UMass Amherst
William H. Edward

The Butterflies of North America, vol. 1
Philadelphia: American Entomological Society, 1879
3 v. 152 col. plates. 30 x 24 cm

Call no.: QL543.E26 1879 +

Among the showiest of insects, butterflies have long made fine fodder for illustrators of natural history. The three volume Butterflies of North America by the American entomologist, William H. Edward, is a particularly fine example from the late 19th century of what butterflies can do for an illustrator.

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