Birds of Southern Africa: The Sasol Plates Collection (with Slipcase)
Condition: Struik Winchester 1994 first edition. Near mint hardback. 432 pages. Intact and unmarred dust jacket. Slight fading to cloth boards on edges. The interior is secure and sturdy, pages unmarked, with vibrant sketches and images. Slipcase is very good, it has residue from a small price sticker at the back; corners very slightly bumped, otherwise still shiny and neat.
"Commissioned as the artwork for the field guide, Sasol Birds of Southern Africa, the illustrations produced were of such a high standard and so widely admired, that it was decided to reproduce them at their original size t display them to full advantage.
Illustrators Peter Hayman and Norman Arlott, both of whom have received international recognition for their artwork, have worked to the highest standards and in the more than 4000 images painted, present the 900 species which comprise the southern African avifauna in a degree of detail not previously achieved. Birds in flight are particularly well represented - a feature which distinguishes this work from the welter of bird books currently available to the ornithological market." ~ extract from dust jacket.