Published in two parts: Part 1 is aimed at farmers and gardeners wanting to know in what ways certain types of birds are useful (and not so useful) to them; Part 2 covers aspects of birds in general, such as wings and flight. Both parts are illustrated by Roland Green with tipped-in coloured plates, full-page black and white plates, and line drawings in the text. Pagination: xvi + 269 pages.
Red cloth binding with gilt lettering to front cover and spine and blind-stamped border and illustration to front cover.
Good condition for a second-hand book: light wear to spine, light bumping to hardcover covers, light bowing to covers along top edges; title page, frontispiece and plates facing pages 2, 100, 166 and 178 starting to detach, frontispiece re-attached to title page with self-adhesive tape, light cracking between page 116 and facing plate and pages 164 and 165, bookworm damage to plate facing page 266, pages 267 to 269, rear flyleaf and rear endpapers - damage to rear pastedown endpaper repaired with self-adhesive tape; very light foxing to age edges, endpapers, title pages and rear flyleaf, light tanning to half-title page and rear free endpaper, occasional foxing/soiling internally, otherwise internally fine given age of book.