JOHN CURTIS (1791-1862)
British Entomology; being illustrations and decriptions of the genera of insects found in Great Britain and Ireland. London: 1823-1840. 8 volumes, 8° (235 x 146mm). 3pp. list of subscribers in vol.I. 770 hand-coloured engraved plates. Modern green calf gilt, spines with red morocco lettering-pieces, g.e.
A VERY FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. Each plate includes a representation of a British native plant, and in many cases the various juvenile stages of the insect. Nissen ZBI 1000. (8)