Illustrations of British Entomology; or, A Synopsis of Indigenous Insects: Containing Their Generic... Illustrations of British Entomology; or, A Synopsis of Indigenous Insects: Containing Their Generic... Illustrations of British Entomology; or, A Synopsis of Indigenous Insects: Containing Their Generic... Illustrations of British Entomology; or, A Synopsis of Indigenous Insects: Containing Their Generic...

Illustrations of British Entomology; or, A Synopsis of Indigenous Insects: Containing Their Generic and Specific Distinctions; with an Account of Their Metamorphoses, Times of Appearance, Localities, Food, and Economy, as Far as Practicable. Vol. I-IV: Mandibulata; Vol. I-III: Haustellata

Stephens, James Francis

Published by Printed for the Author, Published by Baldwin and Cradock. 1827-1831, London, 1827
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Marbled paper over boards, rebacked and cornered in lovely gilt-ruled polished oxblood calf, gilt-stamped lettering in black leather spine labels (second compartment) and direct on spine (fourth compartment), 5 raised bands; 7 volumes, 8vo (240x145mm). Bright and finely-detailed hand-colored plates by Curtis and Westwood. Mandibulata, Vol. I-IV: pp. [2], iv, 186, [2] (list of plates, errata), 9 plates; [2], 200, 6 plates; [2], 374, [6], 4 plates; [2], 413, 4 plates; collates complete. Haustellata, Vol. I-III: pp. [2], 150, [2], 12 plates; [2], 202, [2], 12 plates; 333, [3], 8 plates; collates complete. Marbled paper scuffed, and very lightly chipped along the edges; corners somewhat sunned and gently bumped; otherwise lovely bindings. Some foxing to first and last few leaves; some of the very cool bug plates have offset onto their facing pages, resulting in some very cool bug ghosts. Plate #31 (Haustellata, Vol. III) a little wrinkled and with one tear along top edge. Overall, a very handsome set, inside and out. Bookplates of the Lowther Collection. Bookseller Inventory # D12809

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Title: Illustrations of British Entomology; or, A ...

Publisher: Printed for the Author, Published by Baldwin and Cradock. 1827-1831, London

Publication Date: 1827

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

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