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For All ENTOMOLOGY or LEPIDOPTEROLOGY Lovers, this is the Book for you! Butterflies, Moths, Insects, Beetles, Locust, Grasshoppers, Mantids, Crickets, Stink Bugs, Nymphs Earwings, Stoneflies, and many many more are all featured here in this wonderful Insect Guide Book!

A 1948 Vintage/Antique Edition of THE INSECT GUIDE orders and Major Families of North American Insects by Ralph B. Swain, Ph.D. Who at the time was on the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture...with GORGEOUS OLD Color Plates and black and white illustrations by SuZan N. Swain....

There are 48 colored plates (330 illustrations in full color) in all with many different insects on each plate...there are also 15 black and white illustrated pages. A wonderful guide for anyone interested...plates could be used to frame, for scrapbooking, for paper ephemera needs, tags, cards, study, homeschooling, mixed media and altered art projects, use to learn to paint, or draw the different species...any numerous uses..or just use for a guide book as originally intended...filled with fascinating information about numerous and varied insects!

This Edition is in Very Good Vintage Condition...looks as if it has rarely, if ever, been used, cover is light taupe grayish colored with green and silver printed dragonfly and has some very slight wear around edges, the DJ is also in VG condition with just very slight wear around edges, barely noticeable and faded on spine part of DJ ...the book is in extremely nice condition with tight and clean pages, and comes with the Dust Jacket...pages are all intact with no rips, tears or writing ...... Just a REALLY GREAT Collectible HB Edition!

The Insect Guide
by Ralph B. Swain. Ph.D.
copyright 1948
Illustrated by Suzan N. Swain

The INSECT Guide by Ralph B. Swain Rare Edition U.S. Department of Agriculture Entomology 1948 copyright HB DJ Collectible Edition