De uitlandsche kapellen, voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen Asia, Africa en America / by een verzameld en beschreeven door den Heer Pieter Cramer ... = Papillons exotiques des trois parties du monde l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amerique / rassemblés et décrits par Mr. Pierre Cramer ..
Issued in 34 parts from 1775-1784.
Added t.p. for plates in each v., with an added colored and engraved t.p. for the entire text section ("P. Cramer's Uitlandsche kapellen"), and also one for the entire section of plates ("Plaaten van Uitlandsche kapellen"), inserted at the beginning of deel 1.
"On Cramer's death the work was edited (beginning with Vol. III, p. 105) from his remaining mss. and continued by C. Stoll, whose "Proeve" is prefixed to Vol. IV."--British Museum catalog.
Added t.p. for the text lists publishers as S.J. Baalde (Amsterdam) and J. v. Schoonhoven & comp. (Utrecht).
"Proeve van eene rangschikkinge der donsvleugelige insecten" in deel 4 written by Caspar Stoll (separately paged section with 29 p.).
Supplement ("Aanhangsel van het werk De uitlandsche Kapellen") by Caspar Stoll published in 1791.
Illustrated by Gerrit Wartenaar Lambertz.
Collation of each volume: Deel 1 (t.p. dated 1779; includes pt. 1-7 issued in 1775, and pt. 8 issued in 1776). 2 added title leaves; 2 letterpress title leaves; subscriber list ( p.]); dedication: xxx p.; preface: 16 p.; text and index: 155 p. (errata on p. 155); plates I-XCVI. Deel 2 (t.p. dated 1779; includes pt. 9-16, issued in 1777). text: 151 p. (errata on p. 151); plates XCVII-CXCII. Deel 3 (t.p. dated 1782; includes pt. 17-22, issued in 1779, and pt. 23-24, issued in 1780) text: 176 p.; plates CXCIII-CCLXXXVIII. Deel 4 (t.p. dated 1782; includes pt. 25-28, issued in 1780, pt. 29-31, issued in 1781, and pt. 32-34, issued in 1782). 252, 29 p., plates CCLXXXIX-CCCC.
Head- and tail-pieces; initials.
Errors in paging.
Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration, I, 985
Hagen, H. A. Bib. entomologica, I, p. 145-146
BM (NH), v. 1, p. 398
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SCNHRB copy has bookplate: Collection of William Schaus, presented to the National Museum MCMV. With embossed stamp: Smithsonian Institution U.S. National Museum; accession no. 199626 (for all 4 v.). There are a few ms. pencil annotations throughout.
SCNHRB copy has a modern green quarter-leather binding with brown linen-covered boards, and a gilt-lettered red leather spine label. The previous binding (not retained) apparently had a stationer's label for F. Savy, according to the old catalog record.