Book Description

INGPEN, Abel. Instructions for Collecting, Rearing, and Preserving British & Foreign Insects: also for collecting and preserving Crustacea and Shells. Third edition, with considerable corrections and additions. 106, [2]pp adverts., half-title., 3 plates (one hand-coloured). Original blind stamped green cloth, rubbed, some wear to head and tail of the spine, and a few small ink spots. Occasional foxing, mostly marginal. Contemporary owner's label and several subsequent owners' names to end-paper. small 8vo. William Smith. 1843 ~ Abel Ingpen (1796-1854), of Upper Manor Street, Chelsea, produced one of the most useful handbooks for the Victorian collector, with detailed advice on apparatus, habitats, recommended reading, baiting and killing specimens, preserving, packing, and arranging in cabinets. The plates depict 21 different instruments, as well as 7 pinned specimens. An account and plan of his garden, with a list of botanical specimens, was published in the Gardener’s Magazine in 1838. His handbook was first published by James Bullcock in 1827, with just one plate.
Author INGPEN, Abel.
Date 1843

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