Philadelphia: Published by John Grigg, 1828. 179pp. plus twelve handcolored engraved plates (including frontispiece and additional engraved titlepage). Half title. 12mo. Contemporary three-quarter sheep and paper boards, rebacked in red calf. Binding rubbed and worn. Scattered foxing. Good. Item #WRCAM28964
Most of the species illustrated are birds: American Gros Beak, Baltimore Oriole, American Summer Ducks, White- Headed [Bald] Eagle, Snow Owl, Wild Turkey, Peacock, Grouse Pheasant, and more. There are also illustrations of a whale, a crocodile, a rattlesnake, and butterflies. In all, scores of species are discussed. "An attractive book, just above the juvenile level, which must have been popular and which was reissued in 1831" - Bennett. McGRATH, p.15. BENNETT, p.11. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 32380.