The Birds of Eastern North America. Part I. Water Birds; Part II. Land Birds

By: Cory, Charles B.

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TWO-VOLUME ILLUSTRATED 1899 KEY TO FAMILIES AND SPECIES OF BIRDS OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA. Two 9 inches tall volumes in original printed paper covers, hundreds of black and white illustrations. Handstamp of Aquatic Research Institute to front covers, edges of covers age-toned, otherwise unmarked and very good. Charles Barney Cory (1857 – 1921) was born in Boston. In February 1876, the nineteen year old Cory was elected a member of Nuttall Ornithological Club, America's first ornithological organization. It was here that he met the leading ornithologists of Massachusetts at the time, such as William Brewster, Henry Henshaw, Ruthven Deane, Charles Johnson Maynard, with Joel Asaph Allen soon to join as well. In 1883, he was one of the forty-eight ornithologists invited to become founders of the American Ornithologists' Union and one of those who attended the founding convention in New York City. The next year he visited the Dakota Territory and Montana with his friend, Martin A. Ryerson, to collect specimens. In 1887, Cory was made the curator of birds at the Boston Society of Natural History. When Cory's collection of 19,000 bird specimens became too large to keep in his house he donated them to The Field Museum in Chicago, and he was given the position of Curator of Ornithology. Cory's collection of 600 ornithological volumes were purchased by Edward E. Ayer in 1894, and in turn donated to the museum.

Title: The Birds of Eastern North America. Part I. Water Birds; Part II. Land Birds

Author Name: Cory, Charles B.

Edition: First edition

Location Published: Chicago, Field Columbian Museum: 1899

Size: 2 volumes

Categories: Biology, Ornithology

Seller ID: 254

Keywords: ornithology america