Fowler, W.W., 1887
The Coleoptera of the British Islands
Very old, but contains some of the best illustrations of British beetles. Nowadays almost impossible to find, but available for download from BHL, although their copies are missing some plates.
Plates are as follows:
|Vol 1 ||269 pages ||Plates 1-36?|
|Vol 2 ||444 pages ||Plates 37-70|
|Vol 3 ||399 pages ||Plates 71-96?|
|Vol 4 ||411 pages ||Plates 99?-142|
|Vol 5 ||490 pages ||Plates 143-180|
|Vol 6 ||351 pages|
The plates may be bound towards the back or the front, and are often missing or incomplete.