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The Natural History of Exotic Moths. The Naturalist's Library, Entomology Vol. VII

by James Duncan, Sir William Jardine (editor)

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1841
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1st Edition
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EDINBURGH: W H Lizars, S Highley et al, 1841 A very good to near fine copy of the 1st edition of Exotic Moths in the original publisher's cloth binding. With listing of the Naturalist's Library; black and white engraved frontispiece of Latreille; hand coloured vignette title page; 2 further title pages; an advert; contents listing; Memoir of Latreille; text; 2… Read more
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The Natural History of Beetles; Naturalist's Library, Entomology Vol. II.

by James Duncan, Sir William Jardine, editor

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Published
1835
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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EDINBURGH: W H Lizars, S Highley et al, 1835 A very good copy of the 1st edition in the original publisher's cloth binding. With black and white frontispiece portrait of John Ray; hand coloured vignette title page; 2 further title pages; tipped in insert about late publication of Introduction to Entomology; contents listing; publisher's advert; Memoir of Ray; text with… Read more
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The Natural History of Bees. The Naturalist's Library. Entomology. Vol. VI.

by Sir William Jardine [editor]

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1840
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1st Edition
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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1840 A good copy of the first edition in half leather binding. Contents with black and white frontispiece portrait of Huber; hand coloured vignette title page showing bees; 2 further title pages; publisher's advert (which hints at authorship but does not give a name); contents listing; text with black and white illustrations; and 30 plates… Read more
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The Natural History of British Moths, Sphinxes, & c.

by James Duncan, Sir William Jardine (editor)

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Published
1836
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Fair
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1st Edition
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EDINBURGH: W H Lizars, S Highley et al, 1836 A fair copy of the 1st edition of British Moths in original publisher's cloth binding, rebacked with new matching cloth spine and leather title label. Contents with listing of the Naturalist's Library; half title; black and white engraved frontispiece of Madame Merian; black and white vignette title page - showing 2… Read more
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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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1840
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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… Read more
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image of The Natural History of British Insects; explaining them in their several states, with the periods of their transformations, their food, oeconomy, &c. Together with the History of Such Minute Insects as require investigation by the Microscope. Vols XI-XVI

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London : Printed for the Author and for F C and J Rivington, 1806 A fair set of the final 6 volumes of Edward Donovan's beautiful work, with 216 hand coloured plates. Donovan issued the first 10 volumes in parts between 1792 and 1801. He viewed the work as finished, issuing a new title, contents pages and advert. He decided… Read more
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image of Popular British Entomology; containing a familiar and technical description of the insects most common to the various localities of the British Isles

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London : Reeve and Co, 1852 A good copy of the 2nd edition in the original decorative cloth binding with 16 hand coloured plates. This was part of the Popular History series published originally in the late 1840's - mid 1850's. The series was designed to give young people a good introduction to the study of nature and a range… Read more
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Historiae Naturalis de Insectis

by Joh. Jonstonus; John Jonston; Johannes Jonstonus; Jan Jonston

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Published
1657
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Fair
Edition
2nd Edition
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$1,286.46

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Amsterdam: Joannem Jacobi fil. Schipper, 1657 A fair copy of the extremely scarce Insectis section of Jan Jonston's famous work Historiae Naturalis. Jonston (1603-1675) studied botany and medicine and was a doctor. This copy is classed as 'fair' because it has been rebound in plain buckram binding without the title page, and the paper is very soft and lightly stained… Read more
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The Insects of Great Britain, systematically arranged, accurately engraved, and painted from naure, with the Natual History of each species,...

by W. Lewin [William Lewin]

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Published
1795
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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London : J Johnson, 1795 A very good copy of this scarce title, with 46 superb hand coloured plates. William Lewin (1747-1795) intended this work to be the first volume of 'The Insects of Great Britain' series. However he died in 1795 with only this volume completed. This is the rare first issue which has the series title page… Read more
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image of The Natural History of British Insects; explaining them in their several states, with the periods of their transformations, their food, oeconomy, &c. Together with the History of Such Minute Insects as require investigation by the Microscope. Vols I-XVI

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London : Printed for the Author and for F. and C.Rivington, 1792 A good to very good complete set of 16 volumes in 8, with 576 plates of which 568 are hand coloured. In contemporary half morocco leather over what are likely to be the publisher's plain boards. The spines have raised bands, delicate blind-stamped and gilt designs, and gilt… Read more
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image of British Entomology; being illustrations and descriptions of the Genera of Insects found in Great Britain and Ireland: containing coloured figures from nature of the most rare and beautiful species, and in many instances of the plants on which they are found.

