Emperors, Admirals and Chimney Sweepers by Peter Marren
“This book is a delight, a gentle, witty and erudite exploration of lepidoptera.” John Wright, Country Life
The first ever comprehensive book about the naming of British butterflies and moths, this beautiful book, written with Peter Marren’s usual wit and insight, takes you on a journey back to a time before the arts and science were divided. When entomologists were also poets and painters, and when a gift for vivid language went hand-in-hand with a deep pre-Darwinian fascination for the emerging natural world.
Paperback, 282 pages
Size: 216 x 170 mm
We'll ship your order within 3 to 5 working days via post. Our packaging is 100% recyclable. If you need your order in a rush, drop us a line and we'll see what we can do.
Returns and refunds
We hope you love your order, but if for any reason you're not happy with your purchase, please return it within 14 days and we'll exchange it or refund you.
About Little Toller Books
Toller n river valley in West Dorset. Recorded in the Domesday
survey as Tolre, derived from a Celtic word for stream in a hollow valley.
Little Toller Books was born in 2008 as an imprint of the Dovecote Press, a family-run publishing company that has specialised in books about rural life and local history since 1974. Little Toller was started with a singular purpose: to revive forgotten and classic books about nature and rural life in the British Isles.
The success of Little Toller’s Nature Classics has enabled it to grow into an independent publisher, attuned to writers and artists who seek inventive ways to reconnect us with the natural world and to celebrate the places we live in.