8vo, pp. xii, 271, [1 (blank)], 30 plates (of which 28 hand-coloured), each with facing leaf of letterpress text; very occasional slight spotting; a very good copy in publisher’s green cloth, upper board blocked in gilt, spine lettered in gilt; lightly rubbed and bumped, spine faded; bookplate lifted from upper pastedown.
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The hemiptera-homoptera (cicadina and psyllina) of the British Isles: A descriptive Account of the Families, Genera, and Species indigenous to Great Britain and Ireland, with Notes as to Localities, Habitats, etc.
First edition of Edwards’s survey of British hemiptera-heteroptera.
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