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Birds of Town and Village - W. D. Campbell

Country Life, 1974, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.

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.”
Illustrator: Basil Edge
Size: 11¾" x 9½"
Number of Pages: 155
ISBN: 0600430219
Introduction: H.R.H. The Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh