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Moths and Butterflies of the United States East of the Rocky Mountains
Bradlee Whidden, Boston 1900 - . As Nature Shows Them. Two volumes. Copy 93 of 500. 3/4 black leather, small quarto; 161/361 pages; preface; index; 56 color mountings of moth and butterfly transfers from 'life', and innumerable b/w drawings. Denton describes his process as follows: "The colored plates, or Nature Prints, used in the work, are direct transfers from the insects themselves; that is to say, the scales of the wings of the insects are transferred to the paper while the bodies are printed from engraving and afterward colored by hand." Most mountings are of upper and lower sides of the insect mounted. Front board of Volume 2 detached but present. Photos on request [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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