Lot 66 of 338:
Colored lithos of wildlife, 1850's Denmark  

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Title:
Billeder af Dyrelivet: Samling af Fortællinger med tilhørende Afbildninger
Author:
Michaelsen, Joseph
Place:
Kjobenhavn [Copenhagen]
Publisher:
C.G. Iversen
Date:
c.1855
Description:

[26] pp. With 12 hand-colored lithographed plates, with captions in Danish, German, English and French. 20x28 cm (8x11"), original printed boards, blue cloth spine (which is apparently later). Second Edition.

Marvelous color plates of wildlife, with a buffalo, elephant, hyena, wolf, tiger bear (both brown and polar), etc. Most of the beasts seem to have a violent bent, wreaking havoc on humans. OCLC lists only six copies, locating three of them, all at the Danish National Library.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Boards soiled, worn, old ink writing on front board; soiling and mostly marginal dampstaining within; good.
 
Item number:
305763
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