A rare and fundamental work on Protozoa

Ehrenberg, C. G.

Zur erkenntniss der Organisation in der Richtung des kleinsten Raumes. Zweiter Beitrag. Entwicklung, Lebensdauer und Structur der Magenthiere und Räderthiere oder sogenannten Infusorien, nebst einer physiologischen Characteristik beider Klassen und 412 Arten derselben. Vorgetragen in der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin im Jahre 1831.

Published 1832
Item ID 58125

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Berlin, Königliche Akademie der Wissenschaften (F. Dümmler), 1832. Very large 4to (38.1 x 26.5 cm). Title page, 154 pp.; four engraved plates, of which two hand-coloured. Near contemporary marbled boards.

A rare work by Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg (1795-1876), the founder of protozoology and microbiology. Nissen only quotes this second volume. This work is of fundamental importance to the knowledge of Protozoa. Many new species are described and the hand-coloured plates are of very high scientific quality. Large paper copy. The plates are shorter than the text pages. Boards rubbed; old repair to title page lower margin, vague dampstain to the last text leaves, plates rather toned. A good copy. Nissen ZBI, 1249. Not in Cat. BM(NH).

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