A very good three volume set of Wilson's text. All edge gilt, half leather over marbled boards. Covers rubbed, starting at inner hinge of Volume I. American Ornithology or the Natural History of the Birds of the United States. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, . With a Sketch of the Life of Wilson, by George Ord. Three text volumes: Volume I, 214 pp.; Volume II, 390 pp.; Volume III, 426 pp. Lacking the two plate volumes. Includes ĎA Classification of the Genera and Species of American Birdsí by Spencer Baird. Wilsonís text, based on careful observation, is both descriptive and charming.
Publisher: Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 
Year of Publication: 1871