Hardcover, 52 pages.
Condition: Very good condition, clean and bright. Foxing on dust jacket and endpapers. A rip on front of dust jacket, amended by a tape.
Ducks can be seen to better advantage than most birds, for they frequent open waters where their beauty can be fully appreciated. This is doubtless responsible for their wide popularity, and therefore it is rather surprising that A Book of Ducks should be the first monograph — though in miniature — on these interesting birds within the means of the general public.
Phyllis Barclay-Smith, the well-known ornithologist, and Peter Shepheard, an architect and town-planner, hace collaborated to produce a book which is not only pleasing to the eye, but gives a concise and clear account of the subject. It will appeal both to the expert and to everyone interested in these fascinating birds.
Published: Penguin Books, 1951