Boston: De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., 1891. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , ii-iv, , 2-226 pp. Green pebbled cloth with black decorations and gold lettering on the front board and spine. Illustrated with a frontispiece and nine additional hand-colored plates and with numerous in-text woodcuts. Maynard was an American naturalist who published several books and articles on the native flora and fauna of the United States. A beautiful and informative publication on butterflies, a delicate and important insect. Very Good+. Item #000010686
A subtle, small split to one spot on the front hinge, binding is strong and secure. A contemporary gift inscription on the front flyleaf.