London: H.F. and G. Witherby Ltd, 1954. Signed First Edition. Octavo. pp. xv, 172. Bound in publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine. Green pictorial dust wrapper shows pheasants on dunes overlooking the sea, with titles in white to front cover and spine, advertisements for companion volume Estuary Saga, to rear; unclipped, originally priced at 12s 6d. Bookplate. Binding shows well, with just a touch of bumping to spine. Dust jacket is likewise bright, with no signs of fading, minor rubbing to spine ends. Internally clean, with neat ink ownership inscription to paste down, signed by author to title page. One of the Sevenoaks Harrisons, son of James Harrison, founder of the Harrison Institute, and brother of the famous mammalian scholar Dr David Harrison, Jeffery was primarily an ornithologist. This work, a follow-up to Estuary Saga, details the time he spent in the Estuary of the Elbe region, where it feeds into the Heligoland Bight. It is illustrated with photographs and drawings by the author, and focuses on the natural history of the area. Armourial bookplate of Ronald Spicer, "in deo sola spes mea" to front paste down. Item #44897
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