Field Guide of Birds of the West Indies. Earle POOLE, Don R. ECKELBERRY, illustrators, James BOND.

Field Guide of Birds of the West Indies.

London: Collins, 1960. [Ornithology] FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.256; [1], blank. With colour plate illustrations and line drawings. Publisher's red cloth titled and decorated in gilt to spine, cartographic endpapers, pictorial dust-jacket priced at 35s. Contents clean, related 1964 news-clipping (Bond and Fleming) affixed with sellotape to first blank, discreet ink stamp to flyleaf, jacket with a little edge wear and toning. Very good. The acclaimed work by the ornithologist James Bond, whose name was famously appropriated for spy fiction's most celebrated hero. This British Edition followed two earlier printings in America; Philadelphia (1936) and MacMillan New York (1947). Item #55313

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