Wellington: Te Papa Press, 2006. Paul Martinson. First Edition. Hardcover : pp.  i-v, [vi], 1-180 : 58 full page colour illustrations : Map of New Zealand and surrounding islands : Map of New Zealand showing placenames mentioned in the text : Glossary : Olive green cloth covered boards : Pale green silk book ribbon : Dust jacket illustrated with North Island adzebill : Previous bookseller sicker to paste-down endpaper
A few faint fox marks to top edge. Near fine / very good. Item #1801
A beatifully illustrated book which brings together for the first time New Zealand's lost birds. Self taught artist, Paul Martinson's paintings are accompanied by a full description by Te Papa's expert paleontologist, Alan Tennyson.
From the library of Louis Pigott, author of The Birdman of Brisbane ; Silvester Diggles and his Ornothology of Australia.