The history of insects.
Bibliographic Citation:
The history of insects. Portland [Me.] : Bailey & Noyes, [ca. 1860]
Bailey & Noyes, [ca. 1860]
  • Date from Tanselle (Guide to the study of U.S. imprints).
  • No. 7 of the publishers' chapbook series.
  • At head of wrapper: 7.
  • Last page: alphabet.
  • First sentence: "Insects are so called from a separation in the middle of their bodies, seemingly cut into two parts, and joined together by a small ligature, as we see on wasps and common flies."
  • Includes 8 woodcuts.
  • Contents: The history of insects -- Flea -- Grasshopper -- Dragon-fly -- Scorpion -- Honey-bee -- Elephant-beetle -- Butterfly.
  • Citations/References: Cf. Morrill, E. Amer. children's books, 1112.
  • Citations/References: Cf. Weiss, H.B. Chapbooks in NYPL, 322.
  • Copy in McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections: bound with The two goats and the sick monkey. Portland [Me.]:Bailey & Noyes,[not before 1860?]. Bound together subsequent to publication with 11 other chapbooks; bound in brown calf, gilt lettering. I. Mackenzie. Montreal. Feb/59. $27.50. Jo Ann Reisler, Vienna, Virginia - '91 - $275.00. Given to McGill summer 2001.
Physical Description: and white, 94 mm.
Chapbook Category:
Geographical Description, Local History and Natural History
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