The Birds of the Belgian Congo
New York: American Museum of Natural History.
Status: Out of printPaperback. Bulletin LXV (1932), LXXV (1939), 75A (1953) and 75B (1954). Volume 1 ex-library, bound in burgundy buckram, library call numbers on spine, pocket on rear paste down, blind stamp on title page. Parts 2-4 in original wrappers: Part 2 wrappers worn, spine reattached with binder's tape; Parts 3 and 4 as new, unopened [can be cut upon request]. Published in 4 parts over a period of 21 yrs. Chapin went to the Belgian Congo (today Democratic Republic of the Congo) in 1909 at the age of 18 where he remained until the outbreak of WWI. On his return to New York, he resumed his studies and then produced the present work, 'one of the most thoroughly prepared and notable faunal works in the literature of ornithology and an indispensable work on African birds.' Mengel 26. Good. Item #R5011102
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