719. [Entomology]


Les papillons. Organisation - Moeurs - Chasse - Collections - Classification. Iconographie et histoire naturelle des papillons d'Europe [...]. Deuxième édition avec 50 planches en couleurs et 260 vignettes.

Paris, Rothschild, 1877

2 parts in 1 vol., 8vo: viii-326-[1] pp. (some spotting, not affecting the plates).

Cont. half shagreen, marbled paper on covers (defect.), spine on 4 raised bands (somewhat rubbed).

Later edition of this study on butterflies in Europe richly illustrated in texto. Complete with 49 beautiful hand-coloured plates showing various species of the lepidoptera and their caterpillars and one plate in sepia illustrating "Les engins du chasseur", all protected by tissue-guards. The second part titled "Genera des lépidoptères. Histoire naturelle des papillons d'Europe et de leurs chenilles" (same publ. and date). The two parts representing the second vol. of "Musée entomologique illustré, histoire naturelle iconographique des insectes, publiés par une réunion d'entomologistes Français et étrangers, sous la direction de J. Rothschild". Ref. Bn-Opale plus. - Cp. Nissen (ZBI) 115 (orig. ed.). Prov. Ownership entry on French title.

€ 200 / 300

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