Lepidoptera, Rhopaloceres and Heteroceres
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Lepidoptera, Rhopaloceres and Heteroceres

HERMAN STRECKER, 1872-77

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Lepidoptera, Rhopaloceres and Heteroceres
Herman Strecker, 1872-77
STRECKER, Herman (1836-1901). Lepidoptera, Rhopaloceres and Heteroceres, Indigenous and Exotic; with Descriptions and Colored Illustrations. Reading, PA: Owen's Steam Book and Job Printing Office, 1872-1877.

Rare plates of butterflies, in original parts, by an American tombstone sculptor. Strecker funded this project, published in parts over several years, through his work sculpting funeral monuments. He collected the specimens and drew them on the stone himself; many of the parts include notices requesting samples of specific species. His collection is now held by the Field Museum in Chicago. According to Bennett, only 300 copies were printed. Bennett p. 102.

Fifteen parts, quarto (292 x 233mm). 15 chromolithographs with tissue guards. Original stab-sewn printed wrappers in buff, yellow, and blue (pts. 3 and 15 without threads, wrappers generally in good condition but some with small chips, and closed tears or repairs along the spine crease, a few unevenly toned). Provenance: Part 13 with presentation inscription from the author to C.L. Himes.

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