Beiträge zur Insectengeschichte.
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Leipzig, im Schwickertschen Verlage, 1781-83. 3 parts (bound in one). 8vo (190 x115mm). pp. 10, 98,(4), with 1 engraved title vignette and 6 engraved handcoloured plates; pp. viii, 102, (2), with 7 handcoloured engraved plates; pp. (6), 138, with 6 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt ornaments and lettering.
August Wilhelm Knoch (1742-1818) was professor of physics. He published 2 entomological works, the present one and 'Neue Beyträge zur Insectenkunde' Leipzig 1801. The excellent plates were engraved by H.A. Schmidt after drawings by the author and show mainly butterflies. Some slight waterstaining. Very scarce.
Nissen ZBI, 2225.