Thomson, Arthur Landsborough. Britain's Birds and Their Nests: Described by A. Landsborough Thomson. Illustrated with 132 drawings in Colour by George Rankin.

Thomson, Arthur Landsborough. Britain's Birds and Their Nests: Described by A. Landsborough Thomson. Illustrated with 132 drawings in Colour by George Rankin.

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Arthur Landsborough Thomson. Britain's Birds and Their Nests: Described by A. Landsborough Thomson. Illustrated with 132 drawings in Colour by George Rankin. 

Octavo. [i] - xxvii, 1-.340 pp. 132 plates. [with erratum slips for plates 94 and 100]. Edinburgh and London: Chambers, 1910. Lovely gold stamped publisher's cloth binding. Some slight bumps. Ref.: Zimmer, Ayer Ornithological Library, p.633. Mullens and Swann, Bibliography of British Ornithology, pp.579-80.  

All plates are colored using screen printing and show each species of bird with a nest and egg for each. Arthur Landsborough Thomson (b. 1890) was a well acknowledged scientist from Edinburgh and Aberdeen and twenty years of age when this work was published. It is his best known work. Rankin's illustrations later became very popular when some species appeared on cigarette cards. This is a fine, indexed compendium.