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The Natural History of Bees. The Naturalist's Library. Entomology. Vol. VI.
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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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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1840 A very good copy of the first edition in the original publisher's cloth binding. With volume listing; 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;… Read more about this item
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The Butterfly Vivarium; or, Insect Home
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The Butterfly Vivarium; or, Insect Home

by H Noel Humphreys

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1858
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London: William Lay, 1858 A good copy in the original decorative cloth binding with hand coloured frontispiece and 7 further hand coloured plates. All page edges gilted. The binding is bright and clean. There is wear and some fraying to corners and spine ends and general rubbing to edges and spine joints. The gilt decoration on the front board and… Read more about this item
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A Biology of the British Hemiptera-Heteroptera
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A Biology of the British Hemiptera-Heteroptera

by Edward A Butler

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1st Edition
Published
1923
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Hardcover
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london: H F & G Witherby, 1923 A very good copy in the original cloth binding with 3 colour and 4 black and white plates. The binding is very clean with a bright gilt bug to the front board and gilt titles to spine. There is some pulling to spine ends and a small pale spot at the bottom spine… Read more about this item
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The Hemiptera-Homoptera (Cicadina and Psyllina) of the British Islands
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The Hemiptera-Homoptera (Cicadina and Psyllina) of the British Islands

by James Edwards

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1896
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London: L Reeve & Co.,, 1896 A good copy of the larger illustrated edition of Edwards Hemiptera-Homoptera with 2 black and white and 28 colour plates. In contemporary half leather binding which is in very clean sound condition with small raised bands and gilt titles to spine. There is some scuffing and slight surface loss at the spine ends and… Read more about this item
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Illustrations of British Entomology; or, a Synopsis of Indigenous Insects; containing their generic and specific distinctions; with an account of their metamorphoses, times of appearance, localities, food, and economy, as far as practicable
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Illustrations of British Entomology; or, a Synopsis of Indigenous Insects; containing their generic and specific distinctions; with an account of their metamorphoses, times of appearance, localities, food, and economy, as far as practicable

by James Francis Stephens

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Published
1828
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London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1828 A good copy of the full 12 volume set issued between 1828 and 1846 with 95 hand-coloured plates by Curtis and Westwood. The set is in contemporary half leather bindings with marbled board and spines with gilt titles and lining. The marbling varies slightly between volumes. It is likely to be the publisher's binding because… Read more about this item
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The Hemiptera Heteroptera of the British Islands. A descriptive account of the families, genera, and species indigenous to Great Britain and Ireland, with notes as to localities, habitats etc
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The Hemiptera Heteroptera of the British Islands. A descriptive account of the families, genera, and species indigenous to Great Britain and Ireland, with notes as to localities, habitats etc

by Edward Saunders

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1892
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London: L Reeve & Co.,, 1892 A very good copy of the large paper edition with 31 hand coloured plates and one plain plate in contemporary half morocco binding. Previously owned by George West, who was a botanist, keen entomologist, and author of Practical Principles of Plain Photomicrography (1916). The book has his stamp to the front pastedown and the… Read more about this item
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The Natural History of Beetles;  Naturalist's Library,Entomology Vol. II.
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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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1835
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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1835 A good copy of the 1st edition in contemporary half morocco leather binding with marbled paper sides. With black and white frontispiece portrait of John Ray; hand coloured vignette title page; 2 further title pages; inserted small slip; contents listing; publisher's advert; Memoir of Ray; text with numerous illustrations and 30 hand coloured plates. There… Read more about this item
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Metamorphosis Naturalis, ofte Historische Beschryvinghe Fanden Oirfpronk,aerd, eygenfchappen.....
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Metamorphosis Naturalis, ofte Historische Beschryvinghe Fanden Oirfpronk,aerd, eygenfchappen.....

by Johannem Goedaerdt (Johannes Goedaert, Jean Goedart, Jan Goedart)

