Tübingen, H. Laupp, -1858. Thick 8vo (22.5 x 14.9 x 7.0 cm). vi, 1066 pp., 100 engraved plates, 42 text engravings and three hand-coloured, folded geological tables. 20th-century half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-bordered bands and green morocco label with gilt title.
An extremely well-illustrated work by the German palaeontologist Friedrich August [von] Quenstedt (1809-1889) on the Jurassic system, with extensive descriptions of the various faunas and species of, mostly, invertebrates, including many molluscs, echinoderms, brachiopods, corals, etc., etc. Many species are named and/or illustrated here for the first time. This is the first edition, with the plates and text in one volume. Later editions have the plates separately bound. Scattered foxing to the text pages; the fine plates mostly clean. A very good copy. Nissen ZBI, 3263. Not in Ward and Carozzi.