London: Bell and Daldy, 1863. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (4to). Good+ condition. Item #006671
[ii], 58 pages of text, followed by [ii] index. Hardcover binding: leather spine is chipped, rubbed and worn, with slightly rubbed and soiled boards; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Illustrated with 259 color images of beetles on 29 plates. Most of the pages are detached from the binding. More than half of the plates are affected by minor foxing or browning, but the color remains bright and intact. An uncommon collection in any condition.