The Birds of Kent

London: H.F. & G. Witherby. [1953].

First edition. Two volumes. Signed by the author to the half title of volume II. Demy 4to. (285x220mm). pp.xvi, 510; vii, 314, [2]. Volume I in navy buckram, volume II in navy cloth lettered in gilt to the spine. Cream dust jacket lettered and decorated in black and red, price clipped. Plastic protective wrapper. Binding and jackets are in very good condition with only the slightest shelfwear. Internally both volumes are in excellent condition. There is the colour frontispiece to volume I but not volume II, indicating that the second volume is not the first issue, although the first volume is. However, all the plates, colour and black and white are present together with the maps, making this a lovely pair. Harrison's Birds of Kent is frequently cited as one of the finest of the county bird studies and the author's own illustrations add a particular charm.

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