Title: Esquisses Entomologiques, 1847
Author: Jean Jacques Bourasse
Publisher: Tours, Ad Mame et Cie
A mid 19th century edition of Boursasse’s Entomological sketches, or: A Natural history of the most remarkable insects. There are plates of illustrations of various insects throughout.
This edition is bound in a richly decorated and ornate cartonnage binding of the period, adorned with gilt against green. There is a lithograph central panel featuring various birds and animals, which is unusual given the nature of this work.
One finely decorated cartonnage volume in 12mo, 236 pages
On note of condition this volume is in good shape, with minor rubbing and wear to the binding, with peeling to the spine, and some cracking to the hinges, though the binding holds firm. There is staining to the covers, with some staining throughout.