The Butterfly Guide: A Pocket Manual for the Ready Identification of the Commoner Species Found in the United States and Canada (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Butterfly Guide: A Pocket Manual for the Ready Identification of the Commoner Species Found in the United States and Canada

Recent advances in the arts make it possible to illustrate books at much less cost than formerly. An important invention is the process of printing in three colors from half-tone plates. The author of this manual was one of the first to use this process in illustrating a work upon the lepidoptera. When The Butter?y Book appeared he received letters from many scientific friends expressing their wonder. Among those who wrote to him was Dr. Samuel Hubbard Scudder, the Nestor among American lepidopterists, who has since passed away. He said: I am simply astonished at the fidelity to nature displayed by the plates in your book, and at the low price at which the new process permits it to be sold.

That The Butter?y Book met a real need is shown by the fact that more than thirty thousand copies have already found purchasers. It is, however, a biggish book. The publishers, Messrs. Doubleday, Page Co., have asked me to get up a little pocket manual of the butter?ies, similar in form to the Flower Guide, which has been most cordially received by the public. I have therefore prepared the following pages, to which in the gracious phrase of our forefathers I now invite the attention of the gentle reader.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - William Jacob Holland


Published Date - August 26 2019

ISBN - 9780265165881

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.6 cm

Page Count - 238

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