American Entomology. A description of the Insects of North America. Edited by John L. Le Conte, M.D. with a memoir of the author, by Georg Ord.
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New York, J.W. Bouton, 1869. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo. pp. xxiv, 412; iv, 814, with 54 handcoloured lithographed plates. Publisher's green cloth.
Thomas Say (1787-1834), was one of the premier native born American naturalists of the early nineteenth century
The complete entomological works of Thomas Say, assembled by LeConte. The present work is the second edition of the complete works, the first being published in Boston 1859. Included in the present work is Say's 'American Entomology' published in Philadelphia 1824-28 "which earned him the title of 'father of American entomology'... Its detailed and accurate descriptions, with more than a thousand new species, are supplemented by splendid colored illustrations" (Nature in the New World, 23). Thomas Say (1787-1834), was one of the premier native born American naturalists of the early nineteenth century. Some very faint marginal waterstaining to a few leaves.