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Joun Topp ZIMMER

Assistant Curator of Birds

Witrrep H. Oscoop. Curator, Department of Zoology EDITOR


Cuicaco, U. S. A.

November, 1926

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The ornithological library of the Field Museum of Natural History has been dedicated to Mr. Edward E. Ayer with more than usual reason. This library is not the result of any single gift of money nor of periodic gifts made perfunctorily as mere philanthropy. It is, rather, the culmina- tion of a growth which began with a young boy’s contact with raw nature in pioneer times, which was supported later by hard cash wrested from the opportunities of those times, and which was nurtured through many years by the personal devotion of a man of remarkable character. In fact, Mr. Ayer’s interest in and relation to the library are bound up with the history of his life. The same might be said of other collections made by him, but no attempt at an account of any of them could be made without recognizing it.

Born at Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1841, Edward Ayer as a small boy went with his parents to a prairie farm in northern Illinois, a few miles from the present town of Harvard. His father, Elbridge Gerry Ayer, a native of Haverhill, Massachusetts, opened a small crossroads store there, and the place came to be known as ‘‘Ayer’s Corners.”’ Familiarity with the birds and other wild life of the region was naturally a part of the young boy’s daily life and, like others of those times, he was privileged to have many experiences that are denied to the present generation. To this day, it is one of his delights to stand on the old ground and point out the spot where, as a stripling, he stood and witnessed one of the historic flights of the now extinct Passenger Pigeon, one of the really great flights in which the birds passed in clouds for hours and hours, literally darkening the sky. Such boyhood impressions doubtless assisted in kindling his interest in birds and in books about them during his later life. This interest was also fostered by a great, almost reverential senti- ment toward things of the past which is one of his strongest charac- teristics. This sentiment, in its application to birds, takes the form of a sort of loyalty as to an old friend or neighbor.

In 1856, Mr. Ayer’s father laid out the town of Harvard, Illinois and in 1860 he was the proprietor of a hotel there as well as being largely interested in nearby farming property. His eighteen-year-old son was serving as night clerk in the hotel and also carried such further respons- ibilities as rounding up strayed cattle when occasion demanded. While engaged in this latter occupation, in April 1860, he encountered a local party starting to cross the plains to California. His adventurous spirit was fired and, having obtained his parent’s permission, he joined another train of wagons a few days later to make the long overland journey.

Needless to say, he was close to nature all the way. There was much hard work combined with many interesting experiences, including several slight brushes with Indians, but owing to the season or to the nature of the route, no herds of buffalo were seen, this being a matter of great regret often expressed in later years by Mr. Ayer. He left the wagon train in Nevada and went to work shovelling quartz in a mine near Silver City. This provided money to take him to San Francisco where he found friends and obtained employment sawing wood with a buck- saw in a lumberyard.

It was only a short time after this that the Civil War broke out, and the first volunteer to be sworn in for California was Edward E. Ayer, this distinction being partly due to the initial letter of his name but also indicating that he lost no time in deciding where his duty lay. He was made a corporal at once and for the next three years was in service in southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico. During this time, while detailed in charge of a guard over a mine some sixty miles southwest of Tucson, Arizona, he spent some of the long hours reading a book which chance had thrown his way and which made a profound impression upon him. It was Prescott’s “Conquest of Mexico” and, after reading it twice from cover to cover, the young corporal was filled with an en- thusiasm for the romance and a respect for the deeds of early American history which have remained with him to the present day. In some privately circulated reminiscences, he said recently: “‘I want to reiter- ate that the finding of Prescott’s ‘Conquest of Mexico’ in that mine in Arizona in ’62 has been responsible and is to be credited as the prin- cipal force that has given me a vast amount of enjoyment in this world, and is absolutely responsible for the ‘Ayer Library’ now in the Newberry.’’ After he had left the army and trekked back to his home in Harvard, Illinois, one of his first acts was the purchase in Chicago of Prescott’s works on Mexico and Peru. The price was $17.50 and the dealer who offered it was so impressed with his char- acter and sincerity that he allowed him to take it home for an initial payment of $3.50 and the promise of $3.50 monthly, the only terms possible for him at the time.

