Nine Framed 19th Century Lithographs Of Moths And Butterflies, W.F Kirby
A set of nine original lithographs of moth and butterflies.
William Kirby 1897
Mounted in matte black frames
Each 28cm x 23cm
W. F. Kirby has been called the 'Father of Entomology', he studied insects for almost 58 years and published many important works. He was an assistant in the Zoological Department at the British Museum. 'European moths and butterflies' was a significant book as it covered insects in the whole of Europe rather than a single country such as England or Germany. The book is illustrated by 62 colour illustrations, which would have been helpful when identifying specimens.