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  1. Nicoll's Birds of Egypt.

    Nicoll's Birds of Egypt.

    First edition, first impression. Michael Nicoll was assistant director of the Zoological Gardens at Giza from 1906 until his retirement in 1924. When posted to Cairo as chief intelligence officer to the Egyptian expeditionary force, Meinertzhagen sought Nicoll out and the pair became friends. Nicoll died in 1925 and Meinertzhagen, who had resigned from the army the same year, was approached by his widow to turn his copious notes into a book. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 112553


  2. Birds of Arabia.

    Birds of Arabia.

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author to "army officer and merchant banker", Sir Reginald Lindsay "Rex" Benson; "In gratitude for 36 years valued friendship". An excellent copy of Meinertzhagen's ornithological magnum opus, inscribed to another freewheeling soldier, one of Meninertzhagen's closest banking and birding friends. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1954

    Published: Edinburgh

    Stock Code: 102744

    Signed: Yes


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