Near Fine in J Very Good-Very Good + jacket. Large 8vo Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-Very Good +. 127 pp, Preface by Paul Geroudet, The Life of the Flamingos: The Region; "The Bird with Wings of Fire"; Habitat and Migration; Life and Habits; Menu and Appetitie; Love and Family Life; The Village and its Inhabitants; The Enemy; Charactieristic Traits of Childhood. Some Biological Notes on the Flamingo of the Camargue: The Morphology of the Flamingo; Nutrition; Diet; The Nest; The Egg; The Laying of the Egg; First Appearance of the Chick; The Influence of the Flamingo on its Surroundings; The Foes of the Flamingo; Dimensions collated from twenty-five specimens; Flamingo Colonies from 1914-1947; bibliography with 53 b&w photographic illustrations by the author. First Edition, 1950. "At the time of this publication our information about these colonies of theCamargue was scanty, unpromising and even misleading, and we were doubtful if the bird could succeed in raising its young in this district. To Etieene Gallet, of Arles, was reserved the privilege of discovering, in lonely and inaccessible regions, the localities where these wild and magnificent creatures assure the futhre of their race. To him we owe our knowledge of the most intimate details of thier life, and the ability to bridge the wider gaps in our hitherto imperfect understanding." from the preface. Not Price Clipped. A 2" closed tear to bottom edge front panel with a small chip to bottom edge spine, and 2 small closed tears. Lighlty age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth. ~Click on BOOKSTORES to browse our extensive listings of similar titles in Plants & Animals~
Used: Very Good in Good jacket. Hardcover in very good condition with dust jacket in mylar protective wrapper. Jacket has a few small chips, tears, and discoloration. B & W plates. Translated from French by Sumner Austin.
Very Good-in Good dust jacket. Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Very minor edge foxing. Free endpapers have some age-browning, with very minor foxing. Contents are almost like new. DJ is not much to look at, but it provides plenty of protection and information.; 7-1/8 x 9-1/4", 127pp. Brown cloth, red lettering on spine & front cover. NATURE. Translated from the French by Sumner Austin. "In this book, for the first time, the life of the flamingo is described. Besides the lively text which deals with the haunts, and the coming and goiing of these birds, we can observe in the extraordinarily fine plates the flight, and the hatching and rearing of the chicks. " With 53 b/w photos by the author. Bibliography.
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