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Études de lépidopterologie comparée. Volume I.
Rennes, F. C. Oberthür, 1904. 8vo (). 77 pp.; plates I-V; all finely hand-coloured, one heightened with silver, one in double suite; a hand-written extra plate explanation to plates I-IV bound in the rear. Later blind half-cloth over marbled boards.l A unique association copy of the first volume of this major lepidopterological work which contains fine hand-coloured plates and systematical revisions and descriptions of a great number of butterflies from various temperate and tropical regions. This copy with a signed, handwritten dedication by Charles Oberthür to "Monsieur le Docteur Christ", and in the same hand an explication to plates I-IV, which differs from the printed version in the details of the localities. The recipient was, in all probability, the Swiss medical doctor and botanist Konrad Hermann Heinrich Christ (1833-1933), who published on Lepidoptera between 1873 and 1897. The five chromolithographed plates, of which several are touched up by hand are by A. Dallongeville and published by the family-owned press of Oberthür in Rennes. Plate IV is in double suite, one hand-coloured, one plain, which is understandable because the fine wing-nervature is better visible on the uncoloured plate. Obviously Oberthür gave some extra effort to this presentation copy. A complete set consists of 23 volumes (1904-1925). All parts are rare. Spine a bit sunned. A near mint copy. Cat. BM(NH), p. 1460; Nissen ZBI, 2998.
      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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