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Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel und - Lang, A - 1884. 
Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 1884. Two volumes in two. Large 4to (33.3 x 27.2 cm). ix, 688 pp., 54 text engravings, 39 lithographed plates, of which 11 in beautiful full-colour (chromolithographs), and several partly coloured, with explanatory text. Original uniform wrappers with printed text and wood-engraving of the Institute' s building in Napels.l Very rare and very beautifully illustrated monograph of the often spectacularly coloured swimming flatworms, which often closely resemble nudibranchs. A massive work, published in two parts. Published as part 11 of the series, "Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel". Other parts of this series deal with other marine organisms, this is the only work on flatworms. The large plates are printed by Werner and Winter lithographische Anstalt in Frankfurt am Main and are of excellent quality. An uncut copy thus with the widest possible margins. This volume is of further interest because it contains a 4 pp. list of subscribers (including the German emperor, and noted zoologists such as Alexander Agassiz, Carus, Percy Sladen, Brusina, Barboza du Bocage, Retzius, and others. Also present is the 2 pp. list of published and projected monographs in this series. This includes, as vol. 16, the eolidie by Trinchese (who died in 1897), and as vol. 32 the amphineureans by Hubrecht (1853-1915), both were never published; their volume numbers being used for other monographs. Rear wrapper of second volume detached, otherwise very good, with fine clean plates. Nissen ZBI, 2100.
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