Title Butterflies of New England; with Original Descriptions of One Hundred and Six Species, Accompanied by Eight Lithographic Plates, in Which are Given at Least Two Hand-Colored Figures of Each Species.
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Size Folio - over 12 - 15" tall
Publisher Boston C. J. Maynard 1886
Seller ID 000765
Folio (14 x 11 inches); Cloth; IV, 65,  pages; Eight color lithographic plates. Brown cloth with gilt stamped titles, beveled edges, boards rubbed with scuffing to rear, corners and spine ends with heavier wear, spine end fraying, floral end papers, pages toned with very occasional smudge or sign of wear, binding sound. Eight stunning tissue guarded color lithographs, each with multiple illustrations. In addition to being and ornithologist and naturalist, Charles Johnson Maynard was a collector, a taxidermist, and an expert on the vocal organs of birds. In addition to birds, he also studied mollusks, moss, gravestones and insects, including butterflies. He published many books himself, unusual for the period because they contained color plates produced by a process that Maynard invented.
BUTTERFLY INSECT LITHOGRAPH COLOR PLATES CHARLES JOHNSON MAYNARD HAND COLORED NATURE FIELD GUIDE