LIFE HISTORIES OF NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS...WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THEIR BREEDING HABITS AND EGGS.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1892/1895. Two volumes. viii,446pp. plus twelve chromolithographic plates; viii,,518pp. plus seven chromolithographic plates. Large quarto. Contemporary three quarter pebbled morocco over linen-covered boards, spines gilt. Moderately rubbed at extremities and joints. Text pages very clean, light dampstaining in bottom margin of plates in volume one, occasionally touching lower portion of plates. A very good set. The chromolithographs, which are after John L. Ridgeway, were produced by the Philadelphia firm of Ketterlinus. The plates are exclusively zoological drawings. A significant late 19th-century American color plate book of natural history. BENNETT, p.10. McGRATH, pp.131, 148, 160. MIDLAND NOTES 22-012.
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