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American Entomology, or Descriptions of the Insects of North America

Philadelphia: William Brown for Samuel Augustus Mitchell, 1824[-1828]


John Gerard Heckscher (bookplate); Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow; their son Alexander, by whom given to MFA December 1985 (accessioned January 22, 1986).

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander R. Vershbow


Place of Publication

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Catalogue Raisonné

Shoemaker 17901; Nissen 3612; Sabin 77371


Overall: 23.2 x 15.8 x 5.5 cm (9 1/8 x 6 1/4 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 55 etching and engravings, all but one hand-colored


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books