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Farm Insects: Being the Natural History and Economy of the Insects Injurious to the Field Crops of Great Britain and Ireland, and also those which Infest Barns and Granaries. With Suggestions for their Destruction

by Curtis, John

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  • Catalogue No : 31811
  • Published : 1883
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : xiv, 15-528
  • Publisher : Van Voorst
  • Published In : London
  • Illustrations : 16 fine hand-col engraved plates, 69 wood engravings in text

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Later reissue (first published 1860). The fine plates illustrate insect pests and the damage they cause to crops.

John Curtis (1791-1862) was a British entomologist, illustrator, engraver and writer. For many years Curtis made a special study of the habits and economy of the various species of insect pests. The results of his investigations were published in the Gardener's Chronicle (1841-55), under the signature ‘Ruricola’, and to the Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society (up to 1857). These articles led to the creation of the present book. This book was the first in Britain to deal scientifically with insect pests. Though farmers were well aware that insects caused losses, Curtis was the first author to call attention to their significant economic impact.

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Roy. 8vo, rebound in recent qtr morocco, gt, marbled boards (slight rubbing to corners), marbled endpapers. Bibliographical note on this re-issue by E.B. Basden pasted to front endpaper. Backstrip from orig. cloth binding loosely inserted. Occasional light foxing. Hand-coloured plates very bright. From the library of Paul Sokoloff with his book-plate to endpaper.

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