8vo, pp. , 210, [2 (blank)], with 20 copper-engraved plates by J. Fraser; plates spotted, paper-flaw to E1 insignificantly affecting text, 2B2 neatly printed over folded corner; recent buckram-backed boards with paper sides by Temple Bookbinders (ticket to lower pastedown), uncut with deckle-edges, opened by hand; ink stamp of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia to title and call-number to contents.
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The natural History of Insects, compiled from Swammerdam, Brookes, Goldsmith, &c., embellished with Copper-Plates, intended as a Companion to Buffon’s Natural History. Perth, R. Morison junior for R. Morison & son, and Edinburgh, G.
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