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Mantissa Insectorum sistens eorum species nuper detectas adiectis characteribus genericis, differentiis specificis, emendationibus, observationibus. Tom. I-II

by Fabricius, J.C.

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  • Catalogue No : 44504
  • Published : 1787
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : xx, 348; [2], 382

Description:

First edition. Scarce. Contains descriptions of numerous new species from around the world. Johann Christian Fabricius (1745-1808) was a Danish entomologist and a student of Linnaeus. He is considered one of the most important entomologists of the 18th century, he described many new species and established the basis for modern insect classification.

Horn-Schenkling 6203 ('selten')

Condition

2 vols, 8vo (207x124mm), cont. full calf, worn, some loss to head of spine, torn to foot, joints cracked but firm; raised bands to spine, gilt tooling to compartments, red leather titlepiece, marbled endpapers, all edges tinted red. Some browning/spotting, occasional stains, including small stain to outer margin of first few leaves. The last two preliminary leaves to Tom. I are misbound, pp xvii/xviii follow page 340, and pp. xix/xx, p. 344. A sound copy of a scarce work.

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