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Bibliographia lepidopterologica

Smithsonian Libraries
Priced catalog.

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The writings of Samuel Hubbard Scudder / Compiled and edited by George Dimmock

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The entomological writings of Dr. Alpheus Spring Packard. By Samuel Henshaw

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A list of works on North American entomology. Comp. for the use of students and other workers as well as for those about to begin the collection and study of insects. By Nathan Banks ..

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"Similar lists, by Mr. E.A. Schwarz and Mr. Nathan Banks, were published as Bulletin no. 19, old series, and Bulletin 24, new series, of this office."

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Bibliotheca entomologica. Die Litteratur über das ganze Gebiet der Entomologie, bis zum Jahre 1862. Von Hermann August Hagen

Smithsonian Libraries
Alphabetical by authors, with a classified index.

Additions and corrections: Kraatz, G. Ergänzungen und nachträge zu Hagen's Bibliotheca entomologica. 1. stück. (In Berliner entomologische zeitschrift, 1874, 18. jahrg., p. 209-226) Schmidt-Göbel, N. H. (In Deutsche entomologische zeitschrift, 1876, 20. jahrg., p. 145-160) Dalla Torre, K. W. von. Addenda und corrigenda III (In Entomologische nachrichten; 1881, 7. jahrg., p. 45-48, 163-170)

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Literature cited / by Neal L. Evenhuis, F. Christian Thompson, Adrian C. Pont & B. Leilani Pyle

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Caption title.

Bibliography of the Catalog of the Diptera of the Australasian and Oceanian regions.

Original Catalog was Bishop Museum Special Publications 86.

Art to Zoo: The Greatest Show on Earth (Starring Some of the World?s Smallest Animals, 1981)

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Issue includes insect facts, a brief lesson in insect adaptation, a bibliography of resources, and a pullout page, 'Make Your Own Insect Zoo.'

A natural history of birds : most of which have not been figur'd or describ'd, and others very little known from obscure or too brief descriptions without figures, or from figures very ill design'd ... / by George Edwards

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The general title in full: A natural history of uncommon birds, and of some other rare and undescribed animals: quadrupeds, fishes, reptiles, insects, &c. : exhibited in two hundred and ten copper-plates, from designs copied immediately from nature and curiously coloured after life. With a full and accurate description of each figure. To which is added, a brief and general idea of drawing and painting in water-colours; with instructions for etching on copper with aqua fortis: likewise some thoughts on the passage of birds; and additions to many of the subjects described in this work. In four parts. By George Edwards, library-keeper to the Royal College of Physicians.

"This work having been delivered in parts at different times during the term of about ten years ... it was not at first possible to give it a proper general title ... but since the book is now brought to a conclusion, I ... prefix the foregoing general title page."--Part 1, page [3] (recto side of leaf pi2).

"The author seems to have intended each volume to the the last one, but extended the work to four parts and continued it under the title of 'Gleanings of natural history' ... to seven parts. The work was issued under the subtitles; the full title, with the introduction was added at the completion of the fourth part. The four parts of the present title were translated into French and issued, mostly, subsequent to their respective originals" --Catalogue of the Edward E. Ayer Ornithological Library, page 193.

Apparently parts 1 and 2 are the third issue of the first edition published in 1776, according to Lisney's Bibliography of British Lepidoptera (numbers 190 and 194), although retaining the original dates of MDCCXLIII and MDCCXLVII on the title pages. Parts 3 and 4 are apparently from the first edition, issued in 1750 and 1751 respectively (possibly unsold copies later purchased together with the 1776 issue of parts 1 and 2 from Edwards' successor, publisher James Robson).

"The general title and introduction were issued with the fourth part. The description of each plate is limited to one page of text, the type face varying slightly in size according to the amount of material included, and for eache of reference the pagination corresponds to the plate numbers." --Lisney, no. 188.

The frontispiece has caption: "Georgii Edvardi Ornithologia nova."

Part 2 has the unnumbered plate captioned "un samojeed" bound in between pages 118 and 119. As Lisney notes for part 2 in the entry for 195 in his Bibliography of British Lepidoptera, "Gatherings S and T have been modified with the numbers of the missing pages crowded on pages 119 and 120 so that page numbers 119, 120 and 121, and 122, 123 and 124 occupy opposite sides of one leaf. Leaf S2 is signed S2 & T."

