Fabre’s Book Of Insects [Illustrations By E.J. Detmold]
Fabre’s Book Of Insects [Illustrations By E.J. Detmold]
Fabre’s Book Of Insects [Illustrations By E.J. Detmold]
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Fabre’s Book Of Insects [Illustrations By E.J. Detmold]

1921. Hardcover quarto, white cloth and gilt-illustrated boards with gilt title to spine, inscribed “[To] Merrie Cohen, from Uncle Arthur 2.4.1923” in ink on flyleaf, “Angus & Robertson Ltd” booksellers sticker on pastedown, 28.4 x 21.6cm. Some loss and tears to spine, slight scuffing to boards, foxing to edges and some pages.

Published by Hodder & Stoughton, first edition, 184pp, 12 laid-in colour illustrations with tissue guards. Text includes “Retold from Alexander Teixeira de Mattos’ translation of Jean-Henri Fabre’s Souvenirs entomologiques by Mrs. Rodolph Stawell.”

Edward Julius Detmold (Brit., 1883–1957) was a prolific book illustrator who “became one of the most talented of illustrators, depicting animals and plants with an extraordinary understanding, and making use of fantasy settings of architecture and landscape.” Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL199-88

Price (AUD): $220.00  other currencies

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