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Lepidoptera

NATURAL HISTORY:Lepidoptera

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The Natural History of Foreign Butterflies Illustrated by Thirty-three Coloured Plates; With Memoir and Portrait of Lamarck., DUNCAN, JAMES;
1 DUNCAN, JAMES; The Natural History of Foreign Butterflies Illustrated by Thirty-three Coloured Plates; With Memoir and Portrait of Lamarck.
Edinburgh, London, Dublin W. H. Lizars, S. Highley, W. Curry, Jun & Co. 1837 1st edition 
Small, 17 x 11cm (7x4 ins.) Hardback half bound in black leather to spine and corners and marbled paper covered boards. gilt decoration and lettering to spine. Gilt line edging to boards. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good condition. Corners bumped and slightly chipped. Edges rubbed. Rubbing to spine and ends. Rubbing to boards. Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. Coloured engravings beautifully crisp and bright. Some slight darkening to top page edges else an excellent clean & tight copy. 208pp. 30 Coloured plates + coloured vignette & portrait. (”One double plate makes the number equal to 33”.) 
Price: 190.00 GBP
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The Genera of British Moths Popularly Described and Arranged according to the system now adopted in the British Museum. Illustrated by a series of picturesque plates, exhibiting the insects in their different ages, with the caterpillars and the plants on which they are generally found., HUMPHREYS, HENRY NOEL:
2 HUMPHREYS, HENRY NOEL: The Genera of British Moths Popularly Described and Arranged according to the system now adopted in the British Museum. Illustrated by a series of picturesque plates, exhibiting the insects in their different ages, with the caterpillars and the plants on which they are generally found.
London, T. J. Allman, n.d. (1859) 
Hardback, 10.56 x 7 inches. In decorative pebbled maroon cloth covers, beveled edges boards, with decorative gilt lettering and pictorial decoration to front, blind embossed on rear. All edges gilt. Yellow endpapers. In good condition. Spine faded, corners nicked, rubbing to edges and ends of spine. Cloth split at hinges with glue repairs. Lacks front free endpaper. Some dark foxing spots to frontis, title and index pages. Some light foxing spots inside else a clean and tight copy. 206pp. 62 Colour plates. 
Price: 195.00 GBP
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The Caterpillars of the British Moths. Including The Eggs, Chrysalids and Food-Plants. Based upon "The Moths of the British Isles", by R. SOUTH. First and Second Series. In Two volumes., STOKOE, W. J.:
3 STOKOE, W. J.: The Caterpillars of the British Moths. Including The Eggs, Chrysalids and Food-Plants. Based upon "The Moths of the British Isles", by R. SOUTH. First and Second Series. In Two volumes.
London Frederick Warne & Co. 1948 1st edition. 
2 Volumes. Small 8vo. (7 x 5 ins.) In blue pebbled cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. In original illustrated dustwrappers with colour plates to front. In very good conditions with very good dustwrappers. (DW, spines faded, rubbing to edges and corners. Slight darkening to endpapers. Nice bright copies. Very clean and tight. Comprehensive guide to the Caterpillars of British moths Two volumes. 408, 381pp. With 702 illustrations 251 of which are in full colour from water-colour drawings by J.C. Dollman. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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British Moths and Their Transformations. Arranged and Illustrated in a Series of Plates by H. N. Humphreys, With Characters and Descriptions by J. O. Westwood. In Two Volumes., WESTWOOD, J. O.; HUMPHREYS, H. N.;
4 WESTWOOD, J. O.; HUMPHREYS, H. N.; British Moths and Their Transformations. Arranged and Illustrated in a Series of Plates by H. N. Humphreys, With Characters and Descriptions by J. O. Westwood. In Two Volumes.
London, William Smith 1843 
2 volumes. Hardbacks. Large, 11 x 8.5 inches. Quarter-bound in dark green leather to spines and corners, and red pebbled cloth boards. Raised banding, gilt decoration and lettering to spines. All page edges gilt. Yellow endpapers. In very good conditions. Spines faded, rubbing to edges and corners. Top piece of spine of vol.2 professionally repaired. Some rubbing, darkening and some marks to cloths on boards. Glue repairs to spines/ hinges cracked. Bookplates and bookseller labels to front endpapers, “D.R. Cousins.” and “T. Walesby, Northampton.” Inscribed on secondary endpapers “Elizabeth Anne Abbey, Wellingford Grange.” Some light foxing to title page and contents of vol.1. Some tiny spots to pages and small marks to edges of plates but overall very clean and tight, with beautiful bright, clean and crisp plates. Except last plate in vol.2 has some heavy foxing. All plates have tissue-guards. Stunning beautiful, highly detailed hand-coloured plates. 258 + 268pp. CXXIV (124) Hand-Coloured full-page engraved plates. 
Price: 500.00 GBP
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