Circa 1797 two volume set of Tableau Encyclopedique et Methodique Insectes Illustrated Scarce


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Encyclopedic and Methodical Table of the Three Kingdoms of Nature

Circa 1797
Henri Agasse : Paris
Over all size is appro 11.5" by 9" inches
Unpaginated, 267 plates.

A beautiful collection of natural history plates of insects indeed a very scarce work particularly with the plates are in such a bright condition.

Illustrated,Leather Binding

Overall Condition: Very Good of course

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed


Volumes 1 consists from 1 to 136 plate and volume 11 from 137 to 267

This is part eighteen of a wider natural history work which contains plates of plants, quadrupeds, birds and more.

Collated, complete.

The plates are very bright and contains images of Scarabs, Cicindela, Cantharides, Capricorn beetles and many more species.


In quarter morocco bindings, with paper covered boards. Externally, very smart. Just some minor shelfwear to the joints and extremities. Light tidemark to the page edges of pages across both volumes, not affecting the pages too badly. Heaviest to the head of some plates. Stamp to the final plate of volume I, and to the first and last plates of volume II, P Boulet. The odd spots to plages.


Overall Condition

(Dustwrapper condition rating is shown after that for the book itself, where a dustwrapper is present)

Fine - Very well preserved copy showing very little wear

Very Good Indeed - Only one or two minor faults, really a very attractive copy

Very Good - Quite a wide term meaning no major faults but probably several smaller ones

often expected given the age of the book, but still a respectable copy

Good - Meaning not very good. Some more serious faults as will

be described in the condition report under 'condition'

Good Only - Meaning one or more faults that could really do with repair

Fair - As with good only above but with other faults

leaving a compromised copy even after repair

Poor - Really bad and possibly seriously incomplete.

We only sell books in this condition where their rarity or value makes them

attractive none the less. Major defects will be described

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