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One hundred and twenty copper-plates of English moths and butterflies, Representing Their Changes into the Caterpillar, Chrysalis, and Fly States, and the plants, flowers, and fruits, whereon they feed. Coloured with great Exactness from the Subjects themselves. With a Natural History of the Moths and Butterflies, Describing the Method of Managing, Preserving, and Feeding them. By Benjamin Wilkes. To which is added, An Index of the Insects and Plants, adapted to Linnaeus's System.

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London : printed for Benjamin White, at Horace's-Head, Fleet-Street, MDCCLXXIII. [1773]

Physical description

8,[26],63,[1]p.,plates ; 4⁰.

References note

ESTC T208507

Reproduction note

Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.



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