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Lot 280: BESTIARY -- K(OCH), F.K. & M.S. K(OCH). Antediluvianisches Bilderbuch, zur

Classical Antiquity, Egyptology, Various Subjects

by Burgersdijk & Niermans

15 November 2016

2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

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Description: BESTIARY -- K(OCH), F.K. & M.S. K(OCH). Antediluvianisches Bilderbuch, zur Belehrung und fossilen Erheiterung für grosse und kleine Kinder. Rotterdam, Erschienen im Selbstverlag und aus Versehen gedruckt ebendaselbst, 1874. (4), 50 pp. W. tinted lithogr. ti. and 24 tinted lithogr. plates depicting phantasy animals. Obrds. w. tinted lithogr. front side. -- And 1 similar. (2). Ad 1: Bestiary presenting 24 phantasy animals with witty descriptions of the plates, e.g. of the 'Mus Nitroglicerinia' ('Die Explosionsmaus') or the 'Gufo Horribilis' ('Der Nacht- und Waldkauz oder die grausige Unglücksvogel'). The title of this book is preceded on the front side by "Naturhistorische Studien und Forschungen über das Darwinsche System". From the library of F.H.M. Koch and with his bookplate. No information on the authors found by us. Very rare, printed in 200 copies only and only a few copies detected worldwide.
Estimated Price: € 500

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