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Coloured Austrian cattle

[COLOUR-PLATE BOOK - CATTLE].
Abbildungen österreichischer Rindvieh-Racen.
Vienna, Kaiserliche Konigliche Hof-und Staatsdruckerei, 1859. With 27 numbered chromo-lithographed plates. Oblong folio text volume (34×46 cm) in original cloth-backed lithographed wrappers, the plates (each 33.5×45.5 cm) loose as issued, preserved together in the original gold- and blind-stamped blue cloth box (36.5×50 cm).
€ 8,500
Rare and finely produced work on cattle with 27 plates of bovine animals after photographs taken on the Landwirthschafliche Ausstellung in the Augarten (Vienna), held in May 1857. The plates are divided into 9 categories, arranged per species, area or country where they originate from: Pinzgau, Mürztal, Lavanttal, Tyrol, Voralberg, Egerland, Mahren, Hungaria, and foreign species (including cattle from Switzerland, and Würtemberg, Germany). The text volume supplies each plate with an explanatory text. In the 1850s, the Imperial printing office in Vienna pioneered many new printing techniques.
Spine and edges of box slightly worn; library stamp on title-page; some foxing throughout. A fine work on cattle with chromo-lithographed plates.
KVK (5 copies); Nissen, ZBI 4518.
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