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

by Longstaff, G.B.

  • Hardback
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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


Reissued October, 1912 (1st publshed February, 1912). Appendix includes translations of a series of papers by Fritz Müller on the scent-organs of butterflies and moths, with a note by E.B. Poulton. The preface explains that this work aimed ‘to put into readable form the technical diaries of a wandering entomologist’. The work includes chapters on George Blundell Longstaff’s (1849-1921) lepidoptera collecting activities around the world including; India and Ceylon, 1903-4; China, Japan, Canada, 1904; Algeria, 1905; South Africa, 1905; West Indies and South America, 1906-7; Ceylon, 1908; Egypt and the Sudan, 1909; New Zealand and Australia, 1910. Includes 6 chromolithographic plates by Horace Knight and his son Edgar S. Knight.


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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