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    Thomas Say. American Entomology. Or Descriptions of the Insects of North America. Philadelphia: Samuel Augustus Mitchell, 1824-1828. First edition. Three volumes. Octavo (9 x 5.5 inches; 227 x 140 mm.). [i-v], vi-viii, 192 unnumbered leaves with description of plates. Engraved title page and 54 engraved hand-colored plates. Later speckled calf. Faint foxing on some pages. Very good. Say's American Entomology was the first of several major natural history publications by American men of science, following in the tradition of Alexander Wilson's American Ornithology. As with Wilson's magnum opus, American Entomology's three volumes include colorful illustrations, of which the artist Titian Peale created more than half. Praised by naturalists on both sides of the Atlantic, American Entomology is considered a monumental work the field. Sabin 77370.

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