POPE, Alexander, Jr. (1849-1924) and Ernest INGERSOLL. Upland Game Birds & Waterfowl of the United States. New York: Scribner's, [1877-]1878.
Broadsheets (702 x 550 mm). 20 chromolithographic plates, some finished by hand and heightened with gum arabic, after Pope by Armstrong and Co., mounted on card, text and plates guarded (some marginal spotting throughout, spotting on guards). Original printed paper wrapper from the first part bound at front, letterpress descriptions. Publisher's half calf gilt, the front cover gilt-lettered and -decorated, edges gilt (hinges lightly rubbed, some light wear to extremities).
FIRST EDITION. A fine set of these plates with both ornithological and sporting interest. Although only Pope's name appears on the title-page, the text was written by Ingersoll.
Ayer/Zimmer, p.494; Fine Bird Books, p.101; Gee 80; McGill/Wood, p.322; Nissen IVB 737; Nissen SVB 389.