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Now Published! British Butterflies - A History in Books


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Category: Fine Bindings

November 2014 - New antiquarian and collectables are usually added to this section.

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1. THE AURELIAN, OR, NATURAL HISTORY OF ENGLISH MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES

MOSES HARRIS, THE AURELIAN, OR, NATURAL HISTORY OF ENGLISH MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES , 1840 edition revised and extended by J O Westwood, small folio (28 x 38 cms), pages iv-xii, 1-83, alphabetic index 2, systematic list 2, hand-coloured frontispiece depicting a figure of a fashionably dressed gentleman holding a butterfly net and other collecting equipment in a woodland glade with another collector in the background, engraved hand-coloured title page with decorative floral border and figures of insects (fore-edge of page frayed not affecting engraved surface except for a short tare neatly repaired), without printed title page, engraved anatomical diagram with explanatory key of terms, 43 (of 44, lacks plate III) engraved plates many with coat of arms and dedication to patrons of the work, all the figures of the insects are hand-coloured and in some instances the foliage and background are partially coloured, rebound in a full tree-calf leather with raised bands, gilt lettering on spine labels, new marbled endpapers, edges untrimmed, substantial cloth-covered slip case. Published by Henry G Bohn.
Stock No. 1446
£1,950.00

2. BRITISH BUTTERFLIES AND THEIR TRANSFORMATIONS

WESTWOOD J O & HUMPHREYS H N,, BRITISH BUTTERFLIES AND THEIR TRANSFORMATIONS, 1848, 2nd edition, xii-137 pages, quarto, 42 fine handcoloured lithographic plates each depicting several figures of butterflies with foodplants, caterpillars etc. half calf binding with raised bands on spine, gilt decoration on spine panels, marbled paper on covers, some wear on edges and spine, 1 inch split at head of each hinge with slight loss of leather at head of spine, good colouring to plates which are largely free of foxing a very desirable copy, W S Orr & Co (illustrations of the plates from this work are shown further down this section)
Stock No. 1444
SOLD

3. THE BUTTERFLY VIVARIUM, or insect home

HUMPHREYS H NOEL, THE BUTTERFLY VIVARIUM, or insect home, 1858, xii-288 pages + 3 pages of advertisements, 7'x5', 8 plates including the iconicly pretty frontispiece (of how not to keep butterflies!) all handcoloured except plate 5 which is a copied facsimile, 1/4 leather, covers green gilt decorated cloth with elaborate gilt stamped depiction of a vivarium, a nice copy with library stamp of Robert Mayes, William Lay.
Stock No. 1377
£140.

4. THE POPULATION OF AN OLD PEAR TREE,OR STORIES OF INSECT LIFE

VAN BRUYSSEL E, THE POPULATION OF AN OLD PEAR TREE,OR STORIES OF INSECT LIFE, 1871, viii-221 pages + 40 pages of advertisments, 2nd edition, 7' x 5', full page and text engraved illustrations by Becker, green cloth with gilt titling and b/w decoration, a very nice clean copy, MacMillan & C.
Stock No. 1376
£35

5. BRITISH ENTOMOLOGY BEING ILLUSTRATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THE GENERA OF INSECTS FOUND IN GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

JOHN CURTIS, BRITISH ENTOMOLOGY BEING ILLUSTRATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THE GENERA OF INSECTS FOUND IN GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, 1824-1839, 16 volumes, royal octavo, 770 plates with figures finely hand coloured 'from nature', one species of insect shown per page together with anatomical line drawings and often with flower or larval foodplant, descriptive text with each plate, final part bound with title pages for the work to be bound in 8 volumes, new preface and various indexes, each volume has index and some have subscriber's lists, first 11 volumes bound in half red roan, spines with raised bands and gilt titling and decoration, marbled boards and end papers, final 5 volumes bound in modern half calf in a similar style (plain end papers) but colour of leather not matched with earlier volumes (see illustration below), some minor foxing on endpapers and preliminary pages, one page in first volume creased and browned in one corner, overall the plates are in good clean condition with only very slight and occasional foxing on edges, hinges weakened in earlier volumes but skilfully stregtnened inside, several plates misplaced, various printers listed on the title pages. Curtis was one of the most accomplished natural history author and artist of the early nineteenth century. He illustrated shells and botanical subjects and came to insects in later life but throughout he assiduously supervised the engraving of the plates for his works thus ensuring the highest quality reproduction of his paintings.
Stock No. 1372
£5,850

