British Moths And Their Transformations..

HUMPHREYS, H.N. & WESTWOOD, J.O..

Bound in contemporary half maroon morocco over marbled boards. Spine in compartments with raised bands decorated in gilt. Plates and text in fine condition.

£600.00

Details

MAGNIFICENT HAND COLOURED PLATES

Publisher

Wm. S. Orr & Co., London, and William Smith and Co, Fleet Street,

Place

London

Date

1845 -1849.

Synopsis

Arranged and illustrated in a series of plates by h. n. humphreys, esq with characters and descriptions by j. o. westwood, esq., f.l.s. sec. of the entomological society.

Item Description

First Edition. 11 x 8.75 inches. 2 Volumes, xiv + 258 pp. and 56 plates; xix + 268 pp. and 68 plates. Complete total of 124 hand-coloured lithographed plates.

Notes

Each plate depicts a group of moths exquisitely arranged around the food plant associated with the species, together with its caterpillar. The hand colouring is of the highest standard and the design truly magnificent. A rare and beautiful book.

[Stock No. 25480]

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