PRODROMUS ENTOMOLOGY. John William Lewin.

PRODROMUS ENTOMOLOGY.

OR, A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE LEPIDOPTEROUS INSECTS OF NEW SOUTH WALES. Pp. [viii]+viii+56(last colophon), coloured frontispiece plus 18 plates, 4 black & white text illustrations, appendix, publisher's slip tipped-in at acknowledgements section; post 4to; half leather, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, plain papered boards with printed paper title label on upper board; ribbon marker; Edition Renard, Melbourne, 2007. Limited edition, being one of 100 copies thus bound (reproducing the first known publisher's binding of the second edition). *First published in 1805, with a second edition in 1822, John William Lewin's Prodromus Entomology.... was the first Australian natural history book illustrated with plates produced in Australia from original observation. The coloured plates include 14 insect species first depicted and described by Lewin. Item #098198

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