Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973 DSI Search this
5 v., 400 leaves of plates in various foliations : chiefly col. ill. ; 37 cm
1925 [i.e. 1925-1928]
Limited, numbered folio edition, signed by the author at the end of the foreword in v. 1.
Published in parts between 1925 and 1928. According to Stafleu & Cowan, part 1 was issued in 1925, with a new foreword appearing in 1927; part 2 was probably issued in 1926; part 3 was issued in 1927, accompanied by the new foreword and a slip dated 15 November 1927; and parts 4 and 5 issued in 1928.
Issued in 5 portfolio volumes of quarter-bound black leather with gray cloth-covered boards, gilt-tooled spines, and gray ribbon ties, with a silver-colored oxidized metal Smithsonian seal mounted on the front of each portfolio.
The illustrations, many dated 1925, are reproductions of watercolor drawings by the author.
Volume 1 contains plates numbered 1-77, 24a, 31a, and 56a (for a total of 80 plates); v. 2 contains plates 81-160; v. 3 contains plates 161-240; v. 4 contains plates 241-320; and v. 5 contains plates 321-400.
Also issued in a quarto-sized "library edition" with title pages dated 1925.