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Trouble in Bugland: A Collection of Inspector Mantis Mysteries (FIRST EDITION)

Kotzwinkle, William (Illustrated by JOE SERVELLO)

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ISBN 10: 0879234725 / ISBN 13: 9780879234720
Published by David R. Godine, Publisher, 1983
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Margins13 Books (Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.)

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STATED FIRST Edition/ First Printing. Fabulous copy of this charmingly illustrated (full color plates and b/w drawings). Closed page edge (fore edge only) is very mildly foxed - else a pristine volume. Dust jacket is perfect with original price intact on front flap. LAID-IN is the Publishers "Bugland" color book mark. Clean blue end-papers - no markings at all. Mylar protected jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 001319

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Title: Trouble in Bugland: A Collection of ...

Publisher: David R. Godine, Publisher

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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"The most engaging and cleverest reincarnation of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson yet." The Horn Book

Follow Inspector Mantis, of brilliant mind, supersensitive antennae, and iron grip, and his faithful sidekick Doctor Hopper, an accomplished violinist and long jumper, as they solve five entomological cases puzzling the populace of Victorian Bugland.
 
Joe Servello's color and pen-and-ink drawings bring exquisite detail to these tales: steam engines, deerstalkers, fog, and mandibles have never been more lovingly crosshatched.

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Now in its third printing: a collection of five detective stories with an all-insect cast of characters. Follow Inspector Mantis, of brilliant mind, supersensitive antennae, and iron grip, and his faithful sidekick Doctor Hopper, an accomplished violinist and long-jumper, along with a bevy of buggy bandits, as they solve entomological cases with clever sleuthing.

Going forth from his little cottage at 221B Flea Street, Inspector Mantis, accompanied by his trusted colleague Doctor Hopper, solves "The Case of the Missing Butterfly," "The Case of the Caterpillar's Head," and three other antennae-bending mysteries puzzling the populace of Victorian Bugland. Criminal detection, combined entomology, makes this, in the words of The Horn Book, "the most engaging and cleverest reincarnation of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson yet." Joe Servello's color and pen-&-ink drawings bring exquisite period detail to these tales: steam engines, deerstalkers, fog, and mandibles have never been more lovingly crosshatched.

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