Item #24035 The Butterflies Of North America (First Series). William H. Edwards.
The Butterflies Of North America (First Series)
The Butterflies Of North America (First Series)

The Butterflies Of North America (First Series)

New York: Hurd And Houghton, 1868-1872. First edition. Hardcover. 29.5 x 23 cm. Printed at the Riverside Press with drawings by Mary Pearl and hand-colored by Lydia Brown. Fifty full page color plates with tissue guards. Vol. 1 of a three volume series./ With: Synopsis of North American butterflies by William H. Edwards. Philadelphia : The American Entomological Society, 1872. Includes index. Edwards began his work on the Butterflies of North America in 1865, a three-volume masterpiece that has been called "one of the most important entomological publications of the 19th century." Bright, very fresh set, interior clean, raised bands, spines lettered in gilt. OCLC: 7138626. Rebacked, three quarter black morocco and marbled boards with matching endpapers. Aeg. Near fine. Item #24035

Price: $995.00

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