21 Old Antique Book/ Calwer Beetles Europe / Virtual Fair 180


Description: Calwer, Carl Gustav
Käferbuch. Allgemeine und specielle Naturgeschichte der Käfer Europa’s. Nebst der Anweisung sie zu sammeln and aufzubewahren.
Stuttgart, Krais und Hoffmann, 1858, 1. edition, pp. xxviii, 788, 1 plain engraved plate and 48 hand-coloured engraved plates with numerous figures, large 8vo, contemporary quarter calf with marbled boards, gilt-lettered and ruled spine with raised band (neat repairs). Text-pages slightly foxed, but a nice copy.

First edition of this important work on Coleoptera, of which the 6. (last) edition was published in 1916. The figures finely hand-coloured and often varnished. The later editions have chromolithographed plates.
* Nissen ZBI 790.
  • Number: 1800022 (24205.Calwer)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum