London: H. F. and G. Witherby, 1952. Association Copy, Signed First Edition. Octavo, pp. Bound in publisher's White pictorial dustwrapper showing wid fowl circling above a wintery pond, titles in blue and black to front cover; unclipped, originally priced at 12s 6d. Bookplate. Binding is bright, with a touch of rubbing to bottom edge, and some sunning on the spine. The dust jacket is likewise bright, with a few scuffs, minor chips and tears to rear top edge, some sunning to spine. Internally clean, with neat ink ownership inscription to front paste down, author's inscription to Nigel Spicer (13.12.1952) and additional signature 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. Recording the author's trips to both observe and to hunt wild fowl on the Elbe, one of the most important wild fowl sites on the European continent. Illustrated with photographs and drawings by the author. Armourial bookplate of Ronald Spicer, "in deo sola spes mea" to front paste down. Item #44903
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