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Tableau Encyclopà dique at Mà thodique des Trois Rà gnes de la Nature Contenant L'helminthologie, ou les Vers Infusoires, les vers Intestins, les vers Mollusques &c. Septià me Livraison.
Chez Panckoucke, 1791., Paris: - 4to. [iv], [viii], 83 pp. Half-title, 95 (pls. 61, 69, 76, 86, 92 double-page) engraved plates by Benard Direxit; lightly foxed. Full olive cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, bound for the Royal Microscopical Society [1866], with their logo on the foot of spine. Rubber stamps of the Royal Microscopical Society. First edition of the invertebrates section. This is a part of the systematic illustrated inventory of various infusoria, including Vibrio (bacteria), Paramecium bursaria, cercaria (trematode larva), trichoda, kerona protozoa, Vorticella (protozoa genus), Brachionus (Brachionus calyciflorus), horsehair worms (Gordius), whipworms (trichuris), earthworms (lumbricus), parasitic worms (echynorinchus), tapeworms (Taenia), Hirudo (leeches), Nais (Nayades), Nereis (family Nereididae), Annelids , Aphrodita, Ascidians, hydra (Hydrozoa), coral, sea anemones (Actinia), octopus, squid (Sepiadariidae), cuttlefish, lernaea, sea slugs (Peltodoris), tongue mushroom coral (Herpolitha limax), sea cucumber (Holothuroidea), thalia, beroe (ctenophore), a genus of the Nuda class of comb jellies, mollusks, medusa. In fact the author is credited with naming more than 140 marine genera or species. The entire set or publication of the Tableau encyclopà dique et mà thodique des trois regnes de la nature was an illustrated encyclopedia of plants, animals and minerals, notable for including the first scientific descriptions of many species, and for its attractive engravings. It was published in Paris by Charles Joseph Panckoucke, from 1788 through 1837. Other sections were authored by Lamarck (plants, taxonomy), Pierre Bonnaterre (cetaceans, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects), and Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot (birds). Note: Plate 78 "Lernà e" features a specimen drawn with a human face [fig. 16]. Jean-Guillaume Bruguiere, doctor of medicine, zoologist and diplomat. His work was also connected with the University of Montpellier. He is known to have accompanied Kerguelen-Trà marec on the explorer's first voyage to the Antarctic in 1773. In 1790 he accompanied the entomologist Olivier on an expedition to Persia, but his poor health didn't allow him to continue. In 1792, although he was ill, he visited the Greek archipelago and the Middle East, together with the entomologist Guillaume-Antoine Olivier. He was asked by the French Directoire to try to set up a Franco-Persian alliance, but was unsuccessful, lacking the training of a diplomat. Some years later he started back to France but died on the voyage. REFERENCES: See: Christabel P. Braunrot & Kathleen Hardesty Doig, The Encyclopà die mà thodique: an introduction, Studies in Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, p.327, (1995): 1â€"152; Lamy, E., "Les conchyliologistes Bruguià re et Hwass." Journal de Conchyl., vol. 74, 1930. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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