Title 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.
Publisher London, William Smith 1843
Seller ID 77268
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.
NATURAL HISTORY::Lepidoptera 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 1st edition, 2 volumes, Quarter-bound, leather, gilt, decorative, engraved, coloured, engravings, plates, detailed, Hand-Coloured, D.R. Cousins, T. Walesby, Northampton, Inscribed, Elizabeth Anne Abbey, Wellingford Grange, moths, butterflies, insects, entomology, lepidoptera, natural history, caterpillars,