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An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. I (of 4)

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AN INTRODUCTION TO ENTOMOLOGY:

OR ELEMENTS OF THE _NATURAL HISTORY OF INSECTS_:

WITH PLATES.

By WILLIAM KIRBY, M.A. F.R. AND L.S. RECTOR OF BARHAM, AND WILLIAM SPENCE, ESQ. F.L.S.

IN FOUR VOLUMES. VOL. I.

_FIFTH EDITION._

LONDON: PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, AND GREEN, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1828.

LONDON: PRINTED BY RICHARD TAYLOR, RED LION COURT, FLEET STREET.

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TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR JOSEPH BANKS, BARONET, ONE OF HIS MAJESTY'S MOST HONOURABLE PRIVY COUNCIL, KNIGHT GRAND CROSS OF THE ORDER OF THE BATH, PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY, ETC. WHOSE UNRIVALLED LIBRARY AND PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS HAVE FURNISHED MUCH OF THE MOST INTERESTING MATTER THAT IT CONTAINS, THE FOLLOWING WORK, IN WHICH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE TO COPY HIS ILLUSTRIOUS EXAMPLE, BY POINTING OUT THE CONNEXION THAT EXISTS BETWEEN NATURAL SCIENCE, AND AGRICULTURE, AND THE ARTS, IS, WITH HIS PERMISSION, MOST GRATEFULLY INSCRIBED BY HIS MOST OBLIGED

AND OBEDIENT SERVANTS, THE AUTHORS.

ADVERTISEMENT TO THIS EDITION.

Since the original Edition of the present work was published, a gradual and great alteration has taken place in the nomenclature of the genera, occasioned by the old ones being further subdivided according to their natural groups, and each distinguished as a genus or subgenus by its peculiar name. These names in the present Edition, in order to keep pace with the progress of the science, have been generally adopted, and some new ones introduced. The improved Index, which may be had separately by the purchasers of the former Editions, will point out from what old genera the new ones have been separated.


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