The Borders and Beyond – Arctic… Cheviot… Tropic - Abel Chapman 1924 - Gurney and Jackson, London - First Edition A bright copy of this informative work of field exploration and natural history in Northumberland and the Anglo-Scottish borderlands.

Hunter-naturalist Chapman includes chapters on the British red grouse, the wildfowl of the north east coast, a search for the ‘moorland nymph’, salmonology, seagulls, woodcocks and herons, ravens, and the otter, together with a commentary on ‘modern zoology’, and extensive particulars on the migrations and plumage-phases in certain waders, to which he gave the name ‘Globe-Spanners’.

Profusely illustrated throughout with seventeen wonderful colour illustrations (on fourteen plates) by W.H. Riddell, twenty one black and white plates, two folding maps, and 170 sketches by the author.
  Born in Sunderland, Abel Chapman (1851-1929) was a British field naturalist and hunter. He saved the Spanish Ibex from extinction and assisted in the establishment of South Africa’s first game reserve.

References: Britishbirds.co.uk.
The Spectator Archive 1928, web.

Octavo (16.5 x 23 cm). pp. [2] xxi [1] 489 [3-publisher advertisements]. Publisher’s green cloth, covers boarded in blind, gilt titles to spine, top edge gilt.
Although the title pages states ‘nineteen coloured plates’, the list of illustrations notes only 17 illustrations (including frontispiece) on 14 plates, all of which are present and correct in this copy.
  Condition: Near fine, a modicum of rubbing to extremities, a few scattered spots to endpapers and fore and bottom edges.   Ref: 108375   Price: HK$ 1,000