Extensive monograph on the silkworm

Cornalia, Emilio. Monografia del Bombice del Gelso (Bombyx Mori Linn.).

Milano, Giuseppe Bernardoni di Gio, 1856.

Folio (ca. 250 x 330 mm). IX, (1), 388 pp. With 15 numbered lithographed folding plates, including 1 chromolithographed, by Vassalli. Original printed boards.


First and only edition of an extensive monograph on the silkworm by Emilio Cornalia (1824-82), conservator and director of the Milan Museum of Natural History. It was published as volume 6 of the "Memorie of the Instituto Lombardo di scienze, lettere ed arti".

With a presentation inscription by the author to Conte Lebregondi on the title-page. Binding slightly soiled, otherwise in very good condition. WorldCat records 6 copies.


Horn/Schenkling 3868. Not in BMC NH.

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