HARRIS, Moyse.

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HARRIS, Moyse.
Exposition of English Insects Including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, & Diptera, or Bees, Flies, & Libellulae. - Exposure of insects in England.... London, B. White & J. Edwards, 1786. In-4 (290 x 228 mm) of 2 ff.n.ch including one title (in English) engraved and one title printed in French, 2 schematic plates (insect anatomy in black, and color circle plate in color), 166 pp. 2 ff.n.ch., 50 engraved colored plates; rooted calf, gilt frame roller, smooth back decorated with a special iron representing a palm tree (English binding of the time).
Nissen, ZBI, 1838.
Second edition of the famous 18th century English entomology book.
It contains a large number of moths. This copy does contain the rare plate of the chromatic circle, but the author's portrait is not there as it often is.
The 51 plates show nearly 500 finely engraved and mostly coloured figures (except the first schematic plate).
Restored corners and caps, title piece with missing parts.
Ex-libris Wilfred Lanson Esq.
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