LUCAS, H.

Histoire naturelle des Lépidoptères d'Europe.

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Ouvrage orné de près de 400 figures peintes d'après nature par A. Noel et gravées sur acier par Pauquet. Paris, L. de Bure, 1845. Royal-8vo (230 x 145mm). pp. (4), viii, 216, with 1 handcoloured engraved title and 82 (80 handcoloured) engraved plates. Contemporary green half calf, marbled sides (head of spine slightly chipped).

First printing of the second edition of this beautifully illustrated iconography of European butterflies and moths. The two plain plates belong to the chapter "Chasse aux Papillons" and depict instruments for collecting and preparing of Lepidoptera. Some occasional light foxing. Half title with paper repair at the inner margin and title-page with brown spot.

Horn & Schenkling 13976; Nissen ZBI, 2580.