Subscribers' Edition: 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 boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt - bound by Leighton Straker Bookbinders Ltd., London. light foxing on the backs of the plates but the printed rectos are unaffected, 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. 125 Presented to: Lt.Col & Mrs John Reid.
Signed by the author, artist and Hon. Sec. and Trustee, S. African Bird Book Fund (John Voelcker)
The inscription on one of the front free endpapers reads: With Kind regards, J M Voelker
Published for the Trustees of the South African Bird Book Fund H.F. & G. Witherby Ltd & Johannesburg, The Central News Agency Ltd.
- Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
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