Dr. R. Macfie
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Retold from Alexander Teixeira de Mattos' Translation of Fabre's "Souvenirs Entomologiques" by Mrs. R.Stawell. Cream cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations. Embossed vignette of dragonfly to rear board. 12 colour plates. vii and 184 pages. Covers slightly grubby and a little scuffed. Text block browned. Contemporary gift inscription in ink to free front endpaper has bled through to imprint on half-title page. Foxing to endpapers. Half-title page and last page heavily browned. A few margin marks. All plates present. Plate opposite page 64 (Psyche) has a closed tear to the mount which has been expertly repaired.
Brown pictorial cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. 223 pages + 32 page booklist to rear. All edges gilt. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Small splits in cloth at top and bottom of spine. Covers are marked and grubby. Some hinges are cracked. Name and date to front flyleaf. A little foxing. Grubby marks to some margins.