TITLE: The Book of Indian Birds
AUTHOR: Salim Ali
PUBLISHER: Bombay Natural History Society
EDITION: Tenth edition, revised and enlarged
NO.OF PAGES: pp. xlvii, 175 with 70 plates in colour (depicting 280 species) 3 in line and 22 in halftone
BINDING: Hardback with dust jacket covered with plastic
Height: 22 cm
Width: 14.5 cm
Depth: 3 cm
SIGNED ON THE TITLE-PAGE BY SALIM ALI
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