Johnson, A. W., R. A. Hughes, W. R. Millie, and George Moffatt.
The Birds of Chile and Adjacent Regions of Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru.
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Buenos Aries: for the authors, 1965-72. First edition, in two volumes and a Supplement (397, index; 446, index; 116, corrections, index). Maps and colour plates by J. D. Goodall plus b&w photographs. Large 8vo in black cloth, gilt titles to covers and spines; Supplement in stiff card, red titles. Johnson and colleagues produced this English language version of Las Aves de Chile (Johnson and Goodall, 1946- 57) which greatly expanded and re-organized the original Spanish text, the first really useful field study of the regions' birds (other than Hellman's technical study published in 1932). The expanded work includes information on breeding habits, migration patterns, habitat, and Chilean avian natural history generally. The work stems from the authors' 'amateur' interest in birds of the country, an avocation which produced a substantial, useful work of ornithology-- but then Wilson and Audubon were 'amateurs'. Volumes I and II signed by Johnson and by Goodall, Supplement with Johnson's personal stampas 'autor'. In orginal pale yellow dust jackets (gently and uniformly faded spines); minor repair to one front hinge; occasional neat observation records in ink (location, date); dj's with minor rubbing and two small (1 cm) closed tears. A pleasing set and a handsome work.
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