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A fine set in the original wrappers

DISTANT, William Lucas.
A monograph of oriental Cicadidae.
London, printed by West, Newman & co., sold by King & Co., etc., 1889-1892. 7 parts. Large 4to (32 x 25.5 cm). With 15 lithographed plates, showing numerous figures, with the central figure of each plate coloured by hand. Publisher's original light blue printed wrappers.
€ 1,750
First and only edition, in the original instalments, of a monograph on oriental Cicadidae by the British entomologist William Lucas Distant (1845-1922). It was published under the auspices of the Indian Museum, Calcutta. With 15 attractive and detailed lithographed plates by Horace Knight.
A fine set.
BMC NH, p. 298; Nissen, ZBI 1113.
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