Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Liberally laced with contemporary quotations, this book brings to life the past three hundred years of butterfly study, with details of early societies, collecting equipment, biographies of 101 deceased lepidopterists, with portraits where available, as well as the chequered history in Britain of some 35 species of butterfly. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: This entertaining and informative book traces the history of butterfly collection in Britain from the seventeenth century, when the study of natural history had its beginnings. Our knowledge of butterflies is the result of four hundred years of collection and study. However, butterfly collecting is a controversial subject today, and given the present state of butterfly populations, indiscriminate gathering of specimens can no longer be justified.
In addition to giving a history of butterfly collecting in Britain, this beautifully illustrated volume describes the equipment used and gives brief biographies of 101 deceased lepidopterists. The book is generously laced with anecdotes and quotations, and includes many contemporary monochrome portraits, accounts of selected species of historical interest, and an appraisal of the effects of collecting and of current conservation policies. Appendixes list all the British and Irish butterflies with their earlier, often confusing, and sometimes fanciful vernacular names, and provide a chronological account of entomological societies, publications, and significant events in the canon of British entomology.
The Aurelian Legacy is a fascinating account of the men and women who have made valuable contributions to our knowledge of British butterflies and of their early and often complex history. It is not only a good read but also an excellent reference source for current and future lepidopterists as well as social historians.
Inhaltsangabe: Although the collecting of butterflies is today an emotive subject, it is impossible to separate a history of British butterflies from a history of their collectors, without whose activities our knowledge of the identification, occurrence, distribution, and variation of British butterflies would be much the poorer. Liberally laced with contemporary quotations, this book brings to life the past three hundred years of butterfly study, with details of early societies, collecting equipment, biographies of 101 deceased lepidopterists, with portraits where available, as well as the chequered history in Britain of some 35 species of butterfly. The colour plates include some of the finest butterfly illustrations ever.
Buchbeschreibung Harley Books, London, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Dust wrapper lightly marked, edges busty, clean and unmarked internally. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000968
Buchbeschreibung Harley., 2000. Buchzustand: fine. Hard Cover. Book- Near fine. Dj- Good, spine sunned. 11x8.5. 432pp. Colour frontis, 41 colour plates, 162 b/w illus, illus endpapers. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1160013
Buchbeschreibung Harley Books, United Kingdom, 2000. Large Format Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good +. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good +. 432pp, bw & col illus. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 16024
Buchbeschreibung Harley Books, 2000. 0946589402, 2000. 11" x 8.5". hardback with dustwrapper. 432 pages. many black + white and some colour photographs and illustrations. excellent condition. near fine/ near fine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 12010
Buchbeschreibung Great Horkesley Colchester Essex: Harley Books, 2000. 27.5 x 21 cm. 432 pp. Numerous text illustrations including full colour plates of butterflies from paintings and photographs. Original green papered boards; gilt spine title. Dustwrapper. ISBN 0-946589-40-2. First edition. Fine / Fine (a new copy which is in stock). A heavy book, so please contact me for postal charge. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 5231
Buchbeschreibung Harley Books, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 10.87 X 8.35 X 1.26 inches. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 24842
Buchbeschreibung Harley Books in Association with The Natural History Museu, Colchester, 2000. Cloth and Board. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New. With additional material by Peter Marren and Basil Harley.A history of British butterflies cannot be seperated from that of their collectors,since our knowledge of them is the result of four hundred years of collection and study.A mere fifty years ago many now uncommon species were widespread and abundant--their subsequent seemingly irreversible decline owing more to changes in land management and the environment than to past collecting.However,given the present state of butterfly populations indiscriminate collecting can no longer be justified.432 pages detailed text with many illustrations throughout. As New (NKY-3L) Size: Quarto. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003128
Buchbeschreibung Brill Academic Pub, Colchester, Essex, 2000. Cloth, d.j. Buchzustand: Fine. 0946589402 432 pages. Few color and numerous black & white illustrations. A new unread copy. U.S. orders are shipped from our Lewiston, New York location. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 034973
Buchbeschreibung HARLEY BOOKS ESSEX, 2000. NEW HARDBACK BOOK - MINT/MINT. WITH ADDITIONAL MATERIAL BY PETER MARREN AND BASIL HARLEY. THIS THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, HIGHLY INFORMATIVE, AND ENJOYABLE BOOK INCLUDES A SHORT HISTORY OF BUTTERFLY COLLECTING IN BRITAIN AND OF THE EQUIPMENT USED; BRIEF BIOGRAPHIES OF 101 DECEASED LEPIDOPTERISTS, GENEROUSLY LACED WITH ANECDOTES AND QUOTATIONS, AND MANY CONTEMPORARY MONOCHROME PORTRAITS; ACCOUNTS OF SELECTED SPECIES OF HISTORICAL INTEREST; AND AN APPRAISAL OF THE EFFECT OF COLLECTING AND OF CURRENT CONSERVATION POLICIES. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 23128
Buchbeschreibung HARLEY BOOKS, 2000. Buchzustand: New. 1ST. With additional material by Peter Marren & Basil Harley. 432 pp. 41 colour plates & 162 bw illustrations. 11 x 8.5 inches. Illus endpapers. Blue cloth title dec gt spine. Fine in illus dw sunned at front & spine. New. Unread. Published @ £49.95. Heavy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 23128