Large, comprehensive reference book, published in 1985, describing 113 species of birds, Volume 4 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, 86 in all. Also colour plates of eggs and drawings, maps and diagrams in text. In original dust jacket, protected by plastic sleeve; plastic sleeve torn and creased on spine but jacket under in excellent condition. Overall in near mint condition.