OR, A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE LEPIDOPTEROUS INSECTS OF NEW SOUTH WALES. Pp. [viii]+viii+56(last colophon, coloured frontispiece plus 18 plates with blank interleaves, 4 black & white text illustrations, appendix, publisher's slip tipped-in at acknowledgements section; tall demy 4to; half leather, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled papered boards with printed paper title label on upper board; all edges yellow; ribbon marker; Edition Renard, Melbourne, 2007. Deluxe edition, being one of 70 copies thus bound (reproducing the superior second publisher's binding of the second edition, with specially commissioned hand-marbled boards to match the original). *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 #104447

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