Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates and Company, 1908 and 1900. Hardcover. Volume I: Later edition (1908). Tan cloth boards with red title to spine and front cover. Green illustration of a grandfather clock to spine and door to front cover. Minor foxing to spine and boards. Minor wear to edges of boards. Roll to spine. In light blue cloth jacket with red title to spine. Foxing and sunning to spine and edges of jacket. Minor wear and fraying to edges of jacket. Volume II: Grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards. Both interior hinges are cracked. Clean. In grey cloth jacket with gilt title to spine. Minor wear and fraying to edges of jacket. Both volumes have many illustrations. Volume I: 459 pages; Volume II: 503 pages. ARCH/042419. Very Good.
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New York: The Natural Science Association of America, 1888. Hardcover. In addition to writing, printing, painting, and studying nature, Jacob Studer (1840 - 1904) founded the Board of Trade in Columbus, Ohio. This folio volume includes 119 colored artistic plates, originally drawn by Theodore Jasper for an earlier edition, which represent different species drawn and colored from nature. The book includes “a copious text giving a popular account of their habits and characteristics, based on observations made in the field by the most eminent writers on ornithology.” The text and illustrations are prefaced by a systematic table and index arranged according to the classification adopted by The American Ornithologists’ Union. Bound in full dark brown leather with gilt title to spine and front cover. Rear board is present but detached and front board is nearly detached. Chipping to spine ends and wear to edges of boards and corners. Staining to top corners on first and last few pages, occasional smudge marks, otherwise the interior is clean and bright. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. 182 pages plus 119 plates and index. NAT/041819. Very Good.