A Collection of 55 Papers on Fishes, mostly from Island Southeast Asia (Indonesia), 1862-1866
By Bleeker, Pieter
Pp. 650+; some illustrations. Contemporary one-quarter black leather, spine with 4 raised bands with gilt panel lines that is lettered in gilt in one compartment, over marbled boards with French marbled endpapers, lg 8vo (10 x 7 1/2 inches). This 19th century volume is likely from the research library of zoologist Henri Milne-Edwards who held the chair of zoology at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle in Paris. His name appears to be stamped in gilt at the base of the spine. It is bound in the same style as the books of other Milne-Edwards volumes from the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. The tome presents a collection of papers by Bleeker that first appeared in the Ned. Tijdschr. Dierk, Amst. between 1862-1866. The papers have been selected for their content and arranged in systematic way. On the front endpaper there is a handwritten list of numbers that correspond to numbers written on the title page of each paper. Some of the papers included are: "Systema Silurorum Revisum," pp. 46; "Systema Cyprinoideorum Revisum," pp. 32; "Synonyma Muraenorum Indo-Archipelagicorum Hucusque Observatorum Revisa...," pp. 14; "Poissons Inedits Indo-Archipelagiques de L'Ordre des Murenes," pp. 17; "Sur les Especes d'Exocet de L'Inde Archipelagique," pp. 25; "Revision des Hemirhamphes de L'Inde Archipelagique," pp. 35; "Revision des Especes de Mastacembelus (Belone Cuv.) de L'Inde Archipelagique," pp. 22; "Description de Quelques Especes Inedites ou peu Connues de Clupeoides de L'Inde Archipelagique," pp. 16; "Sur la Pluralite des Especes Indo-Archipelagiques du Genre Megalops Lac," pp. 15; "Enumeration des Especes de Poissons Actuellement Connues de L'Ile D'Amboine," pp. 28; "Enumeration des Especes de Poissons Actuellement Connues de L'Ile de Ceram," pp. 12; "Septieme Memoire sur la Faune Ichthyologique de L'Ile de Timor," pp. 15. Also included is a paper by Kaup and a paper by Borsche. A rare collection of Bleeker papers mostly in Latin or French.
|Publisher||Ned. Tijdschr. Dierk|
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|Condition Description||Some light edge wear; a bright and clean copy in very good condition.|