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24 Jan 2019 16:30 GMT

Bannerman, David, A and Bannerman, W. Mary

Birds of Cyprus

Published: K. Rustem & Brother - Signed by Publisher 1993, Nicosia, 1989

Edition: Reprint

Reserve: $40


Estimate: $50-65

Bidding opens: 24 Jan 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 31 Jan 16:30 GMT

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Hardback with dust cover over dark green boards with gilt lettering to spine.

Cyprus has always been of great interest to naturalists. Its geographical position makes it of special concern to the ornithologist, for lying almost due north of Suez and the Delta of the Nike, it is in the path of countless migratory birds passing to and from Europe and Asia and their winter quarters in Africa. Indeed of the 342 species and subspecies discussed by the authors, only a small proportion are permanent residents, though summer visitors swell the breeding population. Of the permanent residents fourteen are of particular interest as being peculiar to Cyprus.

Dr and Mrs Bannerman have visited nearly every accessible part of the island and they have personally identified two thirds of the total bird population.

Each species is described separately in terms of appearance, distribution, migration and breeding habits. A great many birds are illustrated in line drawings by the late George E.Lodge and other famous artists and there are sixteen magnificent full page plates in colour, depicting forty-four species.

Half-Title, Coloured Frontispiece, Title, Publisher's Note(signed), Author's Preface. Contents, List of Illustrations, History of Cyprus Ornithology, The Topography etc. Temperature etc, Recorders of Cyprus Birds, Birds Ringed etc. lxix plus  384 pages text with folding map.

Very clean copy.

ISBN 9963 565 20 X

  • Jacket Condition: Very Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 25 X 16cm 1.25kg weight

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