Insectorum sive minimorum Animalium Theatrum. Olim ab Edoardo Wottono, Conrado Gesnero, Thomaque Pennio inchoatum.

Insectorum sive minimorum Animalium Theatrum. Olim ab Edoardo Wottono, Conrado Gesnero, Thomaque Pennio inchoatum. Thomas Moffet.

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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