AMYOT, C.J.B. & AUDINET SERVILLE, (J.G.).

Histoire Naturelle des Insects: Hemiptères.

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Paris, Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, 1843. Royal-8vo (215 x 140mm). pp. lxxvi, 675, (1), 6, with 12 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with red and green gilt lettered label.

The rare coloured issue of this work. "Mais l'entomologie le passione toujours. Ecoutant les conseils de Serville, il entreprend l'étude des Hémiptères 'ordre à peu près abandonné de tous' lui précise-t-il" (Lhoste p. 115). A fine copy.


Horn & Schenkling 20186 (listed under Serville); B.M.(Nat. Hist) I, p. 41.