ALDAM (W.H.) A Quaint Treatise on "Flees and the Art a Artyfichall Flee Making", FIRST EDITION, PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH OF THE AUTHOR SIGNED "yours faithfully W.H. Aldam" beneath the image, mounted on verso of the dedication leaf, 1876
Lot 524
ALDAM (W.H.) A Quaint Treatise on "Flees and the Art a Artyfichall Flee Making", FIRST EDITION, PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH OF THE AUTHOR SIGNED "yours faithfully W.H. Aldam" beneath the image, mounted on verso of the dedication leaf, 1876
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Lot Details
ALDAM (W.H.)
A Quaint Treatise on "Flees and the Art a Artyfichall Flee Making", FIRST EDITION, PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH OF THE AUTHOR SIGNED "yours faithfully W.H. Aldam" beneath the image, mounted on verso of the dedication leaf, one chromolithographed plate (of 2) after James Poole, 25 actual specimens of flies and samples of materials within 22 sunken mounts, samples attached with coloured serrated paper seals, light spotting, ownership inscriptions (dated 1888 and 1906) on half-title, publisher's pictorial cloth gilt, g.e., rubbed, upper cover near detached [Westwood & Satchell, p.3], 4to, Day, 1876

Footnotes

  • This copy varies from the previous lot in that it has serrated rather than circular mounting seals, in each case of the same colour. Although it has only one of the chromolithographed plates it is a first edition, rather than one of the "spurious" copies with white seal mounts. It also includes a signed portrait of Aldam, the variant showing him resting his head on his hand, whilst holding a copy of Quaint Treatise.
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