196pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, Cape Town, 2017
Richard Dean pays particular attention to the period between 1850 and 1950 when museum collections were growing intensively, and were being used by several authors to provide material for books: E.L. Layard, A.C. Stark and W.L. Sclater, V. FitzSimons, E.L. Gill, Austin Roberts and Dr P.A. Clancey, amongst others.
Biologist WRJ (Richard) Dean was a research officer at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology from 1986 until his retirement in 2006.