The four years of the western trip and the army service had been crowded with experiences that furnished the young man’s main prepara- tion for life. His college campus was the covered wagon trail and his fraternity brothers were the rough and ready pioneers of the far west. With this background, it would scarcely have been predicted that he would spend the latter half of his life as a patron of art and science, as a bibliophile, and as an ardent collector.

In his twenty-third year, Mr. Ayer began his business career, at first with his father in Harvard, but soon moving to Chicago where he


developed a general railroad contracting business. During the next fifteen years his success was rapid and the foundation of an independ- ent fortune was laid, principally through contracts with western rail- roads to which he furnished ties, telegraph poles, and lumber much of which came from a mill which he built and operated at Flagstaff, Ari- zona. In 1865, he was married to Emily Augusta Burbank of Law- rence, Massachusetts, who for sixty-one years has been his constant companion, sympathetic and inspiring in all his many activities.

Although Chicago was his headquarters, his business kept him in the west much of the time and there was much traveling connected with it, including long horseback trips in Mexico and in various western states. His contact with wild nature was close and almost constant. The birds and the beasts grew in his affections and he developed an especial interest in and sympathy for the American Indian. He was quick to see that primitive conditions were soon to pass, and in 1871 he began the forma- tion of a collection of ethnological material illustrating the life and cus- toms of the Indian. This was kept for some years in an outbuilding on his summer place at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin where it grew to an im- portance and value scarcely anticipated even by its owner. When the Field Museum was founded in 1893, this invaluable collection was presented to it, being perhaps the outstanding one of numerous gifts to the Museum by Mr. Ayer. Coincident with the Indian collection, he began his great library of Americana which is now in the Newberry Library of Chicago and on which he spent not less than forty thousand dollars per year for a long period, making it one of the finest, if not the very finest library of the kind in existence and having a present estimated value of over two million dollars.

In the early eighties, one of Mr. Ayer’s recreations was duck shooting in the Mississippi Valley and no season passed without seeing him in the field, not only near home but elsewhere, from Minnesota to southern Illinois. This brought his attention to birds more especially than for- merly and he began buying a few of the more important books about them. These included Audubon’s “Birds of America” and other large illustrated works which were added to from time to time until he had in his own home a considerable collection of choice ornithological books. This, then, was the nucleus of the important library which afterward developed.

After the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893, Mr. Ayer was the leader of the small group of far-seeing men who took an active part in founding the Field Museum. In fact, he became the first president of its board of trustees and, although he retired from this heavily responsible office in 1899, he has continued to serve with unceasing interest in the welfare of the Museum, as a member of the board until the present time.


Among his first acts, after the organization of the Museum, was the pre- sentation to it of his library of ornithological books. Thereafter he provided funds for additions to it, especially in the purchase of books sumptuously bound and profusely illustrated with colored plates. Probably the literature of no other branch of science includes so many such books as does that of ornithology, and their cost is usually pro- hibitive for all except the largest and finest libraries. It has been the unique history of this library, therefore, that the most expensive books have been the ones first acquired.

While housed in the old Fine Arts Building of the World’s Fair, which was occupied by the Museum until 1920, the “Ayer Ornithological Library”” was on public view in a room adjoining the general library which was also used as reading room. The richly bound volumes of folio size, which then formed a conspicuous part of it, will be recalled by many of the visitors to the Museum in those days. After removal to the Museum’s present building, this library was merged with other orni- thological books belonging to the Museum and the whole designated as the ‘Ayer Library.’”” Meanwhile Mr. Ayer had presented the valuable Clarke collection of books on angling and ichthyology which occupied another section of the zoological library.

Since effort had been especially directed to the acquisition of books illustrated in color, the proportion of such books in the library was very large and it was found that the literature of ornithology was not com- prehensively covered. With generous support from Mr. Ayer, this deficiency has been largely overcome during the past five years. The preparation of the catalogue has made it possible to prepare lists of desiderata and, in general, has greatly stimulated the growth of the library. Books have been added rapidly and continuously and, as the catalogue goes to press, it is evident that additions in the future will consist mainly of scarce items and of such new books on the subject as may appear. Mr. Ayer’s interest and personal attention have never flagged. He has been a constant visitor to the library during its recent growth, consulting as to sources of purchase and examining ac- cessions as received. At the age of eighty-five, his vigor and enthusiasm are the envy of many younger men, and it is to be hoped that years of activity may still be his. Born collector that he is, however, he thinks of his collections rather than himself and has provided a substantial bequest to the Museum for the continuance and growth of its library.

