THUNBERG, C.P. (praeses).
Dissertatio entomologica novas Insectorum species, cujus partem primam (-sextam; all published!) ... publice ventilandam exhibent ...
Upsaliae, J. Edman, 1781-1791. 6 parts (bound in 1 volume). 8vo (206 x 165mm). pp. 28; (2), 29-52; (2), 53-68, (2); (2), 69-84; (2), 85-106; (4), 107-130, with 6 (1 folded) engraved plates. Later half calf, gilt-lettered spine with 5 raised bands.
Carl Peter Thunberg (1743-1828, Swedish botanist and explorer) was one of the greatest and most famous pupils of Linnaeus. After long and successful journeys (including 15 months through Japan and 3 years through South Africa), Thunberg succeeded Linnaeus as professor at the University of Uppsala. Numerous dissertations were defended by pupils of Thunberg, which were usually the work of Thunberg himself and are often attributed to him. A complete set of the dissertations on NEW INSECT SPECIES by (I:) S.N. Casstroem, (II:) J.M. Ekelund, (III:) D. Lundahl, (IV:) C.P. Engstroem, (V:) J.O. Noraeus, and (VI:) A.J. Lagus. These treatises are one of the two most important entomological series, dealing with exotic insects, especially from South Africa, together with their original descriptions. Most of the insects described in the present dissertations are insects from South Africa (Cape of Good Hope) and some of Japan. Provenance: Japanese monogram of Kikumaro Okano on title-pages. Hagen II, 220; Horn & Schenkling 22120.
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