CORY, CHARLES BARNEY. 1857-1921. The Birds of the Bahama Islands. Boston: Published by the author, 1880.

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CORY, CHARLES BARNEY. 1857-1921.
The Birds of the Bahama Islands. Boston: Published by the author, 1880.

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CORY, CHARLES BARNEY. 1857-1921.
The Birds of the Bahama Islands. Boston: Published by the author, 1880.
4to (270 x 203 mm). 8 lithographed plates (uncolored). Publisher's pictorial gilt cloth. Sunned, some tears to cloth, minor spotting. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Nissen IVB 203; Wood, p 300; Zimmer p 137.
WITH: Catalogue of West Indian Birds. Boston: Published by the author, 1892. Contemporary half maroon roan and textured cloth, marbled endpapers. Rubbed, spine ends chipped, minimal spotting.
WITH: The Birds of the West Indies. Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1889.
Publisher's quarter roan and cloth. Wood engraved illustrations in text, 2 maps. Spine perished, corners bumped, scattered foxing, spotting and ink annotations throughout.
Provenance: H. Bradley Martin (bookplates; his sale, Sotheby's New York, December 12 & 13, 1989, part of lot 1483).

Cory produced several works, many self-published, on the birds of the Caribbean. His father's fortune allowed him to travel frequently to the Bahamas, as well as Cuba, Mexico and Canada. A founding member of the American Ornithologists' Union, his work was focused on information of interest to the serious ornithologist, rather than illustration. The artist responsible for the eight drawings in the first title is not identified in the text.
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CORY, CHARLES BARNEY. 1857-1921. The Birds of the Bahama Islands. Boston: Published by the author, 1880.
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