20 November 2003
LEWIN, William (1747-1795). The Insects of Great Britain. London: printed for J. Johnson, 1795.
Vol.I (all published), 4° (267 x 210mm). Title and text in French and English. 46 hand-coloured engraved plates by and after Lewin. (Occasional light browning or spotting to plates, slightly heavier to plate 37.) Contemporary marbled calf gilt (rebacked). Provenance: H.E. Gilman (booklabel) -- John Newbhard Hibbert (Chalfont House, Bucks., bookplate). FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE with 'End of first volume' at foot of final leaf. Lisney 410; Nissen ZBI 2488.
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