Common British Beetles. With Illustrations by E. Smith and T.W. Wood.
"George Routledge, n.d. [c. 1871-1875]" "Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with a fine chromolithograph frontispiece (original tissue guard present), 11 fine chromolithograph plates (most original tissue guards present) and numerous woodcut illustrations in the text, neat signature on front free endpaper; original pictorial blue cloth, upper board with black frame border containing double frame border stopped at corners by leaves enclosing three stylised beetles all in gilt, gilt back, bevelled boards, gilt edges, yellow endpapers, backstrip mildly chipped at head and tail, some general cover wear else a very good, clean copy. With 12pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end. Wood's delightful introduction to the British Coleoptera is notable for its wonderful plates, here present in particularly vivid state. The publication date of the first edition appears uncertain: BL gives 1875; Freeman 1871. A splendidly well-preserved copy. Freeman 176."
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Keywords: "mstock, natural history, insects, entomology, coleoptera, beetles"