ALBIN (ELEAZAR) A Natural History of English Insects
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ALBIN (ELEAZAR) A Natural History of English Insects
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Lot Details
ALBIN (ELEAZAR)
A Natural History of English Insects, 100 hand-coloured engraved plates after drawings by the author, each with accompanying text by W. Derham, without the index and list of subscribers, occasional light offsetting onto text, one text leaf with small piece of blank margin torn away, contemporary calf, rubbed, joints splitting [Nissen IVB 58; Freeman 45], 4to, William Innys, 1749

Footnotes

  • Albin was keen to stress that his work was accurate in its depictions as he "observed it as a great fault in those who have gone before... that they either did not look often enough at their Pattern, or affected to make the picture outdo Nature" (preface).
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