The Birds of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore and Penang: An Account of All the Malayan Species, with a Note of Their Occurrence in Sumatra, Borneo, and Java and a List of the Birds of Those Islands - A. G. (Archibald Gerald) GlenisterLondon, New York & Toronto: Geoffrey Cumberlege Oxford University Press, 1951, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier toning to the spine, a little loss to the spine ends, now wrapped in a removable protective sleeve. Leans slightly. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Gift inscription to the first blank alongside a small bookshop stamp.
Includes: Errata slip laid in; Sketches; Black & white photographs; Colour plates (16); Colour frontispiece; Appendices (3);
From the cover: “This is a handy but detailed guide to all the birds known to occur in Malaya and Peninsular Thailand, and is the first book to include descriptions and accounts of all the Malayan species in one conveniently-sized volume. The first part of the book covers Malayan birds in the field and begins with the birds of everyday life in towns, gardens, and hill stations; hints on bird-watching and field identification follow, with summarized details of the bird families, brief field descriptions of all the Malayan species, and a note of their status and occurrence in the lowlands and hills of the mainland, Penang, and Singapore. The second part consists of a systematic list with descriptions and accounts of all the species recorded. There are also appendices containing a glossary of Malay bird names and a list of the birds of Sumatra, Borneo, and Java.
The book is written with the minimum use of technical language and is intended for everyone interested in the birds of the region, from the beginner newly aware of the birds he sees about him to the experienced ornithologist.”