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Études sur les Mollusques Terrestres et Fluviatiles du Mexique et du Guatemala.

Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, (1870)-1902. 3 volumes (2 text vols & atlas). Folio (345 x 255mm). pp.(4), 702; pp. (6), 731; pp. (6), with 72 lithographed plates of which 46 finely hand-coloured. Contemporary red half morocco, gilt lettered spines in 6 compartments.

The present rare work is the 7th volume of famous French zoological expedition to Central America 'Recherches Zoologiques pour server à l'Histoire de la Faune de l'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique sous la direction de M. Milne Edwards'. According to the 'Dates de publication' in the second volume the first part was published in 1870. The first part was printed in Paris at the Imprimerie Impérale. Since Napoleon III fell from power that year subsequent parts were printed at the renamed Imprimerie Nationale. Paul Henri Fischer (1835-1893) published numerous contributions on malacology and was editor of the 'Journal de Conchyliologie'. "Crosse may be regarded as the doyen of systematic conchologists in France during the second half of the nineteenth century" (Dance, P. A history of shell collecting page 163). "La faune malacologique du Mexique et du Guatemala est une des plus intéressantes de l'Amérique, particulièrement au point de vue Mollusques terrestres et fluviatiles. En effet, ces deux pays constituent une sorte de région centrale, dans laquelle viennent se rencontrer les formes du nord et celles du sud de l'Amérique, augmentées de quelques-unes de celles des Antilles ; de plus, ils renferment un nombre relativement considérable d'espèces et même de genres spéciaux, qui impriment à l'ensemble de la faune un caractère d'originalité très prononcé". An attractively bound copy with some occasional foxing. Nissen ZBI, 1371.

Order-nr. 10033

EUR 6,500.00










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GODMAN, F. DU CANE & SALVIN, O. - Biologia Centrali-Americana, or contribution to the knowledge of the Fauna and Flora of Mexico and Central America: COLEOPTERA by H.W. Bates, D. Sharp and others. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=7930&s_currency= GODMAN, F. DU CANE & SALVIN, O.

Biologia Centrali-Americana, or contribution to the knowledge of the Fauna and Flora of Mexico and Central America: COLEOPTERA by H.W. Bates, D. Sharp and others.

London 1881-1911. 7 volumes bound in 18. 4to (305 x 245mm). pp. x, 316; xv, 824; xii, 717; xii, 432; xv, 690; xii, 372; xxxiv, 572; x, 494; vi, 354; vii, 750; vii, 513; (6), 396; vi, 221; xii, 525; xx, 625; (4), 374; xii, 276; x, 249, with 350 lithographed plates. Publisher's blue cloth, gilt lettered spines.

The complete coleoptera section of this highly important work on the fauna and flora of Central America. 'The best example of an entomologist who devoted his main efforts to the study of exotic faunas was H.W. Bates (1825-1892). In his early career he spent more than ten years in South America, partly in company with the famous A.R. Wallace; he was a great general biologist, the first to discover the form of mimicry in butterflies that afterwards was named after him. He worked on different insect groups, with his first paper published in 1843. After 1870 he almost exclusively turned to Coleoptera and may be termed the father of coleopterology not only for tropical America, as manifested by his volumes on Carabidae, Longicornia, and Lamellicornia in Godman & Salvin's 'Biologia Centrali-Americana' (Smith, R.T., History of Entomology p. 145). The whole work was published in 215 parts in 63 volumes from 1875-1915. It was 'the most thorough study of the animals, plants, and human beings of Central America ever attempted' (Nature in the New World p. 187). The zoological section described 38,637 animals, approximately half as new species and half as new genera. A very fine copy. B.M. (Nat. Hist) VI, p. 380.

Order-nr. 7930

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FISCHER, P. & GOSSE, H. - Études sur les Mollusques Terrestres et Fluviatiles du Mexique et du Guatamala. http://www.antiquariaatjunk.com/item.php?item=1911&s_currency= FISCHER, P. & GOSSE, H.

Études sur les Mollusques Terrestres et Fluviatiles du Mexique et du Guatamala.

Paris (1870-) 1902. 4to. Only 28 (of 46) plates of which 22 beautifully handcoloured. Recent blue half calf, richly decorated spine.

An incomplete copy of this scarce part of the 'Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amerque Centrale'. There is no text and only 28 of 46 plates, the plates have descriptive text.

Order-nr. 1911

EUR 450.00


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