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Hawk-moths of Great Britain and Europe

by Newman, L.H.

Signed
  • Hardback £25.00
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  • Catalogue No : 37254
  • Published : 1965
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : xxii, 148
  • Publisher : Cassell
  • Published In : London
  • Illustrations : 23 col + 21 b/w plates

Description:

1st edition. This book is one of 350 numbered and signed copies. 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, 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

8vo, orig. cloth, light spotting to edges. Owner's bookplate and name to endpaper. Light foxing to prelims. Vg. This is no. 30 of 350 numbered and signed copies.

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