6. THE GENERA OF BRITISH MOTHS

H NOEL HUMPHREYS, THE GENERA OF BRITISH MOTHS, ND, (c 1865), in 2 volumes, vi-76-206 pages, 3 pages of publisher's advertisements, large octavo, 62 lithographic plates all superbly and decoratively handcoloured in very bright tones depicting the adult moths and many with earlier life-stages set against a background of flowers, grasses and other foodplants, some browning on the edges of the first few pages of volume one and occasional but unobtrusive foxing here and there, extra engraved title page in Volume 2, gilt edges, blue cloth boards with gilt images on the front covers of both volumes, spines relaid and skilfully repaired, overall a good set with the superior colouring only found in this scarcer edition, published by Paul Jerrard & Son.
Stock No. 1367
£800.

7. HISTORY OF INSECTS

ANON, FAMILY LIBRARY, HISTORY OF INSECTS, 1829 - 1838, 2 vols, xix-313, vii-352 (2nd edition), 11.5x 17 cms, cloth (?silk) covered printed boards faded and browned otherwise good copies, published by J Murray.
Stock No. 1365
£75

8. BRITISH PYRALIDES including the Pterophoridae

LEECH J H,, BRITISH PYRALIDES including the Pterophoridae, 1886, i-v, 121 pages, 18 finely handcoloured engraved plates, red cloth, rebacked with most of the original spine - hardly noticeable, plates clean, R H Porter.
Stock No. 1364
£95.

9. A NATURAL HISTORY OF ENGLISH INSECTS. ILLUSTRATED WITH A HUNDRED COPPER PLATES, CURIOUSLY ENGRAVEN FROM THE LIFE:...

ELEAZAR ALBIN, A NATURAL HISTORY OF ENGLISH INSECTS. ILLUSTRATED WITH A HUNDRED COPPER PLATES, CURIOUSLY ENGRAVEN FROM THE LIFE:..., 1735, 4th edition (possibly the rarest), large quarto, title page with engraved monogram, 2 page dedication to the Princess of Wales, 4 page Preface, 4 page list of Subscribers, 100 finely engraved copper plates depicting butterflies, moths, other insects and some with caterplliars and pupae on tree leaves, plants, flowers and some foodplants, all plates handcoloured clean and fresh, and each accompanied by a page of descriptive text, followed by MR DERHAM'S NOTES on 25 pages and a list of Books printed for W. and J, Innys, 2 page Index. Bound in full calf consisting of original boards with gilt scrolling and device on front cover, spin rebacked in calf, raised bands and red label for titling, corners restored. Printed for W. Innys and R. Manby. (Lisney 122)
Stock No. 1355
£5,500.00

10. THE ENTOMOLOGIST,

SPRATT GEORGE, THE ENTOMOLOGIST,, 1830, facsimile of this rare and unusual print of the Entomologist published by Aurelian Books in 2011. 30 x 21 cms. Full details and illustration are found in The Entomolgists Library - click on left hand side panel and open first item in libary.
Stock No. 1333
£15.

11. A GENERAL SYSTEM OF NATURE through the THREE GRAND KINGDOMS of ANIMALS, VEGETABLES AND MINERALS, SYSTEMATICALLY DIVIDED

LINNE, CARL VON, (LINNEAS), A GENERAL SYSTEM OF NATURE through the THREE GRAND KINGDOMS of ANIMALS, VEGETABLES AND MINERALS, SYSTEMATICALLY DIVIDED , 1806, 7 volumes in all, large octavo, as follows - Vol 1, KINGDOM OF ANIMALS, MAMMALIA, BIRDS, AMPHIBIA, FISHES etc., frontispiece engraved portrait of Linneas, Dedication, Preface, v-vii-944 pages, 2 plates; ANIMAL KINGDOM, Vol 2 Insects, Part 1, 724 pages + Index 2 pages , ANIMAL KINGDOM, Vol 2 Insects, part 1, 724 pages + Index 3 pages, 1 plate, and Vol 3, INSECTS part 2, 784 pages (including 385 pages on Lepidoptera); Vol 4, WORMS, 720 pages; VEGETABLE KINGDOM, Vol 1, 888 pages, 8 plates, and Vol 2, 891-1851 + Index 31 pages; and MINERAL KINGDOM, LIFE DICTIONERY, &c, 352, 42 and 22 pages; bound in modern brown cloth, spines with gilt lettering on leather labels, new endpapers, contents in very good condition but with some foxing here and there, a very rare set, printed for Lackington, Allen & Co.
Stock No. 1337
£900.

