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Parts of this book were published in the "Spolia Zeylanica? in 1918-1919. This book is a thorough study of butterflies in Sri Lanka, and the author describes 233 different kinds. There are 8 plates in this book, out of which 2 are in colour. This book is a reprint of the 1924 edition. Printed Pages: 156. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 66408
Inhaltsangabe: The book contains Pioneering studies based on field observations were published by Walter Ormiston,a tea planter from Kalupahani, Haldumille, in 1924, Lionel Gilbert Ollyet Woodhouse and Henry in 1942 and by Woodhouse again in 1950. Bernard d'Abrera published The butterflies of Ceylon in 1998 based on examination of specimens in the Natural History Museum in London. Recently, papers have been published on status of particular butterfly families, check-lists of various localities, life-cycles and natural history as well as butterfly migration.
Titel: The Butterflies of Ceylon
Verlag: Asian Educational Services
Auflage: 2nd edition.
Buchbeschreibung London, Taylor & Francis, 1905. 8vo (22.7 x 15.3 cm). xxii, 511, [vi] pp., ten full-colour plates with explanatory text leaves; 93 (groups of) text engravings. Original blindstamped burgundy cloth. Spine with gilt lines and title.l The very rare first edition. A second part - also rare - appeared in 1907. In 1939 they were followed by a second edition, which was expanded and updated but the first volume has only three plates, instead of ten. Uncut, partly unopened. Inscribed by the author in the top margin of the title page. With author's inscription in the top margin of the title page. Binding weak, inner hinges starting. Library plate on front pastedown; two stamps on title, shallow blindstamp in the lower margin of the title, label and library number on the spine, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Artikel-Nr. 70177
Buchbeschreibung Hill House, Melbourne, 1998. Buchzustand: Fine. 224, 40+ colour plates, colour photos. 280x218mm. HB. Fine in d/w (very small nick to top of spine) . Presentation copy from the author to Pamela Gilbert, former Entomology librarian at NHM, London: 'doyenne of lep. Librarians & "den mother" to several generations of Entomologists!'. All 245 species are illustrated in colour. Historical notes and portraits of famous entomologists associated with Ceylon. Only 500 copies printed. Now out of print and scarce. . Artikel-Nr. 29576