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Thorburn's Mammals with An Introduction by David Attenborough and Notes by Iain Bishop - Archibald Thorburn

Peerage, 1984, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little wrinkled at the edges. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.

First in this edition. [First: Ebury Press, 1974] Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates;

From the cover: “Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935) is now recognized as an outstanding illustrator of animals and birds of western Europe, combining scientific accuracy and exactness of detail with artistic merit. His four-volume British Birds, first published in 1915-16, is not only a classic of ornithology but also a collector’s piece, and the publication of 82 magnificent watercolour plates from it, with an introduction and new text by James Fisher, was welcomed by ornithologists and laymen alike.

Now a new generation has the opportunity of enjoying another Thorburn classic, his British Mammals, originally published in two volumes in 1920-1. In this new, single-volume edition, the 50 splendid watercolour plates show almost all the species of mammals native to the British Isles. To Thorburn’s original text, here reproduced in its entirety, David Attenborough has provided a valuable introduction. lain Bishop has added a useful bibliography and up-to-date reports on a few species not illustrated by Thorburn and those not recorded from the British Isles in his time.”

Size: 10½" x 7½". Blue boards with White titling to the Spine. 128 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.