Oology of New England: A Description of the Eggs, Nests, and Breeding Habits of the Birds Known to Breed in New England, with Colored Illustrations of Their Eggs
Capen, Elwin A.

Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, 1886. F 116 pages; useful index; illustrated with 25 tissue-guarded colored lithographic plates of various bird eggs, collated complete; the author's "...chief aim has been to render this work as useful and true to nature as possible...endeavored to confine myself strictly to the eggs, nests and breeding habits..." (from the Preface); front endpaper with the bookplate of Dr. Bertel Bruun (1937 - 2011) Danish-American naturalist, international conservationist and neurologist, author of several birding guides; endpaper also with the ownership signature of bird researcher Henry W. Beers (1866 - 1914) of Bridgeport, Connecticut; large format, approx. 10 1/2" x 14" approx. size; bound in the original bevel-edged green, red & gilt cloth, elaborate gilt cover titles and pine branches decorations, all edges gilt; patterned paper endpapers; boards with edge, tips and spine ends wear, rubbing and soiling; spine ends frayed a bit and worn; final plate with a short edge-tear, probably from unruly opening; text and plates are very clean and in very good condition. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 23061)


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