Toronto. in the last century, a book was published for nearly any discipline. This book by Linssen was published by the Fountain Press in London in 1953, over a half century ago now. Many books at the time were heavy on text with mainly black and white photographs grouped on inserted plates.
Anything included in the text had to be a sketch or very poor resolution half tone. This book addressed close-ups as they pertained to insects at various stages of their life.