Rösel von Rosenhof, A. J., Historia naturalis ranarum nostratium. Die natürliche Historie der Frösche hiesigen Landes. Mit einer Vorrede von A. von Haller. With coloured copper title and 48 (24 coloured) folding copper plates as well as 8 engr. head vignettes. Nuremberg, Fleischmann 1758. Contemp. calf. Large folio. 4 ll., VIII, 115 pp.
Nissen 3464. - Agassiz IV, 211. - Graesse VI, 146. - First edition of this important monography on frogs, a masterpiece of zoological book illustration in the 18th century. Each plate twice at hand, once splendidly coloured the other in outline engraving. Descriptions in Latin and German parallel text. - Complete copy with preface by A. von Haller, All copper vignettes (some with views from the area around Nuremberg) and the splendid copper title by M. Tyroff, also after a drawing by Rösel. - Just sligthly stained in places, few crease marks. Binding scuffed and scraped. Modern ex-libris.