12. THE LEPIDOPTERA OF THE BRITISH ISLES...account of the families, genera, and species indigenous to Great Britain and Ireland

C G BARRETT, THE LEPIDOPTERA OF THE BRITISH ISLES...account of the families, genera, and species indigenous to Great Britain and Ireland, 1893-1907, 11 volumes, Vol 1 Rhopalocera (1893) viii+ 313pp plates 1-40, Vol 2Hetrocera sphinges, bombyces (1895) 370pp plates 41-86, Vol 3 bombyces, noctuae(1896) 396pp plates 87-136, Vol 4 noctuae 404pp plates 137- 184, Vol 5 noctuae (1899) 379pp plates 185-323, Vol 6 noctuina-geometrina (1900) 385pp 233-280, Vol 7 geometrina (1901) 335pp,plates 281-328, Vol 8 (1902) geometrina 429pp plates 329-376, Vol 9 (1904) geometrina-pyralidina 451 pp plates 377-424, Vol 10 pyralidina-tortricini (1905) 381pp plates 425- 469, Vol 11 tortricini (1907) lxxv+291pp plates 407-504, Supplement; An Alphabetical List of Species in C G Barrett's Lepidoptera 20pp paper covers, (extremely rare to be found with the main set), 504 handcoloured plates in good clean state, Royal octavo, with book plate and signature of William George Pether in each volume, publisher's contemporary brown cloth with very slight wear on a few spine hinges, occasional annotations in text and plate keys, single page in one volume repaired with tape but no loss of paper, minor feint foxing on a few pages, overall an excellent set of this important and authoritive work published by Lovell Reeve & Co Ltd.
Stock No. 1360
£1850.

13. THE LEPIDOPTERA OF THE BRITISH ISLES...account of the families, genera, and species indigenous to Great Britain and Ireland

C G BARRETT, THE LEPIDOPTERA OF THE BRITISH ISLES...account of the families, genera, and species indigenous to Great Britain and Ireland, 1893-1907, 11 volumes, Royal octavo, Vol 1 Rhopalocera (1893) viii+ 313pp plates 1-40, Vol 2Hetrocera sphinges, bombyces (1895) 370pp plates 41-86, Vol 3 bombyces, noctuae(1896) 396pp plates 87-136, Vol 4 noctuae 404pp plates 137- 184, Vol 5 noctuae (1899) 379pp plates 185-323, Vol 6 noctuina-geometrina (1900) 385pp 233-280, Vol 7 geometrina (1901) 335pp,plates 281-328, Vol 8 (1902) geometrina 429pp plates 329-376, Vol 9 (1904) geometrina-pyralidina 451 pp plates 377-424, Vol 10 pyralidina-tortricini (1905) 381pp plates 425- 469, Vol 11 tortricini (1907) lxxv+291pp plates 407-504, 504 handcoloured plates in good state except a variable amount of foxing mostly on the latter plates which are bound together at the back of each volume, there is some foxing here and there in text largely on the title-pages, publisher's contemporary brown cloth, disclouration on corner of back cover of one volume, overall a good set of this important and authoritive work published by Lovell Reeve & Co Ltd.
Stock No. 1373
£1,450.

14. A NATURAL HISTORY OF BRITISH INSECTS

ALBIN ELEAZAR , A NATURAL HISTORY OF BRITISH INSECTS, 1720, 1st edn, large 4to, Dedication to the Princess of Wales, Preface, List of Subscribers Names, single page of text with each of the 100 hand-coloured plates, (without the notes of Derham), full contemporary calf binding with later but old discreet rebacking of spine, gilt decoration on covers, spine with raised bands and gilt decoration in panels, text and plates generally clean and fresh with only occasional foxing or browning, good colouring, binding firm but with stitching of front hinge loosening, an above average copy of the extremely scarce first edition, London, William Innys. (Lisney 123). This is the first entomological book in English to be published with hand-coloured plates. It is suggested that Albinís daughter helped with the colouring of the prints. He wrote several other books on natural history including birds, spiders and fish.
Stock No. 1334
£5,500

15. A NATURAL HISTORY OF BRITISH BUTTERFLIES

FROHAWK F W, A NATURAL HISTORY OF BRITISH BUTTERFLIES, 1924, 2 volumes folio, with foreword dated 1914 by Lord Rothschild, who sponsored Frohawk's work for several decades, 4 plain and 60 colour plates each with many images of all the butterfly life-stages depicted in minute detail some copied through the microscope, Frohawk took nearly thirty years to breed all the British butterfly species in order to obtain accurate and original paintings and the results are arguably the best illustrations by any artist, the books are in good condition in the standard blue cloth binding and with the plates in clean fresh state. Hutchinson & Co. Offered with a free pair of modern facsimile dustjackets published in 2014 (Other sets may be available, please contact David Dunbar for further details).
Stock No. 1328
£400.

