Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1879. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (17cm). Original brick-red publisher's cloth, stamped in gold and black; green coated endpapers; [1-9] 10-253pp. The binding is tight and attractive, despite rubbing to corners, head, and tail; rear hinge cracked through, else sturdy: Very Good.
A pleasing copy of a collection of natural history essays on bees, birds, trout, and strawberries. With the bookplate of Mary Willard Vine, later Mary Willard Vine Buyck Freund, who supervised the New York State WPA art program during the 1930s. BAL 2142, binding variant A.