Hard Cover Book, A Natural History of American Birds, Ornithology, Bird Guide, Reference Book, Bird Enthusiasts, Illustrated
A wonderful hardcover book about Ornithology (Birds) by Edward Howe Forbush and John Bushard May. This book is a wonderful guide and reference book for all bird enthusiasts. This practical, easy to use guide is packed with information. It includes 96 color illustrations.
Edward Howe Forbush (1858-1929) was a noted Massachusetts ornithologist and a prolific writer.
Many modern writers about birds quote Forbush. The way he writes brings the birds alive just as if he were sitting on your deck or patio with you.
11 1/2 inches in length
8 inches in width
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company -- 1955
Copyright -- 1939
96 Color Illustrations
Red Cloth Cover with Gold Title
This book is in Very Good condition. The binding is in perfect condition. The book is clean with no rips or tears. The dust cover is quite used with a rip on the bottom. The book does have minor shelf wear.
This would make a great gift idea for the bird lover!!
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