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An Introduction to Entomology; The Naturalist's Library, Entomology; Vol.I. by  Sir William Jardine - editor James Duncan - 1st Edition - 1840 - from E C Books (SKU: 032953)

An Introduction to Entomology; The Naturalist's Library, Entomology; Vol.I.

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An Introduction to Entomology; The Naturalist's Library, Entomology; Vol.I.

by James Duncan, Sir William Jardine - editor

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EDINBURGH: W H Lizars, S Highley et al, 1840 A very good copy of the first edition in the original publisher's cloth binding, which has been rebacked relaying most of the spine. With volume listing; half title; black and white frontispiece portrait of Baron de Geer; hand coloured vignette title page of insects; 2 further title pages; publisher's advert; contents listing; Memoir of Swammerdam; Memoir of De Geer; text with black and white illustrations; and 36 plates bound at the rear of which 31 are hand coloured. The plates are numbered to 37, with no 35 -36 - this was an error noted in the errata at the end of the contents pages - the plate number should be 35 because there is a plate 12 and a 12*. The binding is tight and sound and the boards have light fading to edges. Corners with light wear - top front corner with a bump. The original green endpapers have been retained with repair at the joints. The front pastedown has the bookplate of Francis Hemming, the noted entomologist. Text and plate pages have light toning and occasional old corner turn to the text. The plates are very well coloured with some offsetting to tissue guards. A nice clean copy.


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An Introduction to Entomology; The Naturalist's Library, Entomology; Vol.I.
James Duncan, Sir William Jardine - editor
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1st Edition
W H Lizars, S Highley et al
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entomology; jardine's naturalist's library; james duncan; nineteenth century entomology
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NATURAL HISTORY; Invertebrates; Entomology/Insects;
12mo - over 6� - 7�" tall

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E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.


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