The Handbook of British Birds
WITHERBY,, H.F., Rev. F.C.R., JOURDAIN,, Norman F., TICEHURST, Bernard W., TUCKER
NEAR FINE EARLY 'HANDBOOK' COMPLETE IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPERS
Published: Witherby, [1946-47]
Stock code: 42853
5 vols., 8vo., Fourth Impression, with coloured plates containing many hundreds of illustrations, some light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers, tops lightly dust-soiled; original navy cloth, gilt backs, a near fine set in unclipped dustwrapper.
'Witherby' remained the standard reference for almost half a century. The work comprises Vol. I: Crows to Flycatchers (1938); Vol. II: Warblers to Owls (1938); Vol. III: Hawks to Ducks (1939); Vol. IV: Cormorants to Crane (1940); Vol. V: Terns to Game Birds, Additions, Corrections, Systematic List and Indices (1941). See Tate, p.44.