The works of description of Natural history by Heinrich Rudolf Schinz (30 March 1777 – 8 March 1861) illustrated by Joseph Brodtmann (Swiss 1787 - 1862)
4 volumes in 5 volumes In 4° (Dim 23.5 x 31cm), Brown half sheepskin binding with small corners, black title labels. Full-page lithographed plates in black.
Volume 1 Säugethiere (Mammals), Text 186 pages, 4 pages of rigstre and 96 full-page plates out of text. 1824
Volume 2 Vögel (The Birds) (in 2 volumes) First part XXXVI - 192, VI pages 72 plates Out of Text full page
Volume 2 (in 2 volumes) Second part pages 193 - 445 plates 73 - 144 full page out of text - 1830 (cover of the delivery preserved)
Volume 3 Der Reptilien (The Reptiles) 240 pages of text, 97 full-page out-of-text plates - 1833
Volume 4 Fische, Text 312 - VIII 97 full-page plates out of text - 1836
Condition: Rubbing on the bindings, in particular on the cuts, with slight gaps in the binding paper and slight deformation of the corners. Interior: traces of humidity and old wetting, scattered foxing acceptable.
Each volume bears on the flyleaf a quotation in German as well as the wax stamp marked CASINO KIPPENHAUSEN an angel bearing the cross on a dragon.