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Essay on the indigenous fossorial Hymenoptera; comprising a description of all the British species of burrowing sand wasps contained in the Metropolitan collections; with their habits as far as they have been observed

by Shuckard, W.E.

  • Hardback £225.00
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  • Catalogue No : 46252
  • Published : 1837
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : xii, 259, [1 - blank], [2 - description of plates], [8 - Che

Description:

First edition. Privately published. Rare. Includes descriptions of new species. Small printed slip tipped in facing title offers the author's duplicate specimens of Aculeate Hymenoptera, 'set and in the best possible condition', for exchange 'with his brother entomologists for either good Coleoptera or Lepidoptera.' (with m/s note on the history of Shuckard's collection, '... perished in transit from London to Brisol').

Condition

8vo, orig. cloth, rebacked, preserving original spine (faded). Two plates heavily foxed. Occasional marginal spotting. Ownership label of William Garneys, Repton, to endpaper.

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