The Oxford Book Of Birds by Bruce Campbell lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Oxford University Press, 1965, Hardback in dust wrapper.
2nd (revised) printing. [First Published: 1964] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings; Maps;
From the cover: This is a companion volume to The Oxford Books Of Wild Flowers And Garden Flowers.
Its 96 coloured plates and accompanying text cover all the birds which have ever been recorded in Britain. Any bird which is seen at all regularly in any part of the British Isles is illustrated in full colour, together with several which are very rare. At the beginning of the book are notes on classification, and at the end are sections on special points of interest such as Flight, Anatomy, Behaviour and Breeding, and Migration.
The arrangement is the generally accepted one according to order, family, and genus. In the plates the birds are shown in their natural setting of mountain and moorland, sea cliff, mud flats, hedgerows, meadows, etc. In consequence each plate is in itself an attractive picture, apart from its value in identifying birds and recognising the variations in plumage shown between males, females, and juveniles and at different seasons of the year. Important identification points are emphasised in the text, which also describes each birds general behaviour, habits, its song, its eggs and nest, and where and when it is most likely to be seen. With so full a coverage, this book deals with almost all birds likely to be seen in northern Europe as well as in Britain, and even with many American birds.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little faded with a nick to the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.
Red boards with Pale Blue titling to the Spine & Upper Board.
[XVI] 207 pages. Index. 9¾” x 7¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Ornithology category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…