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The Works of Jean Henri Fabre

Jean Henri Fabre (1823 - 1915) was a French entomologist and author. He is considered to be the father of modern entomology. Much of his enduring popularity is due to his marvelous teaching ability and his manner of writing about the lives of insects in biographical form, which he preferred to a clinically detached, journalistic mode of recording.

The Fabre titles below are listed in cronological order. Each book is described individually.

The Life of the Spider

Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos
Preface by Maurice Maeterlinck

Hodder and Stoughton, London, Fifth Edition.

Copyright in the United States of America, 1912, by Dodd, Mead & Co.

Condition: Fair, spine is fraying, Palmerston North Municipal Library stamp on several pages.

Cloth, pp.378.
Size: 15cm x 20cm.

Price: US$55.00

(price includes shipping)

The Life of the Spider

 

The Life of the Fly

with which are interspersed
some Chapters of Autobiography

Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos
Hodder and Stoughton, London, New York, Toronto.

Copyright in the United States of America, 1913, by Dodd, Mead & Co.

Condition: Very good, some minor foxing on page edges.
Cloth, pp.502.
Size: 15cm x 20cm.

Price: US$55.00

(price includes shipping)

The Life of the Fly

 

The Mason-Bees

Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos
Hodder and Stoughton, London, New York, Toronto.

Copyright in the United States of America, 1914, by Dodd, Mead & Co.

Condition: Very good, some minor foxing on page edges. Owner stamp and writing on first fly page, inscription dated Nov 1917 on first title page.
Cloth, pp.324.
Size: 15cm x 20cm.

Price: US$55.00

(price includes shipping)

 

The Mason-Bees

 

Bramble-Bees and Others

Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos
Hodder and Stoughton, London, New York, Toronto.

Copyright in the United States of America, 1915, by Dodd, Mead & Co.

Condition: Very good, first fly leaf cut out, no foxing.
Cloth, pp.476.
Size: 15cm x 20cm.

Price: US$55.00

(price includes shipping)

 

Bramble-Bees and Others

 

The Hunting Wasps

Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos
Hodder and Stoughton, London, New York, Toronto.

Copyright in the United States of America, 1916, by Dodd, Mead & Co.

Condition: Very good, a mark on front cover as seen in image, book plate on inside front cover, owner stamp on first fly leaf and very minor foxing. Also a small date stamp on inside back cover.
Cloth, pp.502.
Size: 15cm x 20cm.

Price: US$55.00

(price includes shipping)

The Hunting Wasps

 

The Life of the Grasshopper

Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos
New York Dodd, Mead and Company, 1917.

Copyright in the United States of America, 1917, by Dodd, Mead & Company, Inc.

Condition: Very good, front cover is loose.
Cloth, pp.453.
Size: 15cm x 20cm.

Price: US$55.00

(price includes shipping)

 

The Life of the Grasshopper

 

The Sacred Beetle and Others

Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos With a preface by the author

Hodder and Stoughton, London, New York, Toronto.

Copyright in the United States of America, 1918, by Dodd, Mead & Co.

Condition: Very good, pencil marks on inside cover, a previous owner's name in pencil on first fly leaf, extensive foxing on page edges.
Cloth, pp.296.
Size: 15cm x 20cm.

Price: US$55.00

(price includes shipping)

The Sacred Beetle and Others

 

The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

Hodder and Stoughton, London.

Copyright in the United States of America, 1919, by Dodd, Mead & Co.

Condition: Very good.
Cloth, pp.487.
Size: 15cm x 20cm.

Price: US$55.00

(price includes shipping)

 

The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

 

The Mason-Wasps

Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

Hodder and Stoughton, London, New York, Toronto, circa 1919.


Condition: Very good.

Cloth, pp.317.
Size: 15cm x 20cm.

Price: US$55.00

(price includes shipping)

 

The Mason-Wasps

 

The Life of the Weevil

Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London.

Copyright in the United States of America, 1922, by Dodd, Mead & Co.

Condition: Very good, owner stamps on first fly leaf.

Cloth, pp.278.
Size: 15cm x 20cm.

Price: US$55.00

(price includes shipping)

 

The Life of the Weevil

 

The Life of the Scorpion

Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London, 1923.

Printed in U.S.A.

Condition: Very good, small label on inside front cover, pencil marks on first fly leaf.

Cloth, pp.344.
Size: 15cm x 20cm.

Price: US$55.00

(price includes shipping)

 

The Life of the Scorpion

 

More Hunting Wasps

Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

Hodder and Stoughton, Toronto, London, New York, St. Paul's House Warwick Square E.D.4. No date indicated.

Condition: Very good, foxing on first few pages and last few pages, also on page edges.

Cloth, pp.4375.
Size: 15cm x 20cm.

Price: US$55.00

(price includes shipping)

 

More Hunting Wasps

 

The Story Book of Birds & Beasts

Hodder and Stoughton, London, New York, Toronto. Circa 1922.

Condition: Fair, the cover is loose, an award certificate is pasted onto the first page, stain, as large as 1cm sq, on bottom right of odd pages, bottom left of even pages (pages 150 - 311), very little foxing.

Cloth, pp. 315.
Size: 15cm x 20cm.

Price: US$65.00

(price includes shipping)

 

The Story Book of Birds & Beasts