London, Paris, and New York: Cassell Petter & Galpin, No date. Odd volume. 495pp. Octavo [22.5 cm] 1/4 bonded green leather with red cloth over boards, and a gilt stamped title and bird illustration on the backstrip. Top edge gilt. There are a couple of small closed tears to the head of the backstrip, and there is a thin, 3" mark on the rear board. The front hinge is going, and there is a previous owner's name on the first page of the text. With 41 color plates. The illustration at p. 317 is nearly detached. Good. Item #55744
Alexander was the first ornithologist to describe the birds of North America.