|The Aurelian Legacy|
This entertaining and informative book charts the history of British butterflies and their collectors since the seventeenth century, a time when serious interest in natural history had its beginnings. It contains brief biographies, with contemporary portraits where available, of 101 deceased lepidopterists, generously laced with anecdotes and quotations from their own and others' accounts of their exploits.
Hardback 431pp, 14 Col plates, b/w illus
M.Salmon, Harley Books, 2000