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Life of the Rev. William Kirby, M.A. Rector of Barham

by Freeman, J.

  • Hardback £225.00
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  • Catalogue No : 22197
  • Published : 1852
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : xii, 506


Rare early account of the life of Rev. William Kirby (1759-1850), published two years after his death. Together with William Spence, Kirby wrote 'An Introduction to Entomology' (1815-1826), one of the founding texts of entomological science in English.


8vo, cont. full prize calf, gt, raised bands and leather title-piece to spine, marbled endpapers and edges, gt inner dentelles; rubbed/lightly scuffed to corners and edges; occasional spotting/light foxing. Vg. From the library of K.G.V. Smith (1929-2017), leading British dipterist at the Natural History Museum, London, and editor of the Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine - without his name, but an invoice to him from 1966 is enclosed.

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