Handbook Of The Birds Of Europe The Middle East And North Africa




Oxford University Press.






The birds of the western palearctic. 9 vols. stanley cramp chief editor. contents: volume i ostrich to ducks. volume ii hawks to bustards. volume iii waders to gulls. volume iv terns to woodpeckers. volume v tyrant flycatchers to thrushes. volume vi warblers. volume vii flycatchers to shrikes. volume viii crows to finches. volume ix buntings and new world warblers. sonagrams reprinted from volume vii. flycatchers to shrikes.

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NINE VOLUMES. 4to. 8.25 x 10.25 inches. Vol. I, 722 pp.; Vol. II, 695 pp.; Vol. III, 913 pp.; Vol. IV, 960 pp.; Vol. V, 1063 pp.; Vol. VI, 728 pp.; Vol. VII, 577 pp.; Vol. VIII, 899 pp.; Vol. IX, 488 pp. Sonagrams, 41 pp. (Total 7860 pp.) Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, with coloured pictorial dust wrappers. Sonagrams in paper wrappers. A MINT CONDITION SET STORED IN ORIGINAL BOXES. All volumes illustrated with endpaper maps, colour plates (including egg plates, a few of which are black and white), red and black distribution maps and other drawings and figures in text. Total of plates, 646. Bibliography and indexes at the end of each volume. Title pages in red and black. The standard work on the birds of Europe and the Mediterranean basin, widening and replacing the earlier classic study edited by H. F. Witherby, The Handbook of British Birds (1938-41). It describes over 740 species (of which about 600 are breeding species) occurring in the Western Palearctic. Each species has entries averaging about six pages of text, with distribution maps which are accompanied by specially commissioned colour plates, with egg plates at the end of each volume. The nine volumes comprise over 7000 pages and nearly 650 colour plates, in addition to numerous maps. and other illustrations in the text. First published 1977-88, Volumes I-V reprinted 1992-94; Volumes VI-IX are first editions. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY SET WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING

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