PANZER (GEORG WOLFGANG FRANZ) Fauna Insectorum Germanicae initia, oder Deutschlands Insecten], partial set bound in 5 vol.. [1793-1809]
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PANZER (GEORG WOLFGANG FRANZ) Fauna Insectorum Germanicae initia, oder Deutschlands Insecten], partial set bound in 5 vol.. [1793-1809]
Sold for £625 (US$ 978) inc. premium

Lot Details
[PANZER (GEORG WOLFGANG FRANZ)
Fauna Insectorum Germanicae initia, oder Deutschlands Insecten], partial set bound in 5 vol., 967 hand-coloured engraved plates (of 2616) by Jacob Sturm, occasional spotting and browning, bookplate of C.A. Briggs, Lynmouth, nineteenth century half green morocco, lettered 'Fauna Germanica' on spines, spines rubbed, one defective with upper cover detached [cf. Nissen ZBI 3084], small oblong 8vo, [Nuremberg, Felseckerschen Buchhandlung, 1793-1809], sold as a collection of plates

Footnotes

  • "There does not exist a more accurate or useful work. The figures are drawn and etched by the famous Sturm, the best entomological artist on the continent... the work altogether is highly essential to everyone who writes upon the entomology of Europe" (Swainson).
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