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The Butterflies of Great Britain with their Transformations Delineated and Described

by Westwood, J.O.

  • Hardback £65.00
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  • Catalogue No : 42819
  • Published : 1887
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : xl, 140
  • Publisher : George Routledge & Sons
  • Published In : London
  • Illustrations : 2 plain + 19 hand-col lithographic plates, additional hand-col title-page

Description:

Final printing of this work which was first published in this form 1854. This work is an abridged version of the authors 'British Butterflies and their Transformations' (1841), reissued '...at a price which would place it within the reach of every student,...', reduced in size, but '...without, however, omitting any important or necessary information.' (Preface).

Freeman, 3950

Condition

Small-4to, orig. publisher's brown cloth, gt + black rules to spine, black rules/borders to front board, blind-stamped to rear; shaken, rear hinge broken, binding cracked in several places with some gatherings coming loose; light foxing to endpapers; plates largely clean. Ownership signature of A.M. Morley, dated 1891, author of 'List of Butterflies and Moths occurring in the neighbourhood of Folkestone' (1931). Also with signature of the entomologist Michael Dickens, once owner of the Butterfly Farm in Bilsington, near Ashford Kent.

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