SAY, THOMAS. 1787-1834. American Entomology, or descriptions of the insects of North America. Philadelphia: Samuel Augustus Mitchell, 1824-1828.

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SAY, THOMAS. 1787-1834.
American Entomology, or descriptions of the insects of North America. Philadelphia: Samuel Augustus Mitchell, 1824-1828.

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SAY, THOMAS. 1787-1834.
American Entomology, or descriptions of the insects of North America. Philadelphia: Samuel Augustus Mitchell, 1824-1828.
3 volumes. 8vo (235 x 138 mm). Engraved extra title page after Alexander Lesueur, 54 hand-colored engraved plates after drawings by Say. Rebacked retaining contemporary speckled calf covers, marbled endpapers. Library bookplates on front paste-downs and library blindstamps; dampstaining to bottom edges of covers and endpapers, mostly not affecting text.

FIRST EDITION. The first entomological book published in the United States. Nissen ZBI 3612; Sabin 77370.

WITH: The Complete Writings of Thomas Say on the Entomology of North America. Philadelphia: A.E. Foote, 1891.
2 volumes. 8vo (230 x 145 mm). 54 black and white plates. Contemporary red cloth. Covers soiled and worn, edges soiled, joints cracking to Volume I.
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SAY, THOMAS. 1787-1834. American Entomology, or descriptions of the insects of North America. Philadelphia: Samuel Augustus Mitchell, 1824-1828.
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