Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1922-1926. First edition published in four volumes. A good plus, ex-library set of a classic monograph. Call numbers on spines, bookplates of Reading Public Museum and Art Gallery. Pages unopened (uncut). Original paper covered boards worn and corners bumped. Paper labels on buckram spines. Spine of Volume 3 darkened by varnish. Illustrated with color plates and black and white drawings by Benson, Brooks, Fuertes, and Gronvold. Bibliography. '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.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co. (The Riverside Press, Cambridge)
Year of Publication: 1922
Page Count: 1545