Noctuelles et géomètres d'Europe. Iconographie complète de toutes les espèces européennes. Volumes I-IV. [Complete].
Item ID 70093
Genève, Villa les Iris [i.e. privately published], 1909-1920. Four volumes in four. Large 8vo (24.2 x 16.2 cm). pp., 152 plates of which 151 chromolithographed with printed tissue guards [I (1909): 220 pp., plates A, 1-38; II (1914-1917) 243 pp., plates 39-81; III (1917-1919) 269 pp., plates 1-37; IV (1919-1920) 167 pp., plates 38-70]. Uniform contemporary black half calf over marbled boards, spine with four raised bands, gilt title and volume number. Marbled flyleaves. Top edge red. Very nice and rare complete set of the original printing. It includes the plain "A" plate which seems to be omitted in the later reprint. ADDED: an original photographic portrait of the author (11.2 x 8.2 cm), mounted on contemporary cardboard with rounded edges (11.8 x 8.8 cm). A very fine set. Cat. BM(NH) 6, p. 242. Not in Nissen ZBI. A fine set, with an additional original photograph of the author