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Histoire naturelle des lépidoptères d'Europe

by Lucas, Pierre Hippolyte

  • Hardback £1,100.00
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  • Catalogue No : 36112
  • Published : [1864]
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : (4), 216, iv
  • Publisher : F. Savy
  • Published In : Paris
  • Illustrations : 1 hand-col half title, 82 plates (80 hand-col)

Description:

Third (last) edition. The first edition of the work appeared in 1834. Beautiful hand coloured plates by A. Noël, engraved by Pauquet, depicting 400 species of European butterflies and moths. Appendix: 'De la chasse et de la préparation des papillons', with 2 uncoloured plates of collecting equipment.

[Nissen ZBI, 2580; Horn Schenkling, 13976]

Condition

Roy. 8vo (245x155mm), publisher's red morocco-backed cloth, gilt panelled spines, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., extremities rubbed/scuffed, minor wear to corners. Foxing/browning to text, occasional spotting to plates. Vg.

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