Professor Dr. Eduard Hoffer - Illustriertes Schmetterlingsbuch mit 305 farbig colorierten Abbildungen - 1890
Illustrated butterfly book. Description of the most frequently collected large butterflies of Central Europe, together with instructions on how to catch and prepare them, treat caterpillars and pupae and start a collection.
With 305 original illustrations (chromolithographs) on 24 coloured plates and 15 illustrations in the text.
Beautiful privately bound full cloth/original title/binding was beautifully used with!
Condition outside and inside excellent....all boards in super bright colours, because very good paper quality!
Hoffer, Eduard (1841-1915), Entomologe.
He first studied law at the University of Vienna, then from 1864 natural sciences at the University of Graz, 1867 Dr.phil., 1870 teacher's examination in natural history, mathematics and physics. From 1870 to 1912 he taught as a professor at the Landesrealschule Graz, where he built up the natural history collection into one of the best in Austria. Here he developed the natural history collection into one of the best in Austria. He tirelessly devoted all his free time to collecting and observing, and in doing so he amassed a unique collection of Styrian hymenoptera. His studies were primarily concerned with the bumblebees and parasitic bumblebees of Styria, whose biology he researched in detail. His observations in this field are still of lasting value today.
Ideal for the collector/butterfly lover.
Will be shipped as an insured parcel with tracking number.