The Genera and Species of British Moths. [together with:] The Generas and Species of British Butterflies.
Humphreys, H. Noel.

London: Paul Jerrasrd & Son, [1859]. First edition. With hand-colored lithographic title and 95 hand-colored lithographic plates. Back covers stamped in blind matching the gilt of the front covers. All edges gilt. Stains on covers and some rubbing on corners. Bookplate in first work. Some foxing throughout, as usual. Tear at tail of page 73. Hinges of first work starting to crack, but otherwise both are very sound. Good to very good overall with very bright and clean plates Publisher’s brown cloth stamped in gilt with intricate images of moths and butterflies and lettered in gilt on cover and spine. Back covers stamped in blind matching the gilt of the front covers. All edges gilt. Two volumes, the first o v, 80, pp. 81, 206; 66, (Item ID: 16653)

$1,000.00

McClean, Victorian Book Design, 99 and following.

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