WILFRED H. OSGOOD Curator of Zoology


Before entering into a discussion of the plan of the following cata- logue, I wish to acknowledge the assistance of a number of people who have contributed, in one way and another, to the work. First, I wish to thank Mr. Edward E. Ayer for the opportunity of preparing the catalogue and for the invaluable privilege of adding any books to the library which were (and are) desirable and procurable. To Dr. Wilfred H. Osgood, Curator of Zoology, I am indebted for unlimited departmental facilities for pursuing the bibliographic investigations. To Dr. Charles E. Hellmayr, Associate Curator of Birds, I am grateful for generous freedom of access to manuscript notes and an unwritten fund of information respecting ornithological literature. From Drs. C. W. Richmond and H. C. Oberholser of Washington, D. C., Glover M. Allen of Boston, and A. Laubmann of Munich, I have received important notes respecting certain publications which are acknowl- edged in their places. Further acknowledgments are due to Mr. W. J. Gerhard, Associate Curator of Insects, and Miss Elsie Lippincott and Mrs. Emily M. Wilcoxson, Librarian and Assistant Librarian, respec- tively, for many courtesies and suggestions offered during the course of the work.

The catalogue makes no pretense of being a complete bibliography of ornithological works, nor does it contain a list of all the literature on the subject of birds which is available at Field Museum of Natural History. It includes the splendid collection of books dealing wholly or in part with birds which has been presented to Field Museum by Mr. Ayer, and all other works in the library of the museum which are entirely ornithological; general works not presented by Mr. Ayer are not included although they may contain more or less bird matter.

The catalogue is still further restricted (almost completely) to books and papers which stand apart so as to require citation by title, or which form parts of such publications, and omits numbered bulletins, cir- culars, reports, etc., and extracts from periodicals and serials; excep- tions are made in the case of some of the more important papers dealing with the bird life of the entire United States or of the separate states within it. Author’s reprints, sometimes repaged or retitled, which have been revised before reprinting (as have many of C. L. Bonaparte’s writings, for example) are included as distinct works. A simple list of periodicals and dictionaries of natural history in the Edward E. Ayer Library is appended.

A departure from ordinary practices has been made with regard to the order of arrangement of titles. All the contributions of each author


are listed in chronological sequence regardless of single or joint author- ship. In cases of divided authorship, the book is discussed under the name of the senior author while cross-references are given under the various junior authors. Contributors, who have supplied chapters or sections of ornithological text in the works of other writers, are listed (in parentheses) under the senior author of the book in question, to which cross-references are given under the name of each contributor. Where possible, each cross-reference is filed under the dates of publica- tion of the actual contribution, which may or may not be coextensive with the dates of the complete work.

Each title is transcribed line by line (with the various lines of the original title-pages separated by vertical dashes), except that long lists of publications or honorary titles have been curtailed and noted instead (in brackets) as, ‘“‘[etc., 7 lines.].’’ Quotations, figures, vig- nettes, blazons, trade-marks, etc., are similarly noted. All such ex- planatory matter is printed in italics to distinguish it from lettering which is copied verbatim from the title-pages and which is printed in ordinary type. Horizontal, ruled lines are not transcribed or noted. Bold-faced type is used to segregate a distinctive “‘short title’ from the mass of lettering in the transcriptions.

When the work under review occupies more than one volume, the first title is used as a standard. This is transcribed like the title of a single volume while the changes which occur from line to line in succeeding numbers are noted or transcribed (in brackets) with an indication (where necessary) of the volume in which the changes ap- pear; the differentiae of the various volumes, where they occur within the same brackets, are separated by semicolons. For example: “With five [four (Vol. II.); three (Vol. III.)] colored plates. [Line omitted (Vo. FY) Ale’

If the transcription has been made from outside sources in the ab- sence of an available original title-page, the entire title is enclosed in braces or brackets. If the book is without any published title, a de- scriptive one has been created. In the ‘‘Willughby Society”’ reprints, etc., the original title is placed in brackets following the title of the reissue. Occasionally, brackets have been transcribed intact from the title-pages, but these cases are usually recognizable.

