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Meinertzhagen (Col. R.)


Published under the authority of the Egyptian Government

Published: Hugh Rees,, London, 1930

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2 volumes, 700 pages - continuously paginated, frontispiece portrait of Nicoll in volume 1, 3 folding colour maps, 31 colour and 6 black & white plates by Lodge, Grönvold and Green, many text illustrations, green cloth, titled gilt on upper covers and backs, edges uncut, corners bumped, light foxing on page edges, a very good set.

'He edited Nicoll's Birds of Egypt in 1930. Michael J. Nicoll was a friend and Assistant Director of the Zoological Gardens at Giza, who attempted to write a comprehensive guide to the ornithology of Egypt, but died in 1925 before it could be published. Meinerthagen was approached by Nicoll's widow in 1926 to complete the work which her husband had left about two thirds finished before his death. Nicoll had intended his work to supercede Shelley's 'A Handbook to the Birds of Egypt.' The work was finished by Meinertzhagen with contributions of his own independent research and illustrations. It was printed with the title Nicoll's Birds of Egypt by Col. R. Meinertzhagen.

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Set
  • Size: 4to (330 x 270 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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