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Monographia Pselaphidarum et Scydmænidarum Britanniæ: or, An essay on the British Species of the Genera Pselaphus, of Herbst, and Scydmænus, of Latreille... 8vo in 4s.
Norwich: S. Wilkin. 1825 14 hand-coloured plates; small paper flaw to p.3. Uncut in orig. olive-green cloth, paper label. Signature of F. Erasmus Wilson, March 1922, on leading f.e.p. A very nice copy.With a list of subscribers. A study, handsomely illustrated, of the various species of Pselaphidæ and Scydmænidæ beetles found in Britain. 'The author hopes that these remarks will be sufficient to shew that [these species] have not been hitherto sufficiently illustrated. He was led to investigate them rather by accident than by choice; but should it be objected that some more interesting tribe might have been selected, he may remark that however minute, these little beings are not without characters highly interesting to the admirer of nature: their remarkable palpi - the symmetry and neatness of their form - their polished armour, and singularity of appearance, are all sufficiently calculated to please and to interest.'
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