FREYTAG, Friderico Gotthilf, the Younger. Rhinoceros e veterum scriptorum monimentis descriptus. Leipzig: ex officina Langenhemiana, 1747. 8° (181 x 111mm). 30, p. Engraved title vignette and headpiece. Dedication leaf at end (small fragment torn from upper margin of dedication). Contemporary speckled boards (spine worn). FIRST EDITION.
James PARSONS (1705-1770). Die natürliche Histoire des Nashorns ... in einem Schreiben an Martin Folkes, translated into German by Georg Leonhart Huth. Nuremberg: Stein and Raspe, 1747. 4° (125 x 163mm). 3 folding engraved plates. Contemporary mottled wrappers (spine and extremities worn). Provenance: Georg August Graf zu Erbach (bookplate). First published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1743. BMNH IV, p. 1526; Nissen ZBI 3098; Wood 513.
Thomas Stamford RAFFLES (1781-1826). 'Descriptive Catalogue of a Zoological Collection ... in the Island of Sumatra and its Vicinity' [paper extracted from Transactions of the Linnean Society, vol. XIII], no. XVII, read 5 December 1820, including 'Rhinocerous Sumatranus: Two-horned Rhinocerous of Sumatra,' pp. 268-70, bound with no. XVIII, part 2 of the same, and no. XIV, Thomas Horsfield's 'Systematic Arrangement and Description of Birds from the Island of Java,' 20th-century black cloth.
Philip Lutley SCLATER (1829-1913) 'On the Rhinocerous now or lately living in the Society's Menagerie,' [paper extracted from Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, vol. IX], no. XII, read 15 June 1875, 4° (302 x 234mm), 5 chromolithographic plates by J. Smith after J. Wolf, modern morocco-backed cloth. Nissen ZBI 3783; and Edmund Heller The White Rhinocerous [Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, vol. 61, no. 1] (Washington, 1913) in modern brown wrappers. (5)