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The history of insect palaeontology, the methods for studying fossils, the taphonomic processes leading to their formation, the diagnostic features of all insect orders, both extant and extinct, the major fossils of each order, and the implications that can be drawn from the palaeoentomological record about past ecology and climates. Large format. Green cardwraps. B/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 9789048158300. Reprint. A physical copy of a print on demand book, printed by Lightning Source UK Ltd. Light rubbing to corners. A few top corners of contents lightly creased. Contents clean.
Second Edition. A balance between scientific accuracy and utility so that the information is easily accessible and comprehensible to professional and amateur enotomologists alike. The scientist will find enough general information to lead to more detailed works whilsts the amateur entomologist will find sufficient explanation in the text, beautiful illustrations and glossary. Large format. Brown pictorial cloth boards, white titles. B/w illustrations. 502 pages including index. ISBN: 9781869192433. Lower edge of boards lightly rubbed. Top corners lightly bumped. Contents fine. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-creased, previous bookseller's barcoded label to rear panel.
Puffin Picture Book No.5 Colour lithographed illustrations. Printed by W.S. Cowell. Paperwraps. Covers grubby and foxed. Inside covers also foxed. Slight pulling at staples.
BRITISH PYRALID AND PLUME MOTHS
Written by Bryan P. Beirne. Illustrated by S.N.A. Jacobs.
Stock no. 1824127
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. 1st 1952. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Blue cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front. Wayside and Woodland series. 216 colour specimens, 16 plates. 207 pages. Boards clean and bright. Scattered foxing, mainly to prelims and endpapers. Text block browned. Blue pictorial dustwrapper is edge-rubbed, scuffed, closed tear to top rear edge of spine.
Burgundy cloth, gilt titles and fly vignette to front. Colour & b/w illustrations. Wayside and Woodland Series. 383 pages including index. A few small marks to boards. Gilt is still bright. Text block browned. A few scattered foxspots to contents and a few grubby marks e.g. page 15 (see photo). Contents generally very nice. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-rubbed, lightly faded to spine, lightly scuffed, front flap has had tape on it at some point which has stained the flap vertically with some loss of surface paper.
LAND AND WATER BUGS OF THE BRITISH ISLES
Written by T.R.E. Southwood. Illustrated by H.D. Swain; P. Entwistle; H.M. Entwishle; T.R.E. Southwood; Dennis Leston.
Stock no. 1824125
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. 1st 1959. Slightly better than very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Wayside and Woodland Series. Green leather-look covers with gilt and black titles. With 32 coloured plates by Swain. 31 b/w plates and 153 text figures by Entwistle and the authors. Text block mottled green. Boards bright. Text block browned. Small pencil erasure mark to front endpaper. Contents clean. Blue pictorial dustwrapper is grubby and edge-worn with a few closed tears and slight surface paper loss, tape mark to lower spine.
Puffin Picture Book No. 66. Pictorial paperwraps. Colour and b/w illustrations. There is a library label (unused) stuck to the inside front cover. Otherwise a nice, clean copy.
A Pop-up Science Book. Green glazed pictorial boards. Pop-up scenes and moveable parts. Paper Engingeering by John Strejan. ISBN: 0859532100. Grasshopper tab is stiff/not working, rest are very good.
Research and Management of a Worldwide Invasive Pest. ISBN: 9789400719590. Still in original shrink wrap - UNOPENED! Some tears now to shrink wrap.
Puffin Picture Book No. 29. Pictorial boards. Spine is browned. Top corners of pages and covers are a bit bumped.
Very large format. Papilionidae & Pieridae. Packed with colour photos. ISBN: 0701810335. Front cover a little bowed. Some marks to covers. Page edge browning. Wrapper is edge-creased with some nicks and chips; large tear along rear edge of spine; repaired with tape.
AUSTRALIAN LONGHORN BEETLES (COLEOPTERA: CERAMBYCIDAE): VOLUME 2 SUBFAMILY CERAMBYCINAE
Written by Adam Slipinski; Hermes E. Escalona.
Stock no. 2139831
Published by Csiro Publishing. Circa 2016. Almost very good condition.
Large format. Colour pictorial boards. Colour photos. ISBN: 9781486304585. Some knocks along cover edges. Bumping with tear along edge of rear cover and to one corner. Contents are still excellent!