Title: The Birds of North America: One Hundred and ...
Publisher: The Natural Science Association of America, New York
Publication Date: 1895
Edition: 1st Edition
Folio. Quarter maroon calf with gilt spine lettering and burgundy cloth with decorative gilt front board lettering. 182pp, (10pp). All edges gilt. Frontispiece, title page in black and red, 119 full-page chromolithographs, decorative endpapers. Very good. Mild edgewear and touch of rubbing, but overall tight, clean and lovely -- and internally fine. A superb later printing of the 1888 first edition of this hefty survey featuring stunning and pristine plates. Sub-subtitle continues: "Including a Copious Text Giving a Popular Account of Their Habits and Characteristics, Based on Observations Made in the Field by the Most Eminent Writers on Ornithology Prefaced by a Systematic Table and Index to Page, Plate and Figure Arranged According to the Classification System Adopted by The American Ornithologists' Union." A sharp copy in unrestored nice condition. Bookseller Inventory # 40816
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