North American Fauna, numbers 1-76, complete

North American Fauna

Published by Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, -, First edition, 1889
From Natural History Books (Iowa City, IA, U.S.A.)

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Pp. 15,000+, numerous photos, text-figures and maps (most are black-and-white but some are in color). 61 numbers are bound individually in early uniform brown cloth, gilt-lettered on the spine (some volumes also have gilt-titles on the front boards), some original wrappers bound in, + 13 numbers are in the publisher's printed wrappers, 8vo. Numbers 6 and 9 were never published. The complete set of 74 numbers of this classic work that covers all aspects of the fauna of North America (mammals, reptiles, birds, regional faunal studies). The 61 bound volumes are mildly ex-library from the Reading Public Museum with a white call number on the spine of all volumes. A few bound volumes also have the Museum's bookplate on the front endpaper and even fewer volumes have the occasional ink stamp of the Museum. Four of the numbers in original wrappers have the signature or name stamp of a previous owner; the other nine numbers have no ownership marks. This work is rarely offered as a complete set. The bound volumes show occasional shelf wear, there are very few signs of use in any of the 74 numbers; a tight, clean, near fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 2401

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Title: North American Fauna, numbers 1-76, complete

Publisher: Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, -, First edition

Publication Date: 1889

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Natural History Books is an independent, rare book retailer operating out of Iowa City, IA. The business is owned and operated by Noriko and Russell Ciochon. We only sell books through our NHB website and other book service websites. We do not offer books for sale within the state of Iowa. We specialize in rare and hard to find books in all areas of natural history especially ornithology, herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, paleontology, botany, evolutionary biology and travel and exploration. Our rare and hard-to-find book section has many fine hand-colored plate books. Our latest acquisition is the ichthyology and aquarium fish collection of Ross Socolof Books of Florida. We are always buying natural history books – if you have a collection to offer, please contact us at noriko@naturalhistorybooks.com or by calling (319) 354-9088.

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