NESTS AND EGGS OF BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES. Thomas GENTRY.

NESTS AND EGGS OF BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES

Philadelphia: J. A. Wagenseller, 1882. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (8-1/2" x 11-1/2") bound in publisher's full gilt-decorated red morocco leather with silk endpapers, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt. Illustrated with a detailed chromolithographic title page and 54 gorgeous chromolithographs of birds and their nests with eggs, all protected with tissue guards. Bennett (p. 44): "Drawings done chiefly by Mr. Edwin Sheppard of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, acknowledged as the best ornithological artist in America." Fine, bright copy in a lovely binding with only a few minor rubs. Item #020739

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