BERICHT UPER EIN FAST VOLLSTANDIGES SKELET VON PALAPTERYX INGENS UBER DESSEN RESTAURATION UND DIE DAVON ANGEFERTIGTEN GYPSABGUSSE; MIT EINIGEN BEMERKUNGEN UBER DIE AUFSTELLUNG DER VOGELSKELETE UBERHAUPT.
Wien: Wilhelm Braumuller, 1863. 12 pages. With two large mounted albumen photographs showing the assembled and disassembled skeleton of a large fossilized bird. The images measure 10 ½ x 7 ½ inches ( 267 x 191 mm.). Folio, 13 x 9 ¾ inches ( 330 x 229 mm.). Yellow printed wrappers; a bright, clean copy. (Item ID: 2095)
After studying medicine at Tubingen, Jäger became the director of the Viennese Zoological Garden. It was at this time that he published the above paper with its two extraordinary photographs of a nearly complete skeleton of a Palapteryx Ingens. In 1868 he was appointed professor of zoology at the Academy of Hohenheim and subsequently he taught zoology and anthropology at Stuttgart Polytechnic. He published extensively and in 1876 suggested an early hypothesis in explanation of heredity. Heidtmann. #1008.