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Memoires pour servir a l'histoire des Insectes
Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1734-1742. 6 vols, 267 folding engraved plates, 6 engraved headpieces. 4to. HB. Vg set, bindings not quite uniform. Vols 1-5: orig. calf boards, professionally rebacked in matching style; raised bands, gilt tooling to compartments, corners restored, new end-papers. "Ex dono authoris" in manuscript to foot of several title-pages. Neat ink-stamp to several title-pages. Vol 6: cont. mottled calf, raised bands, gilt tooling to compartments; marbled end-papers. Some wear to corners and to head/foot of spine; front joint partly split at top and bottom. Contents very crisp and clean.. de Reaumur, René-Antoine Ferchault (1683 - 1757) was a French entomologist and physicist. His name remains known for the temperature scale he invented, while his primary scientific importance rests on his Mémoires pour servir à l?'histoire des insectes (six volumes, 1734?-1742). This book has great significance for ecological sciences and de Reaumur is now considered the founder of insect ethology. Tome I: Sur les chenilles et sur les papillons; Tome II: Suite de l'histoire des chenilles et des papillons; et l'histoire des insectes ennemis des chenilles; Tome III: Histoire des vers mineurs des feuilles, des teignes, des fausses teignes, des pucerons, des ennemis des pucerons, des faux pucerons, et l'histoire des galles des plantes, et de leurs insectes; Tome IV: Histoire des gallinsectes, des progallinsectes, et des mouches à deux ailes; Tome V: Suite de l'histoire des mouches à deux ailes, et l'histoire de plusieurs mouches à quatre ailes; savoir, des mouches à scie, des cigales, et des abeilles; Tome VI: Suite de l'histoire des mouches à quatre ailes, avec un supplément à celle des mouches à deux ailes.Nissen ZBI: 3315.
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