The sign> (greater than), as used here, separates a title from a following subtitle. It is also used before a subtitle or subordinate title if the full title is not given, or before the full title if the volume quoted is not the first in a series to which it belongs.

The sign< (less than), separates the title of a contribution from the title of the complete work or periodical in which it appeared.


The sizes of the various books are calculated according to the actual number of folds made in the original sheets, modified as shown in the following scale quoted from The Century Dictionary:

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pages. These are as follows:

Carus and Engelmann=Bibliotheca Historico-Naturalis, Leipzig,


Coues = [Ornithological Bibliography ].


Cf. infra, Coues, Elliott,

Engelmann= Bibliotheca Zoologica, Leipzig, 1861. Mullens and Swann=A Bibliography of British Ornithology, Lon-

don, 1916-17. Cf. infra.

Taschenberg = Bibliotheca Zoologica II, Leipzig, 1887-1899.

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JOHN T. ZIMMER Assistant Curator of Birds






Abbott, Charles C. 1887. A naturalist’s | rambles about home | by | Charles C. Abbott | Second edition, revised | New York | D. Appleton and Company | 1887, 1 vol. crown 8vo, tit., pp. 1-485, 2 ll. (advt.). New York. ym

A series of popular essays on natural history based on the author’s observations in the vicinity of Trenton, New Jersey. Many of the chapters and notes relate to birds and the portion of the appendix on pp. 451-475 contains an annotated list of the birds of Mercer County, N. J. The original edition, published in 1884, was severely criticised in parts (Cf. Auk 2, pp. 86-88, 1885) and in the present edition some of its statements have been modified, although others still remain open to question.

Adams, Andrew Leith.

1873. Field and Forest Rambles, | with notes and observations | on the | natural history of eastern Canada. | By | A. Leith Adams, M.A., M.B., F.R.S., F.G.S., | Staff Surgeon-Major. | Author of [etc., 2 lines.] | [Vignette.] | The Ruby-throated Humming-bird. | London: | Henry S. King & Co., | 65, Cornhill, & 12, Paternoster Row. | 1873.

1 vol. post 8vo, pp. I-XVI, 1-333, 1 1.+-pp. 1-32 (advt.), 4 pll. (1 fold., col.), 26 text-figs., tit.-vignette (by Gould). London.

Field studies and observations on the natural history, especially zoology and geology, of New Brunswick, Canada. Aside from miscellaneous references else- where, ornithological matter is contained in Pt. II (pp. 117-195), Chapter XII (pp. 285-294) and the appendix (pp. 296-302), comprising, respectively, special chapters on bird life, a ‘‘Naturalist’s Calendar’ for the region, and a list of the birds of New Brunswick. The only ornithological illustration is the title- vignette by John Gould. Page 198 is wrongly numbered 174.


2 Fietp Museum or Natura History—Zoo.oecy, Vou. XVI.

Adams, Henry B. 1874. See Adams, Henry Gardiner; and Adams, H. B., The Smaller British Birds.

Adams, Henry Gardiner. 1853. See Bechstein, Johann Matthaus, Cage and Chamber-Birds.

Adams, Henry Gardiner. (Webber, C. W.)

1856. Humming Birds | Described and Illustrated | by H. G. Adams, | Author of ‘‘Nests and Eggs of Familiar Birds’ [etc., 2 lines.] | with eight coloured plates. | London: | Groombridge and Sons, | 5, Paternoster Row.

1 vol. crown 8vo, 2 pr. Il. (tit. and index), pp. 1-144, pll. I-VIII (col.), figs. 1-6, 1 tailpiece. London.

A general, popular account of the family of Hummingbirds. On pp. 109-144 is found ‘‘My Humming Birds’”’ by C. W. Webber; to this, all of the plates belong.

Adams, Henry Gardiner.

1871. Nests and eggs | of | familiar birds | Described and Illustrated | with an account of the | haunts and habits of the feathered archi- tects, | and their times and modes of building. | By H. G. Adams, | author of [etc., 2 lines.] | illustrated with | sixteen coloured plates | London: | Groombridge and Sons, | 5, Paternoster Row. | 1871.

1 vol. crown 8vo, tit., pp. 1-238, pll. 1-16 (col.; 86 figs.). London.

