Brehm's Life of Animals. A Complete Natural History for Popular Home Instruction and for the Use of Schools. Mammalia. Parts 1-A through 38-A.
Chicago: A. N. Marquis & Company, 1896. Complete in 38 parts. 12-1/2" x 9-1/4". [xvi], 608 pp + 2 unnumbered color plates; profusely illustrated in b/w from engravings by Fr. Specht, W. Kuhnert, G. Mutzel, R. Kretschmer, W. Camphausen, L. Beckmann, E. Schmidt, C. F Deiker, P. Meyerheim, etc. Stapled tan wrappers printed in black and red. Good to Very Good or better condition, with three parts split at the spine, three parts starting to split and approx. 3" tear and staining to one leaf. Minimal edgewear and toning to center parts, generally more pronounced in outer parts, with some loss to front wrapper of Part 1-A.
The Marquis edition of Vol. I of Brehm's celebrated Tierleben, translated from the third edition as edited by Prof. Dr. Pechuel-Loesche and Dr. William Haacke, and revised and abridged by Prof. Richard. Schmidtlein.
From the inside cover: "The numbers of this series containing this masterpiece of Natural History will be especially attractive. Each part will be just the thing for a delightful evening of home reading and study; something to think over during the week; something that will prove. a present rectreation and permanent benefit. ... Those who have the time to devote to it -- and who has not? -- will be greatly benefited by reading each part from titme to time during the week. In this way a thorough mastery of every subject may be easily accomplished."
Scarce in parts.