Title: A Book of Common Insects
Author: Edmund Sandars
Illustrator: Edmund Sandars
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Fair (repaired)
Description: "There are more than 12,000 different kinds of insects in Great Britain, and obviously it is quite impossible in a book of this size to begin to described them all. The author has therefore chosen the more common insects and grouped them under their 'trades'. There are the Wood-Borers, such as the Stag-Beetles; the Grave-Diggers, such as the Burying Beetles; the Dustmen; the Beauties; the Flower Fertilisers; the Insect Eaters, etc. Each section tells the story and describes the habit of one insect, and ends with a note of some of the others which practise the same profession. Major Sandars[…]has made this difficult subject really interesting and exciting—even to those who may have a natural dislike for creepy, crawly creatures!"
Contains 16 superb colour plates.
Matt pictorial boards repeat jacket design (refer to image). Corners straight; spine slightly bumped and bowed. Unclipped (2/6 NET) jacket has a repaired closed tear extending from its top edge. Extremities scuffed and nicked. Spine darkened with an approx. 6½ cm (2.6″) loss in the centre. 2½ (1″) loss where spine meets front cover. Pages are printed on high-quality, glossy paper and are in excellent condition: unmarked, and free from tanning or foxing.
Measures 18.5 cm × 12.5 cm (7.4″ × 5″). Large 12mo. 80 pp.