Histoire des Insectes. HYMÉNOPTÈRES. Atlas.
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Paris, Roret, 1836-1846. 8vo (242 x 155mm). pp. 16, with 48 engraved plates, of which 39 finely handcoloured and 9 printed in bistre. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered spine.
A fine copy of the atlas. 4 text volumes were published which are not present. Amédée Louis Michel Lepeletier de Saint Fargeau (1770-1845) was a French entomologist. From the year 1833 until his death, he served as president of the Société Entomologique de France. Most of the excellent plates were drawn by Prêtre and have delicate colouring. The work was issued with plain or coloured plates. The present copy is the rare coloured issue. The work was published as part of the series 'Suites à Buffon' by the publisher Roret.
Nissen ZBI, 2452.