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On larvae and pupae, with 10 lithographed plates

BOUCHÉ, Peter Friedrich.
Naturgeschichte der Insekten, besonders in Hinsicht ihrer ersten Zustände als Larven und Puppen. ... Erste Lieferung.
Berlin, in der Nicolaischen Buchhandlung, 1834. 8vo. With 10 lithographed plates. Contemporary mottled sheepskin, richly gold-tooled spine. [8], 216.
€ 275
First edition of a study on larvae and pupae by the German entomologist and botanist Peter Friedrich Bouché (1784-1856), who was the institutional gardener at the Botanical Garden at Schöneberg. It includes many different insects, describing the appearance of their larvae and pupae and the process of their metamorphoses, also depicted on the lithographed plates. The title-page mentions this work to be the first instalment, but no subsequent instalments were published.
From the entomological library of Jacques d'Aguilar, author of Histoire de l'entomologie (2006). Somewhat browned, not affecting the plates, otherwise in good condition. Binding very good. Hagen I, p. 77; Horn & Schenkling 2093.
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