Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1934. first edition). Octavo, text illustrations, colour plates. Publisher's green pebble-grained cloth lettered in silver, a contemporary ink inscription dated October 1934, a very good copy. The first true bird field guide and one of the most influential natural history books of all time. This copy is.....
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USA: Rodale Press, 2005. Octavo, illustrations, fine copy in dustwrapper. Part naturalist detective story, part environmental inquiry, Rare Bird, celebrates the fascinating world of this endangered seabird, the Marbled murrelet, that depends on the contested old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest for its survival.