London: Published under the auspices of the New York Zoological Society By Witherby & Co., 1918. Color, b/w Illustrations. First Edition. Hard Cover. Oversized Folio (over 15 Inches tall). Very Good / No Jacket. Item #005511386
4 volumes, complete as issued. Copy #461 of 600 hand-numbered copies of one of the leading ornithological works of the 20th-century, published 1918-1922. A very good set in the original burgundy cloth stamped in gilt, top edges gilt (some spotting and wear to cloth; bookplates removed from front pastedowns of each volume). The superb plates, produced with a variety of methods including photogravure, lithography, collotype, etc., are complete and include the captioned tissue guards. 20 distribution maps.