New York: Gibbs & Van Vleck, Inc., 1917.
Hardcover. The winterbound Blue Jays on the front cover welcome you to this 1917 collection of descriptive and helpful verse about North American birds by poet and educator Alice E. Ball, here presented alongside the artwork of artist and fellow avian enthusiast Robert Bruce Horsfall (1869–1948) in over 50 vivid and lively color plates. "I should like to see this book in the hands of every Junior Audubon Society member and every school-child in America; in fact there is no one who would not be benefitted by its possession." --T. Gilbert Pearson, Secretary of the National Assocation of Audubon Societies
9 1/2" X 6 1/4". 191pp. Presents nicely in protective archival sleeved dust jacket. Moderate wear to dust jacket, with someing and faint foxing, small chips to upper edges, and sunning to spine. Green cloth over boards, with spine lettered in dimmed gilt. Mild wear to binding, with gentle bumping to extremities. Front hinge a touch tender. Binding remains firm and sound. Pages are lightly and uniformly age-toned, else clean and unmarked. Illustrated in 56 full color plates by Robert Bruce Horsfall. Very good / good +. Item #12388