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The Insects of Great Britain, systematically arranged, accurately engraved, and painted from naure, with the Natual History of each species,...

The Insects of Great Britain, systematically arranged, accurately engraved, and painted from naure, with the Natual History of each species,...

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The Insects of Great Britain, systematically arranged, accurately engraved, and painted from naure, with the Natual History of each species,...

by W. Lewin [William Lewin]

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London : J Johnson, 1795 A very good copy of this scarce title, with 46 superb hand coloured plates. William Lewin (1747-1795) intended this work to be the first volume of 'The Insects of Great Britain' series. However he died in 1795 with only this volume completed. This is the rare first issue which has the series title page and ends 'End of Volume I'. The second issue amends the title to the 'Papilios of Great Britain' making it stand-alone. This copy is a later half vellum binding with blind stamped decoration to the buckram boards. Page edges have light marbling and the endpapers are marbled. The binding is in very good condition. There is corner wear particularly to the bottom corners, which are bumped with leather loss. Contents: title pages in French and English; half title page 'The insects of Great Britain'; text in French and English with 46 hand coloured plates; index 3pp. There are 2 mispaginations: plate 6 with text is placed after plates 7 and 8; and plate 28 with text is placed after plate and text 23. The contents are very clean with bright strong colouring to plates. There is a smear to the paint around one butterfly on plate 9 and the odd light spot or mark elsewhere. Please enquire if you would like to see further images to assess condition.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
032736
Title
The Insects of Great Britain, systematically arranged, accurately engraved, and painted from naure, with the Natual History of each species,...
Author
W. Lewin [William Lewin]
Illustrator
W. Lewin
Format/Binding
Half-Leather
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
N
Quantity Available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
J Johnson
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1795
Keywords
Butterflies; lepidoptera; entomology; william lewin; eighteenth century entomology
Bookseller catalogs
NATURAL HISTORY; Entomology/Insects;
Size
4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall

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About E C Books

E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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