The Warblers of North America

Frank M. Chapman

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Title: The Warblers of North America


New York. 1907. D. Appleton & Company (publisher). 1923 reprint. Second Edition [stated]. ix,306 pages. 24 Full Page Color Plates By Louis Agassiz Fuertes and Bruce Horsfall, with Half-Tones of Nests and Eggs. 9-1/2 inches. Blue Cloth, Gilt. Hard cover. Very lightly rubbed extremities, lightly soiled, overall a bright copy in very good condition. Association copy. Handsome etched book plate inside front cover: Robert Cushman Murphy, American ornithologist and Lamont Curator of birds at the American Museum of Natural History. Ornithologist Robert Murphy Sea Lion Bookplate. Historical Notes: [Bookplate] Robert Cushman Murphy (1887-1973). The author of over 600 scientific articles, he also wrote such books as Logbook for Grace: Whaling Brig Daisy, 1912-1913 and Oceanic Birds of South America. In 1951, Murphy led the expedition that rediscovered the Bermuda petrel, or cahow, a bird believed to have been extinct for 330 years. In 1936 Murphy was awarded the Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal of the National Academy of Sciences. He was elected a Corresponding Member of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union in 1939. Most of his personal papers are archived at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia. Some of his personal papers are located at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Robert Murphy was among the greatest ornithologists America has yet produced. He was also a prolific and elegant writer whose learned works make important contributions to ornithological study and whose popular journal articles did much to foster interest in bird-watching, natural history, and conservation generally. His most famous feat came early, in 1912. In that year he sailed on the New Bedford whaler "Daisy" to the sub-Antarctic, where he spent several months studying the unique bird-life. This experience is the subject of an engaging recent book - Eleanor Mathews’ Ambassador to the Penguins: A Naturalist's Year Aboard a Yankee Whaleship. It is also memorialized, in cameo, in the sea lion on Murphy’s bookplate, executed in line etching by John W. Jameson (d. 1939). Bookseller Inventory # 000758

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