First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine, in the dustwrapper designed by Clifford and Rosemary Ellis, complete with the publishers attached glassine covering. A very near fine copy, the binding square and firm. There is a previous owner's name and date written neatly in ink to the upper edge of the front free endpaper, the contents otherwise bright and clean. In the neatly price-clipped dustwrapper, moderately faded to the spine.
Number 60 in the Collins, New Naturalist Series.
Stock code: 20665