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The buttertflies of Great Britain with their - WESTWOOD, John Obadiah - 1855. 
London Orr 1855 - Quarto, xl, 140 pp.,additional hand-coloured lithograph pictorial title, 19 hand-coloured lithographs, 2 monochrome plates, small ink splash to foot of additional title, contemporary brown morocco gilt extra, covers with fancy gilt borders, all edges gilt, 1917-dated gift inscription to front paste-down, a very attractive example. An abridged reduced format version of the 1841 British butterflies and their transformations with new plates and revised text. Dunbar notes that some copies are poorly coloured, however the present example has fine bright colouring. Westwood, a distinguished entomologist and member of the Linnean Society, collaborated in writing the text to accompany the charming beautiful painings by Humphreys. Each print depicts several species artistically composed among the flowering caterpillar food plants, and in many instances the caterpillar and chrysalis are shown. Some of the grander European species are also shown. Dunbar, British butterflies, page 53. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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