Author Jung, C. C. Alphabetisches Verzeichnis der bisher bekannten Schmetterlinge aus allen Welttheilen mit ihren Synonymen. [Band I-II] (Complete).
Published 1791
Item ID 31126
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Marktbreit, Knenlein, 1791-1792. Two volumes in two. 8vo (16.6 x 10.2 cm). [viii], 338; [iv], 406 pp.; two nice woodcut vignettes in the text. Uniform contemporary half calf over greyish marbled boards; spines with five raised bands with gilt lines, two ornamental gilt-bordered labels with gilt titles. All edges red. Rare. This is the successor of Jung's Verzeichniss der meisten bisher bekannten europäischen Schmetterlinge published in 1782 with only 156 pp. (Horn-Schenkling, 11374). This binominal catalogue of the butterflies runs from A to Z and refers to lepidopterological literature up to 1790. It includes a list of Latin epithets and a list of German names. The author, Conrad Christoph Jung (1737-1816) was a German (Bavarian) Kammerrath (counsilor at a Chamber of Finance) and entomologist. Small private library stamp on front pastedowns, otherwise a clean and attractive set. Hagen I, p. 406; Horn-Schenkling, 11375. A lepidopterological rarity in a contemporary binding