Butterflies and Moths in Britain by Vere Temple
1945. First Edition. 120 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over red cloth. Jacket has split into two pieces. Contains colour illustrated plates, with black and white photographic plates. Pages and plates are moderately tanned and foxed throughout. Previous owner's inscription to front free endpaper. Occasional thumb-marking present. Cracking to gutters of a few pages with exposed binding. Slight tape staining to endpapers. Binding is slightly shaky. Boards have moderate edge wear with bumping to corners and rubbing to surfaces. Soft crushing to spine ends. Moderate tanning to spine and edges. Book is slightly forward leaning. Unclipped jacket has heavy edge wear with some areas of loss, heavy tears, chips and creasing. Reinforced with tape to rear panel. Notable dark rubbing and tanning, with brown staining.