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Lepidopteren von Madagascar. Neue und weig bekannte Arten zumeist aus der Sammlung der Senckenberg'schen naturforschenden Gesellschaft zu Frankfurt am Main, 2 Parts, complete (bound in one volume).
Frankfurt am Main: Im Selbstverlag der Gesellschaft, -. First edition. 1884 - Pp. (4), 531; 15 full page chromolithograph plates (1 ornate chromolithograph title page + 14 chromolithographs of butterflies and moths, designated I-XIV), frontispiece photogravure of the author at beginning of part 2). Recent one-half green morocco leather, spine with 5 raised bands, with red and black morocco title labels lettered in gilt, over English marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers, 4to (282 x 230 mm). This authoritative work is the earliest monographic treatment of the Lepidoptera of Madagascar. Part 1 covers Rhopalocera, Heterocera: Sphinges et Bombyces and Part 2 covers Heterocera: Noctuae, Geometrae and Microlepidoptera. Many species new to science are described here. Small rectangular stamp of Universität Basel at the top margin of the title page, no other ownership marks and no signs of use. Very scarce. A bright and clean copy in near fine condition.
      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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