Memoires pour servir a l'Histoire des Insectes

REAUMUR, [Rene-Antoine Ferchault de, 1683-1757]

Published by Imprimerie Royale, 1734-1742, Paris, 1742
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Title: Memoires pour servir a l'Histoire des ...

Publisher: Imprimerie Royale, 1734-1742, Paris

Publication Date: 1742

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.


267 folding engraved plates. 6 volume set. 4to, contemporary sprinkled calf gilt with morocco lettering pieces, some wear to spine ends; title pages wrinkled, with clean tears or small holes in the last 3, occasional toning of text, light marginal dampstaining on plates in Volume 2. Overall, a very nice set. "Reaumur's greatest work. It describes the appearance, habits, and locality of all the known insects except the beetles"--Garrison-Morton 304. DSB XI, 331-32; Nissen ZBI 3315; Norman 1804. Bookseller Inventory # 3781

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