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As Nature Shows Them. Moths and Butterflies of the United States East

DENTON, Sherman F.

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DENTON, Sherman F. As Nature Shows Them. Moths and Butterflies of the United States East of the Rocky Mountains. Boston: Bradlee Whidden, 1900. 2 Vols. xiii,161;xv,[163]-361pp. With 107 hand-colored direct transfers of moths and butterflies on 56 plates and about 400 additional photographic illustrations. Later period-style 3/4 brown morocco and marbled boards, raised spine bands,pictorial gilt decorated spines, A very good or better set. Nissen IVB, 1079. Reese, American Color Plate Books 107. Bennett p. 33. Limited to 500 sets. Vol. One deals with moths; Vol. Two with butterflies. Originally issued in 8 parts in wrappers, 1898-1900. "The colored plates, or Nature Prints, used in the work, are direct transfers from the insects themselves; that is to say, the scales of the wings of the insects are transferred to paper while the bodies are printed from engravings and afterward colored by hand" from the Preface. Both the upper and lower sides of the wing scales are shown. A beautiful and important American color plate book. Bookseller Inventory # 62081

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