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,[1],518pp. plus seven chromolithographic plates. Large quarto. Contemporary back cloth, spines gilt. Spines worn, edges torn on spine of first volume. Boards rubbed. Contemporary ownership inscription on fly leaf. Some very minor foxing, else quite clean internally. Very good. Item #WRCAM36262

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.

Price: $250.00