Birds of Arabia
By Meinertzhagen, Richard
Pp. (2), xiii, 624; 19 tipped-in fine color plates by G. Lodge, R. Thorburn, and D. M. Reid-Henry, 9 tipped-in black-and-white photographic plates, 53 text-figures, 36 maps (1 is tinted and folding). Dark green half morocco, spine with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in one compartment and with alternating gilt decorations (falcons and crossed swords), in the other compartments, top page edge gilt, hand-made marbled endpapers, sm folio (13.5 x 9 3/4 inches). This is the Edition De Luxe limited to 295 numbered copies – this is no. 143. This is a very attractive reprint of a work first published by Meinerzhagen in 1954. This De Luxe edition is in a larger format than the original edition. An original letter from Henry Sotheran providing instructions for the care of the book is laid in at front. No ownership marks and no signs of use.
|Publisher||Henry Sotheran Limited|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
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|Condition Description||Aside from some light marginal flecking to cloth on the front cover, this is a fine (mint) copy in a superb binding.|