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EDWARDS, William Henry (1822-1909).  The Butterflies of North America, New York, Cambridge and Boston: 1874-1884-1897. 3 volumes, 4° (288 x 228mm). 152 hand-coloured lithographic plates by and after Mary Peart, Edward A. Ketterer and others, many coloured by Lydia and Leslie Bowen, printed by Bowen & Co., T. Sinclair and others. (Vol. III with occasional light spotting, some light browning or marginal dampstaining, Debis Portlandia plate detached, vol. II with front free endpapers detached.) Volumes I and II uniformly bound in contemporary half black morocco gilt by G. Schmidt & Bro.s (booklabel), g.e., vol. III in red morocco gilt.

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EDWARDS, William Henry (1822-1909). The Butterflies of North America, New York, Cambridge and Boston: 1874-1884-1897. 3 volumes, 4° (288 x 228mm). 152 hand-coloured lithographic plates by and after Mary Peart, Edward A. Ketterer and others, many coloured by Lydia and Leslie Bowen, printed by Bowen & Co., T. Sinclair and others. (Vol. III with occasional light spotting, some light browning or marginal dampstaining, Debis Portlandia plate detached, vol. II with front free endpapers detached.) Volumes I and II uniformly bound in contemporary half black morocco gilt by G. Schmidt & Bro.s (booklabel), g.e., vol. III in red morocco gilt.

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EDWARDS, William Henry (1822-1909). The Butterflies of North America, New York, Cambridge and Boston: 1874-1884-1897. 3 volumes, 4° (288 x 228mm). 152 hand-coloured lithographic plates by and after Mary Peart, Edward A. Ketterer and others, many coloured by Lydia and Leslie Bowen, printed by Bowen & Co., T. Sinclair and others. (Vol. III with occasional light spotting, some light browning or marginal dampstaining, Debis Portlandia plate detached, vol. II with front free endpapers detached.) Volumes I and II uniformly bound in contemporary half black morocco gilt by G. Schmidt & Bro.s (booklabel), g.e., vol. III in red morocco gilt. A mixed set with beautifully-coloured plates, of 'one of the finest contributions to the biology of insects that have come from the United States' (DAB). Volume I includes Edwards' Synopsis of North American Butterflies and volume II the List of Species of the Diurnal Lepidoptera of America. Cf. Nissen ZBI 1234 (3)
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