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The Larvae of the British Lepidoptera and their Food Plants by Owen S Wilson - 1st Edition - 1880 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

The Larvae of the British Lepidoptera and their Food Plants

by Owen S Wilson

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket


London: L Reeve & Co.,, 1880 A very good copy of the 1st edition in the original cloth binding with 40 colour printed plates. The binding has the gilt Lovell Reeve design to the front board and gilt titles to the spine. It is slightly shaken (stitching visible internally at pp 65 and 192) with wear to edges and to corners. The original floral design endpapers are present - there is a small hole at the front endpaper joint and both free endpapers are slightly browned. Contents: half title; frontispiece; title page; description of the illustrations and introduction xxvii; text pp 1-323; index 324-344; times of appearance 345-357; additions and corrections 358; index 359-367. Contents in very good clean condition. All the plates are tissue-guarded. There is the very occasional mark, and light toning at the page edges.
  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032542
  • Title: The Larvae of the British Lepidoptera and their Food Plants
  • Author: Owen S Wilson
  • Illustrator: Eleonora Wilson
  • Format/binding: Decorative Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: L Reeve & Co.,
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1880
  • Keywords: lepidoptera; larvae; butterflies; victorian butterfly books; victorian natural history
  • Bookseller catalogs: NATURAL HISTORY; Entomology/Insects;
  • Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall

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