Island Books: Natural History: Insects
found: 14 books

 
E. CAMERON
"The Cockroach. An Introduction to Entomology for Students of Science and Medicine. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER"
"Heinemann, [1961]" "4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, and photographs and illustrations in the text; grey cloth, backstrip lettered in white, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped, lightly browned dustwrapper. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION"
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Book number: 24707
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 36 US$ 38.82 | JP¥ 4302]
Keywords: "invertebrates, insects, cockroach"

 
G.S. CARTER
A General Zoology of the Invertebrates. Foreword by Julian S Huxley. IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Sidgwick & Jackson, 1940" "8vo., First Edition, with numerous illustrations and diagrams in the text; small neat contemporary inscription on front paste-down; blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter browned and with loss at tail of backstrip."
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Book number: 23480
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 36 US$ 38.82 | JP¥ 4302]
Keywords: invertebrates

 
R.N. CHRYSTAL
Insects of the British Woodlands. Foreword by Sir Roy Robinson.
"Warne, [1937]" "8vo., First Edition, with 205 plates and illustrations in the text, endpapers lightly browned, small neat signature on front free endpaper; pictorial cloth, upper board blocked and lettered in black, gilt back, a very good, clean copy."
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Book number: 13204
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.75 US$ 10.35 | JP¥ 1147]
Keywords: "natural history, insects, british woodlands"

 
J.H. CRABTREE
British Insects and how to identity them.
"Epworth Press, [1923]" "8vo., First Edition, with a coloured double-page plate as frontispiece and numerous monochrome photographs in the text, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in black, coloured illustration (repeated from frontispiece) mounted in frame on upper board, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly age-soiled and with short closed tear. Published as no. 17 in the 'How to Identify' series. Scarce in anything like this condition."
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Book number: 12340
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 19.25 US$ 20.7 | JP¥ 2294]
Keywords: "natural history, insects, entomology, how to identify, epworth"

 
J.K. DONISTHORPE
British Ants. Their Life-History and Classification. SECOND [AND BEST] EDITION
"Routledge, 1927" "8vo., Second Edition, with 18 plates and 93 illustrations and diagrams in the text; red cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy. Substantially enlarged and corrected version of the original edition published earlier the same year. Very scarce, especially in the second edition."
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Book number: 21573
GBP 64.00 [Appr.: EURO 76.5 US$ 82.81 | JP¥ 9177]
Keywords: "natural history, insects, entomology, ants, donisthorpe"

 
K. VON FRISCH.
"The Dance and Language Orientation of Bees. Translated from the German by Leigh Chadwick. Foreword by Thomas D. Seeley. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN THE DUSTWRAPPER"
"Belknap Press[ with] Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA, 1967" "4to., First Edition, with over 450 photographs and illustrations in the text; cloth, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper, the latter very lightly frayed and creased at edges. VERY SCARCE"
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Book number: 21574
GBP 112.00 [Appr.: EURO 133.75 US$ 144.93 | JP¥ 16060]
Keywords: "mstock, natural history, bees, apiculture, apiaries"

 
(BINDING). MAURICE MAETERLINCK.
The Life of the Bee. Translated by Alfred Sutro. IN SIGNED BUMPUS BINDING
"George Allen, 1912" "8vo., with title in red and black; handsomely bound in contemporary full brown calf BY BUMPUS, sides with frame border enclosing a second border of points all in gilt, back with five raised bands, second and third compartments with red leather labels framed and lettered in gilt, all other compartments framed in gilt, gilt edges, doublures framed in gilt enclosing stylised gilt flowers, upper hinge tender (but binding entirely sound), a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. The binding is signed on front paste-down. Attractive copy of Maeterlinck's classic work"
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Book number: 17805
GBP 112.00 [Appr.: EURO 133.75 US$ 144.93 | JP¥ 16060]
Keywords: "natural history, insects, bees, bee-keeping, apiculture, materlinck"

