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A Natural History of British Moths by F O Morris - Hardcover - 1872 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

A Natural History of British Moths

by F O Morris

Condition: Good/N


LONDON : George Bell & Sons, 1872 A nice set complete in 4 volumes with 132 hand coloured plates as called for. In green half leather bindings with gilt titles. The marbled boards are matched by the marbled endpapers. Teg. All the volumes have some rubbing to the leather principally at the edges and corners and along the joints. The spines have faded to a sage green colour. All the bindings are sound and tight. The contents have some light spotting in places but are otherwise very nice and clean with good quality plates. Vol I has some foxing to preliminaries and this extends to the frontispiece and title page and some of the blank pages at the end. The remaining contents are in nice clean condition and the plates are tissue guarded. The plate numbering changes from latin to arabic at times. Vol II has some foxing to preliminaries as in Vol I but is generally clean and bright otherwise. Vol III is without a tissue guard to the frontispiece but is clean and bright throughout. Vol IV has some spotting to preliminaries as per Vols I and II, and 2 plates have torn tissue guards.
Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 030982
  • Title: A Natural History of British Moths
  • Author: F O Morris
  • Format/binding: Half-Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: George Bell & Sons
  • Place: LONDON
  • Date published: 1872
  • Keywords: Entomology, Moths, hand coloured plates of moths, british moths
  • Bookseller catalogs: NATURAL HISTORY; Entomology/Insects;
  • Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall


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