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Now Published! British Butterflies - A History in Books


The Entomologist's Library


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UK Butterflies

Category: 1900 - 1940

All books in good secondhand condition unless otherwise stated. July 2009.

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1. INSECTS THEIR LIFE-HISTORIES AND HABITS
BASTIN H, INSECTS THEIR LIFE-HISTORIES AND HABITS, 1913, i-xi and 349 pages, coloured frontispiece and many photographic plates, pages untrimmed, blue cloth covers decorated with gilt scrolling and lettering with colour plate pasted on front cover, with handwritten letter from Harold Bastin to Arthur Fish of Cassell & Co Ltd regarding the publication of the book, a nice clean copy, T.C & E.C Jack
Stock No. 1242
£30

2. METHODS OF MOTH COLLECTING,
BELL J H , METHODS OF MOTH COLLECTING,, no date ?1935, third edition, 112 pages, Watkins & Doncaster
Stock No. 1149
£18

3. A MONOGRAPH OF THE BRITISH ABERRATIONS OF THE CHALKHILL BLUE BUTTERFLY
BRIGHT P M & LEEDS H A, A MONOGRAPH OF THE BRITISH ABERRATIONS OF THE CHALKHILL BLUE BUTTERFLY, 1939, 141pp, plate keys, 4 colour and 14 monotone plates, supplement 4pp and errata, an excellent clean copy, pages untrimmed, Richmond Hill Printing Works, Bournemouth.
Stock No. 1
£90

4. OUR BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS and how to know them
DAGLISH E F, OUR BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS and how to know them, 1913, 126pages, colour frontispiece, monotone plates, and line drawings, Thornton Butterworth.
Stock No. 2
£8

5. A NATURAL HISTORY OF BRITISH BUTTERFLIES
F W FROHAWK, A NATURAL HISTORY OF BRITISH BUTTERFLIES, 1924, 2 vols, folio, with the Foreword, dated 1914, by Lord Rothschild who sponsored Frohawk for many years to undertake the production of the work, 4 plain and 60 colour plates, blue cloth binding, contents are reasonably good with clean plates, but bindings worn with minor blemishes and loosening, library stamps but not on plates, without the dust jackets. Hutchison.
Stock No. 3
£180

6. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF BRITISH BUTTERFLIES
F W FROHAWK, THE COMPLETE BOOK OF BRITISH BUTTERFLIES, 1934, 8vo, 384 pp, 34 colour plates and 160 text illustrations, green cloth binding, without dustjacket, Ward Lock & Co.
Stock No. 4
£65

7. BUTTERFLIES, MOTHS, OTHER INSECTS AND CREATURES OF THE COUNTRYSIDE
FURNEAUX W, BUTTERFLIES, MOTHS, OTHER INSECTS AND CREATURES OF THE COUNTRYSIDE, 1927, 12 colour plates and text illustrations, 8vo, Westminster Press.
Stock No. 6
£12

8. OUR COUNTRY’S BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS
GORDON W J, OUR COUNTRY’S BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, 1910, 269 pages, 5 x 7”, 33 fine chromolitho plates Day & Co.
Stock No. 7
£15

9. POCKET-BOOK OF BRITISH BUTTERFLIES MOTHS AND OTHER WINGED INSECTS
HALL C A, POCKET-BOOK OF BRITISH BUTTERFLIES MOTHS AND OTHER WINGED INSECTS, 1931, 149 pages, 48 plates many colour showing over 300 species, A & C Black.
Stock No. 8
£6

10. BUTTERFLY AND MOTH COLLECTING
HODGE A E, BUTTERFLY AND MOTH COLLECTING, 1919, 128 pages, black and white plates and text illustrations, C A Pearson Ltd.
Stock No. 9
£8

11. BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS OF THE COUNTRYSIDE
HULME F E,, BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS OF THE COUNTRYSIDE, not dated c1920, quarto, 300 pages, 35 colour plates by the author each depicting several species, most of the British butterflies are featured as are many of the larger moths, a fine copy in red cloth binding, Hutchinson.
Stock No. 10
£35

12. MIGRATION AND DISPERSAL OF INSECTS BY FLIGHT
JOHNSON C G, MIGRATION AND DISPERSAL OF INSECTS BY FLIGHT, 1969, xxii-764 pages, illustrated, Methuen & Co Ltd.
Stock No. 11
£35

