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Birds of Town and Village W. D. Campbell

Birds of Town and Village - W. D. Campbell

London: Country Life, 1974, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.

Later, 5th, printing [1965]. From the cover: “This book is a record, in word and picture, of fifty-six British birds that may still be seen in and around our towns and villages. And we should all be glad that they can still be seen and heard, in spite of progressive urbanisation and the use of highly toxic chemicals in agriculture, which has caused havoc among such varied species as the chaffinch, the green woodpecker and the kestrels — as catastrophic as the bird-killing winter of 1962-3. Fortunately, our bird population seems to be remarkably resilient. Basil Ede’s thirty-six paintings, specially commissioned for this book, show us the birds in typical surroundings, making recognition Easy. W. D. Campbell’s text amplifies the paintings by describing each bird for us, touching on its characteristics and peculiarities, its haunts, song, food and nesting habits.”

Illustrated by Basil Edge. Foreword or introduction by H.R.H. The Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. Size: 11¾" x 9½". Light Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 155 pages.
Birds of Town and Village W. D. Campbell