Kestrel Hand-colored Copper Engraving

Frisch, J. L.

Published by Berlin: Frisch, -. First edition., 1733
Condition: A near fine copy.
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"Hand-colored copper engraving, approximately 14.5 inches by 9.5 inches on watermarked chain-lined type of soft white paper. From Johann Leonhard Frisch, Vorstellung der Vogel in Teutschland und Beylaugffig auch Einiger Fremden, mit Ihren Eigenschaften Beschrieben und Nach Iheren Naturlichen Farben, class 7, part 2, plate 74. Frisch began publishing this 14 part work with a supplement in 1733. It was finished in 1763 after his death by his sons and grandson. The birds were divided into 12 classes for publication. The title pages after Class IV are undated with the last date being 1743. The work is rated as three stars by Fine Bird Books and described as, "One of the most enjoyable of all bird books and rare." This is considered to be one of the top ten greatest ornithological works of all time and the first great German bird book. See also Anker 125; Sitwell 97. Image depicts a common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus). The old name of "Falco vulgar" is written in an old hand on image.". Bookseller Inventory # 5821

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Title: Kestrel Hand-colored Copper Engraving

Publisher: Berlin: Frisch, -. First edition.

Publication Date: 1733

Book Condition:A near fine copy.

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Natural History Books is an independent, rare book retailer operating out of Iowa City, IA. The business is owned and operated by Noriko and Russell Ciochon. We only sell books through our NHB website and other book service websites. We do not offer books for sale within the state of Iowa. We specialize in rare and hard to find books in all areas of natural history especially ornithology, herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, paleontology, botany, evolutionary biology and travel and exploration. Our rare and hard-to-find book section has many fine hand-colored plate books. Our latest acquisition is the ichthyology and aquarium fish collection of Ross Socolof Books of Florida. We are always buying natural history books ? if you have a collection to offer, please contact us at or by calling (319) 354-9088.

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