Thomas Cotes, 1634. Quarto, woodcuts throughout. Modern polished full calf, bookplate, pages 45-48 misbound, one page restored.
The first book on the entomology of the British Isles. According to Lisney (A bibliography of British Lepidoptera: 1608-1799. London,1960) this is the third variant issue of the first edition with the name of the printer only on the title page. A second edition was published in 1658.
"He had a daughter, probably by his first wife, who may well have been the Miss Muffet of the familiar nursery rhyme" (Lisney p. 5).
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