Columbus: Jacob H. Studer & Co., 1878.
First Edition. Folio 15 x 12 inches). Three-quarter calf, gilt-decorated cover and spine. AEG. The complete "Studer's Popular Ornithology. The Birds of North America: Drawn and Colored from Life by Theodore Jasper, M. D.," two volumes in one. With 119 stellar color lithographed and numbered plates with tissue guards, including the wonderful American Eagle (as frontispiece and Plate 1). A superbly illustrated ornithology of over 700 species and varieties of North American birds, with a popular account of their habits and characteristics. The governor of California and U.S. Senator copy,George C. Perkins, with his stamp on front fly. George Clement Perkins was governor from 1880-1883, and served as U. S. Senator from 1893-1915. Scuffing to extremities of binding, else near fine internally. Truly stunning plates.
Price: $1,500.00 Item #6232