17 June 2008
HAECKEL, Ernst (1834-1910). Kunstformen der Natur. Leipzig and Vienna: Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, 1904.
4o (354 x 261 mm). 100 plates, some colored. Original pictorial cloth (some rubbing).
FIRST EDITION in book form. The fine illustrations include: numerous Radiolarians, Sea Anemones, Siphonophorae, Semaeostomeae, and other sea creatures. Haeckel was a prolific author and an accomplished artist; and this is his most famous illustrated work. It inspired numerous artists at the turn of the last century. Nissen ZBI 1783.
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