Animal Picture Book Acquired
“The book bears the signatures of G. Muller and E. Bodenhoff. During research conducted as part of the cataloguing process, it was found that Muller and Bodenhoff are most likely General Frederik Gotthold von Müller and Ernst Emil Bodenhoff, both of whom were connected to the royal court of Denmark, Mueller as courtier and Bodenhoff as his biographer. Credit has been given to Ellen Cloyed, library specialist in the cataloguing department, for her diligent work in tracing the ownership.
Reviews praise the quality and quantity of the illustrations, though at least one reviewer would have preferred it if Seidel had copied not the black and white "Buffon-style" illustrations but instead had chosen illuminated copperplates.
Library users can view the book in Swem Library’s Special Collections Research Center. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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