A Natural History Of Spiders, And Other Curious Insects; Illustrated with Fifty Three Copper Plates, Engraved by the Best Hands. Eleazar Albin.
A Natural History Of Spiders, And Other Curious Insects; Illustrated with Fifty Three Copper Plates, Engraved by the Best Hands
A Natural History Of Spiders, And Other Curious Insects; Illustrated with Fifty Three Copper Plates, Engraved by the Best Hands
A Natural History Of Spiders, And Other Curious Insects; Illustrated with Fifty Three Copper Plates, Engraved by the Best Hands

A Natural History Of Spiders, And Other Curious Insects; Illustrated with Fifty Three Copper Plates, Engraved by the Best Hands

London: John Tilly for R. Montagu, 1736. First edition. leather_bound. 76 pages. 28.5 x 21.8 cm. Hand colored engraved frontispiece depicting Albin on a horse surrounded by insects and arachnids. 53 hand colored plates by Smith, Basire and others. The hand colored plates are stunning, particularly that of the Flea. BRUNET I, 142. FREEMAN 47. NISSEN ZB1 60. Brunet calls the plates very superior to the general run of images found in natural history tomes. Full period binding, mottled calf, covers with gilt motif arabesque borders, raised bands, marbled endpapers. Joints cracked, bands holding, binding firm. Text and plates clean, slight wear to cover corners. Full period calf. Very good. Item #22115

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