London, South Kensington
22 November 2002
ROEMER, Johann Jakob (1761-1819). Genera insectorum Linnaei et Fabricii iconibus illustrata, Winterthur: Heinrich Steiner, 1789. 4° (280 x 206mm.). Title with hand-coloured vignette, 37 engraved plates by and after J. R. Schellenberg, all but one hand-coloured. Later brown half morocco. (Tear to head of spine, rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: Insect names penned onto plates I-XXII, some pencil outlining, drawing of a snake on guard opposite plate XXXV -- Boys Library Wellington College (bookplate and stamp on title verso) -- Thomas A. Nelson (bookplate). FIRST EDITION. Nissen ZBI 3462.
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