Stockholm: Forlaget Svenska Faglar, 1927.
3 volumes. Text by Einar Lonnberg. Illustrated, exceptional color lithography, 364 color plates and in-text black & white illustrations. Vol. I (1927): pp. 1-295; Vol. II (1929): pp. 296-546; Vol. III (1929): pp. 547-902. Thick folio, full mottled calf, gilt tooled, marbled edges. Stockholm: Forlaget Svenska Faglar, (1927). Limited edition no. 1250. Showing scuffing and light scratches to covers and fading to spines, in very good condition.
Magnus von Wright (1805-1868) was a Swedish-Finnish painter, cartographer, taxidermist and ornithologist. Signed and inscribed on decorative end page by Swedish Nobel Laureate in Poetry Verner von Heidenstam, page includes the poet's photographic portrait [translated]: "This book is being distributed in favor of the trust that has been initiated for Swedish fauna. With this copy I would like to express my thanks for the support that has been given to the trust."
Illustrator: Magnus von Wright
Condition: Very Good