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A Practical Handbook of British Beetles 2 Volumes
London: H F and G Witherby, 1932. Very detailed books on British beetles, two volumes first editions, 622 pages of text in the first volume in overall clean condition just a few occasional foxing spots slightly heavier to last few rear pages, some notes and a drawing in pencil on last couple of blank pages. Second volume has169 full page illustrations, a map and index making 194 pages in total.a few illustrations have been very neatly coloured in with coloured pencils, some very light occasional foxing. Previous owners name neatly written on front endpaper of each volume dated 1932. First volume has a split to front endpaper at inner hinge, the webbing of the binding is sound but has made the binding a little loose. NO dustwrappers, outer boards are lightly marked and rubbed on edges, top edges of pages are gold which is a little dulled. Loosley inserted is an envelope containing photgraphs of beetles and a letter from Watkins and Doncaster Naturalists of London replying to a previous letter asking what the beetles were. HEAVY BOOKS 3 Kg with packing EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OVERSEAS.Though not perfect still a pleasing pair of collectable books SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. First Edition First Printing. Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 10 x 7 Inches. Hardcover.
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