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An epitome of the natural history of the insects of New Holland, New Zealand, New Guinea, Otaheite, and other islands in the Indian, Southern, and Pacific oceans :
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An epitome of the natural history of the insects of New Holland, New Zealand, New Guinea, Otaheite, and other islands in the Indian, Southern, and Pacific oceans : including the figures and descriptions of one hundred and fifty-three species of the more splendid, beautiful, and interesting insects, hitherto discovered in those countries, and which for the most part have not appeared in the works of any preceding author. The figures are correctly delineated from specimens of the insects; and with the descriptions are arranged according to the Linnæan system, with reference to the writings of Fabricius and other entomologists

Title Variants

Alternative: Donovan's Epitome of the insects of New Holland

Alternative: Natural history of the insects of New Holland, New Zealand, New Guinea, Otaheite, and other islands in the Indian, Southern, and Pacific oceans

Related Titles

Series: Epitome of the insects of Asia ; v. 3.

By

Donovan, E. (Edward), 1768-1837

Bensley, Thomas, ca 1760-1835 , printer

Type

Book

Material

Published material

Publication info

London :Printed for the author, and F.C. and J. Rivington, sold also by White, Faulder, Hatchard, and Symonds,1805.

Notes

Issued as one of three volumes that together make up pt. 1 of Donovan's General illustration of entomology.

A dedicatory leaf for Sir Joseph Banks is bound in following the series t.p.

"T. Bensley, printer, Bolt Court, Fleet Street"--Verso of t.p.

"At the commencement of this work one volume was professedly undertaken to afford the English naturalist a more competent idea of the entomology of China than had been hitherto produced .... This was succeeded by a second volume, which related exclusively to the insects of India, and the islands in the contiguous seas .... The present volume, which we regard as the third of the intended series, is appropriated solely to the entomology of New Holland, New Zealand, Otaheite, and other adjacent islands, comprising with the two preceding a general epitome of the insects of Asia ..."--Advertisement, p. [iii] (2nd group).

Hagen, H.A. Bib. entomologica, | p. 177

Musgrave, A. Bib. of Australian entomology, | p. 71

Daniels, G. Bib. of Australian entomology, | v. 1, p. 315

Subjects

Australia , French Polynesia , Insects , New Guinea , New Zealand , Tahiti (Island)

BHL Collections

Dazzling Diversity: The Insect World

Call Number

QL487 .D66 1805

Language

English

Identifiers

LCCN: agr12000860
OCLC: 13039044
Soulsby: 1232a

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.123219

 

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