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The Natural History of British Moths, Sphinxes, &c.

by Duncan, James

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W.H. Lizars, Edinburgh. 1836.. Hardback.. 30 Hand-coloured plates (title-page claims there are 32; index lists 30). Ex-library, with ink stamps on each plate and other markings, including gilt on spine. Pages tight and generally clean.
  • Bookseller: Much Ado Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 22201
  • Title: The Natural History of British Moths, Sphinxes, &c.
  • Author: Duncan, James
  • Format/binding:Hardback.
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: W.H. Lizars, Edinburgh. 1836.
  • Bookseller catalogs: Nature;

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