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Shelfmark 7285de25
Held By BL
Country United States of America
Period 19c
Cover Material Cloth, diaper, ultra fine
Decorative Technique Blocked in gold
Style Publishers binding; Plant
Author Chamberlain, Montague
Title A popular handbook of the ornithology of the United States of America and Canada. Based on [Thomas] Nuttall’ manual. Vol. I. The land birds. Vol. II. Game and water birds.
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication 1891
Notes The design is by Julius A. Schweinfurth. Boston, Mass.: Little, Brown, and Company, 1891. Cambridge, Mass.: John Wilson and Son, University Press. 2 vols. Vol. I. xlix, 473p. 1 plate. Vol. II. vii, 431p. 1 plate. Black endpapers and pastedowns. Red ultra fine diaper-grain cloth. Both covers are blocked with an identical design. The lower covers are not blocked. The upper covers are blocked in gold, featuring birds blocked in trees, in dense foliage. These are blocked as a square on the fore edge head and tail, and on the spine side of the cover. The same trees, foliage and birds are blocked in gold on each spine. On the centre and lower half of each spine, and at the tail, the words: “/ Nuttall’s/ Ornithology/ [rule]/ Chamberlain/ Vol. I./ Land Birds/ [Vol. II./ Game and/ water birds/] Little Brown & Co./” are blocked in gold. Text copyright Edmund M B King.
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