British entomology : being illustrations and descriptions of the genera of insects found in Great Britain and Ireland: containing coloured figures from nature of the most rare and beautiful species, and in many instances of the plants upon which they are found
Curtis, John, 1791-1862
London, Printed for the author, 1823-1840 [i.e. 1829-1840]
Originally issued in 16 volumes (192 parts), 1824-1839. This 8-volume set has new title-pages.
This is the second edition with revised and expanded text and additions to plates described in: Blackwelder, Richard E. "The dates and editions of Curtis' British entomology." Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, volume 107, number 5 (June 1947)
Publication was issued with title page dates of 1823-1840. Actual dates of publication were 1829-1840--Cf. Blackwelder, page 4.
Contents: v. 1-2. Coleoptera -- v. 3. Dermaptera. Dictyoptera. Orthoptera. Strepsiptera. Hymenoptera, pt. 1 -- v. 4. Hymenoptera, pt. 2. Neuroptera. Trichoptera -- v. 5-6. Lepidoptera -- v. 7. Homoptera. Hemiptera. Aphaniptera -- v. 8. Diptera. Omaloptera.
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