Augsburg, privately published, 1839. 8vo (20.0 x 12.0 cm). xii, 89 pp.; 12 hand-coloured folded engraved plates. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine.
Rare work by the German entomologist Christian Friedrich Freyer (1794-1885). Well-illustrated and nicely hand-coloured. Old owner's inscriptions on the front flyleaf recto (Jungbluth, and Dr. Vd. Hoeven 1865; the latter probably the Dutch zoologist, malacologist and herpetologist Jan Van Der Hoeven, 1801-1868). Boards worn, spine perished, front board nearly detached. Small old clippings in the title page, otherwise a very good copy with clean plates. Horn-Schenkling, 7077; Nissen ZBI, 1428.