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Les pédiculines. Essai monographique. I (texte), II (atlas), supplement. [Complete].
- Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1880-1885. In three volumes. 4to (31.5 x 24.8 cm). 926 [xxxix, 714; 0; xii, 161] pp., 73 [0, LVI; XVII] tinted lithographed plates. Original near uniform green blindstamped cloth with gilt title on the spines and front boards.l A fine and important monograph on lice, with a world-wide scope. Includes numerous new species, an alphabetical index, and and index on mammalian and avian host species. The fine plates were drawn by the author, the Swiss entomologist Éduard Piaget (1817-1910). "Piaget's collection of lice (Pédiculines) was obtained from animals in the Zoological Gardens at Rotterdam and from skins in the Naturalis in Leiden. It was enhanced by specimens from all over the world sent for identification and description. His entomological collection, herbarium, and library were given to the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle in Neuchâtel. Part of his collection is now in the Natural History Museum in London, with his general entomological collection still at the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle in Neuchâtel." (Wikipedia). Uncut. Some light foxing in the text, mainly in the endpapers, plates in plate volume partly detached (as always, the binding of this part was much to weak) but the plates are all fine. In all a very good set. Rare in a complete state with the supplement. Horn-Schenkling II(3), p. 277; Nissen ZBI, 3166. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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