Diptera Sveciae.

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Lundae, Berlingianis, 1814-1825 (-1826). 2 volumes (bound in one). 8vo (204 x 165mm). 45 dissertations. Recent red half morocco, richly gilt ornamented spine.

The present dissertations contain all their original printed titles

Complete set of dissertations written by Fallén and published between 1814 and 1826. Apart from the 45 dissertations there are 2 printed titles for vol. 1 and 2 with dedications. Two dissertations 'Supplementum Dipterorum I & II' are dated 1826.
Evenhuis in his 'Litterature Taxonomica Diptorum' pp. 253-262 gives an exact collation of the dissertations with the following note: 'The works listed below constitute the complete works collectively referred to as Fallen's 'Diptera Sveciae'. They are essentially works written by Fallén and defended by students (much the same as Linnaeus' and Thunberg's dissertations). Authorship of new taxa found in these works is attributed to Fallén alone. The entire series was subsequently bound as a separate edition in 2 volumes..." The present dissertations contain all their original printed titles. Our set contains an extra printed title of the first volume with a wrong date (1814-1827). Carl Fredrik Fallén (1764-1830) was a Swedish entomologist and professor of natural history in Lund. A rare complete set.

Evenhuis pp. 253-262.