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Notebook - Butterflies

Notebook - Butterflies

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Our A5 notebooks feature beautiful cover designs using images from our collection. There are four designs to choose from, and our multipacks containing one of each are great value.

The butterflies notebook bears a cover design featuring work by German-born naturalist and illustrator Maria Sybilla Merian. Aside from its artistic accomplishment, Merian's work has scientific value because she was among the first naturalists to draw insects in the field, and at each stage of their life cycle, setting her apart from prior artist-naturalists.

The Linnean Society is fortunate to possess Merian’s Dissertation in two editions: one coloured from 1719, and another uncoloured from 1726. They are stalwarts of our rare books collection, and among our Library's most beautiful and charismatic items.

On the back cover of the notebook is a quotation by the artist.

You can read more about Merian in The Linnean Special Issue no. 10 ‘The Door Was Opened: Pioneering Women at the Linnean Society...’.

Image: The Menelaus blue morpho butterfly (Morpho menelaus) from Maria Sibylla Merian’s Dissertatio de generatione et metamorphosibus insectorum Surinamensium (1719) .

Size: A5, 148 x 210 mm

Pages: 36 lined

Format: Paperback

Provence: Recycled board cover, colour printing using eco-friendly digital toners. Inner pages are printed with vegetable oil-based ink on 90gsm uncoated recycled paper. Made in Britain.

Producer: The Linnean Society.


We ship internationally, and all orders are picked and packed within 5 working days.

Delivery is by Royal Mail whose delivery aims are advertised on their website. As a rough guide these are:

  • Within UK 2-3 working days
  • Europe 3-5 working days
  • Rest of the world 5-7 working days

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UK: FROM £4.75



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If you are in London, you can collect your order from us Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm. Closest tube stations are Green Park or Piccadilly Circus.

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