13. BULLETIN OF THE HILL MUSEUM,
JOICEY J J, BULLETIN OF THE HILL MUSEUM,, 1921, 200pp, 24 photographs of lepidoptera and 8 of the museum and other subjects, (vol 1 no. 1), issued from the Hill Museum Witley, Surrey, Dale & Son.
Stock No. 12
Sold

14. BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS SHOWN TO THE CHILDREN
KELMAN J H, BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS SHOWN TO THE CHILDREN, nd c.1920, xvi-94 pages, 48 colour plates, d/w, very good copy, T C & E C Jack.
Stock No. 13
£10

15. BUTTEFLIES AND MOTHS
KELMAN J H, & WOOD T,, BUTTEFLIES AND MOTHS, (1950’s), xvi-94pp, 48 colour plates, Nelson.
Stock No. 14
£7

16. BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
KIRBY W E, BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, c.1910, 8vo, lii-468 pages, 70 colour plates illustrating all the butterflies and common moths, green cloth, good, with dustjacket, early impressions of this work have the plates printed on one side only, Routledge.
Stock No. 15
£45

17. BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS IN ROMANCE AND REALITY
KIRBY W F, BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS IN ROMANCE AND REALITY, 1926 reprint of 1913 edition, 8vo, 178 pages, advertisements bound in at back, 28 colour plates, cloth, very fresh copy, The Sheldon Press.
Stock No. 17
£22

18. HISTORY OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON, 1833-1933,
NEAVE S A, AND OTHERS, HISTORY OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON, 1833-1933,, 1933, xlvi-224 pages, 8 photographic plates, a useful account of the society’s development and its personalities, London.
Stock No. 18
£35

19. TEXT BOOK OF BRITISH BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS
NEWMAN L W & LEEDS H A, TEXT BOOK OF BRITISH BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, 1913, 220 pages, with detailed tables of English/scientific names, appearance times, habitats and foodplants, excellent condition, Gibbs and Bamford.
Stock No. 19
£14

20. TEXT BOOK OF BRITISH BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS
NEWMAN L W & LEEDS J W, TEXT BOOK OF BRITISH BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, 1913, 220 pages, with detailed tables of English/scientific names, appearance times, habitats and foodplants, beautifully bound in half red calf with Woodbridge School crest on front cover, spine with raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration, marbled endpapers and edges, prize label on inside front cover, small mark on cloth of back cover otherwise a really nice copy, Gibbs and Bamford
Stock No. 1039
£30

21. BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS AT HOME AND ABROAD
ROWLAND-BROWN H, BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS AT HOME AND ABROAD, 1912, 271 pages, 21 colour plates mounted on grey backing pages with index keys, each plate shows several species of butterfly with larvae and pupae, blue cloth binding with colour plate on front cover. T Fisher Unwin.
Stock No. 21
£25

22. THE ENTOMOLOGICAL LOG-BOOK
SCORER A G, THE ENTOMOLOGICAL LOG-BOOK, 1913, 374 pp, ‘dictionary of life histories and food plants of the British Lepidoptera’, vi-374 pages each Geo Routledge & Sons.
Stock No. 22
£30

23. BUTTERFLIES and how to identify them
SEDGWICK S N, BUTTERFLIES and how to identify them, 1917, 2nd 63pp, folding colour plate, illustrated., 4x6”, C H Kelly.
Stock No. 23
£6

24. MOTHS OF THE MONTHS and how to identify them
SEDGWICK S N, MOTHS OF THE MONTHS and how to identify them, 1919, 60pp, colour folding plate, illustrated, Epworth.
Stock No. 24
£5

25. BRITISH BUTTERFLIES
STEWART A M, BRITISH BUTTERFLIES, 1922, viii-88 pages, 8 colour and 8 monotone plates, pictures of all the British butterflies, A & C Black.
Stock No. 25
£8

26. BRITISH BUTTERFLIES
STEWART A M, BRITISH BUTTERFLIES, 1934, 88 pages, colour pictures of all the British butterflies, other illust., d/w, A & C Black.
Stock No. 26
£10

27. MIGRATION OF BUTTERFLIES
WILIAMS C B, MIGRATION OF BUTTERFLIES, 1930, 374 pages, hardback, Oliver & Boyd.
Stock No. 27
£30.

28. DAYS WITH A BUTTERFLY NET
BELL J H, DAYS WITH A BUTTERFLY NET, No date ?1931, 130 pages, poor binding, complete, Watkins & Doncaster.
Stock No. 1102
£15

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