A very good copy of this scarcest of BB's books. No. 1 of the Pegasus books, edited by Patrick Pringle. Jacket is untorn and not price-clipped. Slight creasing round the edges but not chipped. Contents very clean and tight. Owner's name on reverse of front fep. No other marks. The proceeds of this sale will go to the Richard Jefferies Society, to whom the owner has kindly donated the book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002939
Title: The Pegasus Book of the Countryside.
Publisher: Dennis Dobson
Publication Date: 1964
Illustrator: Watkins-Pitchford, D. J.
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Book Description Dennis Dobson, London, 1964. Cloth. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. D Watkins - Pitchford (illustrator). First Edition. Protected dustjacket is edgeworn with some tiny marks, scuffed with minor creasing and small crease to front lower right cover corner. Not price clipped but price on dustjacket corner crossed out in biro. 3/6 written in biro on front free endpaper. Contents fine. Please e-mail for an image and further detailed description. 184 pages. 350g. Free UK postage and insurance for orders placed by cheque. Bookseller Inventory # 000019
Book Description Dobson Books. London. 1964 1st edition. 8vo (135 x 203mm). Pp184. B/w engraved illustrations by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford, bibliography, decorative end-papers. Green cloth, spine titled in gilt and white. 13s 6d net. Owner's name to front end-paper, some foxing to edges. Internally clean. Good-plus in slightly edge-worn dust-wrapper. One of the very scarcest of all BB books. "Here, surely, is a book destined from publication to become a minor classic. Based exclusively on the first-hand experience of its author, a born nature writer. Taking us on a variety of expeditions, 'BB' opens our eyes and ears to some of the fascinating array of wild life still to be seen and heard in our islands in spite of the disappearance of hedges and the use of chemical sprays. A brilliant observer, a true country-lover without a trace of false sentimentality." Book number one in the Pegasus Books series, edited by Patrick Pringle. Chapters include:- Notebook and camera; Birds and birds'-nesting; Talking about butterflies; Wild animals and birds in winter; Night comes to the wintry wood; The magic of spring; Some bird stories; Uncommon and 'local' birds; Some bird pets; Changes in the countryside; Wild deer in Britain; Rambles in English forests; The ways of badgers; British mammals; All about snakes; At dawn of day; Nature writing. Bookseller Inventory # 37787
Book Description Dennis Dobson, 1964. 1st Edn, 184 pages, full page and text scraperboard illus, pictorial end papers, original green cloth, title in gilt and white. vg in dj, no tear or splits or price clipping, slight crease mark to very top edge of front. One of BB's scarcest and most sought after titles. Bookseller Inventory # 18503