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2V Elon Howard Eaton NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM MEMOIR 12
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2V Elon Howard Eaton NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM MEMOIR 12 BIRDS OF NEW YORK 1910-1914 Complete Set Illustrated Color Plates Louis Agassiz Fuertes Maps Charts Tables Water Game Land Ornithology Photographs

Title: New York State Museum Memoir 12: Birds of New York
Author: Elon Howard Eaton - Elon Howard Eaton (sometimes Elon Eton) was an American ornithologist, scholar, and author. Eaton was born in the Town of Collins near Springville, New York, the son of Lucien Eaton and Sophie Newton. As a youth, he took a taxidermy course in Buffalo, New York, where he prepared wildlife he had taken in the field with his shotgun. Eaton was home-schooled and self taught in rural southern Erie County, although he also attended the Griffith Institute in nearby Springville. He attended the University of Rochester where he graduated in 1890 with a B.A. Subsequently, Eaton received an M.A (1893), M.Sc. (1911) and Sc.D. (1927), all from Rochester. After teaching science in local schools, he attended Columbia University (1899–1900) for additional graduate work, studying paleontology under Henry Fairfield Osborn.
Eaton established the biology department in Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1908, where he taught until his death. He was the New York State ornithologist from 1908 to 1911. Each May he led a group of students and fellow ornithologists on a bird survey of Potter Swamp.
Publisher: The University of the State of New York
City: Albany
Year: 1910/1914
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Pagination: 501, 719 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.75"
Book Details: This antique two-volume set is bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. These volumes are lavishly illustrated with approximately 106 tissue-guarded color ornithological plates by Louis Agassiz Fuertes, as well as charts, tables, photographs and maps. From the preface:

"During the past half century there has been a remarkable advance in all departments of ornithology. Detailed study of the structure, classification, migration and distribution of birds has virtually revolutionized the science . . . The present report has been prepared with the . . . purpose of bringing together as completely as possible our knowledge of New York birds at the present time."
Condition / Notes: These antique volumes show well with some typical indications of age and wear, including shelfwear and rubbing to high points. The bindings and text blocks are sound. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp through mild age toning. There is some soiling to text block edges.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $20.50
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2V Elon Howard Eaton NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM MEMOIR 12

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2V Elon Howard Eaton NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM MEMOIR 12 BIRDS OF NEW YORK 1910-1914 Complete Set Illustrated Color Plates Louis Agassiz Fuertes Maps Charts Tables Water Game Land Ornithology Photographs

Title: New York State Museum Memoir 12: Birds of New York
Author: Elon Howard Eaton - Elon Howard Eaton (sometimes Elon Eton) was an American ornithologist, scholar, and author. Eaton was born in the Town of Collins near Springville, New York, the son of Lucien Eaton and Sophie Newton. As a youth, he took a taxidermy course in Buffalo, New York, where he prepared wildlife he had taken in the field with his shotgun. Eaton was home-schooled and self taught in rural southern Erie County, although he also attended the Griffith Institute in nearby Springville. He attended the University of Rochester where he graduated in 1890 with a B.A. Subsequently, Eaton received an M.A (1893), M.Sc. (1911) and Sc.D. (1927), all from Rochester. After teaching science in local schools, he attended Columbia University (1899–1900) for additional graduate work, studying paleontology under Henry Fairfield Osborn.
Eaton established the biology department in Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1908, where he taught until his death. He was the New York State ornithologist from 1908 to 1911. Each May he led a group of students and fellow ornithologists on a bird survey of Potter Swamp.
Publisher: The University of the State of New York
City: Albany
Year: 1910/1914
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Pagination: 501, 719 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.75"
Book Details: This antique two-volume set is bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. These volumes are lavishly illustrated with approximately 106 tissue-guarded color ornithological plates by Louis Agassiz Fuertes, as well as charts, tables, photographs and maps. From the preface:

"During the past half century there has been a remarkable advance in all departments of ornithology. Detailed study of the structure, classification, migration and distribution of birds has virtually revolutionized the science . . . The present report has been prepared with the . . . purpose of bringing together as completely as possible our knowledge of New York birds at the present time."
Condition / Notes: These antique volumes show well with some typical indications of age and wear, including shelfwear and rubbing to high points. The bindings and text blocks are sound. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp through mild age toning. There is some soiling to text block edges.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $20.50

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