Studer's Popular Ornithology: The Birds of North America.
Jacob H. Studer & Co.
Jasper, Theodore (Illustr.).
Folio. , 182pp. of text and cxix leaves of plates. Original gold-tooled and blind-stamped leather. Dentelles. Both boards detached, lacking backstrip. All gilt edges. Title-page: "Studer's Popular Ornithology. The Birds of North America. Upwards of seven hundred different species and varieties, comprising all that are known to exist on this continent, are represented on the one hundred and nineteen crayon plates, artistically drawn and colored from nature by Theodore Jasper, A.M.M.D. including a letter press devoted to giving a popular account of their habits and characteristics, based on standard authorities, and the most eminent writers on ornithology of the day." Title-page and all plates protected by tissue-guard. Contains 119 full-page chromolithographic plates in rich vibrant colors showing over 700 North American, Mexican and Central American bird species. The plates were reproduced from drawings by Theodore Jasper and appeared in the original 1878 edition. Each plate accompanied with important descriptive text by various experts of ornithology of bird's habits and characteristics. Includes systematic arrangement of common names with an index to the page, plate, and figure of each species represented as well as an index of scientific names. Front and rear boards and front and rear free endpaper detached but present. Heavy age wear on boards. Sporadic foxing to margins throughout. Few tissue-guards creased. Small closed tears on bottom edge from plate 41 through page 67, not affecting text or plates. Binding in poor, interior in overall good+ condition. Plates clean and crisp. Complete as issued.
Book ID: 30745