16. THE AURELIAN. A NATURAL HISTORY OF BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, TOGETHER WITH THE FIGURES OF THEIR TRANSFORMATIONS AND OF THE PLANTS

HARRIS MOSES & WESTWOOD J O, THE AURELIAN. A NATURAL HISTORY OF BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, TOGETHER WITH THE FIGURES OF THEIR TRANSFORMATIONS AND OF THE PLANTS , 1840, New edition edited by J O Westwood, small folio (28x380cms), engraved frontispiece depicting two elegantly dressed 18th century gentlemen collecting butterflies in a woodland glade both holding clap-nets, floral scroll decorative engraved title-page, Preface, Introduction xi, anatomical diagram, 84 pages, 44 line engraved plates (plain) each displaying several figures of butterflies, moths, caterpillars, dragonflies and other insects with many foodplants, an immaculate copy recently rebound in half morocco, spine with raised bands gilt lettering in panels, marbled boards, gilt stamped labelling on front cover, Henry H Bohn. A very rare uncoloured copy presents a good opportunity to acquire an Aurelian on a relatively economic budget.
Stock No. 1325
£1,150

17. SYNOPSIS OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND,....of all the Animals, Vegetables and Fossils

BERKENHOUT J , SYNOPSIS OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND,....of all the Animals, Vegetables and Fossils, 1795, 2 vols, small octavo, xii-334 and 466 pages, 3rd and last edition "of the outlines" corrected and...enlarged, excellently bound in full calf, spines with raised bands and gilt lettering on red labels, blind rules on covers, marbled end papers, contents very clean, a really nice copy of this rare work, printed for T Cadell. (Dunbar P.47)
Stock No. 1278
£265

18. LARVAE OF BRITISH BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS,

BUCKLER W & STAINTON H T, LARVAE OF BRITISH BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS,, 1894-1901, vols 2 to 8 available separately, priced from £40 to £65, ex-library copies with some stamps and spines cracked in need of re-backing but a good chance to complete sets, please call for further details.
Stock No. 1356
£40-65.

19. MONOGRAPH OF THE BRITISH CICADAE OR TETTIGIDAE

BUCKTON G B,, MONOGRAPH OF THE BRITISH CICADAE OR TETTIGIDAE, 1890/1, 2 vols, octavo, lxxviii-135 and 211 pages, octavo, 74 coloured and 8 monotone plates, bound in half calf and embossed red cloth, spine with raised bands and title labels, slight wear on edges but generally a very good copy, MacMillan & Co.
Stock No. 1284
£350

20. THE NATURAL HISTORY OF ERISTALIS TENAX OR DRONE FLY

BUCKTON G B, THE NATURAL HISTORY OF ERISTALIS TENAX OR DRONE FLY, 1895, viii-91 pages, small octavo, 9 lithographic plates , MacMillan & Co.
Stock No. 1320
£30

21. POPULAR BRITISH ENTOMOLOGY,

CATLOW MARIA E, POPULAR BRITISH ENTOMOLOGY,, 1852, x-280 pages, 16 handcoloured plates each with several specimens shown, excellently bound in a high quality modern full red morocco leather with new endpapers (spine untitled), owned and signed by Gervaise F Mathews who gave his name to the Mathews Wainscot moth, also signed by Malcolm L Simpson, published by Reeve & Co.
Stock No. 1344
£75.

22. ENCYCLOPEDIE D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE OU TRAITE COMPLET SCIENCE. I PAPILLONS, II PAPILLONS NOCTURNES

LE D'CHENU, ENCYCLOPEDIE D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE OU TRAITE COMPLET SCIENCE. I PAPILLONS, II PAPILLONS NOCTURNES, 1874/1879, 2 volumes, large quarto (190x280cms), 310 pages and 40 full page plates and 312 pages + 40 full page plates, and Table Alphabetique 134 pages, hundreds of text illustrations, green cloth bindings in very good condition, Librairie de Firmin-Didot et Cie.
Stock No. 1326
£110

23. BRITISH BUTTERFLIES

COLEMAN W S, BRITISH BUTTERFLIES, 1905 new edition, 130 pages with 2 monotone and 15 colour plates each illustrating several species, one of the earlier books to feature the Monarch butterfly, nice binding showing a Swallowtail on the front cloth boards,lacks blank front endpaper, published by George Routledge & Sons.
Stock No. 1342
£45.

24. THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY, ENTOMOLOGY, BRITISH BUTTERFLIES(1), & BRITISH MOTHS, SPHINXES etc (2)

DUNCAN JAMES, THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY, ENTOMOLOGY, BRITISH BUTTERFLIES(1), & BRITISH MOTHS, SPHINXES etc (2), 2 vols, 1835/1836, portraits of Werner and Merian, engraved title-pages, 2 extra title-pages, 246 & 268 pages with publisher's advertisements in both volumes, 64 engraved plates handcoloured, nice pair in modern half calf with cloth covered boards, pages untrimmed and some minor wear on edges and soiling, the Skippers are contained in the second volume, W H Lizars, Edinburgh
Stock No. 1322
£165

25. INSTRUCTION SUR CHASSE ET LE DEVELOPPMENT DES PAPILLONS

M ERNST ET R P ENGRAMELLE, INSTRUCTION SUR CHASSE ET LE DEVELOPPMENT DES PAPILLONS, 1797, 24x32cms, engraved title-page and half title, pagination 87 to 111, 3 engraved copper plates depicting butterfly nets including Bag and Scissor nets, items of setting equipment and boards showing setting methods, and a fashionably dressed 18th century gentleman attempting to catch a butterfly with a Clap net, "cette instrucion commnence le troisieme Cahier de l'Ouvrage des Papillons d'Europe, peints d'apres nature par M. Ernst..," bound in modern cloth with new endpapers, interior pages vary in size, A Paris. De l'Imprimerie de P M Delagutette.
Stock No. 1321
£400

26. FABRE'S BOOK OF INSECTS. ILLUSTRATED by E J DETMOLD

FABRE, FABRE'S BOOK OF INSECTS. ILLUSTRATED by E J DETMOLD, no date, large paper copy, 184 pages, 12 tipped in plates with tissue guards, blue cloth binding, a very clean and fresh copy, Hodder & Stoughton.
Stock No. 1306
£65

27. LE MONDE MERVIEULLEUX DES INSECTES

FABRE J-H, LE MONDE MERVIEULLEUX DES INSECTES, 1921, 248 pages, quarto, 45 dessins, 8 planches similigravures & 8 planches, a good copy, cloth spine, marbled paper covered boards with slight wear on corners and edges, published by Librarie Delagravure, Paris
Stock No. 1317
£70

28. A TREATISE ON SOME OF THE INSECTS INJURIOUS TO VEGETATION,

HARRIS W T, A TREATISE ON SOME OF THE INSECTS INJURIOUS TO VEGETATION, , 1862, xi-640 pages, octavo, 8 full page colour plates, red cloth in good condition except for light weakening of spine inner hinge, Orange Judd, NY.
Stock No. 1318
£75

29. THE BUTTERFLY COLLECTOR'S VADE MECUM WITH A SYNOPTICAL TABLE...

JERMYN LAETICIA (FORD), THE BUTTERFLY COLLECTOR'S VADE MECUM WITH A SYNOPTICAL TABLE..., 1827, 169 pages, 4x6 inches, handcoloured frontispece of Swallowtail butterfly, caterpillar and pupae, sympathetically rebound in marbled paper boards retaining with original paper label pasted on front cover and new extra endpapers, printed and sold by J Raw.
Stock No. 1285
£185

30. BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM,

KIRBY W E,, BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM,, fourth edition undated (c1909), lii-468 pages, octavo, 70 colour plates, in original green cloth with gilt decoration of butterflies and moths on the front cover, with colour printed dustwrapper rarely found in good condition, an excellent copy, George Routledge & Sons Ltd. This book was probably the first colour printed work to describe the majority of Western European butterflies and moths in a comparatively compact format and easier luggage than Kirby's other larger books.
Stock No. 1374
£70

31. MONGRAPH OF THE BRITISH ORTHOPTERA

LUCAS W J, MONGRAPH OF THE BRITISH ORTHOPTERA, 1920, xi-264 pages, very good copy, 24 plates some coloured, Ray Society.
Stock No. 1292
£75.

