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Catalogue raisonnée des objets de zoologie recueillis dans un voyage au Caucase et jusqu'aux frontières actuelles de la Perse entrepris par ordre de S.M. L'Empereur.
St.-Pétersbourg, de l'Impimerie de l'Academie Impériale des Sciences, 1832. 4to (270 x 212mm). pp. (6), 271, xxxii, iv. Contemporary boards, spine with gilt lettering. Édouard Ménétries (1802-1861) was a French entomologist and student of Georges Cuvier and Pierre André Latreille. During the years 1829-30 Ménétries was part of an academic expedition to the Caucasus. The expedion was organized by General Emmanel, member of the Academy. Ménétries was in charge of the zooloogical part. The present work, a result of the expedition, is the first large scientific work dealing with the Caucasus and contains several hundred species of Caucasian insects and up till the present it retains its significance as a source of study of animals of the Caucasus. Pages 90-268 concern insects, describing 1292 species.//Provenance: A dedication copy of the author to Baron de Ferussac, famous French conchologist.//Horn-Schenkling 14917.
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