NY/Cambridge, Hurd and Houghton/Riverside Press, 1871. The second book by the prominent American literary naturalist and his first book in the field, his previous book being a self-published study of Walt Whitman. A near fine copy of the issue in brown boards (BAL binding A, no priority), with gilt-stamped cover and spine, and with the first chapter heading, "The Return of the Birds," misbound in the typical location of a half title. [#034441] SOLD
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