Collins, 1967, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
312 pp., translated by J. Maxwell Brownjohn, bibliography, index. Illustrated endpapers, by stamps which have a natural history theme. Throughout the text there are 13 sketch and distribution maps,1 double-paged, along with 15 coloured and 49 black and white photographs (many double-page). 62 of the photographs were taken especially for the author by Alan Root. Light blue coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a sugar glider in full flight, with white background and black and pale olive coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. This book was originally published in Germany under the title "Vierfussige Australier", and tells the story of the director of the Frankfurt Zoo and his visit to Australia and New Guinea and what measures were being taken in the realms of conservation of the animal life. The corners are lightly rubbed and the head and the heel of the spine is lightly bumped. The corners of the dustwrapper slightly bumped and the dustwrapper is price clipped on front fold over bottom right-hand corner. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Australiana; Conservation ; Australia; Inventory No: 0100722.