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The Natural History of the Tineina. Vol. I-XIII

by Stainton, H.T.

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  • Catalogue No : 56113
  • Published : 1855-1873
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : xv, 338, [4]-ads; ix, 318; ix, 270; ix, 292; ix, 228; ix, 28
  • Publisher : John van Voorst
  • Published In : London
  • Illustrations : 104 hand-coloured plates

Description:

Scarce complete set. Text English, French, German & Latin in parallel columns. The attractive plates illustrate adults, larvae and leaf mines, leaf damage, etc. This major work received contributions from P.C. Zeller, J.W. Douglas and H. Frey. Stainton explained in the Preface that the aim of the ambitious publication was ‘ ..to make known the habits and transformations of the various species of that most interesting group pf the smaller moths, The Tineina’. Unusually the text was printed in four languages, English, French, German and Latin ‘..so it is hoped no Entomologist in Europe will find it a sealed book to him’.

Henry Tibbats Stainton (1822-1892) travelled extensively in Europe and developed a correspondence network with many leading European entomologists. His main area of entomological study was the microlepidoptera. He contributed many scientific papers to The Zoologist and established The Entomologist’s Annual and The Entomologist's Weekly Intelligencer and helped to found The Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine. Other important monographs by Staintion include: The Entomologist’s Companion (1851-1852) and A Manual of British Butterflies and Moths (1857-1859).

Condition

13 vols, 8vo, orig. publisher's blue cloth (later binding variant), a little rubbed to extremities. Browning to some title pages and occasionally elsewhere; some scattered foxing. Neat pencil annotations to several Contents pages. Very good set.

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