20th February 2018
BARRETT, Charles G. The Lepidoptera of the British Islands. London: L. Reeve & Co., 1893-1907. Large illustrated edition, 9 vols. (of 11, lacking vols., VIII and XI), royal 8vo (265 x 190mm.) 393 hand-coloured plates (of 504). (Some spotting to most preliminaries, browning to edges of front-free endpapers.) Original brown cloth (bumped to extremities) (8); or contemporary half-calf (rubbing to the raised bands.) (1, vol. IX) (9).
Hammer price: £270
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