Nests and Eggs of Birds of the United States, 1st Edition, Thomas G. Gentry, 1882. Published by J. A. Wagenseller, Philadelphia. Quarto, 300 pages with 54 chromolithographic plates and title page, lithographic frontispiece, hardbound in tooled brown covers with gilt and black lettering and pictorial design to covers and spine, gilt edges paper. 12" H x 9 7/8" W x 2 1/8" D. Provenance: The collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition with normal shelf wear to covers, corners bumped. Toning impressions from colored plates and frontispiece visible on tissue paper guards. Tissue paper guard for "Maryland Yellow-Throat" plate is not present. Color plates are collated. Pages in overall good condition with toning. 1/2" tear to second front end paper.
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