Albany, NY: C. Van Benthuysen, Printer to the Legislature, 1856.
Hardcover. Very good. 336 pp, with 4 plates, index. Original cloth boards show moderate general wear; endpapers foxed, ownership markings on flyleaf, text clean and binding sound. Fitch was a natural historian and entomologist whose extensive studies helped scientists to solve some of the problems of crop damage caused by insects. He notes that this report gives special attention to insects that "are injurious to fruit trees" and that he also presents "specimens of the several insects herein described, and of the vegetation as depredated upon by them."
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