Washington: Smithsonian Institution Washington: Smithsonian Institution. The first volume: Special Bulletin Number 1, 1892 (414 pp., 12 plates) Life Histories of North American Birds. Bound in brown cloth, covers significantly worn, corners bumped, shaken, and cracked at inner hinges. The second volume: Special Bulletin No. 3, 1895 (508 pp., 7 plates). Life Histories of North American Birds, From the Parrots to the Grackles with Reference to Their Breeding Habits and Eggs. Three-quarter leather over cloth boards in good condition. Shelf wear. 7 lithographic color egg plates. A total of 19 color plates of eggs. Small folios.