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1 Acheta Domestica, pseudonym (Budgen, Miss L. M.) Episodes of Insect Life (3 volumes)
New York J. S. Redfield 1851 Hardcover Very Good 
Book. 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall. xvi, 320, xiv, 326, xv, 432, [6] pp. Hand-colored frontis plates in each volume, with many text illustrations. Chapter header illustrations all hand-colored as well. Cover decoration of blindstamped and gilt illustrations of insects among the best cloth decoration of nineteenth century. Accompanying text imparts trove of information about many kinds of insects in a breezy, easily digestible manner, sometimes employing a narrative format. A popular science primer at its best! Today collectible in particular for its bindings and its intricate illustration, often hand-colored. Spines rebacked, with most of original spine preserved and laid on. Preserved parts of spine are darkened and faded. Decorated boards are bright and attractive. All volumes are tight. Some minor soilage to text here and there. Illustrations vibrant. A very good copy overall. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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