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Two volumes, Columbus, Ohio: Jacob H. Studer & Co., 1878. First editions, issued as "Studer's Popular Ornithology". Publisher's three-quarter brown leather, lettered and decorated in gilt, and lighter brown leather boards, elaborately decorated in gilt, all edges gilt. Both volumes are entitled "The Birds of North America". Volume I: "Drawn and colored from life by Theodore Jasper, A.M., M.D., one hundred and nineteen colored plates (inserted chromolithographs, with tissue guards) representing upwards of seven hundred different species and varieties of North American birds, including a popular account of their habits and characteristics." Inserted plates with tissue guards, 182 pages of text, with two indexes (common names and scientific names). Volume II: "From the text of Dr. Brehm, with two hundred and twelve illustrations (on 39 inserted duotone plates, typically several birds per plate, with tissue guards) by Theodore Jasper, A.M., M.D.", 156 pages of text. Dr. Brehm was probably the German Alfred Edmund Brehm, a zoologist and zoo-keeper who wrote "The Life of Birds", 1861. This volume II, "The Science of Birds", does not limit discussion to the birds of North America. Both volumes collate complete. Large and very heavy volumes, 15 inches tall x 11 1/2 wide. Leather with some abrasions, especially on the fore-corners, front and back, of V.I. Both rubbed at spine edges and tips. The binding perfectly sound. A little light foxing to a minority of plates, pictures sent upon request. Extra postage will be required. A Very Good copy.
Title: The Birds of North America; and, Ornithology: Or The Science of Birds.
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Seller ID: studer,jacobh.1050twovolumes,columbus,ohio:jacobh.