First American edition, fifth printing, 1964. Hardcover with dust jacket, in as new condition. Association copy: Joseph J. Hickey's copy, with his initials on the front free endsheet and annotations in the margins indicating birds he'd seen. Joe Hickey was author of A Guide to Bird Watching, the first American book to describe the modern art of bird watching, a comprehensive introduction to bird study. With 16 color plates and 24 b/w plates by the author and Mrs. R. Fennessy. Introduction by Roger Tory Peterson.