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    Sale 5348

    Christie's Interiors

    11 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 316

    A SET OF TWENTY-FOUR HAND COLOURED LITHOGRAPHED PLATES OF EUROPEAN MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES

    WILLIAM FORSELL KIRBY (1844-1912), LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A SET OF TWENTY-FOUR HAND COLOURED LITHOGRAPHED PLATES OF EUROPEAN MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES
    WILLIAM FORSELL KIRBY (1844-1912), LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Mounted in later giltwood frames, the plates numbered
    15¾ x 13in. (40 x 33cm.) overall (24)


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    William Forsell Kirby (1844-1912) was a Victorian entomologist and folklorist. He published the Manual of European Butterflies in 1862.

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