Published by Jacob H. Studer, 1878
Hardcover. Condition: Good. No jacket. Theodore Jasper (illustrator). Oversized. 119 colored plates by Theodore Jasper. 3/4 leather, with gilt embossing. Covers worn, with damage to spine.
Published by Jacob H Studer, New York, 1881
hardcover. Condition: Fair. 1st Ed. folio size, brown embossed leather binding with gilt lettering, all edges gilt, worn covers are detached from the text block, leather piece missing at top of spine and side of spine, front index pages are detached and ripped in half, illustrated with 119 crayon plates with tissue guards, all plates and tissue guards present, a few foxing spots on edges of tissue guards leaving spots on margins of a few plates, color plates are bright, with no tears, 182 pages.
Published by Jacob H. Studer & Co., Columbus, Ohio, 1878
Leather. Condition: Very Good. Theodore Jasper (illustrator). First Edition. Two Vols. complete; original half-calf over cloth covered boards, raised bands, gilt titles, all edges gilt, (12 x 14.5 in.). 182, 156 text pages; Illustrated by 119 full-page, tissue protected, chromolithograph (colored) plates in volume one and 41 lithograph plates in volume two, representing upwards of seven hundred different species and varieties of North American birds, including a popular account of their habits and characteristics, drawn and colored from nature by Theodore Jasper. Expected exterior wear and rubbing, joints tender, internally plates clean and bright. Size: Folio.
Published by Jacob H. Studer & Co., Columbus, OH, 1878
Hardcover. Theodore Jasper (illustrator). First Edition. Two folio (11-3/4" x 15") volumes bound in publisher's half morocco leather with matching morocco corners. The first volume illustrated with 119 lovely chromolithographs drawn and colored from nature by Theodore Jasper; the second volume with 37 tinted lithographs. One of the best, as well as one of the last, great color-illustrated ornithologies. Later editions, especially the 1903 edition, have noticeably inferior quality plates. Contents fresh, one long closed tear to a text page in the second volume. Rubbing with some splitting to the leather along the spine edge of the front cover of the first volume but covers firm. Some loss of cloth to the second volume. Very Good with clean, bright plates.
Published by Columbus, Ohio Jacob H. Studer & Co. 1878., 1878
Very Good with no dust jacket. #W-034. Full leather, with gold embossed title on front cover. Spine rebacked, with original boards. "One hundred and nineteen colored plates, representing upwards of seven hundred different species and varieties of North American birds, including a popular account of their habits and characteristics, drawn and colored from nature by Theodore Jasper, A.M., M.D." This is the early edition, with all color plates. Some later editions had some plates in black-and-wh ite. All plates with intact tissue guards.; Color Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall. Illustrated by Theodore Jasper. First Edition. Binding is Hardcover.
Published by Columbus, OH: Jacob H. Studer, 1878 (but, 1874-78), 1878
Folio, (14 1/3 x 11 inches). Fine lithographed frontispiece, 118 lithographed plates, tissue guards present (one or two spots). Original publisher's full brown calf, the front cover elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt, the spine in six compartment with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in two and decorated in the rest, gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt (rebacked to style, corners repaired). First book edition. With 119 consecutively number plates depicting over 700 species and varieties of American birds. Jacob Henry Studer was a printer, lithographer, painter, and popular ornithologist active in Columbus, Ohio from the 1860s to the 1880s. A member of the American Ornithologists' Union, Studer arranged the birds in this book according to that group's classification scheme. Known as "the poor man's Audubon," this was the first large-format illustrated bird identification book that was affordable for a wider audience. It is fitting, therefore, that the medium employed was lithography, "the democratic art." The plates were made from drawings by Theodore Jasper (1814-1897), a portrait painter and photographic colorist who was active in New York and Connecticut from the 1840s to the 1860s, and in Columbus, Ohio from c. 1866 to 1883. A very attractive copy. Nissen 473.