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Now Published! British Butterflies - A History in Books


The Entomologist's Library


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UK Butterflies

Category: Worldwide

This section contains new and secondhand books relating to butterflies and moths and their natural history throughout the world

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1. BUTTERFLY-HUNTING IN MANY LANDS, NOTES OF A FIELD NATURALIST

LONGSTAFF G B, BUTTERFLY-HUNTING IN MANY LANDS, NOTES OF A FIELD NATURALIST, 1912, 7 colour plates and 9 in monotone, xx-729 pages, green cloth binding, a little foxing on a few pages and also on the fore-edges, other wisea very nice copy of this sought after work, published by Longmans, Green, and Co.
Stock No. 1378
£135

2. THREATENED SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLIES OF THE WORLD, THE IUNC RED DATA BOOK

COLLINS N M and others, THREATENED SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLIES OF THE WORLD, THE IUNC RED DATA BOOK, 1985, 400 pages, 8 colour plates with keys, dustjacket, excellent condition, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Stock No. 1228
£35

3. HAZARDS OF BUTTERFLY COLLECTING

LARSEN T B, HAZARDS OF BUTTERFLY COLLECTING, 2003, 250 page illustrated paperback, butterfly chasing across the world is not for weaklings or those of nervous disposition and this book proves it, an amusing and interesting read whether or not you love butterflies, published by Cravitz Printing Co.
Stock No. 1078
£11.50

4. SPHINGIDAE MUNDI, HAWK MOTHS OF THE WORLD

D’ABRERA B, SPHINGIDAE MUNDI, HAWK MOTHS OF THE WORLD, 1985, large format 26 x 35 cms, 226 pages many of are full page colour plates of Hawkmoths, a secondhand copy but in very good condition with dustjacket, published by E W Classey Ltd
Stock No. 692
SOLD

5. CATALOGUE OF THE TYPE SPECIMENS OF MICROLEPIDOPTEREA IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM (NATURAL HISTORY) DESCRIBED BY EDWARD MEYRICK

GATES CLARKE J F, CATALOGUE OF THE TYPE SPECIMENS OF MICROLEPIDOPTEREA IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM (NATURAL HISTORY) DESCRIBED BY EDWARD MEYRICK, 1955-1970, 8 Volumes, in original wrappers or dustjackets, upwards of 2,700 pages including many hundreds of monotone plates of photgraphic close-up of wing patterns and genitalia, the contents relate to the description of some 10,000 species identified by Meyrick partly from his collection of over 100,000 specimens and donated to the museum on his death and the remainder already in the museum, bound in hard cover blue cloth all in immaculate and clean condition, published by the British Museum.
Stock No. 1060
£450

6. BUTTERFLIES OF THE WORLD

BAUER ERICH & FRANKENBACH T, BUTTERFLIES OF THE WORLD, 1998 part 1 to 2005 part 21 in 23 sections of this on-going series, including species of Papilionidae, Agrias, Ithomiinae, Euphaedra, Battus, Bebearia, Pieridae, Oeneis, Ornithoptera, Nymphalidae, Amathusiini (Phillippines), Troides, each section measuring 25 x 34 cms with a varying number of pages and finely printed colour plates depicting figures of numerous specimens together with plate keys, all in excellent condition, published by Goecke & Evers and Hillside Books
Stock No. 693
£150

7. BUTTERFLIES THEIR WORLD THEIR LIFE CYCLE THEIR BEHAVIOUR

EMMEL T, BUTTERFLIES THEIR WORLD THEIR LIFE CYCLE THEIR BEHAVIOUR, 1975, large format with close-up photos, A Knopf Inc.
Stock No. 694
£20

8. THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BUTTERFLIES

FELTWELL J, THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BUTTERFLIES, 1986, Croom Helm. Hardback
Stock No. 695
£12

9. THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BUTTERFLIES

FELTWELL DR J, THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BUTTERFLIES, 1993, 288 pages, large format, over 1000 species portrayed with descriptive notes, with text relating to the natural history of butterflies, book excellent condition with dustjacket, Blandford
Stock No. 696
£25

10. THE FASCINATING WORLD OF BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS

GIBBONS B, THE FASCINATING WORLD OF BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, 1997, 112 pages, oblong format, fine quality close-up colour photos, beautifully produced, good condition, Grange Books
Stock No. 697
£15

