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HUBER, Pierre (1777--1840)
[Recherches sur les moeurs des fourmis indigènes. English. 1820]
The natural history of ants. By M. P. Huber, ... Translated from the French, with additional notes, by J. R. Johnson, M.D., F.R.S., ...
London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1820.
xlv, [1], 398 p., hand-col. engr. frontis., [1] pl. ; 17.8 cm. (12º)

A translation of Recherches sur les moeurs des fourmis indigènes, first published in 1810. 'Printed by A. and R. Spottiswoode'. The hand-coloured frontispiece displays species of ants. Soane's interest in the book presumably relates to the chapter on the "architecture of ants", illustrated with a plate.

Copy Notes Bought from Ogle, Duncan & Co., for 6s. 10d., 12 February 1822. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E:4.3). A work on the natural history of bees by the author's father François Huber was purchased on the same occasion (q.v.).

Binding Later C19th calf, blind roll-tooled borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt-ruled spine. Payment of 1s. 8d. to George Richmond, bookbinder, 25 April 1853. (Curatorial papers/Bailey/Parcel 1).

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