14th May 2013
KIRBY, W.F. Butterflies and Moths. London: John F. Shaw & Co., Ltd., [n.d. but circa 1897.] 5 vols., 8vo (183 x 116mm.) 156 plates (154 colour, 2 folding) only (of 158), extra-illustrated with 2 duplicate images replacing the lacking plates. (Occasional light spotting or browning, 3 plates shaved with loss at head to vol. V.) Modern red half-morocco, spine gilt. (Some plates misbound, two plates now loosely inserted). Note: part of Allen's Naturalist's Library.
Hammer price: £110
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