INSECTS INJURIOUS TO FRUITS
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1889. Second edition, corrected and enlarged (first was in 1883). Brown cloth. pp , 436, . 440 woodcut illustrations, index. Book a bit leaned, with scratches to the front cover; partial crack to front inner hinge; erasure on front pastedown and ink name on front free endpaper; ink ownership inscription on front fly leaf of an Ontario Agricultural College student; yellowing to page edges; else a VG clean and tight copy. "William Saunders, druggist, naturalist, agriculturalist (b at Crediton, Eng 16 June 1836; d at London, Ont 13 Sept 1914). Saunders established the Experimental Farms Service (now Research Branch) of the federal Dept of Agriculture. He moved with his family from England to Canada in 1848 and apprenticed as a druggist, opening his own store in 1855. His concern about insects attacking pharmaceutical plants led him to help found the Entomological Society of Canada in 1863."
Condition: Binding: Hardcover