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Roberts (Dr. Austin)

THE BIRDS OF SOUTH AFRICA (First edition)

Published: ondon & Johannesburg, June, 1940

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463 pages, colour frontispiece, 56 colour plates, diagrams, original blue cloth, gilt titling on the spine and measurement ruler in gilt on the back cover - recased preserving the backstrip, foxing on the backs of the plates (the paper used for plates is curious as it seems to be coated only on the printed side), the title page is foxed, the contents are slightly curled at the edges but are free of foxing, some light spotting on the page edges.

Published for the Trustees of the South African Bird Book Fund. London: H.F. & G. Witherby Ltd. Johannesburg: The Central News Agency Ltd.

The scarce first issue of this standard work. The first impression was published on 8th June 1940 and the second impression on 17th December of the same year.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo (225 x 160 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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