Title self-explanatory. The book is intended for juvenile readers.

Adams, Henry Gardiner; and Adams, Henry B.

1874. The | smaller | British Birds. | With | descriptions of their nests, eggs, habits, | etc., etc., etc. | by |H. G. and H. B. Adams. | Illustrated with coloured plates of birds and eggs. | London: | George Bell and sons, York Street, Covent Garden. | M DCCC LXXIV.

1 vol. royal 8vo, pp. I-IV, 1-252, 32 pll. (col.). London.

A popular discussion of the appearance and habits of the smaller forms of British birds. Another edition was issued in 1894. Adams, Henry Gardiner. 1900. See Bechstein, Johann Matthaus, Cage and Chamber-Birds.

Adams, William Henry Davenport. 1870. See Michelet, Jules, The Bird. 1874. Idem.


Adams, William Henry Davenport.

1885. The bird world | Described with Pen and Pencil. | By | W. H. Davenport Adams, | author of ‘‘The Mediterranean Illustrated,” “The Arctic World,” etc. | and H. Giacomelli, | illustrator of “The Bird,’’ by Michelet, ‘The Insect,” etc. | [Vignette.] | London: Thomas Nelson and Sons. | Edinburgh and New York. | 1885.

1 vol. royal 8vo, pp. I-XII, 13-464, 51 pll. (on num. pp.), 99 text- figs. Edinburgh and New York.

Sketches of bird-life whose ‘‘object is to gossip pleasantly about birds distinguished by the possession of some special character,—introducing, where appropriate, the descriptions of travellers, or the fancies of poets, or the associations of history and romance.” The text is by Adams; the illustrations are by Giacomelli.

Albin, Eleazar.

1737. A | Natural History | of | English Song-Birds, | And such of the Foreign as are usually | brought over and esteemed for their | Singing. | To which are added, | Figures of the Cock, Hen and Egg, of | each Species, exactly copied from Na- | ture; by Mr. Eleazar Albin: And cu- | riously Engraven on Copper. | London: | Printed and sold by A. Bettesworth and C. | Hitch in Pater-noster- Row; and S. Birt in | Ave-Mary-Lane, 1737.

1 vol. 12mo, 2 pr. ll. (tit. and pref.), pp. 1-97-+3 pp. (index), frontisp., 23 pll. London.

The original edition of this work, of which there were at least five editions and one anonymous piracy.

Albin, Eleazar.

1738. A | Natural History | of | Birds | Illustrated | With Two Hundred and Five Copper Plates, | Curiously Engraven from the Life. | And exactly colour’d by the Author, | Eleazar Albin. | To which are added, | Notes and Observations by W. Derham, D.D. | Fellow of the Royal Society. | In two volumes. | Vol. I [II] | London: | Printed for W. Innys and R. Manby, Printers to the Royal Society, at the | West-End of St. Paul’s. M DCCXX XVIII.

2 vols. medium 4to, Vol. I, 4 pr.ll. (tit., list of subscrs., etc.) pp. 1-96+ 4 pp. (addenda, errata and index), pll. 1-101 (col.). Vol. II, 4 pr. ll. (tit., ded., pref. and list of subscrs.), pp 1-92+2 pp. (index), pll. 1-104 (col.). London.

Descriptions of a variety of birds which are figured on the plates. A third volume

was issued in 1740 as a supplement to this work under the title of ‘‘A Supple- ment to the Natural History of Birds’’ (q.v.).

4 Frerp Museum or Natura History—Zootocy, Vor. XVI.

Albin, Eleazar.

1740. A | Supplement | to the | Natural History | of |Birds. |Illus- trated | With a Hundred and One Copper Plates, | Curiously Engraven from the Life; | And Exactly Colour’d by the Author, | Eleazar Albin. | Being the Third and Last Volume. | London: | Printed for W. Innys and R. Manby, Printers to the Royal Society, at | the West-End of St. Paul’s. | MDCCXL.

1 vol. medium 4to, 4 pr. ll. (tit., ded., etc.), pp. 1-95-+1 (index), pll. 1-101 (col.). London.

Supplementary volume to the author’s ‘‘A Natural History of Birds,”’ 1738 (q.v.).

Alferaki, Serghyei Nikolaevich. See Alphéraky, Sergius.

