Birds of America

Birds of America

by T. Gilbert Pearson (Editor-in-Chief), Louis Agassiz Fuertes (Illustrator)
Publisher: Doubleday & Company
Hardcover, 289 pages
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From the dust jacket:

A complete and authoritative book on the birds of North America, including in a single volume all the famous Fuertes plates, has never heretofore been available to the general public.

This magnificent volume at last provides bird-lovers with such a book, and in it the three things that they most eagerly seek: a concise statement of the scientific data regarding every bird, a readable and illuminating account of its characteristics and "home-life," and, most important of all, ample and accurate illustrations in color.

The authenticity of text and picture is amply vouched for on the title page, where the most impressive names in ornithology appear as editors and artists. Originally prepared for the University Society, and included as three volumes of their famous Nature Lovers Library, every effort has been made to produce the most perfect possible book on birds.

In addition to hundreds of photographs and line drawings there are the 106 full page color plates by Louis Agassiz Fuertes and five pages of reproductions of eggs in their natural size and color–a most unusual feature.

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