BANNERMAN, David A. The Birds of West and Equatorial Africa. Edinburgh and London, Oliver and Boyd, .
8vo. 2 vols. Original crimson cloth, spines titled in gilt, with decorative dustwrappers; xii + pp. 796, and viii + pp. 797-1526, with 55 ornithological plates, including 31 coloured, by George Edward Lodge, Philip Rickman, Henrik Grõnvold, and others, numerous wood-engraved illustrations throughout, also by the above artists; wrappers price-clipped and a little chipped to extremities, otherwise very good.
First edition. Wood: "This treatise describes and pictures in admirable fashion the birds of a region that includes Gambia, Sierra Leone, The Gold Coast, and Nigeria." This edition is a distillation of Bannerman's renowned 8 volume work on the region, "The Birds of Tropical West Africa", but with 6 entirely new plates. Preface: "The whole of the letterpress is new. It is written clearly, and technical terms have, wherever possible, been omitted. The contents have been enlarged to mention most of the representative races which occur in Central or East Africa."
Nissen IVB 73a.