Jacaranda Press, 1968, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First
XII, 164 pp., acknowledgements, foreword by Henry Abel Smith, former Governor of Queensland, introduction by author, nomenclature and index. Endpapers are illustrated by a map, showing the distribution of Australian hawk owls. The text is illustrated with copious coloured and black and white photography. Black coloured boards with gilt titles on backstrip. The corners of the book are slightly rubbed and there is shelf wear evident to the bottom edges bumping to the lower book edges. Bumping and softening of the head and the heel of the backstrip. Dust marks to the top and bottom text block edges. Previous owners name on both the half title page and the verso of the half title page. Photographic dustwrapper, with white titles to the front panel and black titles to the backstrip. The dustwrapper is rubbed and faded. The spine is particularly faded. Light chipping to all dustwrapper edges. Handling marks to the backstrip. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold of, lower right-hand corner. Handling marks to both the front and rear fold overs. This is David Fleays' personal odyssey over a lifetime studying Australian owls and owllike birds. "This book will prove invaluable to bird-watchers, bird-lovers and to those who simply want to know more about Australia's wildlife Heritage.". Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Australiana; Natural History -- Ornithology ; Australia; Inventory No: 0100705.