The Symbiotic Community of the German Forest
This scarce stereo book was published
by Raumbild-Verlag Otto Schonstein / Schönstein
It has 120 pages, with 12 b/w full page plates, thick bevelled boards with six recesses to hold the
150 original stereographs (2 2/7" x 5") of the Symbiotic Community in the Forest and the metal viewer.
The stereographs are depicting a broad range of the life in the forest. Including trees, plants in it's different
vegetation, moss, lichen, frog, toad, insects, snakes, mushrooms ... even a stag beetle is depicted,
which is exceedingly rare today in Germany.
The pictures are of course, double pictures, printed on photographic paper from a negative, and appear very realistic
(stereoscopic) when examined in the stereoscope. No other photo process can give the viewer an equal feeling of actually
“being there”. Each picture is numbered and has a complete description of the scene printed on the back.
Approx/Measurements of the book: 11-3/4" x 8-1/42" ~3.2 lbs.
Condition of this stereoview book:
The book is in good exterior and very good interior condition with mild foxing to boards and prelims
and faint foxing to edges.
The 150 stereographs are in very good condition with faint foxing to edges, one view with a small tear.
The antique metal viewer is in very good condition.