68 2343 Africa Brehm A E
68/2343 [Africa]. Brehm, A.E. Reiseskizzen aus Nord-Ost-Africa oder den unter egyptischer Herrschaft stehenden Länderen Egypten, Nubien, Sennahr, Rosseeres und Kordofahn gesammelt auf seinen in den Jahren 1847 bis 1852 unternommenen Reisen. Jena, F. Mauke, 1855, 1st ed., 3 parts in 1 vol., XII,376; IV,272; VIII,356p., contemp. hcalf w. gilt spine.

- First 14 pages sl. foxed; third part occas. waterst. and sl. foxed; owner's entry on first free endpaper. Backstrip sl. worn.

= Henze I, p.348f.; Kainbacher I, p.25; Hilmy I, p.86; Howgego B69: "In 1846 he began architectural studies in Dresden, but a passion for natural history, acquired during field trips with his father, led him to abandon his studies in Dresden and in 1847 he sailed for Egypt as an assistant to the celebrated ornithologist Johann Wilhelm von Müller. For the next five years (...) he collected in Sinai, along the Blue Nile and in Sudan. Brehm returned to Germany in 1853 and for two years studied sciences at Jena, obtaining his doctorate with the three-volume thesis Reiseskizzen aus Nordafrika".

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