WESTELL, W. Percival. Country Rambles. Being A Field Naturalist's and Country Lover's Note Book for a Year. With An Introduction by F.G. Aflalo. Illustrated with Photographs taken direct from Nature by J.T. Newman, and from Drawings by Arthur Martin. London, Henry J. Drane, 1903.
8vo. Original dark green cloth with bevelled edges, illustrated and lettered in gilt; pp. xvi, 312, xxxvi, [1, errata], [3, advertisements], highly illustrated after photos; mint.
First edition of a still very useful work for the naturalist and rambler in Britain and Hertfordshire, where the author was based. 'This volume consists of notes on Natural History written in a plain and unvarnished style, and placed under the dates when they occurred, or general information which came under my notice during the closing year of the nineteenth century.There are many entries of Birds, Mammals, Butterflies, Insects, Fishes, Trees, Flowers etc., which may be looked for at certain stated times in any year; thus this Diary will also serve as a Natural History Calendar' (preface). - An exeptionally well-preserved copy.