Fabre's Book of Insects. Retold from Alexander Teixeira De Mattos' translation of Fabre's Souvenirs Entomologiques By Mrs. Rodolph Stawell. London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1921). First Edition. Pp vi, 184. Original cream cloth, gilt illustration and decoration to front and spine. A near fine copy.
With twelve mounted colour plates by E. J. Detmold, all under captioned tissue guards.
Fabre's delightful essays about insects in real life, mythology and folklore are superbly complimented by Detmold's glowing illustrations.