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6 June 2006
HUMPHREYS, Henry Noel (1810-79) & John Obadiah WESTWOOD (1805-93). British Moths and their Transformations. London: Wm. S. Orr and Co., 1854. 2 volumes, 4° (280 x 218mm). Half titles, 124 hand-coloured plates (text lightly browned throughout, light spotting, stronger on half titles, titles and first few leaves). Contemporary half morocco by Roebuck, Wolverhampton, spines lavishly decorated in gilt, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces (extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: Henry S. Lee Wilson (bookplate) -- G.F. Wilson (bookplate). cf. Nissen ZBI 2050.
HUMPHREYS, H.N. & J.O. WESTWOOD. British Butterflies and their Transformations. London: Thomas Sanderson, 1857. 4° (279 x 210mm). Hand-coloured lithographed title and 42 plates (lightly browned throughout, a few spots). Bound uniformly with the above in contemporary half morocco by Roebuck, Wolverhampton, spine lavishly decorated in gilt, contrasting lettering-pieces (extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: Henry S. Lee Wilson (bookplate). Nissen ZBI 2049. (3)
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