A rare work, especially in a complete state

Wolff, J. F.

Abbildungen der Wanzen mit Beschreibungen. Erstes -Fünftes Heft. Mit einem Register über die fünf Hefte. [Complete].

Published 1800-1811
Item ID 41311

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Erlangen, Johann Jakob Palm, 1800-1811. Five parts in one. 4to (24.0 x 20.9 cm). [2], [2], viii, 208 pp., five title pages; 20 engraved plates of which two partly hand-coloured. Each plate has a handwritten explanatory text leaf. Early 20th century full, grained cloth with gilt title on spine and front board. Blue endpapers. All edges marbled.

The German edition was published simultaneously with a Latin edition (" Icones cimicum"). Both are rare, especially in a complete state. Contains many new species that are beautifully illustrated. Wolff died in 1806 and according to Hagen the last part was published by Wolff's father in 1811. A former owner has added explanatory text leaves to each plate, which is quite useful. A few annotations in the first part in an old hand. Small, vague library stamp on title and a small water-stain in a the lower inner corner of the first few pages. Some foxing in the text, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Rare. Hagen II, p. 294; Horn-Schenkling 24336.

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