Species des Hymenopteres d'Europe & d'Algerie
Cote d'Or: Chez l'Auteur, Beaun, 1879. Two volumes. 1st Edition. 70 Beautiful lithographed plates, of which many are hand coloured. 3/4 tan leather with brown mottled boards Gilt titles to spine. Brown marbled endpapers.
CICVI, [ii], 1-637, [ii], 1*-70*, 24 plates and descriptive page opposite each. / i-vi, 5-917, [iii], 1*-48*, 46 plates and descriptions.
240 by 170mm (9½ by 6¾ inches). An important standard work on the Hymenoptera. A complete set contains 11 volumes and was published from 1879-1913. Hymenoptera is a large order of insects, comprising the sawflies, wasps, bees, and ants. Over 150,000 living species of Hymenoptera have been described. No wonder it is 11 volumes!
Condition: Vol 1: Fractional rubbing to the edges of the spine. Book is clean and tidy throughout. Vol 2: one page (880) has a small corner missing to the page - does not affect text.