Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1948.
Hardcover. A charming 1948 printing of this vintage introduction to the world of birds, illustrated in full color frontispiece featuring 24 birds, wonderful pictorial initials for each chapter, and 48 black-and-white vignettes throughout. "My purpose here is to take the reader into birdland, to acquaint him with much that goes on there, to show him the routine of bird life, its hardships, its joys, its romance, all sketched into just enough of scientific background, relieved of its technical terms, to give him a basis of real understanding..." (Preface)
Chapters include: The Golden Plover, The Sea Gull, The Mocking Bird, The Mourning Dove, The Nighthawk, The Bobolink, The Common Crow, The Penguin, The American Robin, The Chicken, The Bald Eagle, The Humming Bird, The Ostrich, The House Wren, The Heron and the Stork, The Owl, The English Sparrow, The Butcher Bird, The Bobwhite, The Woodpecker, The Duck, The Wood Warbler, The Swallow, and The Chickadee.
7 1/2" X 5 1/2". xx, 328pp. Possibly ex-Hogansville Library, with remnant of library envelope to rear pastedown and faint stamp to front free endpaper. Bound in full blue cloth over boards, with duck stamped in blue to upper board, and upper board and spine lettered in blue. Moderate wear to binding, with rubbing to edges and extremities, faint mark to rear board, and scattered rubbing. Binding is firm and sound. Pencilled mark to front pastedown, toning to title page, and occasional stray mark, else pages are clean and unmarked. Good. Item #7675