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The Aurelian Legacy - a History of British Butterflies and their Collectors: With contributions by Peter Marren and Basil Harley Hardcover – 1 Jan 2000

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Harley Books; 1st edition (1 Jan. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0946589402
  • ISBN-13: 978-0946589401
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 3.2 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 735,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"What can one say about such a beautiful and informative book? It is difficult to express in words what a remarkable publication it is and at such a low price." - W. G. Tremewan, "Entomologist s Gazette" "This information-packed but highly readable account of 300 years of British lepidoptery, practised largely by amateurs, is a must-read for butterfly afficionados and social historians alike." - "Nature" "an extraordinarily readable, accessible and fascinating account of a subculture that has never before been championed in a work for the public. It is a riveting and remarkable book." - Gaden Robinson, "Times Literary Supplement" "This is as splendid a volume as one might hope or wish for ... " - John Fowles, "The Spectator""

What can one say about such a beautiful and informative book? It is difficult to express in words what a remarkable publication it is and at such a low price. - W. G. Tremewan, Entomologist's Gazette This information-packed but highly readable account of 300 years of British lepidoptery, practised largely by amateurs, is a must-read for butterfly afficionados and social historians alike. - Nature an extraordinarily readable, accessible and fascinating account of a subculture that has never before been championed in a work for the public. It is a riveting and remarkable book. - Gaden Robinson, Times Literary Supplement This is as splendid a volume as one might hope or wish for ... - John Fowles, The Spectator

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This history of British butterflies is combined with a history of their collectors, without whose activities our knowledge of the identification, occurrence, distribution and variation would be much poorer. Liberally laced with contemporary quotations, and containing brief biographies and photographic portraits of about 100 early lepidopterists and their equipment, the volume presents 200 years of butterfly study, including the work of members of the Aurelian Society, founded in the early-18th century. Appendixes provide lists of the entomological societies, journals and transactions, and the collectors themselves, together with a check list of the British and Irish butterflies.

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