Stuttgart: Engelhorn & Hochdanz, 1848. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Item #42476
Folio. Engraved title-page, , 28 coloured plates with accompanying text and lithographed map at end. Hand coloured plates are arrangements of animals, sea life, plants and people. Text is set in three columns with descriptions of the illustrations in French, German and English. Scattered foxing throughout, plates mainly unaffected or only lightly. In the original green paper boards lettered and decorated in black, with heavy wear and chipping along edges and corners. Possibly newer green cloth spine, fore-edges of endpapers trimmed, with gift inscription from 1850. A nice copy of this rare natural history picture book for children.