Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1934. first edition). Octavo, text illustrations, colour plates. Publisher's green pebble-grained cloth lettered in silver, a contemporary ink inscription dated October 1934, a very good copy.
The first true bird field guide and one of the most influential natural history books of all time.
This copy is the 'second state' by typo in index corrected to 'bog pumper', no '1934' on title page, illustrations of swan and egrets with grey shading. Colour plates all have tissues which are undamaged.
Price: $2,000.00 AU