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NESTS AND EGGS OF BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES by  Thomas GENTRY - First Edition - 1882 - from Charles Agvent and Biblio.co.uk

NESTS AND EGGS OF BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES

by GENTRY, Thomas

Condition: Rear cover split and loose but holding; plates vary from clean to lightly foxed. Very Good


Philadelphia: J. A. Wagenseller, 1882. First Edition. Hardcover. Rear cover split and loose but holding; plates vary from clean to lightly foxed. Very Good. Quarto (8-1/2" x 11-1/2") bound in publisher's decorated cloth, lacking the spine which is here covered with binder's tape. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author, a detailed chromolithographic title page, and 54 gorgeous chromolithographs of birds and their nests with eggs, all protected with a tissue guard. Bennett (p. 44): "Drawings done chiefly by Mr. Edwin Sheppard of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, acknowledged as the best ornithological artist in America.


  • Bookseller: Charles Agvent US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 017493
  • Title: NESTS AND EGGS OF BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES
  • Author: GENTRY, Thomas
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Rear cover split and loose but holding; plates vary from clean to lightly foxed. Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: J. A. Wagenseller
  • Place: Philadelphia
  • Date published: 1882
  • Keywords: Americana; Bird Eggs; Thomas Gentry; Color Plates
  • Bookseller catalogs: Color Plates; Ornithology; Birds; Chromolithographs;


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