A Natural History of the British Butterflies, Vol. 1

A Natural History of the British Butterflies, Vol. 1 : Their World-Wide Variation and Geographical Distribution; A Text-Book for Students and Collectors (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Natural History of the British Butterflies, Vol. 1: Their World-Wide Variation and Geographical Distribution; A Text-Book for Students and Collectors In presenting this volume to my brother lepidopterists, some little explanation is necessary. Although it is essentially vol. Viii of The Natural History of the British Lepidoptera, it has been appearing for a considerable time in parts as A Natural History of the British Butterflies. The real reason for publishing this volume out of its proper order was threefold The large amount of material on the group that had been slowly amassing during the last twenty years, and the increasmg difficulty of dealing with it (2) the fact that a really good scientific work on British butterflies was an undoubted desideratum among advanced workers; and (3) the long time which must necessarily elapse before the material to be dealt with in the two intermediate volumes. Vi and vii, can possibly be worked out and prepared for publication; volume v is being cleared up for publication contemporaneously with this. It is trusted that these reasons Will be considered sufficient to excuse my action. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 548 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 28mm | 726g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243078749
  • 9780243078745