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Peterson’s Field Guide to the Birds First Edition First State 1934

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Peterson, Roger Tory, A Field Guide to the Birds, Cambridge, Houghton Mifflin, 1934. First edition, first issue.

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Peterson, Roger Tory, A Field Guide to the Birds, Cambridge, Houghton Mifflin, 1934. First edition, first state, [xxi; 1 leaf; 167 pp], 19 cm, color frontispiece, illustrated with plates, four plates (counting frontispiece) in color with guard sheets and letterpress identifications on the verso of the guard sheet, index and “Home Reference Suggestions.” Publication date (1934) is printed on the title page. “Bob-pumper” misprint is present in the index, later corrected to “bog-pumper.” The Whistling Swan and White Egret illustrations opposite page 12 (egrets) and page 18 (Whistling Swan) have “dirty” gray plumages. The minor variant first-state word “loose” is complete on page 67. Green pebble-grain cloth with silver lettering on the spine, with a flying duck on the front cover. This copy has the presumed childhood bookplate of Jane Barton Crowell (1928 – ?), given the feminine and childish character of this bookplate. Later, in adulthood, Jane Barton Crowell married Marc-Aurele Rieffel, son of the French philosopher, social scientist, journalist and inventor Aristede Rieffel. Slight wear at the head of the spine and on the front hinge, but still a tight very good copy. No dust jacket.

A Field Guide to the Birds - Peterson

A Field Guide to the Birds - Peterson

A Field Guide to the Birds - PetersonPeterson, A Field Guid to Birds

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