Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

13 Volumes In Original German

Year 1972
Edition FIRST
Printing GERMAN
Binding Hardcover
Condition Fine
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Kindler Verlag AG, Zurich. 1972. FIRST EDITION, rare in original German. "Grzimeks Tierleben - des vollstandigen Werkes in 13 Banden." Excellent condition, each huge hardcover volume is complete with original illustrated dust jackets. Beautiful color photographs plus b/w illustrations throughout all volumes. Each volume dedicated to different group of animal species. Volume 12 Saugetier II Jubilaumsausgabe) covers Raubtiere, Hasentiere, Erdierkel, Seekuhe, Russeltiere, Schliefer and Unpaarhufer! A celebrity. The first edition--13 volumes published 1972-75, and cited in Books for College Libraries 3rd ed., Guide to Reference Books, Public Library Catalog, Walford's--is surely the most heralded and comprehensive reference on the animal kingdom (humans are granted ten pages). Entire set is in rarely seen in such pristine condition. Huge, heavy high quality publication, volume by volume (each book is approximately 4 lbs.) Spectacular impression on any shelf.