The princess Ginebra married young to a man who could talk to spirits, asks her husband to give form to these spirits so that she too may know them. He asks her what form would she like to see them in and she chooses her favorite insect, the butterfly
Includes section: Entomologie des dames / par Le Cte Foelix
Plates are hand-colored accompanied by guard sheets. Includes 1 plate opposite p. 152 (t. 2)--entitled "Cazotte" which is not in list of illustrated plates found in vol. Plates are a mix of woodcuts (11 + 9) and steel engravings (9 + 6)
Binding: marbled paper over boards; half morocco
Carteret, L. Trésor, 1801-1875
Library's volume 1 has handwritten notes inserted
No copyright page found. No table-of-contents pages found.