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The Genera of British Lepidoptera, transferred from the original figures, in 193 plates of "British Entomology" by John Curtis - 1st Edition - 1858 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

The Genera of British Lepidoptera, transferred from the original figures, in 193 plates of "British Entomology"

by John Curtis

Condition: Fair/N


London : Lovell Reeve, 1858 A very scarce publication. With 35 hand coloured plates by John Curtis. British Entomology, first published by Curtis from the mid 1820's, and then by Lovell Reeve in 1862, was a major work detailing insects found in Britain and illustrating them in their natural setting including food plants. This work extracts the Lepidoptera images and displays the insects alone, typically 6 per plate page. The images are very high quality and perhaps this was a way of making a very expensive work accessible to a wider audience. This copy has the original cloth boards with gilt titles to the front board. The boards are generally clean with wear to corners and the odd small mark.The spine has been poorly replaced with a red leatherette alternative. The endpapers have been replaced. This has made the book tight and sound, but the stitching is showing at a couple of points and the front text section (the plate listing) is somewhat wobbly. The half title page has some repair and is grubby.The contents are complete - with well coloured plates. There is light brown toning to the plate paper, particularly to edges. The plates are generally clean with the odd small mark. Plate III has a small grey line across part of the plate which appears to be part of the original print. The final 4 plates have a very slight vertical crease.
  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 031585
  • Title: The Genera of British Lepidoptera, transferred from the original figures, in 193 plates of "British Entomology"
  • Author: John Curtis
  • Illustrator: John Curtis, Vincent Brooks
  • Format/binding: Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Fair
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Lovell Reeve
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1858
  • Keywords: lepidoptera, john curtis, british entomology, victorian butterfly books, victorian entomology
  • Bookseller catalogs: NATURAL HISTORY; Entomology/Insects;
  • Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall


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