Fabre's Book of Insects retold from Alexander De Mattos by Mrs. Rodolph Stawell illustrations by Detmold 1939 Tudor Publishing Company

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Dive into the enthralling world of insects with the 1939 edition of Fabre's Book of Insects, retold from Alexander De Mattos by Mrs. Rodolph Stawell and magnificently illustrated by E. J. Detmold. 

The Tudor Publishing Company's book, "Souvenirs Entomologiques," vividly and clearly brings Fabre's classic to life. Despite part of the book being loose and some wear on the cover, including a slight split in the book boards, the 12 color illustrations within are nothing short of fantastic.

A great introduction to entomology for young readers, this book beautifully details various insects like beetles, cicadas, and praying mantises.


  • Retold by: Mrs. Rodolph Stawell
  • Illustrator: E.J. Detmold
  • Publisher: Tudor Publishing Company
  • Year: 1939
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 271
  • Dimensions: 10x8x1 inches
  • Condition: Part of the book is loose; there is wear on the cover and a slight split in the book boards.

Four Key Features:

  1. Stunning Illustrations: 12 color illustrations bring each insect to vibrant life.
  2. Engaging Retelling: A condensed version of Fabre’s extensive work, perfect for young enthusiasts.
  3. Educational Value: Introduces children to the study of insects in an engaging manner.
  4. Historical Significance: Reflects the influence of Fabre, an inimitable observer and naturalist.

Beyond The Final Page:

Though this copy of "Fabre's Book of Insects" shows signs of its age and love, its pages still hold a world of wonder. It's a unique find for collectors, educators, or anyone fascinated by the natural world, offering a glimpse into the beauty and complexity of insects.


This vintage item has been previously owned and loved. It shows signs of wear typical for its age. Please refer to the pictures as a guide. If you have any questions or need additional photos, feel free to ask.

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