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THE AURELIAN. A NATURAL HISTORY OF ENGLISH MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES, Together with the Plants on which they Feed
Londres, J. Edwards, 1794.. Londres, J. Edwards, 1794.. Also a faithful Account of their respective Changes, their usual Haunts when in the winged State, and their standard Names as established by the Society of Aurelians. Drawn, engraved, and coloured, from the natural subjects themselves. L'AURELIEN: OU HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES CHENILLES, CHRYSALIDES, PHALENES ET PAPILLONS ANGLOIS. Avec les plantes dont ils se nourissent; et le detail exact de leurs differents changemens, des endroits qu'ils frequentent dans l'etat ailé, et de leurs noms vulgaires ou scientifiques donnés et etablis par la Societe des Aureliens Anglois. Dessine grave et colorie d'apres les sujets vivants. THIRD EDITION, 1794. Folio, approximately 410 x 315 mm, 16 x 12½ inches, TEXT IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH. Hand coloured engraved title in French, 1 unnumbered anatomical key plate, plus 44 full page hand coloured engraved plates of butterflies, moths and pupae etc., pages: 1-145 plus 4 pages of index, bound in full contemporary dark green straight-grain morocco, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, gilt decoration to edges of covers, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Binding worn and rubbed, rebacked preserving the original spine, uneven fading to covers, 1 lower margin renewed, not affecting image, pale soiling to many margins, a few plates have pale browning and spotting, a few plates have small patches of clumsy colouring by colorist, occasional pale offset, 1 plate has small patch of brown stain in inner blank part of plate, not affecting image, several closed tears to margins neatly repaired, not affecting images, 2 small repairs to bottom of title page, occasional small brown stain to text, all text legible, an acceptable working copy of a famous entomological book. See: A Bibliography of British Lepidoptera 1608-1799, by Arthur A. Linsey, page 166 No. 234. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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