London: Kingsbury, Parbury and Allen, 1825. Quarto, one handcoloured engraved plate. Early binder's cloth, title printed wrappers retained, the signature of F. Erasmus Wilson, rare.
William Sharp Macleay (1792-1865), son of Alexander Macleay (1767-1848) and cousin of William John Macleay (1820-1891) arrived in Sydney in 1839 and served as a trustee of the Australian Museum, 1853-1862. The Macleays were an entomological family; Alexander MacLeay wrote the descriptions for both editions of Lewin's Insects and William John wrote extensively on Australian entomology. The family collections formed the basis of the Macleay Museum of Sydney University.
Price: $1,500.00 AU