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Archives Entomologiques ou recueil contenant des illustrations d'insectes nouveaux ou rares.
Paris, Societé Entomologique de France, 1856-1858. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (262 x 172mm). pp. 512, with engraved frontispiece and 21 engraved plates of which 14 handcoloured; pp. 469, (1), with engraved handcoloured frontispiece and 14 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spines with gilt lines and lettering. First edition, the rare coloured issue. The second volume describes insects of Gabon and has the following separate title: Voyage au Gabon. Histoire naturelle des insectes et des arachnides recueillis pendant un voyage fait au Gabon en 1856 et en 1857 par M. Henry C. Deyrolle sous les auspices de Mm. le Comte de Mniszech et James Thomson.... Arachnides par M. H. Lucas. The greater part of the work concern Cerambycids. James Thomson (1828-1897) was an American by birth who lived in France most of his life. He wrote a number of papers on Coleoptera and formed a large collection which was sold to René Oberthür. The exquisitely handcoloured plates are by Hercule Nicolet. Some plates with blind library stamp of the American Entomological Society 1867.//Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Thomas B. Wilson and bookplate of the American Entomological Society.//Nissen ZBI, 4120.
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