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vintage 1957 The Insect Guide, Ralph B. Swain Ph.D., HC, Entomology objet d'art prop, shabby rust cloth cover with Gold Gilt Title & Butterfly

Great vintage 1957 edition of a copyright 1948 reference book. Contains full color and b&w diagrams and illustrations.

Former library book from the Goodnow Public Library in Sudbury, MA. Inside pages in pretty clean condition for being ex-library. All pages intact but front and back covers are loose and binding is visible loose at inside front and back covers. Very worn gold gilt on cover. Cloth cover is very frayed and completely split along front spine with rips along back spine, adding to its vintage charm. Perfect double duty objet d'art - use as a reference book or in a vignette or as part of a grouping.

Far from pristine, yet perfect in its imperfections.


The Insect Guide
Orders and Major Families of North American Insects
by Ralph B. Swain, Ph.D.
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine,
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Illustrated by Suzan N. Swain

Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Garden City, New York

copyright, 1948, by Ralph B. Swain
Printed in the United States

Approx. 4-5/8" across x 7-5/8" tall x 1-1/4" thick

Book will be sent via Media Mail. Shipping overages will be reimbursed to within $2 of actual shipping.

vintage 1957 The Insect Guide by Ralph B. Swain Ph.D., HC, Entomology objet d'art prop, shabby rust cloth cover, Gold Gilt Title & Butterfly

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