The Macrolepidoptera of the World, section I, volume 1: The Palaearctic Butterflies (Rhopalocera), text and plates, in two volumes, complete
By Seitz, Adalbert
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)|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||2|
|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.|