# 31253

KOLB, C. F. A. (Christian Friedrich August)

[THYLACINE] Wilde Thiere aller Zonen. Ihre Gewohnheiten und Lebensweise, ihr Nutzen und Schaden

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in 60 nach der Natur gezeichneten und gemalten Tafeln zum Anschauungs-Unterricht für Schulen und zur Belehrung und Unterhaltung für die Jugend. Esslingen : J.F. Schreiber, [1864?]. Folio, original cloth backed pictorial papered boards (reinforcements to corners); hinges strengthened with binder’s tape; pastedowns with publisher’s advertisements; unpaginated, but approximately 80 pages of text in double columns, with 60 full page chromolithographed plates; occasional very mild foxing, but the plates clean and vibrant throughout.

A scarce and beautifully illustrated German children’s book on wild animals of the world, divided into sections on Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Asia and Australia. The Australian animals illustrated and described are the kangaroo; tree kangaroo; kangaroo rat; thylacine; wombat; platypus, and echidna. The North and South American sections include the blue whale; narwhal; buffalo; beaver; walrus; musk ox; grizzly bear; puma; jaguar; tapir; anteater, and llama.

A single example recorded in Australian collections (Libraries Tasmania); OCLC locates two identically titled editions with suggested dates of 1864 and 1866.