Fauna Boreali-Americana; or the Zoology of the Northern Parts of British America: Containing description of the objects of natural history collected on the late northern land expeditions under command of Captain Sir John Franklin, R.N. Part Second, The Birds. Illustrated with fifty hand-colored lithographs by Swainson. Water stain on the upper corner of several text pages and three plates. Bound in brown buckram with leather spine label. Inscribed by Richardson on half-title. The plates are bright and clean throughout with the exception of Merula minor, Merula solitaria, and Orpheus meruloides which have the aforementioned water stain in the upper corner not affecting the image. John Richardson, surgeon and naturalist to the expeditions, contributed the introduction and most of the material describing the species. A rare and important work on the birds of the Canadian Arctic.