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Now Published! British Butterflies - A History in Books


The Entomologist's Library


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UK Butterflies

Category: Asia

February 2016. All books in good secondhand condition unless otherwise stated.

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1. THE BUTTERFLY FAUNA OF CEYLON

WOODHOUSE L G O, THE BUTTERFLY FAUNA OF CEYLON, 1942 - First Edition Folio 1942. [2], xiv, [4], 153pp, [20], 49 plates with captioned tissue guards, 36 in colour and colour map and colour frontis (complete), red cloth hardback binding with a few minor marks but generally in good firm condition, slight crease on title-page and a few of the tissue plate guards, marbled end-papers, printed at The Ceylon Government Press.
Stock No. 1420
145

2. ILLUSTRATED CHECKLIST OF NEPAL'S BUTTERFLIES

COLIN SMITH, ILLUSTRATED CHECKLIST OF NEPAL'S BUTTERFLIES, 1993, 127 pages and printed soft covers, listing some 640 species many of which are illustrated throughout the book, a useful guide A5 size for light travelling, published in Katmandu.
Stock No. 1396
20

3. FIELD GUIDE TO THE BUTTERFLIES OF THAILAND

DR BOONSONG LEKAGUL & OTHERS, FIELD GUIDE TO THE BUTTERFLIES OF THAILAND, (1977), 262 pages, over 100 colour plates, some images reduced from life-size, text in English, compact and useful guide of over 600 commoner species, Kuruspha, Bangkok.
Stock No. 1395
35

4. BUTTERFLIES OF KOREA

LEE, SEUNG-MOO, BUTTERFLIES OF KOREA, 1982, 20 x 26 cms, 128 pages including 63 full colour plates illustrating many specimens, text in Korean, most species of all the Korean peninsular, with a few exceptions of species appearing only in the north, Scientific names in plate keys,dustjacket, Insecta Koreana, Seoul.
Stock No. 1393
65.

5. BUTTERFLIES IN HANNAN

(authors not idebtified) , BUTTERFLIES IN HANNAN, 1997, A4 size, all text in Chinese, extensive work describing and illustrating over 600 species, 100s of photo images.
Stock No. 1391
40.

6. BUTTERFLIES OF FORMOSA,

TAKASHI SHIROZU,, BUTTERFLIES OF FORMOSA,, 1960, A4 size, 482 pages including 76 full page colour plates each illustrating many images, a fully comprehensive work, text in Japanese but scietific names printed with each plates, dustjacket, published by Hoikusha, Osaka Japan
Stock No. 1392
70.

7. THE MOTHS OF BORNEO, Lasiocampidae, Eupterotidae, Bombidycidae, Brahmaeidae, Saturniidae, Sphingidae

HOLLOWAY J D , THE MOTHS OF BORNEO, Lasiocampidae, Eupterotidae, Bombidycidae, Brahmaeidae, Saturniidae, Sphingidae, Part 3, 1987, 199pp, 17 b/w plates 160 fihures of moths, 20 colour plates with upwards of 300 moths specimens, paper covers, London.
Stock No. 1159
30.

8. DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF BUTTERFLIES IN THE COLLECTION OF THE MADRAS GOVERNMENT MUSEUM

SATYAMURTI S THOMAS, DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF BUTTERFLIES IN THE COLLECTION OF THE MADRAS GOVERNMENT MUSEUM, New series Natural History Section Vol.VII No.1. 1994, small A4, 272 pages, 32 colour plates each with many figures, laminated soft covers.
Stock No. 1126
45

9. BUTTERFLIES OF INDIA

ANTRAM C B, BUTTERFLIES OF INDIA, 1924, xvi 226 pages, clear black and white figures in text for each of the 512 species described, green cloth binding in nice condition, Thacker, Spink & Co
Stock No. 189
30

10. THE BUTTERFLIES OF HONG KONG

BASCOMBE M J, JOHNSTON G & BASCOMBE F S, THE BUTTERFLIES OF HONG KONG, 1999. xiii - 422 pages, large format extensively illustrated with colour photographs, 222 colour plates, and line drawings etc, dealing with 219 species including early life-stages, now the most comprehensive and definitive book on butterflies of the Hong Kong area, Acedemic Press
Stock No. 190
55

