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Buckler's monumental 9-volume work was published over thirty years, from 1885 onwards. This superb Pisces CD-book brings Volume 1 back to life. The other volumes are due to be published in this format over the next few years.
From the publisher's announcement:
William Buckler's 9 volumes on the larvae of the butterflies and moths represented a monumental feat of artistry over nearly 30 years. Published by the Ray Society in 1885, Volume 1 covers, with a very few exceptions, all the British species of butterfly at the time. Some of the nomenclature has since changed, but the species and life-cycle descriptions and the 17 plates of hand-coloured illustrations remain invaluable, although they are rarely seen.
Pisces Conservation are delighted to release Volume 1 in electronic form, with the kind permission of the Ray Society. We plan to publish the other volumes in the future.
Vol. 1 is available on CD-ROM, for Windows PCs and Macs, with fully searchable text and hyperlinks for ease of navigation.
The quality of reproduction of illustrations and text is excellent.
The book is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format (with free Reader software supplied), allowing high-quality printing of the text and plates.