Oxford: Oxford University Press, (2005). Mackay, Andrew; Busby, John. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing, quarto size, 675 pp. Fine / fine. Item #SB1104
The 17th work in the series "Bird Families of the World", the series chief editor being C.M. Perrins.
From the dust jacket flap: "The pelecaniformes are a large and important group of seabirds, containing many spectacular species....[this book] will enable readers not only to identify the many spectacular species which make up this large and important group of seabirds, but also to understand their breeding biology."
Replete with photographs, maps and charts, an indispensable tool for anyone who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of these marvellous birds, published with the quality and high standards for which the Oxford University Press is known.
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full navy blue cloth over boards, silver lettering on the spine, text in two columns, replete with black-and-white drawings, photographs, maps and charts, with twelve full-colour pages further illustrating selected sub-species; quarto size (9 7/8" by 7 5/8"), pagination: [i-xiv]  2-661. The dust jacket shows illustrations of birds on the front and back panels on a grey ground, white, black, blue and green lettering on the front, black and blue lettering on the spine, summary of the book on the front flap, pictures and short author and illustrator bios on the back flap.
___CONDITION: Fine, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; as new other than a hint of dustiness to the bottom edge of the text block. Dust jacket also fine, unclipped although without a printed price, clean and without noticeable edgewear, unsunned with all colours deep and true.
___POSTAGE: Please note that this is a large and unusually heavy volume and therefore additional postage may apply; please inquire for details.
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