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Stephens, James Francis
ILLUSTRATIONS OF BRITISH ENTOMOLOGY [AND SUPPLEMENT]. PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, PUBLISHED BY BALDWIN AND CRADDOCK, [1827-] 1828-1835 [-1845] -1846
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Stephens, James Francis
ILLUSTRATIONS OF BRITISH ENTOMOLOGY [AND SUPPLEMENT]. PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, PUBLISHED BY BALDWIN AND CRADDOCK, [1827-] 1828-1835 [-1845] -1846
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Stephens, James Francis
ILLUSTRATIONS OF BRITISH ENTOMOLOGY [AND SUPPLEMENT]. PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, PUBLISHED BY BALDWIN AND CRADDOCK, [1827-] 1828-1835 [-1845] -1846
8vo, 12 volumes bound in 9, 94 hand-coloured engraved plates (of 95, see footnote), contemporary green half morocco, t.e.g., some spotting, binding very slightly rubbed
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Literature

Freeman p.19-20; BMNH 2016; Hagen II, p.194-5; Nissen, ZBI 3994

Catalogue Note

The work is divided into 7 volumes of Mandibulata, 4 of Haustellata and, in this set, a supplement (which was published by Bohn in 1846). This copy is without the final supplemental plate (no.xlvii).

"[Darwin's] first printed words occur... in 1829. Whilst he was an undergraduate at Cambridge, Darwin had sent records of insects that he had captured to James Francis Stephens, and some of these were published in Illustrations of British Entomology. He refers to the pleasure that he got from seeing his name in print against his records of beetles... There are about thirty records bearing Darwin's name, the earliest being in an appendix to Volume II, which is dated June 15, 1829. The localities include Cambridge, North Wales and Shrewsbury" (Freeman, p.19-20).

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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