Pirates and predators. The Piratical and Predatory Habits of Birds

MEINERTZHAGEN, Col. Richard. Pirates and predators. The Piratical and Predatory Habits of Birds.

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MEINERTZHAGEN, Col. Richard. Pirates and predators. The Piratical and Predatory Habits of Birds. Oliver and Boyd. 1959.

4to. Original red cloth with dustwrapper; pp. x + 230, 18 colour plates by Lodge, Millais and others, 26 b&w plates including photographs and an engraving by C.F. Tunnicliffe; rear of wrapper a little soiled, internally very clean, very good indeed.
First edition. Written in the author's characteristically rambunctious style, this book divides predatory birds into 'amateurs' and 'professionals'; the professionals are the hawks and owls, who occupy more than half of the work.

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