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The Coleoptera of the British Islands. Vol. I-VI

by Fowler, W.W.; Donisthorpe, H.

Large-Paper Edition
  • Hardback £1,900.00
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  • Catalogue No : 27231
  • Published : 1887-1913
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : xxxii, 269; 444; 399; 411; 490; xiii, 351
  • Publisher : Reeve
  • Published In : London
  • Illustrations : 200 hand-col + 5 plain plates


The rare illustrated, large paper edition.

Nissen ZBI 1415.


6 vols, roy. 8vo: Vols I-V: bound in half leather, marbled endpapers, teg; joints rubbed/worn, front joint to Vol. I split, still attatched by 2 cords; several other joints partly cracked or just starting; Vol. VI: orig. cloth, very lightly mottled to fore edge, pages unopened. A good set. Book-plate to endpaper - presented to University College London, Dept of Zoology, by the John Spedan Lewis Trust for the Promotion of Natural Science. (John Spedan Lewis was founder of the John Lewis partnership, and a keen naturalist and entomologist). Small ink stamp to verso of title pages Vols I-V only. A letter is enclosed recording the presentation of this copy to a retiring member of the Department of Biology at UCL.

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