The Complete Guide to the Birds of Europe. Peter J. Grant, Killian Mullarney, Lars Svensson, Dan Zetterstrom.
The Complete Guide to the Birds of Europe
The Complete Guide to the Birds of Europe
The Complete Guide to the Birds of Europe
The Complete Guide to the Birds of Europe

The Complete Guide to the Birds of Europe

ISBN: 0691095167
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000. First American Edition. Hardcover. "The combination of superb and thoughtfully-arranged illustrations, definitive text, and up-to-date illustration maps, all in a single volume, has already established the pocket-sized version of this guide...as the most essential reference to European bird identification. This sumptuous large-format edition with entirely redesigned text is intended to complement the field guide and permit greater appreciation of the extraordinarily beautiful artwork. The Complete Guide to the Birds of Europe provides the information needed to identify all European bird species in their normal seasonal and age-related plumage variations. Over 3,500 of the most accurate and attractive illustrations ever painted are accompanied by innovative pointers and captions drawing immediate attention to the key field marks." (from front flap) A monumental reference work that rises to the level of great art & natural science. With authoritative texts by Lars Svensson & Peter J. Grant; & exquisite illustrations by Killian Mullarney & Dan Zetterstrom. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, a large, lavish "Coffee Table" production of the highest quality. First published the previous year (1999) in Sweden in the Swedish language, this edition was issued simultaneously in the USA by Princeton University Press & by Harper Collins Publishers Ltd. in the UK, translated & adopted into English by David A. Christie & Svensson. This copy is from the American edition, first printing as indicated by number sequence on copyright page. A magnificent collectible volume for all lovers of art & nature. Book in very fine condition, substantially mint inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only very light rubbing & faint scratching to black-backgrounded front, back covers & spine; a bit of wear & a few bumps, creases at edges & corners of same & flaps. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4214]

Price: $90.00