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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 - Hardcover - 2nd Edition - 1852 - from E C Books (SKU: 032802)

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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  • hardcover
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About This Item

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 of authors were employed to write on their particular subjects. Maria Catlow's work came in for some criticism but it is a nice example of its period and tries to take its readers with it by showing what they might expect to find month by month. The colour plates are well done. The decorative cloth binding has a gilt butterfly design on the front board and series designs and titles to the spine. The binding is sunned at the edges and on the spine and there are a couple of small tears to the spine joints. Corners have light wear with some bumping to the back corners. Contents are complete with a publisher's catalogue bound in at the front endpaper. Pen inscription to front pastedown and to rear free endpaper. Slight splitting to the rear endpaper at the joint. The plates are in near fine clean condition; paper is toned particularly to the edges and with occasional spotting.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
032802
Title
Popular British Entomology; containing a familiar and technical description of the insects most common to the various localities of the British Isles
Author
Maria E Catlow
Illustrator
W Wing
Format/binding
Decorative Cloth
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Edition
2nd Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Reeve and Co
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1852
Keywords
entomology; lepidoptera; victorian natural history; women natural history writers;
Bookseller catalogs
NATURAL HISTORY; Entomology/Insects;
Size
16mo - over 5� - 6�" tall

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About E C Books

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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