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1 BUTTERFLIES Companion, Woman’s Home
Doubleday Good with no dust jacket 
Entomology; Lepidoptera; Insects; Nature; Outdoors; Field Guide; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Water spotted dark blue and gilding boards, sunned spine, chip to upper spine edge, with 48 illustrations in full color. Solid and tight 1452 
Price: 23.34 USD
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2 BUTTERFLY AND ANGELFISHES OF THE WORLD, VOL 2 Allen, Gerald R
May not be noted. Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Angelfish; Salt WATER FISH; Marine Fish; Reef Fish; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Allen, Gerald R. Butterfly and Angelfishes of the World, Vol 2 West Germany: Mergus Publs. 1979. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. Third Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Lovely deeply saturated photographs of colorful fishes in their natural habitats. For the hobbyist it is a useful illustrated and annotated checklist of butterfly and angel fishes 6587 
Price: 16.79 USD
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GENERA INSECTORUM; LEPIDOPTERA RHOPALOCERA FASCICULE 20 [GERMAN TEXT BUTTERFLIES], Von H Stichel; P Wytsman
3 GENERA INSECTORUM; LEPIDOPTERA RHOPALOCERA FASCICULE 20 [GERMAN TEXT BUTTERFLIES] Von H Stichel; P Wytsman
Brussells M. P. Wytsman 1904 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Chromo-lithograph; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 38 pages; 12 1/4" x 9 5/8". Some light foxing. Plates generally pretty clean. Ornate red and black book label inside front cover- provenance of J F Jurrjaanse, Rotterdam. Three heavy card leaves of striking chromolithographs with [16] butterflies. Two leaves in b/w. Sub fam Brassolinae. [a little wear to cloth spine] 34675 
Price: 112.75 USD
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GENERA INSECTORUM; LEPIDOPTERA RHOPALOCERA FASCICULE 31 [GERMAN TEXT BUTTERFLIES], Von H Stichel; P Wytsman
4 GENERA INSECTORUM; LEPIDOPTERA RHOPALOCERA FASCICULE 31 [GERMAN TEXT BUTTERFLIES] Von H Stichel; P Wytsman
Brussells M. P. Wytsman 1905 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Chromo-lithograph; 4to 11" - 13" tall; pages; 12 1/4" x 9 5/8". Some light foxing. Plates generally pretty clean. Ornate red and black book label inside front cover- provenance of J F Jurrjaanse, Rotterdam. One heavy card leaf of striking chromolithographs with [5] butterflies. Sub fam Discophorinae 34677 
Price: 93.95 USD
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GENERA INSECTORUM; LEPIDOPTERA RHOPALOCERA FASCICULE 36 [GERMAN TEXT BUTTERFLIES], Von H Stichel; P Wytsman
5 GENERA INSECTORUM; LEPIDOPTERA RHOPALOCERA FASCICULE 36 [GERMAN TEXT BUTTERFLIES] Von H Stichel; P Wytsman
Brussells M. P. Wytsman 1906 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Chromo-lithograph; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 67 pages; 12 1/4" x 9 5/8". Some light foxing. Plates generally pretty clean. Ornate red and black book label inside front cover- provenance of J F Jurrjaanse, Rotterdam. Five heavy card leaves of striking chromolithographs with [18] butterflies. One leaf in b/w. Sub fam Amathusiinae. [light wear to cloth spine] 34676 
Price: 112.75 USD
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GENERA INSECTORUM; LEPIDOPTERA RHOPALOCERA FASCICULE 39 [GERMAN TEXT BUTTERFLIES], Von H Stichel
6 GENERA INSECTORUM; LEPIDOPTERA RHOPALOCERA FASCICULE 39 [GERMAN TEXT BUTTERFLIES] Von H Stichel
Brussells M. P. Wytsman 1905 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Chromo-lithograph; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 7 pages; 12 1/4" x 9 5/8". Ornate red and black book label inside front cover- provenance of J F Jurrjaanse, Rotterdam. One leaf of striking chromo 3] butterflies. Subfam Hyontinae. 34671 
Price: 93.95 USD
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GENERA INSECTORUM; LEPIDOPTERA RHOPALOCERA FASCICULE 63 [GERMAN TEXT BUTTERFLIES], Von H Stichel; P Wytsman
7 GENERA INSECTORUM; LEPIDOPTERA RHOPALOCERA FASCICULE 63 [GERMAN TEXT BUTTERFLIES] Von H Stichel; P Wytsman
Brussells M. P. Wytsman 1907 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Chromo-lithograph; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 38 pages; 12 1/4" x 9 5/8". Some light foxing. Plates generally pretty clean. Ornate red and black book label inside front cover- provenance of J F Jurrjaanse, Rotterdam. Two heavy card leaves of striking chromolithographs with [12] butterflies. One leaf in b/w. Sub fam Dioninae. 34674 
Price: 112.75 USD
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BOOK COLLECTING

Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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