Stockholm: Gedruckt in Aftonbladets Druckerei, 1900. First edition. Hardcover. Elephant folio (16 3/4 x 13 3/4"). , IV, 182pp (Text), C (100) (Plates). Original blind wrappers over 3/4 decorative white cloth and glossy burgundy paper covered boards. Gold lettering to spine and front cover. Book housed in its original cloth-linen cardboard slipcase, with title laid on front cover.
Written by Gustaf Retzius (1842-1919), a celebrated Swedish anatomist and anthropologist, "Crania Suecica antiqua" is a monumental and exhaustive study dealing with the form of the skull in Sweden in the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages.
This volume features 100 full-page collotypes of skulls at rear.
Slipcase age-toned and rubbed along edges, with closed tear along top edge. Blind wrappers with closed tear at upper margin of back cover. Text in German. Slipcase in overall fair, wrappers in good- to good, binding and interior in very good condition. fair to vg. Item #42060