CHARPENTIER, T. DE.
Orthoptera descripta et depicta. Cum tabulis LX coloratis.
Lipsiae, L. Voss, 1841-1845. Large-4to (290 x 225mm). pp. iv, (124), with 60 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Contemporary green half morocco, spine with gilt ornaments and lettering.
One of the most beautifully illustrated works on orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets, stick insects and praying mantis). It is preceeded by Stoll's 'Réprésentation exactement colorée d'après nature des Spectres ou Phasmes, des Mantes, des Sauterelles, des Grillons,...' of 1787-1813. The work was published in 10 parts. Toussaint de Charpentier (1779-1849) was German entomologist and geologist and illustrated the work himself. According to Horn-Schenkling, 'Index Litt. Entomologicae' (1928), the work is rare. A fine copy. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Léon Duchesne de la Sicotière. Junk, Rara I, 86; Nissen ZBI, 875.
Item nr. 9572
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