32. LES LEPIDOPTERES D'EUROPE INTRODUCTION A L'ETUDE DES PAPILLONS

MARTIN JOANNY, LES LEPIDOPTERES D'EUROPE INTRODUCTION A L'ETUDE DES PAPILLONS, (c1906), vi-301, oblong 13x18cms, 54 colour plates each with several colour figures and 48 drawings, limp covers with spine relaid although a short section lost, some feint soiling but otherwise a good copy, published in Paris Schleicher Freres & Cie.
Stock No. 1319
£175.

33. THE ENTOMOLOGIST' LOG-BOOK and DICTIONARY OF THE LIFE HISTORIES AND FOODPLANTS OF THE BRITISH MACRO-LEPIDOPTERA,

SCORER A G, THE ENTOMOLOGIST' LOG-BOOK and DICTIONARY OF THE LIFE HISTORIES AND FOODPLANTS OF THE BRITISH MACRO-LEPIDOPTERA,, 1913, 374 pages, full dark blue calf binding, marbled edges and endpapers, spine with raised bands and panels, gilt embossed school crest on front cover (Charterhouse), presentation book plate to H B D Kettlewell for Science and signed by Headmaster Frank Fletcher, George Routledge & Son,
Stock No. 1288
£85

34. THE BUTTERFLIES OF THE BRITISH ISLES (The Wayside and Woodland Series)

SOUTH RICHARD, THE BUTTERFLIES OF THE BRITISH ISLES (The Wayside and Woodland Series), 1906, 1st edition, "with acurately coloured figures of every species and many varieties also drawings of eggs, caterpillar, chrysalis, and foodplant", x-204 pages, 126 plates of which half are in colour with many figures on each, a "classic" work which brought accurate illustrations and descriptions in a cheap mass produced to popularise the subject matter, in print for over fifty years, in original blue embossed cloth with rounded edges and gilt lettering, an excellent copy, published by Frederick Warne & Co. (later editions available on application)
Stock No. 1347
£55.00

35. LIST OF THE SPECIMENS OF BRITISH ANIMALS IN THE COLLECTION OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM

GRAY J F, LIST OF THE SPECIMENS OF BRITISH ANIMALS IN THE COLLECTION OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM , 1852, Part xii- Lepidoptera, 56 pages, British Micro-lepidoptera, blue paper covers, 4x7", published by the Trustees
Stock No. 1350
£30.

36. LIST OF THE SPECIMENS OF BRITISH ANIMALS IN THE COLLECTION OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM

J F STEPHENS, LIST OF THE SPECIMENS OF BRITISH ANIMALS IN THE COLLECTION OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM , 1856, 224 pages, Part V, Lepidoptera, Catalogue of British Lepidoptera, blue papers covers, revised edition, published by the Trustees
Stock No. 1351
£65.

37. BRITISH MOTHS

TUTT J S, BRITISH MOTHS, 1896, i-ix 368 pages and 12 colour plates each depicting several species, some text illustrations and line drawings, original green cloth, t.e.g, firm binding, very slight foxing on first plate which also has a small tear on edge of page which is neatly repaired, George Routjedge and Sons.
Stock No. 1345
£50.

38. THE PRESERVATION OF NATURAL HISTORY SPECIMENS

WAGSTAFFE R & FIDLER J H,, THE PRESERVATION OF NATURAL HISTORY SPECIMENS, 1955 reprinted 1970, 2 volumes, quarto, xiii-205 and xv-404 pages, with many line drawings and diagrams, H F Witherby Ltd
Stock No. 1290
£140.

39. THE COMMON MOTHS OF ENGLAND

WOOD J G, THE COMMON MOTHS OF ENGLAND, (c.1880), an early edition, 188 pages with many text illustrations and line drawings, 12 colour plates each showing several species, fine example of Victorian binding, green cloth with gilt and black decoration on spine and a moth and fern embossed on the front board, interior stitching of pages very slightly loose but otherwise an excellent copy, published by George Routledge & Sons.
Stock No. 1343
£45.

40. COMMON BRITISH BEETLES

WOOD J G, COMMON BRITISH BEETLES , (1871), 175 pages, text illustrations and line drawings, a few pages of advertisements at the rear, beautifully bound in publisher's original blue cloth with gilt and black embossed decorations and three figures of beetles on the front cover, gilt edges, a really nice copy, published by George Routledge & Sons.
Stock No. 1346
£65.


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