Histoire Naturelle, générale et particulière, des Crustacés et des Insectes. Ouvrage faisant suite aux oeuvres de Leclerc de Buffon, et partie du Cours complet d'Histoire Naturelle rédigé par C.S. Sonnini...

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Paris, F. Dufart, An X-XIII (1802-1805). 14 volumes. 8vo (217 x 135mm). With 112 engraved plates, almost all coloured apart from a few anatomical plates and 8 folding charts. Publisher's marbled wrappers, spines with paper label titles.

The rare coloured issue of Latreille's largest work. 'Latreille's major scientific contribution lay in applying the 'natural method' to the classification of insects, arachnids, and crustaceans' (DSB). Pierre André Latreille (1762-1833) was a famous French entomologist and professor at the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. 'Surtout l'édition aux belles planches coloriées est rare', Junk 'Rara' p. 30. The first 2 volumes in the second issue. An uncut uniform set.

Horn-Schenkling 12825.