Birdlife of the Borders-Abel Chapman First Pub 1889


Birdlife of the Borders has been described as a clasic of observation and fieldwork, accompanied by 54 beautiful ink drawings. A historic volume in ornithology, it was first published as early as 1889 and has been highly regarded ever since.

Abel Chapman (1851-1927) was a traveller, artist, observer and protector of wildlife. He is credited with saving the Spanish Ibex from extinction and discovered the main breeding place of the flamingo. Houxty, his Northumbrian home for many years became a natural sanctuary for all manner of wild things.

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This edition is  introduced by Peter Davis, Deputy Curator of the Hancock Museum.


286 pages, paperback.

Please allow 10 days for delivery



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