This work is a revised and updated work, with 36 additional descriptions and 12 colour illustrations incorporated. Features detailed in formation on all known butterflies in the Southern African region: their description; distribution; habitat; habits; and larval foods. The illustrations of all known species and subspecies are mostly life-size. Forty detailed life history paintings by Gowan Clarke are included. This second edition also features facsimile reproductions of the 20 radio talks given by Ken Pennington in 1965; and short biographies on some of the colourful personalities amongst Southern African lepidopterists such as George Arnold and Margaret Fountaine who shook off her conventional Victorian upbringing to travel the world, inspiring two books and having four butterflies named after her.
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Book Description A.D. Donker, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Book in very good plus condition. Very clean contents and boards. No inscriptions. Top right hand corner of flyleaf of list of collectors creased. A little rubbed and worn on blue front endpaper where endpaper joins inside of front board . Base of spine slightly rubbed. Wrapper in very good condition. Has benefitted from presence of removable protective jacket. Heavy volume which will cost extra to post. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14251092098
Book Description Ad. Donker Publisher, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Poor. First Edition. 670 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The dustjacket is much worn, creased, marked all about. It is sure. The blue boards are good-looking and healthy. There is some light wear to the bottom edges. The frontispage has a gift inscription (not from the authors and editors). The paper trims have some light handling / storage marks. The contents are most gratifying. They are bright, fresh, very clean, very clear, benevolent, generous, diligent, most competent. fk. Bookseller Inventory # cdjy
Book Description Donker, Johannesburg, 1978. Book Condition: Very good. 670, 198 col plates, folding map. 285x210mm. HB. Vg in d/w. A few small indentations to front board and front panel of d/w. 1st edition. . Bookseller Inventory # 32897
Book Description London : AD. Donker, 1978. Karton. Zust.: Gutes Exemplar. Obere Buchrückenkante leicht lichtrandig, sonst sehr guter Zustand 670 S. ; 198 Farbtafeln ; 1 Karte Englisch 2755g. Bookseller Inventory # 801351