KIRBY, William Forsell. European Butterflies and Moths. Based upon Berge's "Schmetterlingsbuch". Cassell & Company, Limited, 1882.
4to. Original brown cloth decorated in gilt and red; pp. xvi + lvi + 427 + , 62 plates of which 61 hand-coloured; binding a little tender, occasional light foxing, very good.
First edition. Celebrated for its handsome binding and beautiful plates, this is a comprehensive guide to European lepidoptera by one of the most respected authorities of the time. It ranges geographically wider than the German text on which it is based.