Author [Various authors] Bulletin de la Société zoologique de France. Volumes 1-31 [AND] Indexes.
Published 1876-1903
Item ID 69932
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Paris, Société Zoologique de France, 1876-1906. 31 volumes in 31. 8vo (23.7 x 15.6 cm). Over 10,000 pp.; 158 plates and 25 portraits. Uniform dark green half calf over marbled boards. Spines with four raised, gilt-tooled bands, gilt ornamental lines and title. Marbled endpapers. A fine, uniform set, from the start, of this important zoological magazine. It contains several larger revisions, with new taxa. For instance, Cotteau on Echinodermata, Guiart on opisthobranchs, Joubin on Cephalopoda, Richard on Entomostraca, Chevreux on Amphipoda, etc., etc. Herpetology is well-represented, e.g. by Sauvage Notice sur une collection de reptiles et de poissons recueillie a Majumba, Congo (one plate); Vaillant Catalogue raisonné des reptiles et batraciens d'Assinie (one plate); Héron-Royer, on the frog genus Bombinator , with two fine plates, Collin de Plancy's L'accouplement et la ponte chez les lézards de France 934 pp., and Boulenger's Les espèces du genre ophiomore (16 pp.). The index to the years 1876-1895 records 142 different herpetological papers. Malacology is also well represented with very well-illustrated papers by Cousin ( Faune malacologie de la République de l'Équateur ), De Morgan ( Mollusques terrestres & fluviatiles du royaume de Pérak ) and papers by Dautzenberg, Fischer and Jousseaume, as well as many others, from descriptions of single species to complete faunal reviews, the total of malacological papers up to 1895 is 83. Several papers contain page-sized illustrations, not counted as plates. Plates illustrating the yearly banquet menus, though often richly illustrated, are likewise not counted. Plate and page numbering in volume 4 is chaotic, lacking plates IX-X, two other, earlier plates bound in. Volumes 30 and 31 are combined in one binding. The 1905 " Tables du Bulletin et des Mémoires de la Société Zoologique de France (Années 1876 a 1895 )" (215 pp.) and Tables du Bulletin, des Mémoires et des Causeries Scientifiques de la Société Zoologique de France. Tome II Années 1896 a 1905 " (99 pp.) - both in original wrappers and uncut - have been added. Small stamp of Léon Vaillant in a few text page margins. Some very light shelfwear, one spine top slightly chipped, otherwise a very good set, with the text and plates generally very clean. Cat. BM(NH), p. 1521. A finely bound, uniform set - from the first issue - of France's most important zoological magazine