A History of British Moths. Fifth Edition. With One Hundred and Thirty-two Hand-coloured Plates, containing 1933 Distinct Specimens. Reverend F. O. MORRIS.
A History of British Moths. Fifth Edition. With One Hundred and Thirty-two Hand-coloured Plates, containing 1933 Distinct Specimens
A History of British Moths. Fifth Edition. With One Hundred and Thirty-two Hand-coloured Plates, containing 1933 Distinct Specimens
A History of British Moths. Fifth Edition. With One Hundred and Thirty-two Hand-coloured Plates, containing 1933 Distinct Specimens
A History of British Moths. Fifth Edition. With One Hundred and Thirty-two Hand-coloured Plates, containing 1933 Distinct Specimens

A History of British Moths. Fifth Edition. With One Hundred and Thirty-two Hand-coloured Plates, containing 1933 Distinct Specimens

London, John C. Nimmo, 1896 (fifth edition).

Large octavo, four volumes, xxxii, 253; [vi], 180; [ii], iv, 223; and vi, [5]-321 pages with 3 illustrations plus 132 hand-coloured plates.

Bound from the original parts in contemporary binder's cloth, with the wrappers from one of the parts bound in at the rear of each volume; cloth slightly marked and rubbed, with minor wear to the head of the rear joint of the last volume; endpapers offset; an excellent set.

Provenance: Johann Gottlieb Otto Tepper (1841-1923), botanist, schoolteacher and entomologist, with the 1906 receipt for the binding and the address label (to him at 'Room No. 3, Public Library, North Terrace') from the Adelaide bookseller and bookbinder W.C. Rigby mounted on the first flyleaf. 'In March 1883 Tepper was appointed natural history collector at the South Australian Museum; in 1888 he was promoted to entomologist, numismatist and librarian there' ('Australian Dictionary of Biography').

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Price: $400.00

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