THE HANDBOOK OF BRITISH BIRDS VOLUMES I - V
Published by H.F. & G. Witherby Ltd.. 1949
Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper. Blue cloth. Gilt titles. 5 Volumes of The Handbook of British Birds. Volume 1 details Crows to Flycatchers: Volume II details Warblers to Owls: Volume III details Hawks to Ducks: Volume IV details Cormorants to Crane: Volume V details Terns to Game-Birds. Each Volume contains coloured & b/w plates, text figures & maps. Each plate is accompanied by detail on habitat, field-characters and general habits, voice, display & posturing, breeding, food, distribution, migrations, description with 2 additional sections.
Wear and some spotting to cover edges. Inscriptions in ink to front endpapers of all volumes. Foxing to outer page edges and some margins of all volumes. Wrappers are browned to spines, with varying degrees of chipping and small tears with loss; also foxed.
Stock no. 2133254