London & New York: Collins & Van Nostrand, 1953. Large folio. Frontis and plates. Three quarter publisher's red morocco and marbled boards. Ink gift inscription on colophon page, light handsoiling to endsheets, spine faintly scuffed, else fine in edgeworn slipcase. First edition, deluxe issue. Bibliography by Handasyde Buchanan and James Fisher, and list of species by Fisher. One of 295 numbered copies, specially printed and bound, and signed by the collaborators. The most desirable issue of one of the most sought after modern secondary works on ornithological illustrations. (Inventory #: WRCLIT20508)
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