SEPP, J.C. Beschouwingen der wonderen Gods, in de minstgeachte schepzelen of Nederlandsche insecten, naar hunne aanmerklyke huishouding, verwonderlyke gedaantewisseling en andere wetenswaardige byzonderheden. Amst., J.C. Sepp (& Zoon), 1762-1830. Vol. 1-4 (of 8). W. 4 engr. ti. & 200 fold out engr. plates, all in fine cont. hand colouring. 4°. Cont. hcf. w. raised bands, dec. gilt backs, red and green labels, uncut. (Corners a bit bumped, small tear in top of spine vol. 1, but in very good and clean condition,, only last plate of vol. 2 has a brown stain).First four complete volumes of one of the most important Dutch works on Lepidopteras. Its really marvellously executed plates in delicate hand colouring are the culminating point of entomological illustration. A second and third series were issued after 1860. The famous publishing house Sepp & Zoon was a firm which excercised the utmost care in producing colour-plate books of outstanding quality. In the present case Sepp was the author as well as the publisher. "First series started by Christiaan Andreas Sepp together with his son Jan Christiaan (1739-1811) published in issues and in the format after the model chosen by Roesel von Rosenhof; Sepp followed his own path for the descriptions of butterflies and their illustrations. It has become the most important work on Dutch lepidoptera" (Landwehr). - Cobres I, 381: "Ein Werk ohne seines gleichen, in der ungemein sauberen Ausführung, daher höchst schätzbar"; Landwehr, Bks. w. cold. plts., 182; Nissen, BBI/ZBI, 3808.
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