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Ray, John
Historia Insectorum . opus posthumum . cui subjungitur Appendix de Scarabaeis Britannicis, autore M. Lister .
A. & J. Churchill, London, 1710. xv, (1), 400, . . HB. Small-4to, rebound in later qtr calf, rubbed. As usual there is foxing/browning throughout, browning heavier at beginning and end. Marginal pencil annotations. Rare. Published by the Royal Society five years after Ray's death, with an Appendix on British Beetles by Martin Lister (pp. 377-398). This book represents the first systematic attempt to list and describe the British insects. Pages 122 and 357 are incorrectly numbered as 422 and 351 respectively; numbers of pages 196/197 are transposed.Horn-Schenkling 17729; Lisney 36; Keynes 104. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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