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Hardcover in good condition. Dust jacket is as appears in image. 8th edition, completely revised and rewritten. 140 p. plus coloured plates from drawings and drawings in text. Many Beautiful images of birds.
"WHEN writing a book of this kind, it must be realised that the bulk of its readers will be those who wish to learn something about the art of keeping foreign birds. The more experienced aviculturist, if he reads it at all, would probably do so with a critical eye, in which case I hope he will be tolerant enough to realise that no two of us experience quite the same results with birds. This is not surprising when one considers the many and varied conditions under which they are kept in this country. For the beginners sake, therefore, advice and descriptions have been worded as simply as possible, so as not to confuse him with too much detail. For instance, in the chapter on housing, a general outline of what is required in an aviary is thought preferable to detailed instructions on how to build it."