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British Moths and their Haunts

by Newman, L.H.

  • Hardback £30.00
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  • Catalogue No : 36148
  • Published : [1949]
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 143

Description:

Attractive dust-jacket design by Creina Glegg. With a forword by Peter Scott, the famous artist and naturalist and the author's colleague at the BBC. L. Hugh Newman (1909-1993) was one of the most distinguished butterfly farmers in the UK. His father, Leonard Newman, was an acknowledged entomologist, started Britain's first butterfly farm, in 1894 at Bexley, Kent, which in due course he passed on to his son. Hugh Newman provided researchers, collectors and garden lovers with butterflies. Among his clients was Winston Churchill, who periodically bought butterflies from his farm to release them in his garden at Chartwell. Newman was also an entomology writer and BBC radio presenter (Nature Parliament).

Condition

Vg in d/w (some wear, with loss to spine ends, a few chips and tears to edges, with small loss in several places, including two letters from the title on front panel; in protective sleeve).

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