Large, comprehensive reference book, published in 1983, describing 112 species of birds, Volume 3 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, 87 in all. Also colour plates of eggs and drawings, maps and diagrams in text. In original dust jacket, protected by plastic sleeve; jacket under in excellent condition. Slight crease to front end paper but otherwise in virtually mint condition.