Lot 43 of 350:
Dawson's Birds of California De Luxe Edition  

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The Birds of California: A Complete, Scientific and Popular Account of the 580 Species and Subspecies of Birds Found in the State
Dawson, William Leon
San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco
South Moulton Co.

4 volumes. Illustrated with 30 photogravure plates, 120 duotone plates, plus numerous illustrations in the text from photographs by Donald R. Dickey, Wright M. Pierce, Wm. L. Finley & the author; plus 44 drawings in the text & 110 color plates from paintings by Major Allan Brooks & others. (Folio), bound in red morocco, gilt lettered spines, marbled endpapers. One of 200 sets of the Format De Luxe.

Signed by Dawson on a designated page at the front of volume 1. One of 200 sets of the De Luxe Edition sold through the Cooper Ornithological Club. Laid in is the original prospectus for these copies, as well as a handwritten receipt and letter of thanks, signed by W. Lee Chambers, Business Manager of the Cooper Ornithological Club, dated 1939. One of the most desirable editions of this standard and beautiful work. Nissen 225; Ayer, Ornithological Library, p. 162.

The included prospectus states: "These sets are sewed and glued, but have no covers, and are perfect with all the plates in each of the volumes, and are in the original printer's wrappings[...] the only difference from the regular De Luxe edition is that in this lot the extra red ink printing of 'Birds of California' and the 'edition' lines are omitted."

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Lot Amendments
Occasional light wear or rubbing to bindings; interiors fine.
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