MORRIS, Francis Orpen

MORRIS, Francis Orpen. A Natural History of British Moths

London, John C. Nimmo, 1894.

£300

4to, illustrated with 132 colour plates (chromolithographs) showing nearly 2,000 moths, coloured by hand. “NEW EDITION IN FOUR VOLUMES”. Original decorated cloth with an elegant gilt-tooled moth as a centrepiece on left covers (blind-tooled on right covers). Spine with gilt-stamped floral decoration, titles, dates and volume numbers. Very minor rubbing to spine ends and corners; very occasional light spotting to edges. Deckled edges. Plates clean, charming and preserving vivid colours. A very good set.

Freeman 2676.