Moth & Butterfly

Moth & Butterfly

$210

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Description

This first edition, originally hand-colored entomology engraving is from Moses Harris’s The Aurelian: or Natural History of English Insects; Namely Moths & Butterflies. The work was published in London by the author in 1766. Harris was an important entomological author, and first edition engravings from his Aurelian are exceedingly rare. The work is considered ‘a timeless classic’ and the ‘most celebrated of all the early books about butterflies and moths.’ (Salmon)

Additional information

Date

1766

Paper Size

~ 10 1/4" by 12 3/4"

Plate Condition

The work is in very good to excellent condition overall. There is an occasional light mark or marks near the edges. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions

Print Author

Moses Harris

Style

Originally Hand-colored Engraving

Work

The Aurelian: or Natural History of English Insects; Namely Moths & Butterflies