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. A few related ink notes to half title else contents clean. Used jacket has some chips and tears, clear tape repairs, showing general wear. 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 #63730

Price: £300.00