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1932 Bees, Wasps, Ants and Allied Insects of the British Isles by Edward Step / First Edition, Warne / Illustrated / In Excellent Condition

1932 Bees, Wasps, Ants and Allied Insects of the British Isles by Edward Step / First Edition, Warne / Illustrated / In Excellent Condition

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In excellent condition and in the scarce dust wrapper, here is a first edition copy of Bees, Wasps, Ants and Allied Insects of the British Isles by Edward Step. This copy was published in 1932 by Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd of London. With 44 colour plates, plus numerous photos, text illustrations and wing maps. Both book and jacket are in top order.

Contents: Wing Maps; Humble-Bees; Cuckoo-Bees; Social Wasps; Potter Wasp and Mason Wasp; Velvet-Ants; Spider-Hunting Wasps; Sand Wasps; Black Wasps; Digger Wasps; Wood-Boring Wasps; Solitary Bees; Mining-Bees; Carpenter-Bees; Homeless Bees; Ants; Ichneumons; Chalcis-Flies; Sawflies; Gall-Flies 

The pages are clean and tightly bound. Has an inscription at the top of the front free endpaper dated October 1949, but no other writing or markings of previous ownership. The outside edges have some very slight tanning over the original brown speckled design. All of the super illustrated plates are in excellent condition.

Brown faux leather boards have also remained in fantastic condition having been well protected by the dust wrapper. The book has a mild bump to the top rear corner.

The unclipped dust jacket is in top condition for a book of this age. With just a little rubbing to the corner tips and the odd faint mark. With some mild creasing to the top rear corner where there is the above-mentioned slight bump.

Your vintage copy of Bees, Wasps, Ants and Allied Insects of the British Isles will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon* and will be sent well packaged. I am always happy to add a gift card with a message to the parcel. 

H 17.5 cm x W 13 cm, 238 pages, 0.47 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. (There are just a very few countries which I am unable to ship to).

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