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The Decorative Arts of the Forties and Fifties
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Books and periodicals that include the work of notable illustrators, with a focus on those working in the early 20th Century.

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Fabre, Jean Henri, Fabre's Book of Insects, Detmold, E.J., New York, Tudor Publishing Company, 1936, fourth edition, thick 4to (10.25" x 7.75"), HB, green cloth boards w/ gilt decorative titles, VG / none. Shelf wear, extremities lightly bumped, bds rubbed & slightly soiled.

271 pp. 13 stunning tipped-in color plates with printed tissue guards. Beautiful decorative trade binding. A classic - the entomological work of French naturalist, Jean Henri Fabre, beautifully illustrated by Edward J. Detmold. Contents: "My Work and My Workshop, The Scarab Beetle, The Cicada, The Praying Mantis, The Glow-worm, The Mason-Wasp, The Psyches, The Self-Denial of the Spanish Copris, Two Strange Grasshoppers, Common Wasps, The Adventures of a Grub, The Cricket, The Sisyphus, The Capricorn, Locusts, The Anthrax Fly." Translated by Mrs. Rodolph Stawell.    [Book ID # 858]


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