[SOLD] Charles Whymper – Egyptian Birds – 1909 First Edition

First edition, 1909, part of a series of travel books published by A&C Black in the years leading up to the First World War.

Features more than 50 full-page colour illustrations and descriptions by British artist Charles Whymper (1853-1941), with tissue guards. One of 3,000 copies originally printed.

Original light brown cloth hard cover with dark green vertical lines, and gilt titles within red frames on both the spine and the front. Colours faded and some minor wear and tear. One previous owner’s name and inscription, dated 1944. Size 228x159m, 221pp.