series on the fauna of Bavaria in southern Germany. The plates are larger than the text pages, as intended. In bound copies, these plates are usually folded, but in this copy they are not folded, with the widest possible margins. Included are both the wild animals, for instance, several bats, and the domestic animals with, e.g., several dog breeds. This work should not be confused with neither the similarly titled later (1854) work by Gemminger and Fahrer, which only has 24 plates, nor by the earlier work by Paula von Schrank (1798-1803). Some scattered spotting, mainly to the text leaves, and thumbing in the margins, but otherwise clean. A very good copy. Nissen ZBI, 3356; Wood, p. 533. The complete mammals - very rare with unfolded plates