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Ward, Mary, and Jane King Mahon].
Entomology in Sport, and Entomology in Earnest.
London: Paul Jerrard & Son, [1859]. Mary King Ward (1827Ð1869) was an astronomer, microscopy expert, and renown scientific illustrator. In the early years of her career, Ward connected with colleagues primarily through her cousin William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800Ð1867), who built the ÒLeviathan of ParsonstownÓ telescope at his estate in Ireland. Ward was one of the first people to make observations through the Leviathan, which was remarkable for having the largest aperture size of any telescope at the time. Octavvo. 1-20, 1-48 pp. Entomology in Sport and Entomology in Earnest are paginated separately. With 35 color-printed text illustrations and initials. Ward illustrated all of her other books and almost certainly the present book. PublisherÕs maroon cloth with lively pictorial gilt design of insects. Spine a bit faded, binding is otherwise bright and attractive. All edges gilt. Cracking to hinges: as a result, binding is somewhat loose. Ink signature, dated 1862, on front pastedown. A very good, bright copy of this work by astronomer and scientific illustrator Mary King Ward and her sister Jane King Mahon. First edition. The first part of the present work, Entomology in Sport, was written to draw children to science with lively illustrations and easy-to-read prose and verse. The second part, Entomology in Earnest, presents more serious and scientific information staged as a dialogue between two speakers. Ward released her first scientific publication, A Windfall for the Microscope, in 1856. From that point, WardÕs books quickly became popular and were praised for t … [Click Below for Full Description]
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