The Birds Of South Africa by Austin Roberts
1940. Second impression. 463 pages. Illustrated jacket over purple cloth with gilt titles to spine. Illustrated by Norman C K Lighton. Pages are rather marked with pronounced tanning and foxing, plus thumbing. Foxing more noticeable towards the start and end of the book. Endpapers have strips of tanning caused by jacket. Previous owner's inscription to front endpaper. Faint creases to some pages. Boards have some moderate edge wear, with slight bumping to corners and minor bumping to spine ends. Slight sunning and brown rubbing to lower areas of boards. Gilt is bright. Book has a forward lean. Unclipped jacket has some edgewear with chips, tears and creasing. Small areas of loss to spine ends. Jacket is rather rubbed and marked overall. A few liquid droplet marks to spine.