2nd October 2018
HARTLAUB, G. System der Ornithologie West Africa's. Bremen, 1857. First edition, 8vo (205 x 113mm.) Folding table. (Occasional spotting, some annotation throughout the text, tape repair to inner joints, a paper repair to title page.) Later half-calf over marbled paper covers (some loss to marbled paper). Note: tipped-in to the preliminary blanks are two hand-written lists of birds that are 'described for the first time in this book' and also birds 'described shortly before this was published by the same author or his associates'. - And seventeen more volumes on African birds, some texts in French and Italian (18).
Hammer price: £320
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