British Game - Brian Vesey-FitzgeraldCollins, 1946, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. Edges of DJ worn, loss at the head and tail of the spine, lower panel damp-stained. Tape marks to the flaps and endpapers. Endpapers spotted. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text bright and tight.
The text is illustrated not only by photogravure plates of the actual birds and animals but also by many magnificent reproductions in colour of paintings by John Gould, George Morland, Landseer, Wolf, and among present day artists Winifred Austen and Peter Scott. From the editor’s preface: “British Game is a valuable possession which we must be at pains to manage properly. The future of game control and preservation is not going to be easy in a contracting British countryside. It is our hope and belief that this book will be a useful contribution to the solution of some of the problems that lie ahead.”