Life Histories of North American Birds with Special Reference to their Breeding Habits and Eggs, Bendire, Smithsonian, 1892, Large Plates


2 volumes bound in 1. Large (about 14" in height) antique book on the life histories of North American birds, featuring 12 lithographic plates of eggs. Published in 1982 by the Government Printing Office. Written by Charles Bendire, Captain, U.S. Army.

Often these plates are separated and framed as they are truly beautiful artwork to display. Books in complete form are rare.

Foxing/staining present along edges of plates. Binding worn at spine ends and along front hinge with some separation of leather and chips. Book is very heavy and text block leans a bit towards the bottom edge of the spine when upright.

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