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Exposition of English Insects. Including the Several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, & Diptera, or Bees, Flies & Libellulae by Moses Harris - Hardcover - 1782 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

Exposition of English Insects. Including the Several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, & Diptera, or Bees, Flies & Libellulae

by Moses Harris

Condition: Good/N


London : Mr White, Bookseller on Fleet Street, & Mr Robson, in New Bond Street, 1782 A good copy with hand coloured frontispiece, 50 hand coloured and one plain plate, in 20th century half leather binding. Moses Harris (1730-circa 1788) was a skilled artist who was known particularly for his work on colours. This work began publication in 1776 and went through several further printings (to 1791). This copy is complete bar a colour chart, which is frequently missing. The half leather binding has gilt compartments and gilt title to spine, and marbled boards. It is in fine condition. Contents: frontispiece; title page in English; title page in French; Preface pp i-vii, including plain anatomical plate; text pp 1-166 with double columns of English and French, and hand coloured plates interspersed; Index 4pp. The French title page is slightly marked and there is general light toning to text pages with a little foxing to pp 83-8. There is a thin light line across the top margin of p13 and plate III - not affecting image or text. Plates XXVIII, XXXIII, XXVI, XVI, XLII, XLIII and XLIV have been relaid onto matching hand-made paper. Plates XIII, XXVI, XXX, XXXI, XXXIV, XXXV and XXLVII have some toning or light foxing; the paper to Plate XIII is thinner than the rest. There is small dark brown mark in the gutter at the page edge of Plates XXII and XXIV - and a small similarly coloured area at the bottom corner of the plate XXXVI. Please enquire if you would like to see additional detailed images of text and/or plates.
  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 031970
  • Title: Exposition of English Insects. Including the Several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, & Diptera, or Bees, Flies & Libellulae
  • Author: Moses Harris
  • Illustrator: Moses Harris
  • Format/binding: Half-Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Mr White, Bookseller on Fleet Street, & Mr Robson, in New Bond Street
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1782
  • Keywords: entomology; eighteenth century natural history; lepidoptera; dragonflies; damselflies;
  • Bookseller catalogs: NATURAL HISTORY; Entomology/Insects;
  • Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall


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