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Histoire abrÃ©gÃ©e des Insectes - Geoffroy, E L [1727-1810] - 1764. 
Paris: Durand, 1764. 2 vols: (4), xxviii, 523; (4), 690, 22 folding engraved plates, folding table. 4to. HB. Cont. full calf, raised bands to spines, compartments gilt tooled, leather title-pieces, marbled endpapers. Corners bumped / worn, some wear head + foot of spines, both spines chipped to head with minor loss; joints beginning to crack, but firm. Marginal browning to titles + prelims, some old damp staining to top of title / first few pages of vol. 2, otherwise clean with occasional spotting.. 2nd edition (first published anonymously in 1762), with the author's name given on title-page, and the words 'que se trouvent aux environs de Paris' ommitted from the title, otherwise identical with the first edition. Rare. [Horn-Schenkling: 7523; Nissen ZBI: 1522].
[Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books]
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