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Leech, John Henry (1862-1900) Butterflies from China, Japan, and Corea

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
294
Sold for:
$1,968$1,600

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Leech, John Henry (1862-1900) Butterflies from China, Japan, and Corea. London: Porter, 1892-1894.
First edition, three large quarto volumes, the third containing forty-three full-page colored plates of butterflies, bound in half blue buckram and marbled paper boards, original limp covers bound in at the end of the plate volume, text volumes mostly unopened; bookplate and signature inside front board, flyleaves discolored; inked ownership stamp on head and foot of page edges in all volumes, volume one with a bruise to the front board, 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.
Estimate $2,000-3,000


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China, Japan, Porter, London

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