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The Butterflies of Europe described and figured. Rhopalocera Europa descripta et delineata Vol II

The Butterflies of Europe described and figured. Rhopalocera Europa descripta et delineata Vol II

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The Butterflies of Europe described and figured. Rhopalocera Europa descripta et delineata Vol II

by Henry C Lang

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About This Item

LONDON: L REEVE & CO., 1884 Plate volume only. In half leather binding with morocco leather and marbled boards. With 82 finely engraved colour printed plates of butterflies, caterpillars and their food plants. The binding has raised bands to the spine and gilt decoration and titles. It has some scuffing to the spine and wear, and wear to corners, removing the top surface of the leather. With matching marbled endpapers. The front pastedown endpaper has a small hole. The contents have some brown spotting - this mainly affects the initial leaves and early plates, but there is occasional spotting later on. The plates are not tissue guarded so there is some offsetting to the reverse of the preceding plate page. Page edges have browning.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
031116
Title
The Butterflies of Europe described and figured. Rhopalocera Europa descripta et delineata Vol II
Author
Henry C Lang
Illustrator
Lang, Knight, West Newman and co
Format/Binding
Half-Leather
Book Condition
Used - Fair
Jacket Condition
N
Quantity Available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
L REEVE & CO.
Place of Publication
LONDON
Date Published
1884
Keywords
Butterflies, caterpillars, colour printed butterfly plates, victorian butterfly books, Lovell Reeve, European butterflies
Bookseller catalogs
NATURAL HISTORY; Entomology/Insects;
Size
4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall

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About E C Books

E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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Marbled boards
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Morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...
Edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Raised Band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books. The bands are created in the...
Plate
Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,...
Leaves
Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages." A leaf is a single sheet...
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...

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