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Birds of Arabia
London: Henry Sotheran Limited, 1980 - (2), xiii, 624pp; 19 tipped-in fine color plates by G. Lodge, R. Thorburn, and D. M. Reid-Henry, 9 tipped-in black-and-white photographic plates, 53 text-figures, 36 maps (1 is tinted and folding). Bound in full dark green morocco, 5 raised bands, gilt rules in bands, gilt inner dentelles, silk moire endpapers, all edges gilt. On front board there is a leather predator perched on base. DELUXE EDITION ONE OF ONLY 10 LETTERED COPIES, (E). This work was first published by Meinerzhagen in 1954, and in 1980 Henry Sotheran printed a Deluxe Edition limited and numbered to 295 copies in a larger format than the original edition and bound in half morocco, a special edition of 10 exclusive copies lettered A-K was also printed bound in full morocco. A beautiful copy of Meinertzhagen’s ornithological magnum opus, and one of his best works. A rare and highly limited edition of the first detailed book on the birds of the Arabian Peninsula and considered one of the most important. This volume has basically never been opened, certainly never read, basically as new. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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