MORRIS, Francis Orpen

MORRIS, Francis Orpen. A Natural History of British Moths

London, John C. Nimmo, 1894.


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.