11. HETEROCERA SUMATRANA Band 1 SPHINGIDAE

DIEHL E W, HETEROCERA SUMATRANA Band 1 SPHINGIDAE, No date c 1980, 98 pages, 11 colour plates with many figures, German text,
Stock No. 192
12

12. KEHIMBAR I D, COMMON BUTTERFLIES OF INDIA

GAY T, KEHIMBAR I D, COMMON BUTTERFLIES OF INDIA, 1993, 76pp, 72 colour photos, useful paperback guide, OUP. New
Stock No. 195
8

13. THIS IS HONG KONG: BUTTERFLIES

JOHNSTON G & B M, THIS IS HONG KONG: BUTTERFLIES, 1980, 224 pp, excellent colour photos and reference plates, d/w. Published H.K. Govt.
Stock No. 197
25

14. HONG KONG BUTTERFLIES

JOHNSTON G, HONG KONG BUTTERFLIES, 1976-78, 17 articles about butterflies published in the South China Morning Post pasted onto A4 sheets in a plastic strip binder, together with a letter dated 18 January 1980 from Gweneth Johnston to Noelle and John (Tatham, former chairman of British Butterfly Conservation)
Stock No. 198
10

15. BUTTERFLIES OF OMAN

LARSEN T & K, BUTTERFLIES OF OMAN, 1984 reprint of 1st edn, 80pp, descriptions and colour illustrations of over 70 species also with habitat and life-cycle photos, useable as a fieldguide, Bartholomew Books.
Stock No. 199
25.

16. BUTTERFLIES OF SAUDI ARABIA AND ITS NEIGHBOURS

LARSEN T B, BUTTERFLIES OF SAUDI ARABIA AND ITS NEIGHBOURS, 1984, 166 pages , 20 x 28cm format, 23 colour plates and numerous photos, covers 147 species of which 13 are exclusive to the Arabian peninsular, d/w, a good copy, Stacey International
Stock No. 200
20

17. HONG KONG BUTTERFLIES

MARSH MAJ J C S, HONG KONG BUTTERFLIES, 1960, viii-115 pages, 34 colour plates illustrating 164 species and with text descriptions of 184, d/w, Shell.
Stock No. 201
35

18. COMMON MALYAN BUTTERFLIES

MORRELL R, COMMON MALYAN BUTTERFLIES, 1960, 64 pages, 20 colour plates each with a number of figures of butterflies, a useful little guide for identifying common species, hardback, Longmans.
Stock No. 202
10

19. MACROLEPIDOPTERA OF FIJI AND ROTUMA, A Taxonomic and Geographic Study

ROBINSON G S, MACROLEPIDOPTERA OF FIJI AND ROTUMA, A Taxonomic and Geographic Study, 1975, 362 page, 15 maps and keys, 357 b/w specimen photos, 173 text figures, indexes, typeset text bound in soft cloth covers, E W Classey Ltd.
Stock No. 204
40

20. THE BUTTERFLY FAUNA OF CEYLON

WOODHOUSE L G O, THE BUTTERFLY FAUNA OF CEYLON, 2nd (Abridged) edition, 1950, large quarto, frontispiece, 2 prefaces, pages 133, 36 coloured plates and 12 uncoloured, spine rebacked, minor damp staining on the corner of some text, otherwise a good copy, Ceylon Gov. Press.
Stock No. 205
75

21. BUTTERFLIES OF THE INDIAN REGION

WYNTER-BLYTH M A, BUTTERFLIES OF THE INDIAN REGION, 1957 1st edn, xx-523 pages, 27 colour and 45 b/w plates, includes all the common species and a reasonably useable identification guide, dustjacket, slight bending to pagesdue to possibly being dropped but barely noticeable other wise in good condition and very useable, Bombay N H S.
Stock No. 206
70

22. THE BUTTERFLIES OF JAPAN

YOKOYAMA M, THE BUTTERFLIES OF JAPAN, 1955, 136pp, 190 species illus in colour, text in Japanese, scientific names, slip case, Hoikusha
Stock No. 207
20.

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