BUCKLER, William. 19484

£35

Description

Autograph Letter Signed, to Mrs. Hutchinson, expressing his gratitude for the Larvae of Vanessa C.Albumen, and the opportunity of drawing them, “a species I have wished for as many years”. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches, minor blemishes only. Lumley House, Emsworth, Hants., 22 August 1865. William Buckler (1814-1884), English painter and entomologist who specialised in Lepidoptera. He is the illustrator and (along with John Hellins) author of The Larvae of the British Butterflies and Moths. The 164 plates of hand-coloured illustrations took thirty years to complete.