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Field guide to birds of the West Indies by James Bond. 1947. "First Printing" stated

Field guide to birds of the West Indies: a guide to all the species of birds known from the Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles and Bahama Islands by James Bond. The MacMillan Company. 1947. "First Printing" stated with no listing of later printings. 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" 267 pages Hardcover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: Some edge wear. Wear on the front and back edges of the spine. Some small chips and bumping to the top bottom of the dj spine. A black felt tip? pen streak on the back panel. Otherwise, no unusual folds or creases. No tears. No clips. No large missing pieces. Not price-clipped. Now protected by a removable mylar dj cover. BOOK: Light cover edge wear. Erasure marks inside the front cover. No other previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. IH29a

"Written by ornithologist James Bond, the book was first published in 1936 by the Academy of Natural Sciences as part of the International Series. It was reprinted in 1947 by Macmillan as Field Guide of Birds of the West Indies and has been reprinted several times since then...
Birds of the West Indies was a book owned by novelist Ian Fleming, who used the ornithologist's name for his own fictional British secret agent character, Commander James Bond.[1] Fleming, a keen bird watcher while living at his estate in Jamaica, owned this book. He later explained that the author's name was "brief, unromantic, Anglo-Saxon, and yet very masculine – just what I needed." Fleming once said in a Reader's Digest interview: "I wanted the simplest, dullest, plainest-sounding name I could find, and 'James Bond' was much better than something more interesting, like 'Peregrine Carruthers." - wikipedia