Fine hardcover in dust jacket, faded spine. The Birds of the Western Palearctic. Volume III: Waders to Gulls. Published by Oxford University Press, 1977-1994 , this monumental work contains authoritative and detailed species accounts, enhanced by excellent color plates, b&w illustrations, and maps. Volume IX includes a full bibliography and index. CRAMP, Stanley, Chief Editor; PERRINS, C.M., Senior Editor.