The Naturalist's Guide in Collecting and Preserving Objects of Natural History, with a Complete Catalogue of the Birds of Eastern Massachusetts
Maynard, Charles J.

Salem, Massachusetts: S.E. Cassino, Naturalist's Agency, 1877. ix + 204 pages; useful index; frontispiece hand-colored illustrated bird plate and with another color plate within, at the 'catalog' section; other black and white explanatory illustrations and tables, by E.L. Weeks; showing instruments used in preparing birds and eggs for preservation, positioning of carcasses, wings, preparing skins, dissection methods, mounting of birds and mammals, skeleton details, more; the author "...(has) followed the classification of Professor W. Lilljeborg, of Upsala, as adopted provisionally by the Smithsonian Institution..." (this quoted from the Preface to the "Catalogue of The Birds of Eastern Massachusetts, with notes relative to their migration, habits, etc.", section); front endpaper with the bookplate of John Eliot Thayer (1862 - 1933) American amateur ornithologist; also the bookplate of Dr. Bertel Bruun (1937 - 2011) Danish-American naturalist, international conservationist and neurologist, author of several birding guides; approx. 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" size; bound in later sturdy green polished buckram cloth, gilt spine titles; some edge, tips and spine ends wear, rubbing; text and plates are clean and in very good condition. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 23063)

$250.00

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