London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1881. [Children's Illustrated] SECOND UK EDITION. Octavo (19 x 15cm), pp.viii; 272. With frequent engravings by Renard. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles, and gilt and black decoration to spine and upper. Grey patterned endpapers; all edges gilt. Black ink ownership to flyleaf. Light spotting to preliminaries. Small binder's label to rear pastedown. Light wear to cloth; spine sunned. Very good. A popular 'scientific novel' first published as 'Aventures d'un grillon' (1877) by the Belgian Doctor and Entomologist, and translated into English the following year. Item #54885
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