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COUPIN, H. & LEA, John

The wonders of animal ingenuity.   London: Seeley and Co., 1911.

8vo. 163, [1] pp. Frontispiece plus 8 full-page illustrations. Full calf prize binding from Calne County School, 1914, gilt-decorated spine, gilt borders on covers, marbled edges; an excellent copy on thick paper. $50.00

Second edition. The authors provide a fascinating narrative of the natural history of some very interesting creatures, including the trap-door spider, arctic foxes, marmots, mason bees, ants and several species of birds. The book-label notes that this copy was presented to Ivy Billett as a prize for general school work.


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