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Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859. Zoologischer Theil, Erster Band (Wirbelthiere).

von Wüllerstorf-Urbair, Bernhard

Published by Wien: Kaiserlich-Königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, . First edition., 1869
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Pp. 1-42, 1-176, 1-98, 1-70, 1-433; 8 fine chromolithographic plates, 25 tinted lithographic plates. Recent black half morocco leather, spine with five raised bands lettered in gilt in two compartments, over gray and blue English marbled boards, 4to (12 x 9.7 inches; 305 x 240 mm). This is the complete work on the vertebrates collected on Novara-Expedition that circumnavigated the globe in 1857-1859; more than 4000 specimens were collected on this expedition that visited South America, Africa, Ceylon, Java, China, Australia, and New Zealand. This massive scientific expedition was sponsored by the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna; Austrian vice admiral Bernhard von Wüllerstorf-Urbair served as captain of the frigate SMS Novara during the world voyage. This thick volume is divided into five parts: Part I: Saugethiere (Mammals) by Johann Zelebor; Part II: Vogel (Birds) by August V. Pelzeln; Part III: Reptilien (Reptiles) by Franz Steindachner; Part IV: Amphibien by Franz Steindachner and Part V: Fische (Fishes) by Rudolf Kner. A second and concluding zoological volume (not offered here) dealt exclusively with insects, mollusks, and worms. See also Casey Wood 495; Nissen 4750 (8). No ownership marks and no signs of use. The title page shows some foxing, a few of the plates also show marginal light foxing, the fine leather binding, text and lithographic plates are bright and clean; an attractive tight copy in near fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 5773

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Title: Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte Novara ...

Publisher: Wien: Kaiserlich-Königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, . First edition.

Publication Date: 1869

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