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Life Histories of North American Wild Fowl:  Ducks Geese & Swans (Order Anseres) In Two Volumes, BENT, Arthur Cleveland

Author Name    BENT, Arthur Cleveland

Title   Life Histories of North American Wild Fowl: Ducks Geese & Swans (Order Anseres) In Two Volumes

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good in Fair dust jacket

Publisher   New York Dover Publications, Inc. 1951

Stock No.   79030

Massachusetts ornithologist Arthur Cleveland Bent spent a large portion of his adult life studying, compiling and preparing accounts concerning the life histories of all manner of birds on behalf of the Smithsonian Institution. The accounts were published in the United States National Museum Bulletin (NMB). Those concerned with ducks, geese and swans are combined in this two-volume reprint set by Dover Publications. With detailed information about various species' nesting, migration, distribution, food, eggs, mating, young, etc. Each volume with a section of black & white plates at rear. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jackets with images of waterfowl on the fly. --- The spines are sunned (but readable) and with prior owner's inked name in a couple of spots on each volume, otherwise the volumes are clean and firm. Jackets with plenty of chips and tears, but are largely intact and in removable mylar protectors.; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 244, 316 pages

Price = 28.50 USD


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