Part 1 (1743, i.e. 1776) contains plates numbered 1-52; part 2 (1747, i.e. 1776) contains plates 53-105; part 3 ( 1750) contains plates 106-157; and part 4 (1751) contains plates 158-210.

Anker, J. Bird books and bird art, 124

Catalogue of the Edward E. Ayer Ornithological Library pages 192-196

Nissen, C. Illustrierten Vogelbücher, 286

Lisney, Arthur A. A bibliography of British Lepidoptera, 1608-1799, 190 [part 1]; 195 [part 2]; 198 [part 3]; and 201 [part 4]

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SCNHRB copy (part 1, 39088002727576; part 2, 39088004448320; part 3, 39088004448338; part 4, 39088004448346) is bound with: (in part 1): Robson, James. Some memoirs of the life and works of George Edwards. London : Printed for J. Robson ..., MDCCLXXVI [1776] and Linné, Carl von. A catalogue of the birds, beasts, fishes, insects, plants, &c. contained in Edwards's Natural history. London : Printed for J. Robson ..., MDCCLXXVI [1776]; apparently issued together. In addition, each part is bound with the corresponding part of the French translation: Edwards, George. Histoire naturelle de divers oiseaux. A Londres : Imprimé pour l'auteur, au Collége des Medecins in Warwick-Lane, MDCCXLV-MDCCLI [1745-1751], although there is only one set of plates in each physical volume.

SCNHRB copy of part 1 is imperfect: the frontispiece captioned "Georgii Edvardi Ornithologia nova" is wanting.

SCNHRB copy has stamps: 1. (on front free endpaper): Division of Birds; 2. (on the verso of the general title page in the first part): Smithsonian Institution National Museum, Jul. 26, 1905; accession number 192594 (for all 4 parts). With handwritten acquisition note in pencil on the general title page: "36804 purchased Wesley Mus. & Birds."

SCNHRB copy has modern black buckram bindings with gilt-lettered spines and gray endpapers.

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Synopsis of the families and genera of the Hymenoptera of America, north of Mexico, together with a catalogue of the described species, and bibliography. Comp. by E.T. Cresson

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With the Society's Transactions. v. 14.

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ENT copy 39088007263734 includes handwritten notes.

The Orthoptera of Indiana : an illustrated descriptive catalogue of the species known to occur in the state, with bibliography, synonymy and descriptions of new species / By W. S. Blatchley

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"From the 27th Annual report of the Department of Geology and Natural Resources of Indiana, 1902. Author's separates issued September 5, 1903"--Tiped in over t.p. on ENT copy 39088007227762

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An exposition of English insects : including the several classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, & Diptera, or bees, flies, & Libellulae : exhibiting on 51 copper plates near 500 figures, accurately drawn & highly finished in colours, from nature : the whole minutely described, arranged & named, according to the Linnean system, with remarks : the figures of a great number of moths not in the Aurelian collection : formerly published by the same author and a plate with an explanation of colours, are likewise given in the work / by Moses Harris

Smithsonian Libraries
Engraved title page

The Smithsonian Libraries copy is tentatively identified as the 2nd edition, 1st issue, matching the bibliographical details of Lisney's description (number 242), but was previously cataloged as the 2nd edition, 2nd issue, with pencilled note on book flag stating that the 1786 French title leaf was wanting. Since the binding is not contemporary, and there may be traces of a missing preliminary leaf, the identification of this particular issue remains somewhat uncertain DSI

"Made-up copies of the Exposition occur far more frequently than ideal copies" --Lisney, page 171

All illustrations are hand-colored, except the plate with the anatomical diagrams which is uncolored

The frontispiece shows a variety of creatures approaching a statue of a goddess (probably Ceres) in a wooded landscape

This issue lacks the color wheel chart mentioned on the title page that was published in the 1st edition; the written description of colors occurs on pages iv-viii of the preface

Signatures: [A]¹ B-2T² 2U² [chi]1

"The text sheets were reissued in 1781; the 1782 edition is reset"--English short title catalogue.

This 1782 edition was subsequently reissued by B. White and J. Edwards in 1786. That re-issue has the addition of a letterpress title page in French, with title: Exposition des insectes que se trouvent en Angleterre ...

