Wildlife Crisis.London: The Arcadia Press, 1971 Stock Code: 147781
Signed by Prince PhilipSigned limited edition, number 130 of 265 copies signed by Prince Philip on the title page, and specially bound by Zaehnsdorf.
Wildlife Crisis, co-written with the naturalist James Fisher, details species lost and habitat destruction from unsustainable use of resources. The Duke of Edinburgh tells how his growing interest in bird watching made him aware of the great need for wildlife conservation. The account is illustrated with Philip's own photographs, many of which were never published before. Written when the environmental movement was still in its early years, the book nicely represents Prince Philip's, and the British Royal Family's, lifelong interest in wildlife preservation. A regular trade edition was published by Hamish Hamilton the previous year.
Quarto. Original blue morocco, spine lettered in gilt direct and on orange circular morocco label, front cover with multi-coloured onlay in gilt frame depicting the world, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in the original grey cloth solander box.
Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs throughout.
A fine copy, in near-fine, lightly rubbed box.
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