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An Epitome of the Natural History of the Insects of China: comprising Figures and Descriptions. by Donovan E - 1st Edition  - 1798 - from Goldcrestbooks and Biblio.co.uk

An Epitome of the Natural History of the Insects of China: comprising Figures and Descriptions.

by Donovan E

Condition: Fine


London: Bensley T, 1798. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. London, printed for the author by T. Bensley, 1798. 4to. With descriptive text, and 50 delightful hand-coloured engravings by the author (with tissue guards). Rebound (1980s) to the highest standards of craftsmanship by J. Henderson of York. Full black leather. Gilt lining to board edges. Raised bands to spine. Elaborate and appropriate gilt decoration to spine. Gilt label. Endpapers in appropriate period marbled paper. Gilt decoration to turn-ins. The plates are wonderfully bright. The contents are clean and free from foxing, although some tissue guards are foxed. All edges marbled originally. A beautiful book Bound to match Donovans¿s Insects of India which I am also listing


  • Bookseller: Goldcrestbooks GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 004796
  • Title: An Epitome of the Natural History of the Insects of China: comprising Figures and Descriptions.
  • Author: Donovan E
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Bensley T
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1798
  • Keywords: CHINA. COLEOPTERA. HEMIPTERA. LEPIDOPTERA. PAPILIO. APTERA.
  • Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall

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