London: Collins, 1956. Second revised. Cloth. Fine in a Near Fine unclipped DJ. Octavo (6 x 8.5 inches). Green buckram with gilt lettered spine. Minor chip to foot of dj spine otherwise clean and bright. Pp. xviii, 317 with 99 colour photographs of living insects, 7 colour photographs of preserved specimens by S. Beaufoy, EJ Hudson and others, 104 B/W photographs, 8 distribution maps and 40 diagrams.
Note to Second, Revised Edition: Dr. A. D. Imms died on 3 April, 1949. The Editors gratefully acknowledge the assistance and authority of Dr. GC Varley, Hope Professor of Entomology at the University of Oxford, and his colleague Dr. B M Hobby, who have revised the text.
Distinguished by their enticing dust jackets colorfully illustrated by Clifford and Rosemary Ellis, The New Naturalist series encouraged the study of natural history for the general reader in a most appealing format. In the spirit and tradition of the early naturalists, The New Naturalist explores and beautifully documents the natural world in an effort to promote conservation of the native landscape and wildlife of the British Isles. Fine. Item #7025