11. ALL COLOUR BOOK OF BUTTERFLIES

GOODDEN R, ALL COLOUR BOOK OF BUTTERFLIES, 1973, photos, Octopus Books
Stock No. 698
£6

12. WUNDERWELT TROPISCHER SCHMETTERLINGE

LINSENMAIER W & HANDSCHEIN E, WUNDERWELT TROPISCHER SCHMETTERLINGE, 1949, 48 tipped in plates, slight browning at edge of pages, Silva
Stock No. 699
£30

13. THE BEAUTY OF BUTTERFLIES

HUXLEY JULIAN, THE BEAUTY OF BUTTERFLIES, 1945, 12 beautiful colour plates, Batsford.
Stock No. 700
£8

14. BUTTERFLIES OF THE WORLD

LEWIS H L, BUTTERFLIES OF THE WORLD, 1974, large format, 312 pages with colour illustrations of over 5000 butterflies, one of the most extensive guides in one volume, good copy with dustjacket, Bracken Books
Stock No. 701
£30

15. THE PURSUIT OF BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS

MATTHEWS P, THE PURSUIT OF BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, 1957, 142 pages, an anthology with contributions from P B M Allan, Virginia Woolf, Wilf Norris, Evelyn Cheesman and other enthusiasts recounting lepidopteral adventures around the world, a very nice copy with dustjaket, Chatto & Windus
Stock No. 702
£30

16. TROPICAL BUTTERFLIES

OWEN D F, TROPICAL BUTTERFLIES, 1971, 214 pages, illustrated, ecology and behaviour of tropical butterflies mostly African species, dustjacket, Oxford
Stock No. 703
£12

17. BUTTERFLIES OF THE WORLD

PRESTON-MAFHAM R & K, BUTTERFLIES OF THE WORLD, 1988, 192 pages fully illustrated, a good basic natural history, dustjacket, Blandford
Stock No. 704
£12

18. BUTTERFLY MAGIC

SANDVED K B, BUTTERFLY MAGIC, 1975, close- photos, Pelham Books
Stock No. 706
£10

19. BUTTERFLY MAGIC

SANDVED K B, BUTTERFLY MAGIC, 1975, close- photos, Pelham Books Italian edition
Stock No. 707
£10

20. THE WORLD OF BUTTERFLIES

SBORDONI V & FORESTIERO S, THE WORLD OF BUTTERFLIES, (1984), English translation 1985, 312 pages, large format, a comprehensive natural history lavishly and artistically illustrated with paintings of butterflies and moths with early stages and habitat backdrops, an excellent copy with dustjacket, Guild Publishing
Stock No. 708
£25

21. THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BUTTERFLY WORLD

SMART P, THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BUTTERFLY WORLD, 1975, large format, 275 pages, very extensively illustrated with useful explanation of butterfly families and history, good copy in dustjacket, Salamander Books
Stock No. 709
£25

22. THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS

STANEK V J, THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, 1977, 352 pages, colour and b/w photographs throughout, Octopus
Stock No. 710
£10

23. BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS

TWEEDIE M, BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, 1969, large format, Orbis
Stock No. 711
£5

24. BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES OF THE TROPICS AND HOW TO COLLECT THEM

TWIDLE A, BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES OF THE TROPICS AND HOW TO COLLECT THEM, undated c.1930, 103pp, 13 mounted plates of gouache paintings by the author together with monotone illustrations in the text, tissue plate-guards with printed captions, fine copy in good condition, RTS
Stock No. 712
£60

25. THE DICTIONARY OF BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS IN COLOUR

WATSON A, WHALLEY P E S, THE DICTIONARY OF BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS IN COLOUR, 1975, 296 pages, illustrated, long alphabetic index of scientific names large format, dustjacket, Rainbird
Stock No. 713
£8

26. BUTTERFLIES

VANE-WRIGHT D, BUTTERFLIES, 2003, The Natural History Museum
Stock No. 714
£9

27. BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS

WERNER A, BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, 1953, colour metallic printing on some figures, Andre Deutsch
Stock No. 715
£25

28. MIGRATION OF BUTTERFLIES

WILLIAMS C B, MIGRATION OF BUTTERFLIES, 1930, Oliver & Boyd.
Stock No. 716
£35

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