THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA, by Jacob H. Studer - 1897


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The Birds of North America: One Hundred and Nineteen Artistic Colored Plates Representing the Different Species and Varieties Drawn and Colored From Nature; Including a Copious Text Giving a Popular Account of Their Habits and Characteristics, Based on Observations Made in the Field by the most Eminent Writers on Ornithology

by Jacob H. Studer

Missing plates 38 and 56. New York: The Natural Science Association of America, 1897.

Hardback is overall in GOOD- condition.

  • Book has many flaws and has both covers detached, yet has a well preserved interior with little wear to plates.
  • Three-quarter bound in leather.
  • Boards display pronounced overall wear.
  • Spine piece is nearly gone.
  • Binding is broken, with both covers detached.
  • Plates are all well preserved, showing occasional marginal foxing, smudges, and fingerprints. All plates are perfectly frameable, with colors still vibrant. (See photos)
  • Plates 38 and 56 are missing. All others complete.
  • Interior shows mild to moderate age-toning with occasional smudges, stains, and foxing.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Textblock edges have AEG, and display overall rubbing and scuffing.
  • Please contact us with any questions about details of condition.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20190605

182 pages. 11.75 x 15 inches.

A magnificent reference on the birds of North America, Jacob Studer's work is the result of long and thorough on-the-field studies by distinguished figures in American ornithology. The splendid illustrations, representing the various species of birds in the necessary clarity, are accompanied by a detailed text on the characteristics, habits, and habitats of each species, together with a systematic table, an index, and captions to each plate, to create an exhaustive, deeply reliable reference on the subject. 

Lavishly illustrated with 117 full-colored plates.

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