1832 WILHELM ON INSECTS &
CRUSTACEA. 3 VOLS. 150 HAND COLORED PLATES.
Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte
Der Insecten erster bis dritter Theil.
Wien, auf Kosten
(complete section on Insects, Arachnid
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BEEN SOLD. WE ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A REPLACEMENT.
Insect, Arachnid and Crustaceans section of the 'Unterhaltungen aus der
Naturgeschichte'. The complete work consists of 10 volumes. The present volumes
1-3 with an index to the vols. 1-3. Treated are all of the Insect classes and
many of the other classes of Arachnids and Crustaceans. Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm
(1758-1811) was a Bavarian clergyman and naturalist in
, where the first edition was published. This popular and beautifully
illustrated work is a fine example of the enlightened encyclopedic science of
the period, with an emphasis on education. Nissen BBI, 2152; Stafleu & Cowan
Octavo (app. size in inches: 7.25 x 4.75). Richly gilt and blind stamped
half-leather with marbled boards.
3 engraved titles, XLVIII, 376, 424, 418 pp, 12 leaves (index on all 3 vols.),
one engraved fold-out table (table of instruction, showing the general
anatomical parts of insects. With 150 hand colored plates depicting a large
variety of insects, such as butterflies, flies, wasps, but also spiders, cancers
and crabs. Fine binding and in generally fine condition, though vol. 2 has shows
water staining to first leaves and frontispiece (not affecting any of the
plates). Plates bright and clean. No text offsetting, or any wear to the
coloring or plates in general.
Nissen, ZBI 4408;
II, 288. Cf. Horn/Schenkling 24190.
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