Albin (Eleazar)
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Albin (Eleazar)
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Albin (Eleazar)
A Natural History of English Insects, 100 hand-coloured plates engraved after drawings by the author, list of subscribers, slight browning and offsetting, some pencil annotations, ink-stain on fore-edges at beginning, contemporary panelled calf gilt, rubbed, rebacked, old spine laid down, 4to (284 by 224mm.), London, for the author, sold by W. and J. Innys, 1720


  • FIRST EDITION. Albin’s first book, each plate dedicated to a subscriber or public figure. There were approximately 170 subscribers to this edition, the success of which led to four more up to 1749.

    References: Nissen ZB1 58; Lisney 119; Hagen, p.6.

    Provenance: bookplate of Sir Murdoch McLeod, and ownership inscription of Sir Jeremy Sambrooke (with price and binding charge).
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