These illustrations, both the color wheel and the butterflies on the back of the notebook, were made by the English entomologist and engraver Moses Harris (1731-1785) for his work An Exposition of English Insects , published in London in 1776. His “system of colors” is built on the assumption, very innovative in the 18th century , that all shades result from the mixture of three “primitive” colors: red, yellow and blue.
Notebook stitched with ecru thread
Rounded corners Matt
100 g light ivory paper
64 lined and numbered pages