Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1977-89. Reprint of the 1862 edition with additional material. Ten volumes. Bleeker unfortunately passed away before he could finish his work, leaving behind him plates and text for later volumes. Unfortunately no one carried on the work - possibly due to the low number of subscribers and low funds. **148 plates planned for later volumes XI-XIV are published here for the first time. ***Introduction by Dr. Marius Boeseman, Rijksmuseum van Nautuurlijke Historie, Leiden. Volumes 1-3 in blue cloth, volumes 4-10 in brown artificial leather. Blue cloth boards are dusty. Brown artificial leather vols are very marked. Internally all volumes are in fine condition, bindings strong.
Folio. Ten volumes.
V1 168pp, plates I-XLVII.
V2 112pp, plates XLIV-CI.
V3 150pp, plates CII-CXLIV.
V4 152pp, plates CXLV-CXIII.
V5 152pp, plates CXCIV-CCXXXI.
V6 170p, plates CCXXXII-CCLXXVIII.
V7 126pp, Perc. I-XII, CCXCI-CCCXX.
V8 156pp, plates CCCXXI-CCCLXII.
V9 80pp, plates CCLV-CCCCXX.
The last volume has the plates for volumes XI-XIV. 22p, Vol 11 421-447 (422, 524-430 missing). V12 plates 448-485 (448, 475, 480, 483 missing). V13 plates 486-522. V14 plates 523-575 (538 missing) as written in book. Item #28168