The Lepidoptera of the British Islands; a Descriptive Account of the Families, Genera, and Species Indigenous to Great Britain and Ireland, their Preparatory States, Habits and Localities

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L. Reeve and Co 1893-1907, London, 1893. Condition: Very Good. First edition. Very minor rubbing to binding, spine of last volume faded to brown; the usual light foxing internally, and to foredges. Minor stains to endpapers of vols 4-6, 8. Faint signs of bookplates removed (faint as in I didn't even notice it until long after buying the set). No markings THIS IS THE EDITION WITH THE COLORED PLATES, scarce enough, and rarely found in a fine binding.The last of the great butterfly books. Nissen ZB 236 Large octavo, 11 vols; half dark green crushed morocco witrh green linen sides. Bound from the parts, with the original wrappers at the end of each volume. 504 handcolored plates (complete).

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