17 November 2004
DONOVAN, Edward (1768-1837). Natural History of the Insects of India. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842.
4° (291 x 215mm). 58 hand-coloured engraved plates. (Title restored, minor restoration to corners or page edges throughout, some browning and marginal worming, erased stamp to verso of final leaf.) Modern green half morocco gilt. The new edition of the Epitome (1801-4), revised and enlarged by J. O. Westwood, 'with systematic characters of each species, synonyms, indexes, and other additional matter'. Nissen ZBI 1144.
DONOVAN, E. Natural History of the Insects of China. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842.
4° (291 x 215mm). 50 hand-coloured engraved plates. (Title restored, some restoration to margins, marginal worming, sometimes within platemark, some browning, index leaves repaired, final leaf torn with some loss and repaired.) Modern green half morocco gilt, uniform with the previous volume. Originally published in 1798-9, this new edition, containing over 220 figures and descriptions, was revised by J. O. Westwood. Nissen ZBI 1143. (2)
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