Berlin. 1857. [2],[269]-285pp. plus folding plate. Quarto. Contemporary leather backstrip and cloth. Amateur tape reinforcement to spine, two tiny library stamps to verso of plate. Very good. Item #WRCAM48902

First edition of this scarce report on the varieties of North American deer, demonstrating a keen interest in the natural history of the Americas in the mid-19th century. The author travelled widely as the curator of the Zoological Museum in Berlin. This brief is based on earlier reports from the likes of Lt. Whipple and the work of the museum's agent who dispatched specimens from St. Louis. The folding plate is a duochrome lithograph of twelve varieties of American deer antlers. OCLC locates about a dozen copies worldwide, with only five institutional holdings in the United States. OCLC 9625868.

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