A fine copy in a contemporary full leather binding. Covers scuff marked and partially faded. Marbled endpapers. 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 (Nos. 24 -73) by Swainson. The plates are bright and clean throughout. John Richardson, surgeon and naturalist to the expeditions, contributed the introduction and much of text describing the species. Swainson, a talented English naturalist and illustrator, prepared the paintings and drawings and worked on the taxonomy. Swainson�s Hawk, Swainson�s Thrush, and Swainson�s Warbler were named in his honor by Bonaparte, Nuttall, and Audubon respectively. A rare and important work on the birds of the Canadian Arctic.