Allen, Arthur A. 1922. See Gault, Benjamin T., Check List of the Birds of Illinois.

Allen, Glover Morrill. 1901. See Howe and Allen, The Birds of Massachusetts.

Alien, Glover Morrill.

1903. A list of the birds | of | New Hampshire. | By | Glover M. Allen. | From the Proceedings of the Manchester In- | stitute of Arts and Sciences, | Vol. IV, 1902. | Manchester, N. H. | Nature Study Press. | 1903.

1 vol. 8vo, tit., pp. 21-222. Manchester.

A catalogue of the birds recorded from New Hampshire, with notes on distribution, records, dates of occurrence, etc. A bibliography and a general account of the topography and faunal areas of the state are added.

Allen, Glover Morrill. 1925. Birds and their | attributes | by | Glover Morrill Allen, Ph.D. | [Design.] | Marshall Jones Company | Boston, Massachusetts. 1 vol. 8vo, pp. I-XIII-+1, 1-338, frontisp. (col.; by F. W. Benson), 33 pll., text-figs. 1-5 and I-VI. Boston. 1925 (circa September).

“An introduction to a general survey of Birds, their structure, their habits and their relations to ourselves.’’ An excellent summary of the most recent infor- mation on the subject.

Allen, Joel Asaph. 1886. A Revised List of the Birds of Massachusetts. < Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., 1, (Bull. 7), Art. XV, pp. 221-271, July 1886. An annotated list of species recorded from the state, being a revision of the earlier lists published in the Proc. Essex Inst., 4, No. 2, pp. 48-98, July 1864, and Bull. Essex Inst., 10, pp. 3-37, 1878.


Allen, Joel Asaph.

1886. See American Ornithologists’ Union, The Code of Nomen- clature and Check-List of North American Birds.

Allen, Joel Asaph.

1889. See American Ornithologists’ Union, Check-List of North American Birds, Abridged Edition.

Allen, Joel Asaph. 1889. See American Ornithologists’ Union, Supplement to the Code of Nomenclature and Check-list.

Allen, Joel Asaph.

1891. The American Ornithologists’ Union | a seven years’ retros- pect | An address delivered by the retiring | president at the Eighth Congress | of the Union, Nov. 19, 1890 | by | J. A. Allen | Published by order of the Union | New York | January, 1891.

1 vol. 8vo, tit., pp. I-19, (orig. wrapper). New York. January 1891.

A general survey of the inception, growth and activities of the American Orni- thologists’ Union to date. Allen, Joel Asaph.

1892. See American Ornithologists’ Union, The Code of Nomen- clature.

Allen, Joel Asaph.

1895. See American Ornithologists’ Union, Check-list of North American Birds, Second Edition.

Allen, Joel Asaph.

1896. See Worlds Congress on Ornithology, Papers presented to the—.

Allen, Joel Asaph.

1910. See American Ornithologists’ Union, Check-list of North American Birds, Third Edition.

Alphéraky, Sergius. {=Alferaki, Serghyei Nikolaevich. ]

1900. Utki Rosii | S. Alferaki | Pochetnagho chlena Russkagho Entomologhicheskagho Obshchestra [etc., 3 lines]. | S.-Peterburgh’. | Lito-Tipoghrafiya A. E. Myunstera. Vas Ostr. Bol’sh. prosp. No. 63. | 1900.

2 pts. (in orig. covers) superroyal 8vo. Pt. I, 3 pr. ll. (half-tit., tit.

6 Fretp Museum or Natura History—Zoo.oey, Vor. XVI.

and ded.), pp. I-X XXIV, 1-64, 1. 1. (subtit. to atlas), pll. I-VIII (col.). Pt. II, pp. 65-144, pll. IX-XVI (col.). St. Petersburg.

A monograph of the ducks of Russia. The work is incomplete, as represented here, reaching as far as Nyroca nyroca in the text and pl. XVI in the atlas, but I am unable to ascertain if it is complete as published. The only reference to it which I can find in literature is in the introduction to the author’s ‘“The Geese of Europe and Asia,” 1905 (q.v.).

Alphéraky, Sergius [=Alferaki, Serghyei Nikolaevich] (Gobel, C. F. Buturlin, Sergius Aleksandrovich).

