Washington: Government Printing Office, 1875. 20,,133-507,,977-89, plus fifteen chromolithographs. Quarto. Later green cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Minute off-setting to plates. Overall internally clean. Very good. Item #WRCAM34393
The third chapter of the fifth volume of the Wheeler survey, discussing the birds of California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. The text was composed by H.W. Henshaw. A tremendously useful source for the early study of western natural history and part of one of the most ambitious government surveys ever undertaken. Notable for the fifteen fine chromolithographs of birds after Robert Ridgeway. McGRATH, p.170. CATALOGUE AND INDEX OF THE PUBLICATIONS OF HAYDEN, KING, POWELL, AND WHEELER SURVEYS, p.54.