THE BUTTERFLY’S BALL, and the Grasshopper’s Feast.
J. Harris, 1807. (Water-marked 1807.). 15 engraved, unnumbered leaves, printed on one side only, followed by one blank leaf. Engraved frontispiece, and 13 other plates by William Mulready. Original printed wrappers with vignettes of a butterfly and grasshopper to upper cover, bordered by two trails of intertwined leaves. Book-list on lower cover of eight items. First edition; first issue. Bookplate on blank verso of front wrapper; ownership name on free endpaper; the odd small mark; else an excellent copy of this, Harris’s most famous publication, which spawned numerous imitations. Very scarce Moon 725(1).