An account of wood-boring insects with particular reference to timber indoors. Illustrated with photographs and diagrams; with a full set of references to each chapter. 329 pages plus index. Black cloth-covered boards. Condition: The boards are clean and firm, although with a small area of damage to the front board (two or 3 mm long). Internally, the book is bright and clean. Some age-darkening to external page edges. The dust jacket has been badly treated, having been reinforced along the edges with Sellotape. It is torn and worn. Previous owner’s name front free end paper. Overall, a good to very good copy in a shabby dust jacket.