Les Papillons.

  • Malo, Charles
  • Paris: Chez Janet 1817


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18mo, pp. x, 198, [8, calendar] + hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 11 hand-coloured plates. Contemporary grey silk, boards and spine blocked in gilt, all edges gilt, matching grey silk slipcase blocked in gilt. Some spotting, pencil marks to endpapers. Boards a little stained, slipcase heavily marked and soiled.


A delightful little book on butterflies by Charles Malo (1790-1871) featuring brightly hand-coloured engravings based on artwork by botanical illustrator Pancrace Bessa (1772-1846). This copy is dated based on the calendar for 1817 printed at the back. OCLC locates only one earlier edition, of 1816.

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