Cleveland, OH: The Bird Research Foundation, 1951. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 723pp. Thick quarto [26 cm] Green textured cloth over boards with gilt stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Color frontispiece illustration with a tissue-guard printed in black. Very good. Mildly rubbed and bumped at the extremities. The front hinge is a little soft, and the first several pages have a few names from previous owners. The pages are clean. Item #41023
Illustrated with Paintings by Allan Brooks, George Miksch Sutton, Roger Tory Peterson and Terence Michael Shortt. Warmly inscribed on the date of publication by the author on the half title page. He has personally numbered the copy number 22.