Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, n.y. Hardcover. 12mo. Green pebble-grain paper over boards with silver lettering and decoration. xxi, 167pp. Color frontispiece, line drawings, numerous full-page plates (some color). Very good. Most minor of edgewear. Item #44579
A tight and nice very early (not first) printing of this bird classic -- the hands-on, easy-to-use title credited with moving bird watching from the esoteric academic audience to popular public pastime. Sole year 1934 on copyright page and none others, making this an early printing. Best of all, pioneering ornithologist and artist Peterson (1908-96) has signed boldly in full on the title page. Scarce.