ATTENBOROUGH, David Zoo Quest series. Lutterworth Press. 1956-63.
8vo. 6 vols. Original cloth with wrappers; illustrated throughout with b&w photographic plates; a little chipping to edges of wrappers but overall near fine.
First editions. A scarce complete set of Attenborough's first series of books detailing his expeditions around the world on behalf of the BBC. It was this series that cemented Attenborough's reputation as a naturalist and a communicator; volumes in fine condition are hard to find, and a complete set is rarer still. The set comprises: Zoo Quest to Guiana; Zoo Quest for a Dragon; Zoo Quest in Paraguay; Quest in Paradise; Zoo Quest in Madagascar; Quest Under Capricorn.