xviii, 326 pp, tissue protected frontis, foreword, list of illustrations, Part I. Why Birds Need Protection: 1. An Introduction to Some Winter Guests; 2. The Destruction of Birds by the Elements and by Disease; 3. The Destruction of Birds by Their Natural Enemies; 4. The Destruction of Birds by Man and by Certain Animals for Whose Presence Man is Responsible. Part II. Why It Is Worth While to Give Birds Protection: 5. The Money Value of Birds; 6. The Aesthetic and Moral Values of Birds. Part III. How We Can Help to Protect the Birds: 7. The Entertainment of Wild Birds in Winter; 8. Hospitality All the Year 'Round with a List of the Trees, Shrubs, and Creepers Most Attractive to Birds; 9. The Bird Lover as a Landlord. A Chapter Concerning Nest Boxes, Nest Shelves, etc.; 10. Bird Baths and Drinking Pools; 11. Some of the Problems Which Confront Beginners; 12. Bird Clubs, How to Organize Them, What They Can Do to be Useful; Appendix: Constitutions of Certain Bird Clubs; acknowledgemnts, index with 50 photogravure illustrations from photographs. First Edition, 1915. Inscribed: "Yours for bird protection, Ernest Harold Baynes. 4th of January, 1916. "Born in Calcutta India, Harold Baynes (1868-1925) was 11 when he first came to America from England. Also an amateur photographer, his father was an inventor who made substantial contributions to the science of photography. Settling in Meriden, New Hampshire around 1904, one of his many accomplishments related to conservation efforts in the United States was his founding of the American Bison Society with the purpose of saving the buffalo from extinction." LIghtly age-toned bottom and fore- text block edges. Owner's inked name on front pastedown with list of titles on rear flyleaf and tipped-in portrait of E. H. Baynes on rear pastedown and accompanying review of Raymond Georges biography, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth with gilt & brown embossed circular illustration of bird on tree and gilt lettering to front board, gilt lettering to spine, and gilt top text block edge. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Wild Bird Guests: How to Entertain Them with...
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Company
Publication Date: 1915
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good - Fine
Edition: First Edition.
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