Lot 5
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Curtis, John

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  • Curtis, John
  • British Entomology; being illustrations and descriptions of the genera of insects found in Great Britain and Ireland. London: printed for the author, 1823-1840
  • paper
First edition, 8 volumes, 8vo (246 x 154mm.), additional photographic portrait frontispiece of the author in volume one, dedication leaves, list of subscribers (bound backwards), 770 hand-coloured engraved plates, arranged systematically with alternative plate numbers in contemporary MS, slightly later green half calf, spines gilt in compartments with entomological motifs, [Nissen ZBI 1000]

Catalogue Note

A good copy. The attractive plates combine both entomological and botanical subjects. Most of the plates appear to be first issues (reprinted plates are distinguished by a small line under the plate number).