Personal copy:

Page 95 blank

Also noticed on the title page there is no publication year. 1909 was writen in pencil and erased and then 1910 was added in ink. 

Jim

On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 9:57 AM Gino Nearns <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Five more copies found in the entomology library here at the NMNH: 637, 74, 961, a2, a3 (all in ink on p. 95).

 

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From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Skvarla, Michael Joseph

Sent: Friday, 15 February, 2019 08:58
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The copy in the Penn State library has 217 in ink on pg 95. The title page has a series of numbers in pencil next to each line (7, 10, 3, 10, 15, 15)

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Michael Skvarla, Ph.D.
Insect Identifier and Extension Educator
Department of Entomology
Penn State University


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Subject: Re: Check page 95!!

 

Mike and All:

 

The copy in our Museum Library (Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History,The College of Idaho) has a “130” in ink, slightly smeared, on page 95.  The book was a gift to the Museum from Charles S. Papp.

 

Here is a photo of the front cover (pencil 1910 on bottom), it has been hard bound and page 95 (ink 130 on bottom).

 

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On Feb 14, 2019, at 9:51 AM, Shawn Clark <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

 

A copy at BYU is labeled 317 on page 95 (ink, hand-written). On page 94, opposite this number, there is an ink blotch.

 

Shawn Clark

Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum

Brigham Young University

 

 

From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mike Ferro
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 12:27 PM
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Subject: Check page 95!!

 

I was goofing off as usual and was using my copy of Blatchley’s 1910 “An Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue of the Coleoptera or Beetles (Exclusive of the Rhynchophora) Known to Occur in Indiana”. It’s an original printing that I bought online back in 2007. Despite a little water damage, it’s a very clean copy with no writing. However, “512” is hand written in black ink at the bottom of page 95. 

 

I checked all the other copies I could find (see attached) and all of them have numbers written at the bottom of page 95: 5, 362, 576, 961. All different and all below 1000.

 

Was each copy individually numbered? And, how many copies were printed? 

 

There is some discrepancy about how many copies were printed. 

 

Based on the front material of the book (see attached), it seems like only 1000 copies were printed at cost of $3,800 (or less). 

 

However Mallis (1971) says: “Because the state refused to publish this as part of the Geological Survey, it was paid for out of other State funds. Blatchley personally paid for a private edition of 1,000 copies.”

 

Marché (2010) says: “Two printings of the volume were made: one funded by the State of Indiana and another private edition (of 1,000 copies) by Blatchley himself.” 

 

All the copies I’ve looked at say “(Date of issue of this volume, September 20, 1910.)” at the bottom of page 1386. But that doesn’t necessarily mean anything. Were there really two printings?

 

So check page 95 of your copy and report back! You might have number 1! 

 

Cheers, 

 

Mike

 

 

 

Marché, J. D. 2010. A classic tome turns 100: W. S. Blatchley's Coleoptera in Indiana. The Coleopterists Bulletin 64(2): 157–159.

 

Mallis, A. 1971. American Entomologists. Rutgers University Press, NJ. 

 

 

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Michael L. Ferro
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Dept. of Plant and Environmental Sciences
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Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0310

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