A Balaton tudományos tanulmányozásának eredményei. [The results of the scientific study of Lake Balaton]. Balaton Palaeontologia I-IV. [Complete].
Item ID 71853
Budapest, 1911-1912. Four volumes in four. 4to (27.2 x 20.4 cm). Four title pages with engraved vignettes; 2048 pp.; 124 plates, of which three in full colour; 594 text illustrations. Uniform contemporary green half buckram over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spines. Complete section from the most important natural history contribution to the largest lake in Hungary, dealing mainly with its flora and fauna, hydrobiology, hydrology, geology and palaeontology and mostly written in German and Hungarian. Very richly illustrated. Published by the Balaton Commission of the Hungarian Geographical Society under L. Loczy (1897-1918). Published rather randomly in issues and rarely found complete. This is the complete section on palaeontology, with 33 separate contributions. It includes studies on Triassic and Quaternary fossils, for instance: Vadász on Triassic foraminifers, Papp on Triassic corals, Bather on Triassic Echinodermata; Kittl on Triassic gastropods; Kormoz on Pleistocene freshwater molluscs, Halaváts on Tertiary land and freshwater molluscs, and so on. The first two volumes deal with well-preserved Mesozoic fauna, the third volume mostly with extremely well-preserved Tertiary and Quaternary Mollusca, and the fourth volume also with Mesozoic fauna (e.g. Jurassic ammonites and a Triassic turtle), but also much on brachiopods, bivalves, mammals, etc., etc. A few bindings weak due to the difference in thickness of text pages and plates; some damage to the last three plates and text leaves dealing with echinoderms in the rear of Volume I; otherwise a very good, clean set. Rare. Cat. BM(NH) Supplement A-I, p. 155. Not in Nissen. The complete palaeontology of a rare series on Lake Balaton