The crows: A study of the corvids of Europe (Franklin Coombs) soon to be presented for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: B. T. Batsford, 1978, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs ; Facsimiles; Colour plates ; Black & white drawings; Maps; Tables; References; Appendices ;
From the cover: The European Corvids form a more varied and colourful family of birds than is often realised. The native British species range from the sleek black raven, crow and rook to the grey-headed jackdaw, red-billed chough, black and white magpie and multi-coloured jay. Equally striking are the continental species the Alpine chough, azure-winged magpie, Siberian jay and nutcracker.
This is the first book to be devoted entirely to the biology of these eleven species. Franklin Coombs, who has been studying the crow family for the last forty years, has distilled a vast amount of detailed research and has added the fruits of his own observations and fieldwork. The result is an authoritative and systematic, yet r…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly pulled at the head and foot of the upper panel. Boards lightly tanned at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight.
Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt you with something from my To Be Confirmed catalogue?