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SA Auction #83 begins on 18 Jun 2020

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Mackworth-Price, C W, and Captain C H B Grant

African Handbook of Birds. 1 Birds of Eastern and North-Eastern Africa (2 vols). 2 Birds of the Southern Third of Africa (2 vols)

Published: Longmans Green and Co, London, 1957-1963

Edition: Firsts

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The is a fine 4-vol set (ie it excludes the 2 vols on West Central and Western Africa).

Until the 7-vol Birds of Africa [see Lot 318] came out, this was the most comprehensive study of African ornithology. 

  • Birds of Eastern and North-Eastern Africa. Vol 1 806 pp, Vol 2 1091 pp, profusely illustrated in colour and b/w. 
  • Birds of the Souhern Third of Africa. Vol 1 688 pp, Vol 2 747 pp, profusely illustrated in colour and b/w.                        
  • Jacket Condition: Good +
  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: 220 x 145 x 190; 4.6 kg
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
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  • Trade Associations: AA Approved

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