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The Life of the Spider

by Fabre, J. Henri

Condition: Good/No Jacket


London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1919. xxxx+380pp. Green cloth boards. Gilt lettering. Firm. Front endpaper excised. . 4th Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo. Ex-Library.

The Spider has a bad name: to most of us, she represents an odious, noxious animal, which every one hastens to crush under foot. Against this summary verdict the observer sets the beast's industry, its talent as a weaver, its wiliness in the chase, its tragic nuptials and other characteristics of great interest. Yes, the Spider is well worth studying, apart from any scientific reasons; but she is said to be poisonous and that is her crime and the primary cause of the repugnance wherewith she inspires us.


  • Seller: EldoradoBooks AU (AU)
  • Seller Inventory #: 011186
  • Title: The Life of the Spider
  • Author: Fabre, J. Henri
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Edition: 4th Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1919
  • Keywords: Natural History
  • Size: 8vo


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