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Butterfly-Hunting in Many Lands: Notes of a Field Naturalist

by Longstaff, G.B.

  • Hardback £125.00
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  • Catalogue No : 32887
  • Published : 1912
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : xviii, [ii], 729
  • Publisher : Longmans, Green & Co
  • Published In : London
  • Illustrations : col frontis, 6 chromolitho plates, 9 plain plates

Description:

Reissued October, 1912 (1st publshed February, 1912). Includes translations of papers by Fritz Müller on the scent-organs of butterflies and moths, with a note by E.B. Poulton. Includes notes on the land mollusca by Mrs. G.B. Longstaff.

Condition

8vo, orig. cloth, gt, one corner bumped, edges spotted. Front hinge cracked but firm; owner's book-plate to front pastedown. Inscribed by Walter Garstang to endpaper. W. Garstang (1868–1949) was a zoologist who ‘made fundamental contributions to biological theory…and for more than half a century was one of the outstanding personalities of British zoology" (Obituary, Journal of the Marine Biological Assoc. of the U.K., Vol 29, No. 3, 1951). He was also a poet, whose poems include 'The Ballad of the Veliger or How the Gastropod Got Its Twist' (first published in 1928). His poems were collected and published posthumously 'Larval Forms and Other Zoological Verses' (1951).

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