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The Game-Birds of India, Burma and Ceylon, volumes 2 and 3 only

Author: Baker, E.C. Stuart
Price: $400.00
Publisher Location: London
Publisher: Bombay Naturaal History Society and John Bale, Sons
Year Published: 1921
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Binding: 3/4 Leather
Edition: First Edition
Beautiful books in almost matching bindings. The volume 2 is in dark green 3/4 morocco, the spine faded to dark brown with bright gilt title and raised bands, no edgewear. Volume three matches in style with both books having light green cloth boards. But Vol 3 has an imitation leather spine and corners with raised bands and lettering in the same location so the books lined up are a pair. The cloth spine is not faded. Inside , both are very clean and tight with only a hint of foxing on a few pages, and not the fine plates. Maps also present and excellent. Volume 2 was published in 1921; vol 3 in 1930. Both are first editions. As a bonus, vol 2 has a 1963 letter from the curator at BNHS attached to a preliminary page, acknowledging receipt of a specimen of the Great Bustard Otis Tarda, noting that their records will reflect his name and the data of his collection.
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