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Historia Insectorum ... opus posthumum ... cui subjungitur Appendix de Scarabaeis Britannicis, autore M. Lister ...

by Ray, John

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  • Catalogue No : 39174
  • Published : 1710
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : xv, (1), 400


Rare. Published by the Royal Society five years after Ray's death, with an Appendix on British Beetles by Martin Lister (pp. 377-398). This book represents the first systematic attempt to list and describe the British insects. Pages 122 and 357 are incorrectly numbered as 422 and 351 respectively; numbers of pages 196/197 are transposed.

Horn-Schenkling 17729; Lisney 36; Keynes 104.


Small-4to, rebound in later qtr calf, rubbed. As usual there is foxing/browning throughout, browning heavier at beginning and end. Marginal pencil annotations.

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