This was the standard popular work on natural history in the 1920s and 30s - 'An Interesting Description Of Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, Insects Etc. With Authentic Anecdotes'... with articles contributed by famous authors and naturalists of the day - including F.C. Selous, W.P. Pyecaft, C.H. Lane... Vol. 1. Mammals, with 577 illustrations from photographs including 13 colour plates, Vol 2 Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians, fishes, Jointed animals, Molluscs etc. with 643 illustrations from photographs including 12 colour plates. Gift inscription in both volumes, on ffep. Both in good green cloth with gilt and black decoration and titles, with a little wear to extremities commensurate with age. Vol 1 front hinge slightly weak. Heavy set.