London, Paris, and New York: Cassell Petter & Galpin, No date. Odd volume. 540pp. 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. The boards are a bit soiled, and there is a previous owner's name on the first page of the text. With 34 color plates. The illustration at p. 400 is detached, but present. Good +. Item #55745
Alexander was the first ornithologist to describe the birds of North America.