Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan, Together with Those of Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka. Ten Volumes. Second edition
CONDITION: Complete set of second edition hardcovers in dust jackets. Volumes 3 througn 10 are in Very Good condition, with light shelf wear to jackets and sunned spines. Volume 2 has a long tear down the back of the jacket, repaired with tape. Volume 1 has a tear to the head of jacket, also repaired with tape. Volume 1 is also signed by Salim Ali on the title page. A note in pen by the previous owner is on the page opposite.
Sponsored by the Bombay Natural History Society. Originally published 1978-1999. Color plates by John Henry DICK show nearly every Indian bird.
Volume 1. Divers to Hawks. 1978. 384 pp.; Volume 2. Megapodes to Crab Plover. 1980. 344 pp.; Volume 3. Stone Curlews to Owls. 1981. 327 pp.; Volume 4. Frogmouths to Pittas. 1983. 267 pp.; Volume 5. Larks to the Grey Hypocolius. 1987. 278 pp. ; Volume 6. Cuckoo-Shrikes to Babaxes. 1996. 247 pp.; Volume 7. Laughing Thrushes to the Mangrove Whistler. 1996. 236 pp.; Volume 8. Warblers to Redstarts. 1997. 281 pp.; Volume 9. Robins to Wagtails. 1998. 310 pp. ; Volume 10. Flowerpeckers to Buntings. 1999. 250 pp.