Large, comprehensive reference book, published in 1977, describing 122 species of birds 93 of which breed in the Western Palearctic, Volume 1 of a series of nine. Detailed descriptions of each species, its field character, habitat, distribution, population, social pattern and behaviour etc., illustrated by specially commissioned colour plates, 108 in all. Also colour plates of eggs and drawings, maps and diagrams in text.
In original dust jacket, protected by plastic sleeve; some damage to sleeve but jacket under in excellent condition. Slight discolouration to top page edges and very small stains to bottom edges of first two two pages, including title page, but otherwise a clean, tight copy in very good condition.