Nicoll’s Birds of Egypt. Published under the authority of the Egyptian Government. In Two Volumes.


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2 vols.; large hardbacks, 4to., 13 x 10 inches. In green pebbled cloth covers with gilt lettering to spines and front boards, Gilt vertical band to fronts. With original dustwrappers. In very good condition with very good dustwrappers. (DW in protective sleeves, faded, darkened, rubbed , some minor tears, loss to ends of spine areas and corners. Corners bumped, edges bumped, some chips to cloth at edges, ends of spine rubbed with a couple of nicks/chips. Cloth reinforcement to hinges between endpapers; endpapers slightly darkened, neat inscription to front. Page edges rough cut. Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. Very scarce to find with original dustwrappers. - An up-to-date, complete, systematic account of Egyptian birds from the earliest times to the present, superseding other treatises on the subject. The work was completed by Col. Meinertzhagen on the death of Nicoll, who was Assistant Director of the Zoological Gardens at Giza. Ripley p. 209. Anker (Bird Books and Bird Art) 363. Nicoll lived for 18 years in Egypt and made an unrivalled collection of Egyptian birds, now in the Museum of the Giz Zoological Gardens. He intended to issue a work that was to replace Shelley's 'A Handbook to the Birds of Egypt', 1872, which was no longer up to date. The author was approached by Nicoll's widow in 1926, who asked him to complete the work which was then about two thirds completed. The project was sponsored by the Egyptian government and published under their authority. The result is an invaluable and important reference source on this subject. Frontis.portrait, 6 fine plates from photogravures, 31 fine color plates from paintings by G. E. Lodge, Roland Green, H. Gronvold, Thorburn. 3 folding color maps, many text illus, tables, bibliog, appendices of bird lists. 700pp.

Title: Nicoll’s Birds of Egypt. Published under the authority of the Egyptian Government. In Two Volumes.



Publisher: Hugh Rees Ltd. 1930 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 77127

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