OBERTHÜR, C.

Études d'Entomologie. Deuxième livraison: NOUVEAUX LÉPIDOPTÈRES DE LA CHINE.

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Rennes, Imp. Oberthür et fils, 1876. 8vo (300 x 205mm). pp. 34, with 4 lithographed plates. Publisher's printed wrappers.

The subtitle is: Espèces nouvelles de Lépidoptères Recueillis en Chine par M. l'abbé A. David. The present work is a rare contribution to the entomology of China. "The first and most famous of the missionaries to investigate the botany of China in the nineteenth century was Père Armand David, one of the most accomplished naturalists ever to visit the Far East. As well as collecting a multitude of new plant species during his extensive journeys into unexplored areas of China, he also discovered new birds, mammals, reptiles and insects" (Kilpatrick. 'Fathers of botany. The discovery of Chinese plants by European missionaries' p. 9).

Nissen ZBI,111 2997.