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On the Cecidomyia Destructor, or Hessian Fly." In: Transactions of the American Philosophical Society . vol. VIII - New Series.

MORRIS, Margaretta Hare (1797-1867).

Published by William S. Young, 1843., Philadelphia:, 1843
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Thick 4to. (Article) [49]-51 pp.; article lightly foxed. (Whole vol.) xi, 357 pp. Numerous engraved plates, figs., charts; browning, foxing throughout. Later gilt stamped green cloth. Very good. FIRST EDITION. Significant work on the Hessian fly by pioneer woman scientist. Morris was an early female American scientist and the first female member of Ac. Nat. Scis. Philad. of Germantown, PA. This study of the Hessian fly had particular significance for agriculture as a careful examination of these insects ". delineated life history and concluded that eggs were laid in grain rather than stalk." Biographical Dictionary of American Science, Elliott p. 185. Bookseller Inventory # S7264

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Title: On the Cecidomyia Destructor, or Hessian Fly...

Publisher: William S. Young, 1843., Philadelphia:

Publication Date: 1843

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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