THOMSON, A. Landsborough. A New Dictionary of Birds. Nelson. 1965.
8vo. Original red cloth, gilt lettering in back panel to spine, in decorative dustwrapper; pp. 928, 16 colour plates, b&w photographs, text illustrations; wrapper price-clipped, previous owner's signature to ffep, very good.
Second impression. A monumental reference book covering the birds of all continents which was commissioned to mark the centenary of the British Ornithologists' Union. The plates, by artists including C.F. Tunnicliffe and Peter Scott, are highly attractive.