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Geoffroy, E.L.
Histoire abrégée des Insectes, Dans laquelle ces Animaux sont rangés suivant un ordre methodique. Tome I-II
Paris: Durand, 1764. (4), xxviii, 523; (4), 690, 22 folding engraved plates, folding table. Hardback. 2 vols, 4to, cont. mottled calf, corners neatly restored, professional repair to head of one spine, raised bands, gilt tooling to compartments, marbled endpapers, all edges tinted red. Decorative book-plates by A.F. Schoy. Small decorative, contemporary bookseller's ticket to endpaper of Vol. 1, with inscription within cartouche reading, 'Se Vend chez Carré de la Rue Libraire Grand Place a Lille'. Short marginal tear to one leaf, repaired. A handsome set. Text French. 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. Étienne Louis Geoffroy [1727-1810] was a French entomologist and pharmacist. Horn-Schenkling, 7523; Nissen ZBI, 1522.
Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books [UK]

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