First edition. Photographic illusrations by the author. Emma Louisa Turner (1867-1940) was an English ornithologist and pioneering bird photographer, who spent part of each year in Norfolk. She took up photography at the age of 34 after meeting wildlife photography Richard Kearton. 'Miss Turner has written a very entertaining and at the same time ornithologically interesting account of her experiences as official "watcher " for Scolt Head during 1924 and 1925. Her trials were many ... But Miss Turner is a philosopher with a keen sense of humour, and she triumphed over difficulties. ... Finally, a word of praise must be given to the illustrations, all of which are good, while many are really beautiful.' - Book Review (H.F. Witherby (1929) British Birds Vol. XXII: 219).
4to, orig. qtr. cloth, marbled boards and endpapers, small nick to head of spine; a few spots to edges of text block. Neat pencil annotations to final page of index. Vg. Original owner's name to half-title, E.R. Wethey. A small (70x108mm) hand-coloured map of Scolt Head and district to p. vii, drawn in ink and initialled, 'E.R.W. 11.1.30' (E.R. Wethey). E.R. Wethey was a geography teacher and member of the Yorkshire Naturalists Union.
Author Turner, E.L.
Publisher Country Life