Quantity: 1 available
Book Condition: Fair
Ex-library copy with the usual stamps, stickers, etc. Text/interior is clean and unmarked. Text block is cracked but not split between pages 448 & 449, otherwise tight, and shows wear but is solid at hinges to boards. Green cloth boards with gold embossed lettering on cover and spine with black embossed jungle motif. Perforated stamp on title page and gift inscription on front endpaper with "1896". Corners worn and bumped, red "X" at bottom of page ends, general edge wear. Several color plates often with the tissue protective cover missing. A great many b&w engravings in fine and lavish detail. This book has pages 289 -- 583 and covers Birds: herons, storks, and ibises, flamingoes, ducks and screamers, pigeons and sand-grouse, game birds and rails, bustards, thicknees and cranes, plovers, sandpipers, snipe, jacanas and gulls, the tube-nosed birds, diving birds and penguins, the tinamus, flightless birds, with Index to 4th volume.