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London : Printed for the author, 1840 A very good complete set of the 1st edition, in 8 volumes with 770 hand coloured plates by John Curtis. This was Curtis' main publication and his preface to Vol I reflects the difficulties and the choices he made over the 16 years that it was in production. It was issued in parts,… Read more
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The British Museum; or elegant repository of Natural History Vol III Fishes & Insects

by William Holloway

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Published
1806
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1st Edition
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$214.41

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London : J Johnson , 1806 A very good copy of Vol III of this scarce work by William Holloway, in full leather binding with contemporary blind stamped boards and newer spine. The British Museum .. was issued in 4 volumes and this volume is complete in itself, and covers fish and insects. It contains a colour frontispiece and 22… Read more
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The Larvae of the British Lepidoptera and their Food Plants

by Owen S Wilson

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Published
1880
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$200.12

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London: L Reeve & Co.,, 1880 A very good copy of the 1st edition in the original cloth binding with 40 colour printed plates. The binding has the gilt Lovell Reeve design to the front board and gilt titles to the spine. It is slightly shaken (stitching visible internally at pp 65 and 192) with wear to edges and to… Read more
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De Insectis, In Methodum Redactus, cum notularum additione. Item Appendicis ad Historium Animalium Angliae

by Johannes Goedartius, M Lister

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Published
1685
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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London: S Smith, 1685 A very good copy of Goedart's work on insect metamorphosis, edited by M Lister, who added an appendix. First edition in this form. Johannes Goedart set up, observed and documented a series of experiments which demonstrated that caterpillars, pupae and butterflies were not different animals, but forms of the same animal. His works were first available… Read more
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British Moths and their Transformations

by H N Humphreys and J O Westwood

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Published
1849
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Good
Edition
2nd Edition
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$743.29

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London: Wm S Orr & Co.,, 1849 A good copy of the 2nd Edition in 2 volumes, in contemporary half leather bindings with 124 hand coloured plates by H Noel Humphreys. The bindings are half morocco leather with marbled boards. The spines have raised bands with gilt compartments and gilt titles. All page edges gilt. The bindings are sound, but… Read more
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image of Entomologica Edinensis or a description and history of the insects found in the neighbourhood of Edinburgh. Coleoptera

Entomologica Edinensis or a description and history of the insects found in the neighbourhood of Edinburgh. Coleoptera

by James Wilson and James Duncan

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Published
1834
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Good
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1st Edition
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$71.47

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London: William Blackwood, 1834 A good copy of this extremely scarce work. In the original plain cloth binding with paper labels to spine. The binding is sound but with wear at the spine and general discolouration and some cloth bubbling. Light indentation to sides of boards ? from being bound in string bundle. Internally has title page with blind stamp… Read more
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image of Typical Flies. A Photographic Atlas of Diptera including Aphaniptera. Series I, II & III

Typical Flies. A Photographic Atlas of Diptera including Aphaniptera. Series I, II & III

by E K Pearce

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Published
1928
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$64.32

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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1928 A complete 3 volume set in dustwrappers with numerous photographs. Series I: 2nd edition 1928, 47 pp including photos, with 2 errata slips. Contents near fine; wrapper fragile particularly around the spine where there is a loss and repair; card binding with cloth spine VG. Series II: 1st 1921, 38pp with errata slip; contents VG… Read more
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image of A Handbook of the Destructive Insects of Victoria, with notes on the methods to be adopted to check and extirpate them. Vols I-III

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Melbourne: Robt S Brain for Victorian Dept of Agriculture, 1904 A fair copy of Vols I, II and III of this series which ran to 5 volumes. Vol I: 1904 reprint, 14 colour plates, 3 black and white photos; 163pp - clean internally but with wear to binding and splitting at the front endpaper joint. Some scholarly annotation. Vol II:… Read more
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Humble Creatures. The Earthworm and The Common Housefly. In Eight Letters

by James Samuelson, J Braxton Hicks

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Published
1858
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$21.44

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London: John Van Voorst, 1858 A very good copy in the original decorative cloth binding with gilt titles to spine and blind stamped decorative cloth to boards. The binding has light wear including some pulling to the spine. Internally there is a signature to the bottom of the front pastedown endpaper and a price impression to the top of the… Read more
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Butterflies and Moths of the Wayside and Woodland

by W J Stokoe, Richard South

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Published
1939
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Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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$42.88

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London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd, 1939 A near fine copy of the 1st edition in good wrapper. This work was designed to act as a field guide - taking key points from Richard South's three Wayside and Woodland publications: butterflies and moths - series I and II. There are some blank leaves at the end of… Read more
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