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Stanley A. Gorodenski stanlep at
Mon Jan 8 19:16:17 EST 2001

It is interesting that Holland's Butterfly Book does not seem to suffer
from the same poor plate reproductions in its numerous printings as the
Moth Book does.  The plates in my book, which I am certain I bought new
around 1960 although the copyright dates are way before my time, are
nice and clear.  I notices on the page that gives all the copyrights
that in 1931 29 new plates were added (to the Butterfly Book).  This is
pretty close to the rumor of 28 for the Moth Book.  I wonder if the
person who started the rumor got the two books mixed up.
Leptraps at wrote:
> I was given a 1906 edition of The Moth Book when I was 13 years old. It was
> like new. (Not the case now, it looks like a 1906 book) The plates are still
> very clear and bright. I came across another 1906 copy in a book store in
> Tupelo, Mississippi in 1996. It was like new as well, and a bargain at
> $25.00. The plates are excellent.
> I have two copies of the Dover edition, compared to the plates in the 1906
> edition, they (Dover) look almost blurred.
> I do not know if there is any truth, nor do I wish to start a rumor, but many
> years ago, I heard that there were 28 addition plates that were never
> included in the original printing. Has anyone else know of this or is it just
> a rumor.
> Cheers,
> Leroy C. Koehn
> 202 Redding Road
> Georgetown, KY  40324
> Tele.: 502-50\70-9123
> Cell: 502-803-5422
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