Beiträge zu der Insekten-Geschichte.
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Frankfurt, Varrentrapp & Wenner, 1790-1793. 3 parts (bound in 1 volume). Small-4to (205 x 170mm). pp. (8), 280, with 18 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary blind boards.
excellent colouring of the plates
A rare and beautifully produced work. Ludwig Gottlieb Scriba (1736-1804) was a German clergyman-naturalist, a phenomenon so charcteristic of the age of Enlightenment. With exception of one, the plates depict caterpillars, butterflies and beetles. A fine copy with excellent colouring of the plates.
Provenance: Bookplates of R. Friedländer & Sohn and Lionel George Higgens.
Horn & Schenkling 19978; Nissen ZBI, 3788.