MICHELET, Jules The Insect. T. Nelson. 1875.
8vo. Original blue cloth, blocked in back and gilt to front and spine, a.e.g.; pp. xii + [ii] + -367, 140 illustrations by Giacomelli; spine dulled with bumping to head, some spotting to leaves at front and rear, very good. Provenance: front pastedown with bookplate of ornithologist and writer Charles Whymper.
First English edition. Michelet specialised in highly decorative, part-scientific, part-lyrical books on wildlife, intended as introductions for the general reader and always beautifully illustrated.