20 Mar Books of the Week — Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919)

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“Every morning I am newly amazed at the inexhaustible richness of these tiny and delicate structures. That I thrust myself with sheer passion on these scientific treasures, which are simultaneously so pleasing to the aesthetic eye, you can well imagine.”

Die Radiolarien (Rhizopoda Radiaria)…
Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919)
Berlin: G. Reimer, 1862
First edition
QL368 R2 H34 1862

Rare Books copy from the library of Horst E. Schober (1880-1950), the chef at the Newhouse Hotel and the Salt Lake Country Club during the 1930s and 1940s.

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Anthropologie oder Entwickelungsgeschichte des Menschen…
Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919)
Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 1874
First edition
QH368 H17

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Arabische Korallen…
Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919)
Berlin: G. Reimer, 1876
First edition
QL377 C5 H34 1876

Ernst Haeckel traveled the world. The cumination of Ernst Haeckel’s journey in 1873 to Egypt was his visit to the surreal coral banks of Tur in the Red Sea. His exploration of the banks was expedited by the use of a steamer, which Ismail Pasha, Egypt’s Khedive and the dedicatee of the volume, put at his disposal. Landscape painting was a lifelong hobby of Haeckel’s. He painted numerous scenes in watercolor during his travels, some of which are reproduced here in chromolithographic plates. Rare Books copy from the library of Horst E. Schober.

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