Author Kohl, F. F. Die Gattungen der Sphegiden.
Published 1896
Item ID 68494
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Wien, Alfred Hölder, 1896. Large 8vo (26.7 x 17.7 cm). Title with pictorial vignette, xii, 284 pp.; 90 text engravings, seven finely lithographed plates. Contemporary black half morocco over peacock marbled boards. Spine with four raised, gilt-lined bands, gilt floral vignettes and dark blue morocco label with gilt title. Floral-patterned endpapers. Marbled edges. A fine, detailed, and well-illustrated monograph by the wasp specialist Franz Friedrich Kohl (1851-1924). It was published in the Annalen des K.K. naturhistorischen Hofmuseums , volume 11. The illustration on the title page shows the Museum. Some very light spotting. An extraordinary, sumptuously bound copy. Rare in this state. Overlooked by Derksen & Scheiding (Horn-Schenkling II). A fine monograph in an extraordinary fine binding