The Handbook Of British Birds.




H. F. and G. Witherby Ltd, 5 Warwick Court.





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FIVE VOLUMES. 8vo. 6.5 x 8.75 inches. Vol. I, xl + 348 pp.; Vol. II, xiii + [i] + 368 pp.; Vol. III, x + 399 pp.; Vol. IV, xiv + 471 pp.; Vol. V, xii + 333 pp. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, in dust wrappers, which have sunned spines and a few edge chips. Light wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good set. Illustrated by 157 plates (mostly in colour, with four images per plate), by 37 maps in text and by numerous text figures. Decorated by publisher's devices on verso of title. Revised and corrected reprint of the first edition of 1938-41. The classic reference book on British birds until the much wider geographical coverage of The Birds of the Western Palearctic (1977-94). Harry Forbes Witherby (1873-1943), publisher in the family firm which specialised in bird books, and distinguished ornithologist, had earlier compiled a shorter Practical Handbook of British Birds, 1919-24. The Handbook continued to be reprinted with very little further revision until at least 1958. 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

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