Lot 17
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JOHNSON, A LIFE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH BUTTERFLIES, 1906

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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Description

  • A life history of the British butterflies. [No place: published by the author], 1906 (wrappers dated 1908-1910)
2 volumes, 8vo (225 x 150mm.), letterpress text, 57 original watercolour drawings of butterflies and caterpillars, loose as issued in original wrappers, vol.2 upper wrapper with short tear

Provenance

P.E. Johnson (a relative?), ownership inscription

Catalogue Note

Theophilus Johnson (1836-1919) produced a number of charming entomological works with original drawings and letterpress text. Nissen ZBI lists four works by him, but not this one.
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