Published: Cape Town, 1978
Stock Number: #3589/3
660 pages, 8vo (225 x 160 mm), colour frontispiece and 71 colour plates, line drawings and distribution maps in the margins, maps on endpapers, half red leather with black title labels on the spine, red cloth sides, silk place marker, a very good copy. Fourth Edition First Impression
Editors' preface: 'The main feature of this new edition is the complete rearrangement of the colour plates. There are thirty-one new plates by Ken Newman. In some of the others odd birds have been changed or new ones added, or the positions have been rearranged. No alterations have been made to the remainder except to enlarge the figures by deleting the original white border.