Histoire des lépidoptères d’Europe
In-8 (23,5 x 15 cm); brown chagrin with corners, spine with ornate nerves, gilt edges (period binding). The first 8 leaves browned.
, VIII, 216 pp, 2 plates in black, title (for the plates), 80 plates in color
Second edition of the Histoire naturelle des lépidopteres by P.-H. Lucas, illustrated with 80 plates out of text representing about 400 specimens of butterflies of Europe painted from life, engraved on steel by Pauquet after A.-N. Noel, and finely hand-colored at the time. This edition, identical to the first one published in Paris by Pauquet in 1834-35, is increased by a treatise on butterfly hunting, by M. Simon naturalist, decorated with two black plates of instruments.