London: Henry Sotheran, 1980. Quarto, tipped in plates, folding map. Half green morocco, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Limited to 295 numbered copies.
A large paper edition of Meinertzhagen's classic Birds of Arabia, first published 1954.
Although Richard Meinertzhagen's reputation has been completely shredded his books are handsome productions and desirable collector's items. For an account of his scandalous activities refer to Garfield, Brian. The Meinertzhagen mystery: the life and times of a colossal fraud. Dulles: Potomac Books, 2007.
Price: $1,650.00 AU