Edited by C.G.C. Dickson with the collaboration of Dr. D.M. Kroon.
670 pages, frontispiece portrait, folding map, 198 colour plates, quarter navy leather with blue cloth boards - the back cover is insect scarred along the fore-edge, red title label gilt on spine, top edge dyed light blue, a very good copy.
Editor's note: 'This is the first definitive work devoted solely to South African butterflies. Illustrated with 198 plates in full colour, this comprehensive record of no less than 780 species is unique in the world of Ledidoptera. Most of the butterflies are depicted life-size. There are also superb reproductions of 38 hand-painted life cycles of Hesperiidea by Gowan C. Clark, the renowned natural history artist and Lepidopterist. The text includes known distributional records, field observations, times of appearance, amongst other interesting data. A detailed index provides easy access to all species.'
The Subscriber's edition bound in quarter leather numbered 51 to 300 copies. This copy is number 233.
- Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
- Size: 4to (290 x 220 mm)
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