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Morris, Rev. F.O.
A Natural History of British Moths.
3rd. Ed. Pub. John C. Nimmo. 1891. Four volume set with 132 hand-coloured plates. Large 8vo. Hardbacks. Neat ownership signature dated 1893. Very minor amount of spotting, o/w. contents fine. Original decorated green cloth in nr. fine / fine condition. A very pleasing set indeed. Nearly 2,000 distinct specimens are illustrated in the hand-coloured plates.In their advert (1892) for this work, J.C. Nimmo said that this work ‘Accurately [delineates] every known species, with the English as well as the scientific names, accompanied by full descriptions, date of appearance, list of localities they haunt, their food in the caterpillar state, and other features of their habits and modes of existence, &c.’ [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: C. Arden (Bookseller) ABA [Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom]

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