Caterpillars and Their Moths.

Eliot, Ida Mitchell and Caroline Gray Soule.

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New York: The Century Co., 1902. First edition 8vo. 344 pp. Gilt spine and cover bright. Spine bumped head & tail, corners sl. bumped. Cover stamped in green and gold, depicting three caterpillars on leafy branches and two gilt moths. Spine and corners bumped, light shelfwear to edges. Binding very loose but holding; handle gently. Endpapers and interior sl. foxed. Pp. 113- 126 and plate facing p. 126 have closed 2-1/2" tears at top edges and 1" tears at foe-edges. Pp. 127-8 and plate facing p. 129 have 7" tears from top edge near spine, which have been repaired with transparent archival tape. Some pages have light soil at edges and many of the plates have pencil "x" marks in the margins. Two naturalists and collectors decsribe the appearance, habits, predators, and cocoons of the caterpillars and moths they have collected and observed. B/w photographs. Good Decorative Cloth (Item ID: 12620)

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