Bulletin de la Société zoologique de France. Volumes 1-28 [AND] Index.
Paris, Société Zoologique de France, 1876-1903[-1905]. 28 volumes in 29. 8vo (23.7 x 15.6 cm). over 10,000 pp., 158 plates and 20 portraits. Uniform dark green half calf over marbled boards. Spines with four raised, gilt-tooled bands, gilt ornamental lines and title. Marbled endpapers.= A fine, uniform set, from the start, of this important zoological magazine. It contains several larger revisions, with new taxa. For instance, Cotteau on Echinodermata, Guiart on opisthobranchs, Joubin on Cephalopoda, Richard on Entomostraca, Chevreux on Amphipoda, etc., etc. Malacology is well represented with very well-illustrated papers by Cousin ("Faune malacologie de la République de l'Équateur"), De Morgan ("Mollusques terrestres & fluviatiles du royaume de Pérak") and papers by Dautzenberg, Fischer and Jousseaume, as well as many others, from descriptions of single species to complete faunal reviews. Several papers contain page-sized illustrations, not counted as plates. Plates illustrating the yearly banquet menus, though often richly illustrated, are likewise not counted. Plates IX-X lacking in volume 4 (or perhaps not published): plate and page numbering in volume 4 is chaotic. The 1905 "Tables du Bulletin et des Mémoires de la Société Zoologique de France (Années 1876 a 1895)", has been added, with 215 pp. Small stamp of Léon Vaillant in two text page margins. Some very light shelfwear, one spine top slightly chipped, otherwise a fine set, with the text and plates generally very clean.
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