1905. The Geese of Europe | and Asia | being the description of most of the old world species | by | Sergius Alphéraky | Corresponding Member [etc., 3 lines.] | with | twenty-four coloured plates by F. W. Frohawk | F.E.S., M.B.O.U. | and | frontispiece by Dr; P. P. Sushkin | London: Rowland Ward, Ltd. | ‘The Jungle,” Piccadilly | MCMV.

1 vol. royal ato, pp. I-X, 1-198, frontisp. (col.; by P. P. Sushkin), 24 pll. (col.; by Frohawk) London.

A monograph of Palaearctic geese. The work was published in Russian the pre- ceding year. Appendix I, pp. 185-190, contains an account of the eggs of Russian

geese by Gébel. Appendix II, pp. 191-195, is an extract from the diary of a visit to Kolguev in 1902 by Buturlin.

American Ornithologists’ Union. (Allen, J. A.; Brewster, William; Coues, Elliott; Henshaw, Henry W.; Ridgway, Robert.)

1886. The code of nomenclature | and | check-list | of | North American Birds | Adopted by the American Ornithologists’ Union | being the report of the committee of the | Union on classification and | nomenclature | Zoological Nomenclature is | a means, not an end, of Zoological Science | New York | American Ornitholo- gists’ Union | 1886.

1 vol. 8vo, pp. I-VIII, 1-392. New York.

A check-list of the species and subspecies of North American birds prepared by a committee of the American Ornithologists’ Union appointed for the purpose. Original references are cited for generic, subgeneric, specific and subspecific names and for accepted combinations, and the types of the genera and sub- genera are indicated. References are given (by number) to the check-lists of Baird—1858, Coues—1873, Ridgway—1880, and Coues—1882, and the geo- graphical distribution of each form is noted. This check-list occupies pp. 72- 367, being preceded by a code of nomenclature drawn up by the committee for their own guidance in the preparation of the check-list.

The ‘“‘Code of Nomenclature’ was reprinted separately in 1892 (q.v.), while the ‘“‘Check-list”’ passed through several editions and is still in course of revision (Cf. ‘Abridged Ed.,’”’ 1889; ‘‘Second Ed.,”’ 1895; ‘‘Third Ed.,”’ 1910). The “Supplement” to the first edition was issued in book form 1889 (q.v.); later ones appeared in the pages of the Auk.


American Ornithologists’ Union.

1887. American Ornithologists’ | Union | By-Laws and Rules | and | List of Members | December, 1887 | New York | L. S. Foster, 35 Pine Street.

1 vol. 8vo, tit., pp. 1-20. New York. December 1887.

Title self-explanatory. Another edition was published in 1902 (q.v.).

American Ornithologists’ Union. (Allen, J. A.; Brewster, William; Coues, Elliott; Merriam, C. Hart; Ridgway, Robert.).

1889. Check-list | of | North American Birds | According to the Canons of Nomenclature | of the | American Ornithologists’ Union | Abridged edition | revised | Published by the American Ornithologists’ Union | 1889.

I vol. 8vo, pp. 1-4, 5-71 (on one side of paper, only). Washington.

A revised edition (but not the Second Edition, so called) of the A. O. U. Check-list of North American birds, embodying the changes which were indicated the same year in the Society’s ‘““Supplement to the Code of Nomenclature’”’ (q.v.). The first edition was published in 1886 (q.v.) in combination with the Society’s “Code of Nomenclature’ which was republished separately in 1892 (q.v.). Second and third editions of the Check-list were published in 1895 and 1910 (q.v.). The present edition contains only the scientific and common names of

the species with references, by number, to the check-lists of Baird—1858, Coues—1873, Ridgway—1880, and Coues—1882.

American Ornithologists’ Union. (Allen, J. A.; Brewster, William; Coues, Elliott; Merriam, C. Hart; Ridgway, Robert.).

1889. Supplement | to the | Code of Nomenclature and Check-list | of | North American Birds | Adopted by the American Ornitholo- gists’ Union | prepared by | a committee of the Union | New York | American Ornithologists’ Union | 1889.

1 vol. 8vo, pp. I-IV, 5-23. New York.

Additions, eliminations and changes of nomenclature affecting the first edition

of the A. O. U. Check-list, 1886 (q.v.), as embodied in the ‘‘Abridged Edition” of the current year (q.v.).

