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Natural History-Invertebrates From Rochdale Book Company


The Formation of Vegetable Mould, through the Action of Worms, with Observations on their Habits. With illustrations.

By DARWIN, Charles:

London, John Murray, 1881, third thousand, same year as first edition and Darwin's final work. Original green cloth, Just slight rubbing, but a very good, sound copy. Bookplate inside of Thomas Cope of Huyton. a prominent Liverpool tobacco products manufacturer.


Monograph of the British Phalangidea or Harvest-Men.


Dorchester,Sime & Co,1890, pages run from 163 to 216,but complete in itself. With 5 plates each with a descriptive leaf of text. Ex-library in rather rubbed leather-backed boards,but still a tight,sound copy. There are several small library stamps, else contents good. Scarce.


Tsetse Flies their Characteristics,Distribution and Bionomics with some account of Possible Methods for their Control.

By AUSTEN, Major E.E. and HEGH, Emile:

London, Imperial Bureau of Entomology, 1922, pp.ix,188 with 5 plates. An ex-library copy strongly bound in cloth. A little dusty and with a few unobtrusive stamps,but a good,sound copy.


Shells of the Western Pacific in Color.

By KIRA, Tetsuaki:

Japan,Hoikusha Publishing,1970, two volumes,pp.224,233,profusely illustrated. Volume 1 illustrates 1270 specimens and volume 2 illustrates 1457 specimens. Vol 1 is a reprint of the revised edition of 1965 and vol 2 is a reprint of the revised edition of 1968. There is a little creasing and very minor rubbing to the d.w. of vol 2, but these are very nice copies in their jackets. Quite heavy so please allow for extra postage.


A Synopsis of the False Scorpions of Britain and Ireland.

By KEW, Harry Wallis:

Dublin,Hodges Figgis,1911, offprint from the proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, volume 29, comprising pages 38 to 64 with 3 plates. An ex-library copy in cloth and marbled boards with the original wrappers bound in. Number at foot of spine and bookplate inside,but a very good,clean copy.


Monograph of the British Cicadae,or Tettigiidae.

By BUCKTON, George Bowdler:

London,Macmillan,1890-91, two volumes bound in one,pp. vi,(2),lxxvii,133,(3),(4),211. Neat old library binding of half cloth with marbled paper sides.Trace of numbers at foot of spine,but a nice,clean copy. Priced inexpensively as it is bound without the coloured illustrations.