Paris: Levrault, Schoell et Cie. 1805. First Edition. Hardcover. Folio. Very good- condition. Item #016515
[iv], xvi, 100 pages of text. 38 plates of which 36 are hand-colored and two are in black & white. Contemporary marbled paper-covered hardcover binding is heavily worn, remaining intact. The first few pages are moderately to heavily foxed, with minor to moderate foxing scattered throughout the text. Several plates have minor foxing, mostly to the margins, with several with moderate foxing, in seveal cases in the image area. The pages measure 17.5 inches in height. The plates included are Apteres I; Orthopteres I, II, III and XII; Hemipteres I, II, V, VI, and VII; Lepidopteres I, Ib, II, III, XX, XXI and XXIII; Hymenopteres I, II, VII and IX; Dipteres I and II; Coleopteres I, Ib, Ic, II, IIb, III, IIIb, IV, V, VII, VIII and XI. First edition.