BIRDS & BEASTS OF THE GREEK ANTHOLOGY
London: Chapman and Hall, 1928. First Trade Edition. Douglas's descriptive treatise on the fauna of the Greek Anthology. In his introduction, he mentions his intention to include domestic animals in his survey, which he abandoned; "The wild animals must suffice for the moment; there are some hundred and fifty-three of them, and the references to them amount to close upon six hundred." This trade edition, revised and corrected, followed a privately-printed signed limited edition of 500 published the previous year. An uncommonly well-preserved copy. Woolf A25b. Item #5619
First Impression, one of 750 copies in the first issue binding. Octavo (19.5cm); beige cloth, with maroon leather label titled in gilt mounted at upper spine; maroon topstain; dustjacket; viii,215,pp. Hint of foxing to cloth, some scattered foxing to endpapers and right edge of textblock, else clean internally; Near Fine. In the original dustjacket, priced 7/6 net at mid-spine; trivial wear to extremities, a few tiny tears at crown, with gentle sunning to spine; Near Fine.