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1662
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Hardcover
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Middelburgh: Jacques Fierens, Boeck-verkooper, inde Globe, 1662 A rare 1st edition copy of the first part of Johannes Goedaert's 3 part work on the development and metamorphosis of insects. This copy lacks the decorative title page but is otherwise complete with 63 pages of hand coloured plates. It has been collated against the 1662 copy held by the Getty Research… Read more about this item
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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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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 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 (unopened); contents listing;… Read more about this item
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The Entomological Cabinet; being a Natural History of British Insects
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The Entomological Cabinet; being a Natural History of British Insects

by George Samouelle

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2nd Edition
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1841
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London: George Samouelle, 1841 A good copy of the 2nd edition in 2 volumes in buckram cloth bindings, with 156 hand coloured plates from drawings by the author. George Samouelle was employed as a Keeper at the British Museum in the entomology collections for 19 years. He is best known for his Entomologist's Useful Compendium (which he later expanded and… Read more about this item
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The Natural History of British Moths, Sphinxes, & c.
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The Natural History of British Moths, Sphinxes, & c.

by James Duncan, Sir William Jardine (editor)

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1836
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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1836 A very good copy of the 1st edition of British Moths in the original publisher's cloth binding. 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 cherubs chasing butterflies; 2 further title pages; an advert; contents listing; Memoir of… Read more about this item
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The Class Insecta arranged by the Baron Cuvier, with supplementary additions to each Order. Vols I & II
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The Class Insecta arranged by the Baron Cuvier, with supplementary additions to each Order. Vols I & II

by Edward Griffith, Edward Pidgeon, George Gray

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1832
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LONDON : Whittaker, Treacher, & Co., 1832 A good copy of Class Insecta in 2 volumes - parts XIV and XV of the 16 volume series of 'The Animal Kingdom arranged in conformity with its organization by the Baron Cuvier,' translated and written by Edward Griffith and others. The set is complete in itself with 136 black and white and… Read more about this item
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Beetles of the British Isles Vols I & II
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Beetles of the British Isles Vols I & II

by E F Linssen

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1st Edition
Published
1959
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Hardcover
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London: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd, 1959 A very good 2 volume set of British Beetles in good dust wrappers. Bindings are bright and clean with gilt titles and beetle to front boards. Vol I has a small cloth crease to the middle of both boards; Vol II has a small cloth crease in the middle of the back board.… Read more about this item
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New Illustrations of Zoology, containing Fifty Coloured Plates of new, curious, and non-descript birds, with a few quadrupeds, reptiles and insects. Together with a short and scientific description of the same.
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New Illustrations of Zoology, containing Fifty Coloured Plates of new, curious, and non-descript birds, with a few quadrupeds, reptiles and insects. Together with a short and scientific description of the same.

by Peter Brown

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Published
1776
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London: Printed for B White , 1776 A fair copy complete with 50 hand coloured plates in contemporary binding which has been rebacked preserving the original spine. Classed as 'fair' because text leaf 109/110 is in facsimile; there are some paper repairs; and the colouring is not as detailed and careful as it could be. The binding has a relaid… Read more about this item
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The Natural History of Exotic Moths. The Naturalist's Library, Entomology Vol. VII
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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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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 about this item
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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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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

by Edward Donovan

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1st Edition
Published
1806
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Disbound
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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 about this item
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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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Popular British Entomology; containing a familiar and technical description of the insects most common to the various localities of the British Isles

by Maria E Catlow

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2nd Edition
Published
1852
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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 about this item
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Historiae Naturalis de Insectis
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Historiae Naturalis de Insectis

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

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2nd Edition
Published
1657
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Hardcover
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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 about this item
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The Insects of Great Britain, systematically arranged, accurately engraved, and painted from naure, with the Natual History of each species,...
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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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1795
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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 about this item
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The British Museum; or elegant repository of Natural History Vol III Fishes & Insects
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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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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 about this item
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