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Blanchan - Birds Worth Knowing

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Full Title: Birds Worth Knowing - Little Nature Library Series
Author: Neltje Blanchan
Date: 1919 - 88 Years Old
Summary: This book starts with a discussion of the history of bird study and the essential benefits of birds place in maintaining our environment. The next 18 chapters discuss groups of birds by family or some common characteristics. These chapters are taken partly from previous books by the author. The illustrations are fantastic full page color prints of water-color paintings.
Book Details: Pages: 257 (including index)
Size (apx): 5-1/2" X 8-1/4" (14.1cm X 21cm)
Full Page Color Plates: 48 (Lovely)
Details of Condition: Cover has a tiny pencil mark and what looks like a small tape removal problem. There is a small steak with slight discoloration on the rear cover. This might be a water spot. There is very little wear of any kind on the cover which is a deep red. The gold on the front cover is very bright. The spine's gold printing is less bright, and the spine is a little faded ("sunned").

There is a small pencil notation on the inside cover as well as a little discoloration (foxing). A few minor "freckles" are on the rear inside cover. There is a tiny sticker from the original book seller in Washington, D.C.

All pages are bright with a very slight trace of ivory from the age. There is no foxing on the pages. The color illustrations are perfect and suitable for framing although that would be a waste of an excellent book.

The binding on this book has problems with the rear hinge. This has been repaired and currently looks quite sound. There are a couple of places that are very slightly loose but these are still held quite well in place.

This book is in very fine condition overall except for these problems.

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Front cover photo
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Book Spine
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Back Cover
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Title Page Illustration (Protected by Tissue)
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Title Page (Tissue aside)
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Price: $44.95

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