Birds by Brian Wildsmith, First Edition, 1967

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Birds by Brian Wildsmith.
Published by Oxford University Press in 1967.
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: VG+. Both book and original dust jacket are in very good condition. Dust jacket is price clipped, but has been protected by a cover so is otherwise in great condition. Book itself has no major marks or inscriptions.

A first edition of the beautiful Birds by Brian Wildsmith, in which the illustrator brings to life groups of swans, herons, pheasants, bitterns, owls, snipe, nightingales, woodcock, jays, plover, ravens, penguins, turkeys, and parrots, and lists the collective noun for each bird.

A sledge of herons, a siege of bitterns, a party of jays… the collective nouns for these feathered creatures are both obscure and curiously suitable. And the illustrations are those of a British talent and lover of the natural world working at his absolute best.