Paris, Émile Deyrolle, 1879-1881. Three volumes in one. Folio (31.5 x 23.8 cm). 532 pp. Numerous illustrations. Contemporary quarter pebbled cloth over marbled boards. Spine with gilt bands and title.
The rare start of a chiefly entomological bimonthly, being the successor of another seldom-seen periodical, Les Petites Nouvelles entomologiques. Indeed, entomology, next to malacology, is well-represented (e.g., C. F. Ancey and Albert Granger are main contributors). Pagination and issue-numbering is consecutive throughout. It contains descriptions of many new species and is a good source for obituaries and publication records. Issue 66 is an index, treating this as a single volume, however spread over three years. Some issues with stamp remnants (for being sent in the mail), otherwise in very good condition. Cat. BM(NH) Serial Titles, p. 1099.