Thorburn’s Mammals with An Introduction by David Attenborough and Notes by Iain Bishop by Archibald Thorburn

Thorburn’s Mammals with An Introduction by David Attenborough and Notes by Iain Bishop by Archibald Thorburn lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.

Ebury Press and Michael Joseph, 1974, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates;

From the cover: Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935) is now recognized as an outstanding illustrator of animals and birds of western Europe, combining scientific accuracy and exactness of detail with artistic merit. His four-volume British Birds, first published in 1915-16, is not only a classic of ornithology but also a collectors piece, and the publication of 82 magnificent watercolour plates from it, with an introduction and new text by James Fisher, was welcomed by ornithologists and laymen alike.

Now a new generation has the opportunity of enjoying another Thorburn classic, his British Mammals, originally published in two volumes in 1920-1. In this new, single-volume edition, the 50 splendid watercolour plates show almost all the species of mammals native to the British Isles. To Thorburns original text, here reproduced in its entirety, David Attenborough has provided a valuable introduction. lain Bishop has added a useful bibliography and up-to-date reports on a few species not illustrated by Thorburn and those not recorded from the British Isles in his time.

Introduction by: David Attenborough

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Gently faded at the spine. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.

Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Index. 10½” x 7¾”.

This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Natural History category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!


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