DUNCAN, P. Martin. The Transformations (or metamorphoses) of Insects (Insecta, Myriapoda, Arachnida, and Crustacea). Cassell, Petter, and Galpin. [c. 1870].
8vo. Original cloth stamped in black and gilt, a.e.g.; pp. x + [ii] + 480 + 8 [ads.], 40 plates, text illustrations; binding a little rubbed, inscriptions erased from front endpapers, very good.
First edition. An adaptation for Anglophone readers of the work of Blanchard with additional material drawn from Darwin, Lubbock and others. The engravings are remarkable.