 
J.T. MOGGRIDGE
Harvesting Ants and Trap-Door Spiders. Notes and Observations on their Habitats and Dwellings.
"Reeve, 1873" "8vo., with 12 plates (4 coloured and folding) and several illustrations in the text; original cloth gilt, gilt back, a very good, clean copy. Very scarce"
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Book number: 1992
GBP 115.00 [Appr.: EURO 137.25 US$ 148.81 | JP¥ 16490]
Keywords: "mstock, natural history, entomology, insects, ants, spiders"

 
C. MORLEY
Catalogue of the British Hymenoptera of the Family Chalcididae. [Preface by Sidney Harmer]. FORMERLY IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM LIBRARY
"British Museum (Natural History), 1910" "8vo., First Edition; original burgundy boards, upper board with multiple frame border in blind enclosing BM(NH) crest in gilt, gilt back, yellow endpapers, a very good, bright, clean copy. Sold from the library of the British Museum (Natural History) with its small neat cancelled stamps on title verso and last leaf of text. With 28pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end."
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Book number: 15458
GBP 22.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.25 US$ 28.47 | JP¥ 3155]
Keywords: "natural history, insects, entomology, hymenoptera, chalcididae, wasps"

 
A.R. PITTAWAY
The Hawk Moths of the Western Palaearctic. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Harley Books [with] Natural History Museum, London, [Colchester], [1993]" "Sm. folio, First Edition, with 13 coloured plates, and numerous coloured and monochrome photographs, illustrations and maps; black cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. VERY SCARCE"
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Book number: 27058
GBP 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 95.5 US$ 103.52 | JP¥ 11471]
Keywords: "natural history, insects, lepidoptera, hawk moths, pittaway"

 
A.G. SCORER
The Entomologist's Log-Book and Dictionary of the Life Histories and Food Plants of the British Macro-Lepidoptera.
"Routledge, 1913" "8vo., First Edition, free endpapers mildly browned, neat inscription on front free endpaper; green cloth, upper board blocked in blind, gilt back, green top, backstrip very lightly sunned (but all gilt entirely bright and legible), a very good, clean copy. With 2pp publisher's catalogue at end. VERY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION"
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Book number: 22705
GBP 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 83.5 US$ 90.58 | JP¥ 10037]
Keywords: "insects, lepidoptera"

 
E.F. STAVELEY
"British Insects. A Familiar Description of the Form, Structure, Habits, and Transformations of Insects."
"L Reeve, [1871]" "8vo., First Edition, with 16 fine engraved plates coloured by hand, and 71 woodcut illustrations in the text; original blue pictorial cloth, upper board elaborately blocked in gilt, gilt back, uncut, yellow endpapers, backstrip sunned (but all gilt wholly legible); a very good, bright, clean copy. With 16pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end, and the blind trade stamp of Sellick of Plymouth on front free endpaper. Freeman 3544."
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Book number: 15476
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 71.75 US$ 77.64 | JP¥ 8603]
Keywords: "natural history, insects, entomology, staveley"

 
H.N. HUMPHREYS AND J.O. WESTWOOD
British Butterflies and their Transformations. Arranged and illustrated in a Series of Plates by H. . Humphreys with Characters and Descriptions by J.O. Westwood. [Second Edition].
"William S Orr, 1849" "Roy. 8vo., Second Edition, with hand-coloured and printed titles, and 42 fine engraved plates COLOURED BY HAND, small inscription on blank preliminary; attractively bound in contemporary blue half morocco, pebble-grain cloth boards ruled in gilt, back with five raised bands tooled in gilt, second compartment lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments richly tooled and ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, an unusually bright, crisp, clean copy. Nice copy of the first one-volume edition, combining in unabridged state the two volumes of the first edition of 1841. Freeman 3951."
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Book number: 20628
GBP 620.00 [Appr.: EURO 739.5 US$ 802.27 | JP¥ 88903]
Keywords: "natural history, insects, lepidoptera, butterflies"

 
J.G. WOOD
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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Book number: 15100
GBP 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 77.75 US$ 84.11 | JP¥ 9320]
Keywords: "mstock, natural history, insects, entomology, coleoptera, beetles"

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