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The Genera Insectorum of Linnaeus exemplified by Various Specimens of English Insects drawn from Nature/Les Genres des Insectes de Linne; constates pars divers echantillons d'Insectes de l'Angleterre, copies d'apres Nature by J Barbut - 1st Edition - 1781 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

The Genera Insectorum of Linnaeus exemplified by Various Specimens of English Insects drawn from Nature/Les Genres des Insectes de Linne; constates pars divers echantillons d'Insectes de l'Angleterre, copies d'apres Nature

by J Barbut

Condition: Very Good/N


London : J Dixwell, J Sewell, 1781 A very good copy of this scarce work with frontispiece, 20 hand coloured plates, one of which is folded, and 2 plain plates, in contemporary full leather binding. Little is known about the author, James Barbut, other than that he was an artist with a keen interest in nature. This work, with text in English and French, is the product of his close observation of the 'insect' world (which he understood to include spiders, scorpions, and crabs), and the artwork and descriptions are a pleasure to view. This copy is in contemporary binding with gilt compartments and title label to spine; cross-hatched blind-tooled decoration with gilt border to boards. It has some scuffing and wear and has been rebacked to relay the spine and reinforce the corners. The original endpapers are present. Contents with initial blank; black and white engraved English title page frontispiece; title page in French with ink signature to top right; list of subscribers and errata 2pp; Preface in double column English and French pp i-xvii; index 1p; text in English and French pp 1-271 with 20 hand coloured plates, 1 folding (butterflies) and 2 plain anatomical plates; index 19pp; directions to binder 1p; final blank. There is some light toning to text pages and the odd spot or mark including occasional offsetting from plates. Plates very well coloured; plate paper lightly toned.
  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032039
  • Title: The Genera Insectorum of Linnaeus exemplified by Various Specimens of English Insects drawn from Nature/Les Genres des Insectes de Linne; constates pars divers echantillons d'Insectes de l'Angleterre, copies d'apres Nature
  • Author: J Barbut
  • Illustrator: James Barbut
  • Format/binding: Full-Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: J Dixwell, J Sewell
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1781
  • Keywords: entomology; eighteenth century natural history; eighteenth century entomology; barbut;
  • Bookseller catalogs: NATURAL HISTORY; Invertebrates; Entomology/Insects;
  • Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall


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