MEINERTZHAGEN, Dan and R.P. Hornby. Bird Life in an Arctic Spring. R.H. Porter 1899.
8vo. Original green cloth, gilt lettering and vignette of an eagle's head to front, gilt lettering to spine, t.e.g.; pp.150 + iii [ads.], 27 b&w plates by Meinertzhagen with illustrations throughout; binding a trifle rubbed, previous owner's signature to ffep with evidence of bookplate removed, a little spotting, otherwise very good.
First edition. The Arctic diary of Dan, the elder brother of Richard Meinertzhagen. This rare little volume was produced as a memorial to the young naturalist who died of peritonitis in 1898 at the age of 23.