London. Cassell, Petter & Galpin. 1882.
Lithographic plates with original handcolor and tissue guards, all edges gilt, decorative endpapers, lvi+427pp, index, 11 x 9 inches, decorative color and gilt cloth covered boards and spine (hardbound). Light wear to cover extremities with some faint marking, light foxing and some soiling to a handful of plates, repaired tears to pg 37/38 (affecting text only) and to tissue guard of facing plate, light toning to edges of plates but plates are very clean. Overall very good, bright condition. This antique book features a gorgeous, bright decorative binding with golden butterflies, moths and flowers, and includes 61 attractive handcolored plates, information on Eggs, Larvae, Breeding Lepidoptera, Rearing Larvae and Pupae, On the Arrangement and Management of a Collection, etc, plus an Explanation of Plates and Alphabetical Index of Genera and Species. A heavy volume which will entail extra shipping charges. Item #41376