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The Natural History of British Moths, Sphinxes, & c. by  Sir William Jardine (editor) James Duncan - 1st Edition - 1836 - from E C Books (SKU: 032952)

The Natural History of British Moths, Sphinxes, & c.

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The Natural History of British Moths, Sphinxes, & c.

by James Duncan, Sir William Jardine (editor)

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EDINBURGH: W H Lizars, S Highley et al, 1836 A fair copy of the 1st edition of British Moths in original publisher's cloth binding, rebacked with new matching cloth spine and leather title label. Contents with listing of the Naturalist's Library; half title; black and white engraved frontispiece of Madame Merian; black and white vignette title page - showing 2 cherubs chasing butterflies; 2 further title pages; an advert; contents listing; Memoir of Maria Sibilla Merian; text with 30 hand coloured plates bound in; and 4 pp publisher's catalogue (for Simpkin Marshall) at the rear. The binding is clean and sound with fading at the board edges and a couple of small marks on the back board. Corners with light wear. The original green endpapers have been retained with repair at the joints - the fep has a slightly creased side and bottom edge, and the remains of a faint signature. Much of the text is unopened, and some of the pages that have been opened have damage, with some repair, at the top edge (eg at pp 81-95 and 233-236). There is no text loss. A number of pages have old corner creases. Most plates have tissue guards - one is detached and a couple are loose at the top or bottom. Plates are generally clean and well coloured - plate 4 has a ragged side edge. Page edges are browned and there is the occasional spot.


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The Natural History of British Moths, Sphinxes, & c.
James Duncan, Sir William Jardine (editor)
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1st Edition
W H Lizars, S Highley et al
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entomology; jardine's naturalist's library; lepidoptera; moths; british moths; nineteenth century natural history; james duncan
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NATURAL HISTORY; Entomology/Insects;
12mo - over 6� - 7�" tall

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E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.


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