The Atlantic Islands A Study Of The Faeroe Life And Scene

WILLIAMSON, KENNETH.

£10.00

Publisher

Collins St. James's Place.

Place

London

Date

1948

Synopsis

By kenneth williamson. with a foreword by eric linklater. pen-and-ink drawings by the author, thirty-five photographs and four maps.

Item Description

FIRST EDITION. 8vo 8.75 x 6 inches. 360 pp. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, with gilt block on front board, in pictorial dust wrapper, which is foxed and with edge wear, including head and tail of spine. Deckled edges. Extremities worn and sunned at edges; otherwise a good copy. Illustrated by 23 pages of black and white photographic plates, including frontispiece by map in text and by text figures. Map endpapers. Decorated by publisher's device on title page. Survey of life on the Faeroe Islands. It includes appendices listing the island mammals and birds and a glossary of Faeroese words used in the book. Kenneth Williamson (1914-77), ornithologist, specialising in bird migration, published several titles on birds and island and served on the Faeroes, 1941-45. At the time of writing he was an assistant at the Yorkshire Museum, York and later was Director of the Fair Isle Bird Observatory, 1948-57,

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