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Chapman - Birds of Eastern North America

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Full Title: Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America
Author: Frank M. Chapman
Date: 1909 - 98 Years Old
Summary: This description is modified from the title page: [A handbook] with keys to the species and descriptions of their plumages, nests, and eggs. This book also has introductory chapters on the study of ornithology.
Book Details: Pages: 431 (including index)
Size (apx): 5-1/8" X 7-5/8" (13cm X 19.3cm)
Full Page Plates: 20
Smaller in text illustrations: About 150.
Details of Condition: Cover is scuffed with the bottom corners worn slightly through the cloth cover. The top and bottom edge of the spin are slightly worn. The cover is a dark green with no trace of fading from including the spine which is often "sunned" on older volumes. The front cover has black illustrations and gold leaf printing. The gold on the front cover is very bright and is almost as bright on the spine. These details are well shown in the cover illustrations below.

There is a neat dedication in ink on the front flyleaf: With best wishes - August 21, 1909. Also has a "logo" signature. A quick view of the contents did not show any other writing.

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 protected by tissue that is not bent or folded.

The binding on this book is very sound. There are two places that are very slightly loose but these are still held quite faithfully in place. The rest of the binding appears perfect.

With these minor exceptions, this book is in very fine condition overall.

Birds of Eastern North America
Front cover photo
Birds of Eastern North America
Book Spine
Birds of Eastern North America
Back Cover
Birds of Eastern North America
Title Page Illustration (Protected by Tissue)
Birds of Eastern North America
Title Page (Tissue aside)
Birds of Eastern North America
Details from below page photo
Birds of Eastern North America
Random Page Key Illustration (Note: Grey shading is a shadow NOT on actual page)
Price: $32.95

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