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HARRIS, Moses. The Aurelian; or, Natural History of English Insects; namely, Moths and Butterflies, London, for the Author, 1766, lge. 2°, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, engraved frontispiece, title vignette, and 41 hand-coloured aquatint plates with tissue guards (plate XI torn at outer margin slightly affecting plate, occasional light staining), contemporary calf (worn). [Lisney 229; Nissen ZBI 1835]

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HARRIS, Moses. The Aurelian; or, Natural History of English Insects; namely, Moths and Butterflies, London, for the Author, 1766, lge. 2°, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, engraved frontispiece, title vignette, and 41 hand-coloured aquatint plates with tissue guards (plate XI torn at outer margin slightly affecting plate, occasional light staining), contemporary calf (worn). [Lisney 229; Nissen ZBI 1835]

Plate 36, showing the Swallowtail Butterfly, is illustrated on the back of this catalogue. Plate 17, dedicated to Lady Carysfort, appears here in its second state with her fuller title. Plate 35 appears in its first state, dedicated to Mr. Thos. Greenough.
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