Donovan, Edward (1768-1837)
Title An Epitome of the Natural History of the Insects of India, and the Islands in the Indian Seas.
Binding Quarter Black Morocco. Marbled boards.
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher London T. Bensley 1800 [-1804]
Seller ID 006182
4to. 29.5 by 23.5 cm. 57 hand-colored engraved plates depicting insects of all kinds, including many colorful and exotic butterflies and moths. Nissen ZBI 1144. Contemporary quarter black morocco. Condition: binding rubbed, with bumped corners. Boards scuffed. Scattered light soiling, with foxing to the tissue guards more extensive. Generally the plates themselves and the text pages are mostly clean, and the color plates, bright and lovely. Light age toning generally.