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Roberts (Dr. Austin)

THE BIRDS OF SOUTH AFRICA (Subscribers' Edition)

Illustrated by Norman C.K. Lighton

Published: H.F. & G. Witherby Ltd. & Johannesburg,, Johannesburg,

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Subscribers’ Edition, number 85 of 125 copies: xxxii, 463 pages, colour frontispiece with a tissue guard, list of subscribers, 56 colour plates, diagrams, half brick red morocco, titled gilt on the spine, cream cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt – bound by Leighton Straker Bookbinders Ltd., London. The spine is slightly faded and stained along the edges of the back, the cream cloth is soiled as if often the case, a very good copy.

First published on 8th June 1940

The limitation page reads, ‘The Birds of South Africa, Subscribers’ Edition. Limited to 125 copies.

Copy no. 85

Presented to: Roley Cullinan, Esq. Signed by the author, artist and Hon. Sec. and Trustee, S. African Bird Book Fund (John Voelcker)

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (225 x 155 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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