VGC. Drive Publications/The Reader's Digest,1969. First edition-first impression. Large format pictorial hardback(gilt lettering to the spine, two small dents and nicks on the edges of the cover, small ink marks and scratch on the back cover) in VGC, no Dj cover as issued. Illustrated with many fine coloured paintings and many more of drawings and maps. Nice and clean pages with some ink marks and light shelf wear on the outer edges, a couple of small nicks, creases and ink marks on the edges of the pages, small foxing marks on the edges of the title page. The book is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear. 471pp including The rarest on record, the birds of the world, the census of British birds, index. Please note: This is oversized and heavy book (approx. 1.6 Kg).