The Fossil Insects of North America, With Notes on Some European Species. By Samuel H. Scudder. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. The Pretertiary Insects. With Thirty-Five Plates. [Vol. II. The Tertiary Insects. With Twenty-Eight Plates.] [Vol. 2. under the series title: Report on the United States Geological Survey of the Territories. F. V. Hayden, United States Geologist-in-Charge. Volume XIII. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1890).]. Samuel H. Scudder.
The Fossil Insects of North America, With Notes on Some European Species. By Samuel H. Scudder. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. The Pretertiary Insects. With Thirty-Five Plates. [Vol. II. The Tertiary Insects. With Twenty-Eight Plates.] [Vol. 2. under the series title: Report on the United States Geological Survey of the Territories. F. V. Hayden, United States Geologist-in-Charge. Volume XIII. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1890).]
The Fossil Insects of North America, With Notes on Some European Species. By Samuel H. Scudder. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. The Pretertiary Insects. With Thirty-Five Plates. [Vol. II. The Tertiary Insects. With Twenty-Eight Plates.] [Vol. 2. under the series title: Report on the United States Geological Survey of the Territories. F. V. Hayden, United States Geologist-in-Charge. Volume XIII. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1890).]
Monumental report on the Fossil Insect of North America

The Fossil Insects of North America, With Notes on Some European Species. By Samuel H. Scudder. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. The Pretertiary Insects. With Thirty-Five Plates. [Vol. II. The Tertiary Insects. With Twenty-Eight Plates.] [Vol. 2. under the series title: Report on the United States Geological Survey of the Territories. F. V. Hayden, United States Geologist-in-Charge. Volume XIII. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1890).]

New York: Macmillan and Company, 1890. Association copy, inscribed by the author to Henry de Saussure on the front free endpaper of the first volume. With Saussure’s armorial bookplate in both volumes, and ownership stamp on the title pages. In uniform half paper-vellum binding, gilt title on spine. Bibliographical notes in pencil on the endpapers of both volumes. Old bookseller’s vignette on the inner front panel of the first volume. Sporadic light foxing, affecting the plates too in vol. 1. Binding rubbed with some damages to the panels, corners bumped. vol. 1.: [5] vi–x [2 (blank()] 153 [3 (blank)] 155–455 [1], and 35 plates (1–34, and 7a); vol. 2.: 734 p., and [1 (unnumbered plate; map)] 28 numbered plates. First edition. Volume 1.

Scudder’s monumental work on the fossil insects of North America. Samuel Hubbard Scudder (1827–1911) was an American entomologist and paleontologist, considered the founder of insect paleontology in America. His two-volume monumental report, The Fossil Insects of North America, represents the fossil remains of insect fauna found in various North American Pre-Tertiary and Tertiary strata examined during the United States Geological Survey of the Territories. The present copy is inscribed by Scudder to the Swiss entomologist and mineralogist, Henry de Saussure (1829–1905), who made a field trip in the United States in the mid-1850s and returned to Switzerland with a large collection of American insects. In 1873 Saussure was elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society. Many North American insects were described by him and several were named after him.

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