Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1926.
P. Tillyard. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather).
Very Good Condition.
25cm x 17cm. xvi, 560 pages, 8 colour plates. Contemporary fine half black leather, gilt finishing, decorative blind rule to edges and corners, brown cloth, no jacket. This comprehensive work on Australian and New Zealand insects was intended primarily as a text book for students of entomology, as well as being an informative text for those with a general interest in insects. It outlines generally the classification and morphology of insects before elaborating on more detailed accounts of the separate insect orders. This landmark book was the standard work on Australasian entomology for more than fifty years. Tillyard's collections and descriptions of insect life had made him a world figure in Entomology. This copy has been rebound in half leather with fine gilt and blind finishing. Exterior is Fine. Interior is in Good to Very Good Condition with some light foxing, soiling, and browning to pages. Illustrator: P. Tillyard. Shipped Weight: 1.49 kilos.