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As Nature Shows Them: Moths and Butterflies of the United States East of the Rocky Mountains

Moths and Butterflies of the United States

Sherman Foote Denton (American, 1856–1937), Publisher J. B. Millet Company (American)

Place of Publication: Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Overall: 25.5 x 18.5 x 5.2 cm (10 1/16 x 7 5/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with fifty-six "nature prints" and numerous photomechanical relief prints

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Boston: J. B. Millet Company, 1900) 25.5 cm (two vols.); (v. 1) x pp. [3 ff.] 161 pp., plus 13 plates; (v. 2) xi, 2 pp. [1 f.] pp. 164-361, plus 43 plates; contemporary gilt-tooled green morocco.

Boston: J. B. Millet Company, 1900


By 1922, Lauriat Bookshop, Boston; October 25, 1922, sold to William A. Sargent (b. 1858 - d. 1936), Boston; 1937, bequest of William A. Sargent to the MFA. (Accession date: November 17, 1937)

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent