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FOREL, Auguste.
Les fourmis de la Suisse, systématique, notices anatomiques et physiologiques, architecture, distribution géographique, nouvelles expériences et observations de moeurs.Bale, Genève, Lyon, H. Georg, 1874. 4to. With 2 lithographed anatomical plates showing internal and external parts of several kinds of ants. Contemporary half morocco, marbled sides, title in gold on spine.
[2], IV, 10, 452, [2], V, [1 blank] pp.First edition of a monograph on ants by the Swiss psychiatrist Auguste Forel (1848-1931), best known as myrmecologist. Here he published for the first time his observations from his research on Swiss ants, including new species and genera. He describes the anatomy, geographical distribution and behaviour of several species, bringing together behavioural and taxonomic studies for the first time: a milestone in myrmecology. Binding very slightly worn, especially around the edges, a few very small stains not affecting the text. An important work for the study of ants, in very good condition.l Sleigh, Six leggs better: a cultural history of myrmecology (2007), pp. 21-22; cf. Ward et al., A bibliography of ant systematics (1996), 1920a (1910 ed.); not in Hagen; Horn & Schenkling; Nissen ZBI; Percheron.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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