£15.00

Publisher

Victor Gollancz Ltd.

Place

London

Date

1979

Synopsis

Introduction by ian niall.

Item Description

FIRST EDITION. 4to. 9.75 x 10.5 inches. [xxi] pp. letterpress + 123 numbered plates Bound in original brown cloth, gilt with black block of author's monogram on front board, in pictorial dust wrapper. A very good copy. Illustrated by 123 colour plates with captions. Decorated by title page vignette. Studies of Seabirds, Waders, Geese, Ducks and Swans, Birds of Prey and Miscellaneous Birds. Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe (1901-79) was a renowned bird artist, but also illustrated numerous other books on wildlife and rural life, including six books by Henry Williamson from Tarka the Otter (1932 edition) onwards, and later many Ladybird books. He also illustrated Alison Uttley and Ian Niall, who wrote the introduction to this title and published the biography of Tunnicliffe in 1980. Niall (1916-2002), who sometimes wrote under his real name of John McNeillie, was a prolific rural life writer and novelist from Galloway.

[Stock No. 27127]

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