How, When, and Where? or, The Modern Tourist's Guide to the Continent [16/21]
Serial, Essay, Drollery
Natural History, Zoology, Monstrosities, Microscopy, Exhibitions
Describes some 'curious specimens of the insect tribe' that the touring naturalist will find in Interlachen, Switzerland. To emphasise the size of the spiders and grasshoppers seen, points out that they dwarf those seen in a play called 'Butterfly's Ball' (featuring human-sized insects) and the insects magnified in the oxyhydrogen microscope at the Royal Polytechnic Institution. (212) The illustrations show giant spiders and grasshoppers.
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