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The natural history of the rarer lepidopterous insects of Georgia. : Including their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed.

Author: John AbbotJames Edward SmithThomas BensleyJames EdwardsJohn WhiteAll authors
Publisher: London : Printed by T. Bensley, for J. Edwards, Pall Mall, Cadell and Davies, Strand, and J. White, Fleet Street, MDCCXCVII. [1797]
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Abbot; James Edward Smith; Thomas Bensley; James Edwards; John White; Cadell & Davies,
OCLC Number: 248931
Language Note: Each leaf of the descriptive text carries an English text on the recto and a French translation on the verso.
Notes: Parallel French and English title pages.
First illustrated work on American insects, including their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed.
Dedication to Miss Johnes of Hafod, singed and dated: "London, May 29, 1797. J.E. Smith."--Page [v].
104 hand-colored engraved plates by John Harris, after Abbot, some heightened with gum-arabic.
For a bibliographical study of this work, see: John V. Calhoun's "A glimpse into a 'flora et entomologia', Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, v. 60, no. 1 (2006), p. 1-37.
Paged continuously; v. 1: [8], xv, [1], 104 pages, 52 leaves of plates; v. 2: [4], 105-214 pages, 52 leaves of plates.
Signatures: v. 1: pi² [a]² b-e² B-2D²; v. 2: pi² 2E-3G² 3H1 3I1 3K1.
Errata: page 214.
Description: 2 volumes : 104 color illustrations (engravings) ; 44 cm (folio)
Other Titles: Histoire naturelle des lépidoptères les plus rares de Georgie
Responsibility: Collected from the observations of Mr. John Abbot, many years resident in that country, by James Edward Smith, M.D.F.R.S. ...

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