The author received the special honourary gold medal by Societe d' Acclimation de France in 1926, in recognition of his contribution to the ornithological field. He was also decorated by the Japanese Government with the Second, Third and Fourth Order of Merit, with an Order of the Sacred Treasure, and the Order of the Double-rays Rising Sun. Considered the most important work on Japanese pheasants and quails. Contains: bio of Dr. N. Taka-Tsukasa; history of Japanese ornithology; physiography; commentary on the orders galli, turnices, limicolae, alectorides, psittaci. Indexed.
Publisher: Maruzen Company
Date Published: 1967
Place Published: [Chuoku, Tokyo]
Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 701 p. 30 cm. 3 colour plates and 28 b&w illustrations. Map of old place names in Japan before 1871; map of "present" place names in Japan. Navy blue and red cloth hardcover. In plastic dustjacket with tear at spine end. Bookplate on front free endpaper. A little dust to lower text block edge.