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Rev. F. O. Morris

A Natural History of British Moths

"A Catalogue of British Insects, In All Orders" dated 1865, containing 48 pages is bound into the rear of volume three.

Published: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, London, 1861-3

Edition: First edition

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3 volumes. Rare first editions - 1861-3.

92 hand-coloured plates [of 96].

Signature of George Spafford, Wilderspool Hall on the inside.

George Spaffords great grand-nephew, Andreas du Toit, having

returned from South Africa was the last member of the family to 

live there before it was demolished.

Half-leather over red buckram.

Gilt lineal borders.

Raised bands with gilt titles and decorative gilt panels.

Marbled endpapers and page edges. Booksellers stamp.

Volume I.

xv, 253 pages.

Dedication page.

30 hand-coloured plates.

Volume II.

viii, 180 pages.

30 hand-coloured plates.

Volume III.

185 pages

32 hand-coloured plates.

For reasons unknown the title page and 4 plates together

with their relevant text were omitted when this volume 

was originally bound [The reserve price reflects this]. 

Bound in at rear:  

A Catalogue of British Insects,

In All Orders. 1865.

Published by Longmans & Co.

48 pages. Price five shillings.

There is a signed letter dated 22nd February 1944 on "The Field"

headed paper from the editor, Brian Vesey-FitzGerald in reply to a

query from Lt. Colonel A. Begbie, Catcott, Nr. Bridgewater, Somerset.

The question is in relation to one of the moths listed in volume one.

Recorded shipping weight 3000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 25 x 16 cm.
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
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