Paris: Chez Pre. Blanchard et Lecerf, 1823. First edition. Professionally rebound with original 19th century illustrated covers preserved. Oblong Octavo, pp. 74. Illustrated with hand-colored frontispiece and 6 colored plates of butterflies and moths and their caterpillar stages. Text in French. Very Good, scattered foxing throughout, illustrations bright. Item #13346
A beautiful volume cataloging several butterfly and moth species. Features a marvelous hand-colored frontispiece depicting youths collecting butterflies while a man stands behind a table with preserving tools. The six hand-colored plates show diurnal, crepuscular, and nocturnal butterflies and moths and caterpillars. This is a very scarce and beautiful volume with the original cover illustrations preserved, showing images of butterfly collection tools and preserved specimens on boards.