Fabre's Book of Insects: retold from Alexander Teixeira de Mattos' Translation of "Souvenirs Entomologiques" by Mrs. R. Stawell
x, 271 pp., 12 col plates, Fine copy in fine d/w with orig. publisher's box; box with minor wear to corners, one corner split with archival tape repair to inside. Rarely found with original box. Original owner's book-plate (Louis J. Synck). New edition. First printing of the Tudor re-issue. Fine mounted colour plates by E.J. Detmold. Jean-Henri Fabre (1823-1915) was a French naturalist, entomologist, and author. He is best known for his observations of living insects and is considered by many to be the father of modern entomology. Fabre combines what he calls 'my passion for scientific truth' with accurate observations and an engaging style of writing, which has contributed to the lasting popularity of his work. 
Author FABRE, J.-H.; STAWELL, R.; DETMOLD, E.H.
Publisher Tudor Publishing Co.: New York,