1961. 702 pp. Hardcover in Very Good condition, with a Good dust jacket. DJ has a few closed tears, and signs of wear/use, but is intact and fully functional. Boards and text block are crisp, clean, and without issue. Includes two maps, with clear acetate overlays (providing additional information, while allowing for a look at the map without layers. Layers of overlays include distribution of climatic types (diagrammatic) and map of India and Pakistan before and after (shown in the overlay) the 1956 reorganization of Indian states. As a basis for future publications on Indian ornithology the 'Synopsis' is calculated to provide the greatest measure of stability.