The Complete British Butterflies In Colour by L. Hugh Newman lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Ebury Press & Michael Joseph, 1968, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates;
From the cover: This beautiful and meticulously illustrated book comes at an opportune moment, as we realise sadly that the number of butterflies in Britain is slowly declining. Ernest Mansells exquisite plates of butterflies in every stage from the egg to the brilliant insect are comprehensive and up-to-date without sacrificing any of the great tradition of such illustration; and present the fascinating life-cycle of the butterfly in accurate and minute detail.
The thorough and informative text, written by L. Hugh Newman, is arranged so as to help the reader in the identification of different species of butterfly and recognition of individual flight, behaviour and general habit. He discusses the localities in which the commoner varieties are found, their caterpillars, their food plants and little-known aspects of their life-cycle. For the specialist there are fascinating descriptions of the local variations found in different species and for the holiday-maker there is also a section on the European distribution of butterflies which are common both to Britain and the continent.
Specialist and amateur alike will find this a unique book of reference, both authoritative and beautiful.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which has been sealed in mylar. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.
Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Index. 10¼” x 7¾”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Natural History category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!