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Humphreys (H. Noel)
The Genera and Species of British Butterflies. Described and Arranged According to the System now Adopted in the British Museum, First Edition, 8vo, [c. 1860], London, T.J. Allman; xii, pp. 66 plus pp. 4 advice on rearing from the author, additional hand-coloured lithographic title and 32 hand-coloured plates.
Original purple cloth over wooden boards, attractive gilt decoration, rubbed and extremities rather frayed; gatherings splitting and disbound due to perishing gutta percha, as normal, scattered light foxing, with the bookplate of George Stapylton Barnes to front pastedown.