Studer's Orinithology Birds of North America
Jacob H. Studer & Co. 1878. First book edition, very large 4to, pp. , 182; 119 chromolithograph plates "representing upwards of seven hundred different species and varieties of North American birds, including a popular account of their habits and characteristics." Together, and uniformly bound with: Ornithology; or, the science of birds. From the text of Dr. [Alfred Edmund] Brehm. With two hundred and twelve illustrations by Theodore Jasper, Columbus, 1878, pp. , 156, plus 37 lithograph plates showing a variety of species; together 2 vols., publisher's half brown pebble-grain morocco, gilt lettered direct on blindstamped spine; minor scuffing but a very good, sound set of one that is too often in poor condition. The first volume was originally published in 40 parts, 1874-78. On the completion of the work, parts 1-39 were divided, the first 4 pages of each part and all the text of part 40 being bound together to form one volume; the last 4 pages of parts 1-39 and extra indexes, etc., from part 40, were bound together to form the other volume.