Concord, New Hampshire: Rufus Merrill and Co, Ca. 1850. Wraps. Eleven birds of the world are illustrated including a full page woodblock illustration of an Australian lyrebird. Descriptions of eight birds appear, including the swallow, the Boat-Bill (of Brazil), the Roseate Spoonbill, blue jay, hoopoe, robin, belted kingfisher & the dove.
12mo, 16pp. Original pale green printed wrappers entitled "Book about Birds", with the original hand stitching. Publisher's advertisement on the back wrapper. Good impression, the woodblock illustrations dark and crisp. Wrappers slightly marked, short diagonal split at rear wrapper. Very good condition. Item #24414