New York: New York Zoological Society, 1918-1922. Folio, 90 coloured plates by Thorburn, Grönvold, Lodge and others, 88 photographs, map. Handsome red publisher's cloth, prospectus tipped-in, limited to 600 numbered copies, a few typical minor cloth stains, otherwise a fine set.
"Perhaps the greatest ornithological work of the present century, notable not only for its beauty and the wealth of information it contains, but also for the unusual grace of its prose. Much of the information is first-hand, the author having made extended expeditions to familiarize himself with the species in their native haunts" (Mengel, volume one).
Anker 31; Mengel 203; Nissen IVB 84; Wood p. 228; Zimmer p. 49-50.
Price: $9,500.00 AU