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    Donovan's Insects of China with Hand-Colored Plates

    Edward Donovan. An Epitome of the Natural History of the Insects of China. London: Printed for the author, by T. Bensley, 1798. First edition. Quarto. Unpaginated. Fifty engraved, hand-colored plates. Contemporary calf with gilt titles and decoration. Light rubbing to extremities. Front joint with professional repair. Rear joint starting from tail and with some scattered bio-predation. Front hinge reinforced. Bookplates to front and rear pastedowns. Rear is armorial. Mild offsetting from plates with some lightly scattered foxing. Lacking all but two tissue guards. A lovely copy in very good condition. From the Almington Collection.



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    October, 2013
    17th Thursday
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