THE INSECT WORLD; BEING A POPULAR ACCOUNT OF THE ORDERS OF INSECT, TOGETHER WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE HABITS AND ECONOMY OF SOME OF THE MOST INTERESTING SPECIES
Book Details + Condition: Chapman and Hall (London), 1856 (Second Edition). Hardcover with three-quarters leather binding and marbled boards. 511 pages, with 576 Illustrations by E. Blanchard. Translated into English. From the Introduction: It is not intended here to thoroughly investigate the anatomy of insects; but, as we are about to speak of the habits and economy of certain created beings, it is necessary first to explain the principal parts of their structure, and the stages which every perfect insect or imago has undergone before arriving at that state. Firm binding; rubbed corners and edges; wear to boards; some wear to marbled endpapers (at binding interior edge); foxing present, mainly to first and last few pages; interior is otherwise clean and free of markings.