ZBI 58. " /> ALBIN, Eleazar (fl. 1713-59). <I>A Natural History of English Insects.</I> London: for the Author and sold by William and John Innys, 1720. 4° (284 x 226mm.). 100 hand-coloured engraved plates by Gucht, Hulett and Terasson after Albin. (Plate IX cleanly torn, offsetting to text, some spotting, maintly to text, lightly browned). Contemporary russet morocco gilt, gilt edges. (Rubbed and with some heavy scuffing on covers). <I>Provenance</I>: Henry Noble Barclay (early signature on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. Brunet I, 142: "Un des premiers beaux livres d' histoire naturelle, avec planches colour ... que l'on ait fait paraitre"; Freeman 45; Nissen <I>ZBI</I> 58. | Christie's