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A History of British Butterflies

by Morris, F.O.

  • Hardback £250.00
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  • Catalogue No : 50369
  • Published : 1853
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : vi, 168, 29
  • Publisher : Groombridge & Sons
  • Published In : London
  • Illustrations : 71 hand-col + 2 plain plates

Description:

First edition. This book was the standard butterfly book of the second half of the 19th-centruy and went through many editions; it is now considered a lepidopterological classic. Plates printed by Benjamin Fawcett and coloured by hand. Francis Orpen Morris (1810-1893) was a Church of England clergyman and naturalist.

McLean 15.

Condition

4to (260x160mm), cont. half-calf, some light wear, marbled boards, rubbed, recently rebacked, leather title piece. Light spotting/foxing to some plates. Publisher's printed advertisement slip for 'No. 1 of The Train A First-Class Magazine' tipped in at rear. A very good copy.

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