Youth's Ornithology, No. 1 With 23 Engravings. Children's, Rufus Merrill, publishers Co.

Youth's Ornithology, No. 1 With 23 Engravings.

Concord NH: Rufus Merrill, Low's Brick Block -- up stairs, 1844. Includes engravings of the belted king fisher, golden pheasant, ring neck pheasant of China, California quail found in California and other parts of Mexico, Chilean sea eagles, Bird of Paradise (New Guinea, South Seas), and Carolina Parrot "these birds are rapidly diminishing". Small 8vo, 24pp, frontispiece, 22 engravings in text. Pictorial yellow paper wraps, titled & illustrated in black on the front cover with a full page illustration of the peacock at the rear wrapper. Wrappers slt dusty, lower corner chipped; some fox spotting internally. The cover illustration is signed in type by the illustrator H. G. Eastman; engraved by Henry Walker Herrick. Very good overall. Item #19643

Price: $65.00

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