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1Coessens
Giu 13, 2012, 10:07am

I have always been fascinated by spiders. As this seems a very nice topic of collection, I was wondering of someone has an idea about date and titels of the oldest books on spiders? Written in Latin, English,...?

2PhilOPosia
Modificato: Giu 13, 2012, 10:35am

I have The Life of the Spider (1913)- it's interesting and attractively bound - and introduced by Maurice Maeterlinck, and translated into English by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos (The translator of Maeterlinck, Louis Couperus, etc.). If you are interested in fiction, I had compiled this list for another group (see posts 78 and 80 in the following link):

http://www.librarything.com/topic/55154

3joririchardson
Dic 29, 2012, 8:51pm

Insect Transformation by George H. Carpenter is the only antiquarian book that I can recall coming across close to that topic. The copy that I saw was published in the 1890s and was a 2nd edition.