The birds of North America : the descriptions of species based chiefly on the collections in the Museum of the Smithsonian Institution / by Spencer F. Baird ; with the co-operation of John Cassin and George N. Lawrence ; with an atlas of one hundred plates
2 v. (, lvi, 1005; , xi p.), C leaves of plates : ill. (lithographs) ; 30 cm
"The present work is, in part, a reprint of the General report on North American birds presented to the Department of War, and published in October, 1858, as one of the series of 'Reports of explorations and surveys of a railroad route to the Pacific ocean.' In this volume, however, will be found many important additions and collections."--P. [ii], 2nd page group.
Plates with some hand-coloring.
Most of the plates signed: Lith. et col. Bowen & Co. Philada.
Zimmer, J.T. Ayer Lib., p. 33
Anker, J. Bird books, no. 24
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SCNHRB c. 1 (39088015715915) imperfect: lacking the t.p. to v. 2. Additional section of xv p. (from the 1858 publication?) bound-in before plates; two of the plates from the 1858 publication bound-in, possibly indicating Baird's own copy (see partial photocopy of an article laid-in book).
SCNHRB c. 1 stamped on t.p.: Library, U.S. National Museum Smithsonian Institution Apr 6 1888 [ms. acc. no.] 131432.
SCNHRB c. 1 has typescript leaf tipped-in following p. iv, 2nd page group; some pencilled ms. notes in margins; some plates with ms. ink annotations.
SCNHRB c. 1 bound as 1 v. in brown library buckram, title in gilt on spine, marbled edges.
SCNHRB c. 2 (39088015715956, 39088015715998) has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries, gift of Marcia Brady Tucker. With the Tucker pencilled collational notes on t.p.
SCNHRB c. 2 inscribed in pencil on 2nd front free endpaper: Percival Collins, Wm. L Collins 1875.
SCNHRB c. 2 three-quarters brown calf and cloth, title in gilt on spine, marbled endpapers.