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23 Jan 2020 16:30 GMT

Skead, C J (editor)*; John Voelcker (foreword)

The Canaries, Seedeaters and Buntings of Southern Africa

*In collaboration with Jack Vincent, Cecily Niven, G R McLachlan and J M Winterbottom. Colour plates by C G Davies, D M Henry, C E Talbot, Norman Lighton, and John Perry. B/w diagram by P A Clancey

Published: For the South African Bird Book Fund; distributed by the CNA, Johannesburg, 1960

Edition: First

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The five (of 19) colour plates and dustjacket illustrations by C G Davies (Claude Gibney Finch-Davies) from the Transvaal Museum may have been the first to have been published from this source since Finch-Davies's death in 1920, or 10 years before the museum's 50-year prohibition on publication (for legal reasons).

Plastic-protected dustjacket, green cloth-boards, gilt to upper panel and spine, different b/w maps on front and back endpapers, folding colour plate as frontispiece, xiv + 126 pp of text with 19 distribution maps and other illustrations, gazetteer, bibliography and index + 18 other inserted full-page colour plates + 6 pp of inserted b/w plates.

  • Jacket Condition: Very Good +
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 55 x 190
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
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