A Century of Bird Books

TATE, Peter. A Century of Bird Books.

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TATE, Peter. A Century of Bird Books. H. F. & G. Witherby. 1979.

8vo. Original cloth and wrapper; pp. 256, illustrated in b&w throughout; fine.
First edition, signed by the author to title page. An extremely useful survey of British bird books from the late nineteenth century onwards, including bibliographical lists, short biographies and detailed discussion of individual books and the overarching history of ornithological publishing.