With 873 coloured figures. Grey-coloured boards, gilt decoration and titles. Includes drawings of eggs, catepillars, chrysalids and food plants. Condition: A sound, clean copy, with all plates firmly bound in, and no notes or inscriptions other than owner’s name in margin of decorative front free end paper. Chipping and fraying to top and bottom of spine, some grubbiness to external page edges, fading to boards and spine; internally clean and bright.