Berlin: Verlegts Christ. Gottl. Nicolai, 1721 -1738. Contemporary mottled calf. 4to. Contemporaty mottled calf with gilt ornamented spine and red morocco gilt label. All edges of text block red. Three parts in 1 vol. with 40 engraved folding plates and 13 engraved vignettes. First part in second edition, the others in first edition. Text foxed and with offsetting. The 40 engraved plates also foxed. Each of the 13 sections have an engraved vignette. Very Good. Item #0000439
Provenance: Bookplates of TG van Lidth de Jeude, Silluf and Bengt-Olof Landin and one more. Frisch was a German engraver and naturalist who had published extensively on insects and birds. The present work is a major 18th century description of indigenous insects in Germany. The plates were engraved by Frisch. (Hagen p. 254).