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Lisney, Arthur A. Bibliography of British Lepidoptera, 1608-1799, 242

Soulsby, B.H. A catalogue of the works of Linnaeus, 1224*** (addenda)

Hagen, H.A. Bibliotheca entomologica, volume 1, page 342, number 4

Catalogue of the books, manuscripts, maps and drawings in the British Museum (Natural History) page 788

Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration, volume 1, number 1838

English short title catalogue T033877

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SCNHRB copy 39088003179306 has stamp on verso of title page: Smithsonian Institution, U.S. National Museum, Jun 25, 1951, accession number 346565; with pencilled acquisition note in the gutter of the first page of the preface: M4373, Ins. Cromwell Bookshop, 20 J[un]e 51

SCNHRB copy has a later black half-morocco leather binding with black cloth-covered boards and raised bands. At time of recataloging (August 2019), all plates were present

Gleanings of natural history : exhibiting figures of quadrupeds, birds, insects, plants &c., most of which have not, till now, been either figured or described : with descriptions of seventy different subjects ... / by George Edwards ...

Smithsonian Libraries
French translation by J. Du Plessis for volumes 1 and 2, and by Edmond Barker for volume 3.

Issued in parts.

Considered as a continuation (volumes 5, 6 and 7) of the author's "A natural history of birds," which was published from 1743-1751 in four parts, and with general title "A natural history of uncommon birds."

"In common with many other publications of the same period many copies of this work were made up from assorted stock, giving rise to considerable difficulty in the identification and collation of ideal copies of the various editions and issues" --Lisney, page 128.

The leaves of plates continue the numbering from the 1743-1751 edition of A natural history of birds, with plates numbered 211-260 in the first volume; plates numbered 261-310 in the second volume; and plates numbered 311-362 in the third volume.

"For some of the plates ... use was made of pictures from the collection of drawings of Indian animals and plants which Gideon Loten had had executed in India, nearly all of which are due to the native artist P.C. de Bevere" --Anker.

Head- and tail-pieces (some are engraved). The half-title engraved vignette in volume 1, featuring a facsimile of the Copley Medal awarded to Edwards by the Royal Society in 1750, is signed: J.S. Müller sculpt.

Carl von Linné issued a list of the species appearing in the seven parts of Edwards' Natural history in 1776.

Anker, J. Bird books and bird art, 126

Nissen, C. Nissen, C. Illustrierten Vogelbücher, 288

Catalogue of the Edward E. Ayer Ornithological Library pages 198-200

Lisney, Arthur A. A bibliography of British Lepidoptera, 1608-1799, 205, 209, 211

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SCNHRB copy (volume 1, 39088002727485; volume 2, 39088004448270; volume 3, 39088004448288) has stamps: Smithsonian Institution National Museum, Jul. 26, 1905, with accession number 192594 for all 3 volumes; Division of Birds. Pencilled note on the upper left corner of the French title pages: Purchased Wesley Mus. Birds.

SCNHRB copy is imperfect: the portrait of George Edwards is wanting.

SCNHRB copy of volume 2 is apparently the second issue of the first edition, properly dated 1776, according to Lisney, because of the multiple groupings of pages in the preface: "This issue was published in 1776 with [Lisney bibliographical] nos. 190 and 195 in the same sets. The preface is shortened by the omission of certain matter on pages ii to viii and xx-xxiv, with the numbers of the missing pages grouped together on four adjoining pages so that pages i, ii, iii, iv and v, vi, vii, viii occupy opposite sides of a single leaf as do also pages xix, xx, xxi and xxii, xxiii, xxiv. The text has been slightly modified in order to meet the omissions and appropriate alterations in the signatures have been made ...."

SCNHRB copy has modern black buckram library bindings with gilt-lettered spines and gray endpapers. At date of recataloging (August 2018), all of the numbered leaves of plates were present.

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The Journal of research on the lepidoptera

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Chemical abstracts 0009-2258

Biological abstracts 0006-3169

Bibliography of agriculture 0006-1530

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Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia

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Bibliography of agriculture 0006-1530

Biological abstracts 0006-3169

Chemical abstracts 0009-2258

Catalogue of the Coleoptera of America, north of Mexico, by Charles W. Leng ..

Smithsonian Libraries
"Catalogue of the North American Coleoptera described as fossils, by H.F. Wickham" : p. [347]-365.
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