Enumeratio Corporum Animalium Musei Imperialis Academiae Scientiarum Petropolitanae. Classis Insectorum ordo Lepidopterorum.
Petropoli, Typis Acad. Scient. Imp., 1855-1863. 3 parts (bound in one). Royal-8vo (228 x 155mm). pp. xv, (1 blank), 97, (1 blank), (4); vi, (4), 67-112; (2), 99-144; iv, 145-161, (1 blank), (2), with 18 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates. Contemporary cloth, (spine renewed).
A very scarce work of which the text is partly in French and Latin. Part 1 deals with 'Les Diurnes', part 2 with 'Lepidoptera Heterocera' and the third part, published posthumously, consists of unpublished material. The pagination of the monograph is confusing, it has however the same number of plates and pages as Horn & Schenkling. Édouard Ménétries (1802-1861) was a French entomologist. In 1826 Ménétires was invited to St Petersburg and became curator of the entomological collections of the Zoological Museum of the Academy of Sciences and the present work describes the butterflies of the collection. Together with Eduard von Eversmann, Fischer de Waldheim, Ménétries became one of the most important Russian entomologists. Provenance: Bookplate of Otto Bang-Haas and Japanese stamp of Kikumaro Okano on title. Horn-Schenkling 14933.
Item nr. 9310
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