British moths and their transformations

moths112aArranged and illustrated in a series of plates by H.N.Humphreys. With characters and descriptions by J.O. Westwood. Vol. 1. London, William Smith, 1843

Given to Radley College Natural History Library by W.F. Rose.

Rev. William Francis Rose entered Radley in 1856 when William Sewell was Warden. He was given this book in 1903, in memory of an unnamed friend. It came to Radley on his death in 1916.

This is one of a number of very fine illustrated books which formed the Natural History Society Library and demonstrates the quality of research material available to the boys of the Society. Every known moth, its caterpillar and it food plants is illustrated in a hand-coloured plate, alongside detailed scientific description of its habits and habitats.