August Johann Rösel von Rosenhof | De natuurlyke Historie der Insecten, 1765-82, 4 vols, red morocco gilt
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August Johann Rösel von Rosenhof
De natuurlyke Historie der Insecten. Haarlem and Amsterdam: C.H. Bohn and H. De Wit (Or H. Gartman), [1765-1782]
4 volumes (without supplement, see footnote), 4to (265 x 205mm.), half-titles and printed titles in each volume, 3 hand-coloured engraved frontispieces, plain portrait, 288 fine hand-coloured engraved plates, contemporary red morocco gilt, green lettering pieces
A FINE COPY IN RED MOROCCO. "One of the most beautiful German works on insects of the period" (Landwehr). This is a translation of Der monatlich herausgegebenen Insecten Belustigung. Nissen dates the book to 1764-1768 and it appears in many records thus. Landwehr, since the privilege leaf in volume 1 is dated 27 June 1765 and the portrait dated 1782, dates the work to 1765-1782. The supplement, which is scarce, and not present in this set, was published sometime after 1787.
Landwehr Dutch Books with Coloured Plates 161; Nissen ZBI 3467
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