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A collection of butterfly and moth prints offered by Susanne Sculz-Falster Rare Books at the Ink Fair London.

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In the 19th century, many amateur entomologists used lepidochromy, a process in which in which the pigments from the wings of butterflies were transferred to paper with gum Arabic, and this collection was compiled between 1905-38.

Though the prints are labelled and dated, nothing is known about the collection.

The second annual IFL returns to 2 Temple Place on London’s Embankment, where 30 dealers from Europe and the US will exhibit rare books, artworks and manuscripts. Exhibitors include Bernard Quaritch, Shapero Rare Books, Antiquariat Michael Banzhaf and Librairie Laurent Coulet.

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