Constance Stokes - Art&Life

Butterflies and larger moths of the world

John Gould Facsimiles

Now published - Butterflies of the Neotropical Region Part I (New and Revised Edition)

A new and revised edition with entirely new text throughout. Includes two new genera in the Papilionidae. A complete revision of all known species and genera (including major synonymies) in both families, Papilionidae and Pieridae.

Colour images throughout of specimens, from modern, high definition digital scans of original photographs made by the author (1980-2014), as well as more recent images made by him, and contributions from other sources of material not available in BMNH. 

Separate chapters discussing History & Philosophy of Science of Taxonomy with reference to the earliest literature.  Also includes a 9-page glossary of terms, and 16-page general Natural History photographic dedication to mark the completion by the author, of his renowned series of 24 volumes on the Butterflies of the World (1971-2016).

Extent is 273 pages + 14 prelims., laminated dust jacket with French Fold on boards. Print run 350 copies.  


Just published - Constance Stokes - Art & Life (April 2015)

Constance Stokes: Art & Life, researched and written by her daughter Lucilla Wyborn d’Abrera, is the first serious book to be published devoted exclusively to the life and works of Constance Stokes. Also included are two major essays by renowned art historians and authors, Dr. Jane Clark and Felicity St. John Moore. The Foreword is engagingly written in her inimitable style by the author/journalist, Anne Summers.

By Lucilla Wyborn d'Abrera

Print run 500 copies only - available for purchase at all good book shops, National Gallery of Victoria Bookshop, Bookshop of the Art Gallery of NSW, and other art gallery bookshops throughout Australia

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Recently published (2012-2013) - Saturniidae Mundi Part II

This volume is the long-awaited Part II, which completes the three-volume series (Part I - 1995, Part III - 1998) treating the Saturniid Moths of the World. The work, as with the other volumes, is based on the peerless collections of the Natural History Museum (BMNH) in London.

By Bernard d'Abrera
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