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The Birds of Tunisia:  Being a History of the Birds Found in the Regency of Tunis (Two Volumes) by  J. [Joseph] I. S Whitaker - First Edition  - 1905 - from Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps (SKU: 034422)

The Birds of Tunisia: Being a History of the Birds Found in the Regency of Tunis (Two Volumes)

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The Birds of Tunisia: Being a History of the Birds Found in the Regency of Tunis (Two Volumes)

by Whitaker, J. [Joseph] I. S

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  • hardcover
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London: R. H. Porter, 1905. First Edition . Half Leather - Hardbound. Good+/No Dust Jacket. Royal 8vo. Number 63 of a limited edition of 250 copies. 294 pages, plus 13 hand colored plates after H. Gronvold, one photogravure, one photographic plate, and one folding color map; 410 pages, plus two hand colored plates after H. Gronvold, one photogravure, one photographic plate, and one folding color map. Collated and complete. Half bound with Moroccan leather over spine and corners, and marbled paper over boards. Raised spine bands and gilt lettering on spine. Top edge of text blocks are gilded. Zimmer (1926) details the volumes as "a manual of Tunisian ornithology. Synonymy and short descriptions of the species are given, with observations on plumages and other variations and with notes on distribution and habits. A short bibliography is included and the introduction discusses the topography of the area in question..." Covers are rubbed and scuffed. Lettering on spine remains bright. Slight darkening, mostly on edges of end leaves. Hinge (internal) is slightly cracked in Volume II, though both volumes remain solid and very tight. Internally very clean, and all plates remain bright and intact. Due to the size and weight of this set, additional fees may apply for Priority and/or International shipping.

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book dealer
Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
034422
Title
The Birds of Tunisia: Being a History of the Birds Found in the Regency of Tunis (Two Volumes)
Author
Whitaker, J. [Joseph] I. S
Format/binding
Half Leather - Hardbound
Book condition
second hand - Good+
Jacket condition
No Dust Jacket
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
R. H. Porter
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1905
Bookseller catalogs
Africa; Ornithology; Bindings;
Size
Royal 8vo
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About Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps

With more than 25 years of experience buying and selling out-of-print, collectible, and rare books, maps, and ephemera, I am now doing business from my home at 60 Poplar Heights Rd.; Chanute, KS 66720; U.S.A. by appointment only. I offer a selection of more than 5000 books of all genre, as well as more than 1000 maps ranging from 15th century to early 20th. All inventory is hand selected and believed to be of significance for the collector, the reader, the historian or the general book lover. Historically, I have specialized in Kansas and regional history, but also maintain quality collections of Natural History, Theology, Americana, Railroad, Travel and Exploration, Medicine, Art, and Psychology, Neurology, and Psychiatry. Fine bindings, plate books, signed and inscribed items are an important part of my collections. Smaller, though intriguing collections of other genre are also a part of my holdings. Appraisal, consultation, and collection development services are available. Please come and browse, talk books, and have a cup of coffee in a relaxed and book friendly environment. But for the convenience of both of us, please email or call first. Trade terms available and dealers are welcome.

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