London, South Kensington
15 October 2009
This lot is offered without a reserve
ENTOMOLOGY -- GÜNTHER, Albert C.L.G., editor The Record of Zoological Literature. London: Van Voorst, 1864-1870 [continued as:] NEWTON, Alfred, editor, and others. The Zoological Record. London: 1871-1907 [continued as:] SHARP, David, editor. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature ... N Zoology. London: Royal Society ... [Zoological Society of London], 1908-1914 [continued as:] he Zoological Record. 1915-1983 [continued as:] Zoological Record. 1984-2003. Approx. 485 volumes, 8° (215 x 138mm) and 4° (243 x 182mm and 291 x 208mm). Most bound in library cloth, with a few issues in original printed wrappers (some spines lightly faded mostly affecting earlier vols, some issues in wrappers worn and chipped). Provenance: Albert Günther, zoologist and editor of the present work, (ink ownership inscription to vol. VII, 1871) -- William F. Kirby, entomologist (ink ownership inscription to vols XXXIII, 1896 and XXXIV, 1897).
EXTENSIVE RUN OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ENTOMOLOGICAL LITERATURE EVER PUBLISHED. The lot comprises three overlapping runs of the Insecta volumes from the original date of publication to 2003. Originally conceived by Günther to cover the whole of zoological literature, one portion of one run also includes this wide scope from 1864-1893. Thereafter, as the published output grew, the Museum felt the need to only bind up parts relevant to specific departments. The present lot therefore reflects the Entomology Department's holdings. (485)
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