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Auction archive: Lot number 2158

Humphreys (Henry Noel, & John Obadiah

Estimate
£200 - £300
ca. US$246 - US$370
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 2158

Humphreys (Henry Noel, & John Obadiah

Estimate
£200 - £300
ca. US$246 - US$370
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

Humphreys (Henry Noel, & John Obadiah Westwood). British Butterflies and their Transformations [and:] British Moths and their Transformations, London: William Smith 1841 & 1843-5. 2 works in 3 volumes, 4to (282 x 220 mm), contemporary maroon half morocco, pp. xii 135 [2]; xiv 258, xix [1] 268, Butterflies with hand-coloured lithographic additional title-page and 44 similar plates (numbered 1-42: plates 1 and 2 each in two states, both mirror-images, each state of plate 1 in slightly different sizes), extra-illustrated with 2 watercolours tipped in to plates 2 and 13, original front wrapper for one part (VI) bound in at rear, water-staining to front board and to lower margins of early leaves (with related loss to front free endpaper), intermittent similar damp-staining elsewhere, Moths with half-titles, 124 hand-coloured lithographic plates, original front wrapper from one bound bound in at rear of each volume, spotting to endpapers, repaired closed tear in volume 1 f. U1 (qty: 3) Provenance: Reverend William T. Bree MA, rector of Allesley, with his bookplates, and an autograph letter signed to him from illustrator Henry Noel Humphreys dated 1841 tipped to Butterflies front free endpaper (light damp-staining). Freeman 3951-2.

Auction archive: Lot number 2158
Auction:
Datum:
18 May 2022
Auction house:
Tennants
Leyburn
North Yorkshire, DL8 5SG
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)1969 623780
+ 44 (0)1969 624281
Beschreibung:

Humphreys (Henry Noel, & John Obadiah Westwood). British Butterflies and their Transformations [and:] British Moths and their Transformations, London: William Smith 1841 & 1843-5. 2 works in 3 volumes, 4to (282 x 220 mm), contemporary maroon half morocco, pp. xii 135 [2]; xiv 258, xix [1] 268, Butterflies with hand-coloured lithographic additional title-page and 44 similar plates (numbered 1-42: plates 1 and 2 each in two states, both mirror-images, each state of plate 1 in slightly different sizes), extra-illustrated with 2 watercolours tipped in to plates 2 and 13, original front wrapper for one part (VI) bound in at rear, water-staining to front board and to lower margins of early leaves (with related loss to front free endpaper), intermittent similar damp-staining elsewhere, Moths with half-titles, 124 hand-coloured lithographic plates, original front wrapper from one bound bound in at rear of each volume, spotting to endpapers, repaired closed tear in volume 1 f. U1 (qty: 3) Provenance: Reverend William T. Bree MA, rector of Allesley, with his bookplates, and an autograph letter signed to him from illustrator Henry Noel Humphreys dated 1841 tipped to Butterflies front free endpaper (light damp-staining). Freeman 3951-2.

Auction archive: Lot number 2158
Auction:
Datum:
18 May 2022
Auction house:
Tennants
Leyburn
North Yorkshire, DL8 5SG
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)1969 623780
+ 44 (0)1969 624281
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