Lot 24
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SAY, AMERICAN ENTOMOLOGY, 1824-28, 3 VOLUMES

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  • American Entomology, or Descriptions of the Insects of North America. Illustrated by Coloured Figures from Drawings Executed from Nature. [Philadelphia:] Published for the Philadelphia Museum by Samuel Augustus Mitchell (William Brown, printer), 1824-1828
FIRST EDITION, 3 volumes, 8vo (232 x 141mm.), additional engraved title, 54 hand-coloured engraved plates, near-contemporary straight-grained green morocco, covers with an elaborate gilt-tooled frame, spines gilt in six compartments, board edges and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, occasional foxing
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