Title: The Concise Encyclopedia of Birds
Author: Bertel Bruun
Illustrator: Paul Singer
Year: 1974 (First Edition)
Publisher: Octopus Books Limited.
Remarks: 1st Octopus edition
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: "This book contains a vast store of information, making it an invaluable tool for advanced bird watchers and beginners alike. Well over 600 concise entries and hundreds of superb colour illustrations illuminate every aspect of avian world: bird behaviour and migration patterns; nesting and feeding habits; ecological hazards and physiological details; crisp biographical notes on outstanding ornithologists and detailed descriptions of each family of birds throughout the world. These elements and many more make this handbook uniquely and gratifyingly different."
Exquisitely illustrated with full-colour drawings and lovely b&w sketches.
Laminated pictorial covers lightly creased; scuffing along extremities. Spine bumped; negligible damage at tail. Internally, the book is almost as new. Pages are crisp, clean, bright, and completely free from tanning or foxing – except for the pages immediately before the main body of the book, and the final page, which have a few minor jots. Rear inside cover also slightly foxed.
Scarce first edition.
Measures 18 cm × 11 cm (7.2″ × 4.4″). 12mo. 240 pp.