Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1922-1926. First edition published in four volumes. Illustrated with color plates and black and white drawings by Benson, Brooks, Fuertes, and Gronvold. Bibliography. Original paper covered boards. Paper labels on buckram spines. ‘This rare work stands in the front rank of modern illustrated monographs. It is an exhaustive account of the ducks of the world, with synonymy, description, distribution and characteristic habits, etc. of each species. A useful and lengthy bibliography...’ -Wood. A classic monograph with fine illustrations. Formerly owned by eminent ornithologist Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee with his bookplate on the fep of each volume.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co. (The Riverside Press, Cambridge)
Year of Publication: 1922
Page Count: 1545
Shipping Weight: 32.00