Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1876. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Item #2308933
First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed but not signed by the author on volume one front flyleaf ('With compliments of author'). The recipient was William D. Doan, author of Birds of West Virginia (1858). One page corner repaired with clear tape (now yellowed), Doan's ink owner stamp and small bookseller plate on endpapers, volume one boards rubbed with corners slightly exposed.
xiv, , 399; . A two-volume natural history of Pennsylvanian birds, compiled by an enthusiastic advocate of the advancement of ornithological science. Thomas Gentry was also the author of 'Nests and Eggs of Birds of the United States' and 'The House Sparrow', and a member of the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, the Nuttall Ornithological Club, the Davenport Academy of Natural Sciences, the Franklin Scientific Society of the University of Pennsylvania, etc.