Symbolae Entomologicae. Beyträge zur Geschichte der Insekten. Mit zwölf Kupfertafeln

Erlangen: Johann Jacob Palm, 1802. Contemporary quarter calf. 4to.(24.4 x 20.2 cm). Contemporary quarter calf binding. Collation: [viii], [1]-114 + engraved beetle at top of p.1, scarab on p. 56 and 12 hand colored engraved plates at rear. The binding has small loss to top of spine and along rear hinge, several worm holes near bottom of spine, red morocco label, gilt scrolls separate spine into panels with gilt flying insect. Marble boards with some wear, especially along edges Internal condition is very good with only minor smudging on front free ened paper, title page and at the bottom of fore edge on several plates. The plates have strong coloring and fine detail. Very Good. Item #0000461

This is the fifth part of the series: Johann Euseb Voet's Beschreibungen und Abbildungen hart schaalich- ter Insekten Coleoptera Linn : Aus dem Original getreu übersetzt mit der in selbigem fehlenden Synonymie und beständigem Commentar versehen / von D. Georg Wolffgang Franz Panzer. The current treatise was done by Panzer at the request of Voet. The text consists of a complete scientific description of the individual beetles in Latin that includes appropriate citation for first identification and details on size for the different body parts critical for identification. This is followed by a commentary on the different species in German, noting any siginificant qualities and differences not mentioned in previous publications. The excellent engraved plates were done by Jacob Sturm and Valentine Bischoff whose name appears on plates 2-5. The remaining plates, done by Sturm, are not labeled as such. (Hagen II, p. 27; Nissen ZBI 4260).

Price: $4,500.00

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