The Macrolepidoptera of the World, section I, volume 1: The Palaearctic Butterflies (Rhopalocera), text and plates, in two volumes, complete

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The Macrolepidoptera of the World, section I, volume 1: The Palaearctic Butterflies (Rhopalocera), text and plates, in two volumes, complete

By Seitz, Adalbert

SKU# 15173

$ 1,850.00

Pp. (11), 7-379; (6), 89 full page fine chromolithographic plates. Publisher’s original one-half wine red morocco leather, spine with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in 3 compartments and with gilt decorations, over light red cloth-covered boards, original French marbled endpapers, top page edge in gilt, sm folio (12.75 x 10 inches). Translated into English from the original German by K. Jordan. This is the rare first edition in English. The subtitle of this work reads: The Macrolepidoptera of the Palaearctic Fauna, volume 1. The Rhopalocera are the most beautiful butterflies in the northern hemisphere. The highly decorated red morocco binding is clearly a ‘fine binding.’ No ownership marks and no signs of use.

Publisher Verlag des Seitz’schen Werkes (Alfred Kernen)
Publisher Place Stuttgart
Date Published 1906
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First
Number of Volumes 2
Reprint No
Condition Near Fine
Condition Description Slight rubbing to the outer joints, some minor flecking to cloth to the front board of the plate volume; a tight, bright and clean copy in near fine condition.
ISBN
Limited Edition