THE NATURAL HISTORY OF ORKNEY (NN 70)
by R.J. Berry
Published by Collins. 1st. 1985
Nearly fine condition in a fine dustwrapper. New Naturalist No. 70. 1st state. One of the rarest New Naturalists with 750 printed in its first state. Colour and b/w photos. In his tracing of the island's evolution from its geological creation to the effects of oil technology; in the detailed, yet fascinating exploration of the plants and animals (and where best to see them), Professor Berry's expertise and enthusiasm is backed by that of local specialists, and Orkney's long tradition of natural history study. Appendices include definitive lists of all the species of flora and fauna on record and an extensive bibliography.
SIGNED by the author to free front endpaper. Also includes a letter to Mr D Wilson from the author. Just a few minor foxspots to top edge of text block. Pictorial dustwrapper is covered with publisher's protective "duraseal" as is correct for a first edition, first state.
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