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Extensive monograph on the silkworm

Monografia del Bombice del Gelso.
Milan, Giuseppe Bernardoni di Gio, 1856. Large 4to (ca. 25 x 33 cm). With 15 numbered lithographed folding plates, including 1 chromolithographed, by Vassalli. Original printed boards.
€ 950
First and only edition of an extensive monograph on the silkworm by Emilio Cornalia (1824-1882), conservator and director of the Milan Museum of Natural History. It was published as volume 6 of the Memorie of the Instituto Lombardo di scienze, lettere ed arti.
With a presentation inscription by the author to Conte Lebregondi on title-page. Binding slightly soiled, otherwise in very good condition.
Horn & Schenkling 3868; WorldCat (6 copies); not in BMC NH.
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