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Auction #116 begins on 11 Jul 2024

Witherby, Harry F.

Bird Hunting on the White Nile. A Naturalist's Experiences in the Soudan

Published: The Office of Knowledge, London, 1902, London, 1902

Edition: First Edition

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 Original light brown cloth, spine and cover lettered in black, cover decorated in black, yellow endpapers, top edge gilt. Photographic frontispiece, illustrations in the text. Spine slightly leaning, a touch rubbed: a near-fine copy.

The ornithologist Harry Witherby's account of his journey to and research on the White Nile. Witherby (1873-1943) travelled extensively to aid his research, visiting Iran, Russia, and Africa, even taking his wife with him on his travels and teaching her how to skin birds on their honeymoon. Witherby created the British Birds magazine, served as president of the British Ornithologists' Union, was made an honorary member of the American Ornithologists' Union, and was the first to start a bird ringing scheme. 

Published by The Office of "Knowledge". London. 1902.

  • Binding Condition: Near fine
  • Overall Condition: Near Fine
  • Size: 8 Vo
  • Sold By: White Eagle Books
  • Contact Person: Andrew Saidi
  • Country: United Kingdom
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