Title: An Introduction to Entomology
Author: Duncan, James; Jardine, William (ed.)
Illustrator: James Hope Stewart; John. O. Westwood
Publisher: W. H. Lizars
Year published: 1840
Place of Publication: Edinburgh
Book Condition: Excellent
Notes: James Duncan, An Itroduction to Entomology, ed. by William Jardine (Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, 1840), pp. 331. 8vo. Fine binding in half green leather, spine divided into five compartments with gilt lettering and decoration, volume numbered I in Roman numerals on the spine (numbered according to its position in Jardine’s entomological series as opposed to the Naturalist’s Library as a whole), spine slightly faded although the volume is otherwise in excellent condition, marbled paper on boards and end papers. Complete with illustrations: 36 plates (32 hand-coloured), 1 hand-coloured title page, 1 b/w portrait (of Baron de Geer); the plates engraved and coloured after drawings by John Hope Stewart, a well-known and important naturalist illustrator in his day who contributed to a number of volumes in this series, the entomologist John O. Westwood and others. The lettering on the spine reads: ‘Naturalist’s Library: Entomology: Vol. [number in Roman numerals]’.