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Humphreys, Noel: The Genera and Species of British Butterflies. Described and arranged according to the system now adopted in the British Museum . Illustrated with 32 single sided hand-colored lithographic plates plates, in which all the species and varieties are represented accompanied by their respective caterpillars, and the plants on which they feed. London : Paul Jerrard and Son, (1859). Golden and blind stamped Orig.-Cloth. Hand-colored lithographic frontispiece, XII, 66 pages with 32 single sided hand-colored lithographic plates and index, printed by Bradbury and Evans, the hand-coloring heightened giving especially strong, deep colors to the plates which show the butterflies in naturalistic settings against their food plants and flowers full page hand colored illustrations and backgrounds. Nicely bound in contemporary full red morocco, gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt. 4to (7.5 x 10.5ins, 190 x 265mm) Hand-colored lithographic title-page with gilt lettering, Some pin-hole worm traces to the blank head margins, usually not intruding more than 1 cm (1/2inch) onto the sheet, and well away from the images (stronger on the front end-papers and first few leaves). Simply restored or mounted-out. Otherwise a very pleasant copy. Only edition,

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