British Moths And Their Transformations..
Bound in contemporary half maroon morocco over marbled boards. Spine in compartments with raised bands decorated in gilt. Plates and text in fine condition.
MAGNIFICENT HAND COLOURED PLATES
Wm. S. Orr & Co., London, and William Smith and Co, Fleet Street,
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.
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.
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]