American Ornithologists’ Union. (Allen, J. A.; Brewster, William; Coues, Elliott; Henshaw, Henry W.; Ridgway, Robert.)

1892. The | Code of Nomenclature | adopted by the | American Ornithologists’ Union | Zodlogical Nomenclature is a means, not an end, of Zodlogical Science | New York | American Ornitholo- gists’ Union | 1892.

1 vol. post 8vo, tit., pp. I-IV, 11. (conts.), pp. 1-72. New York.

Printed from the original electrotype plates of the original edition of 1886 (q.v.), with the addition of an index, pp. 71-72.

8 Fre_p Museum or NaturAL History—Zoo.oey, Vou. XVI.

American Ornithologists’ Union. (Allen, J. A.; Brewster, William; Coues, Elliott; Merriam, C. Hart; Ridgway, Robert.).

1895. Check-List | of | North American Birds | prepared by a com- mittee | of the | American Ornithologists’ Union | Second and revised edition | Zodlogical Nomenclature is a means, not an end, of Zodlogical Science | New York | American Ornithologists’ Union | 1895.

1 vol. 8vo, pp. I-XI+1, 1-372. New York.

The second edition of the Society’s Check-list (Cf. ed. 1886.), embodying the changes in nomenclature and status of species which were made in the second to seventh supplements, published from time to time in the Auk following the

issuance of the revised edition of the Check-list in 1889 (q.v.). A third edition appeared in 1910 (q.v.). The scope of the work is the same as that of the

original edition.

American Ornithologists’ Union. 1902. American Ornithologists’ | Union | By-Laws and rules | November, 1902 | New York | American Ornothologists’ Union. 1 vol. post 8vo, tit., pp. 1-10. New York, November 1902.

Title self-explanatory. (Cf. ed. 1887.)

American Ornithologists’ Union. (Allen, J. A.; Brewster, William; Dwight, Jonathan, Jr.; Merriam, C. Hart; Richmond, Charles W.; Ridgway, Robert; Stone, Witmer.)

1910. Check-list | of | North American Birds | prepared by a com- mittee | of the | American Ornithologists’ Union | Third edition (revised) | Zodlogical Nomenclature is a means, not an end, of Zoological Science | New York | American Ornithologists’ Union |

IQI0. 1 vol. 8vo, pp. 1-430, 2 maps (fold.; 1 col.). New York.

The most recent edition of the present title (Cf. eds. 1886, 1889 and 1895.), em- bodying the changes published in various numbers of the Auk in the eighth to fifteenth supplements to the Check-list. The plan of the work follows that of the second edition, 1895, with a few alterations. References are given to the original designation of the various generic types and the mode of such designation is indicated, the citations of original references to accepted combi- nations of names are omitted, type localities are given for the species and sub- species, and serial numbers, prominent in former lists, are subordinated.

The sixteenth to eighteenth supplements, presenting adopted alterations to the present edition of the Check-list, have been published in the Auk, 29, pp. 380-387, July 1912; idem, 37, pp. 439-449, July 1920; and idem, 40, pp. 513-525, July 1923. Proposed changes, not yet accepted by the Union, have been pub- lished by Oberholser in the Auk, 33, pp. 425-431, Oct. 1916; idem, 34, pp. 198-205, April 1917; idem, 35, pp. 200-217, April 1918; idem, 36, pp. 266-273, April 1919; idem, 37, pp. 274-285, April 1920; idem, 38, pp. 264-269, April 1921;


idem, 39, pp- 243-249, April 1922; idem, 40, pp. 677-682, Oct. 1923; and idem, 41, pp. 590-595, Oct. 1924.

Amery, C. F.

1896. See World’s Congress on Ornithology, Papers presented to the—.

Anderson, John.

1879. Anatomical and zoological researches: | comprising an ac- count of the | zodlogical results of the two expeditions | to | western Yunnan | in | 1868 and 1875; | and | a monograph of the two Cetacean genera, Platanista and Orcella. | By | John Anderson, M.D., Edin., | Superintendent Indian Museum [etc., 2 lines]. | First Volume—Text. [Second Volume—Plates. | (84 Plates.)] | London: | Bernard Quaritch, 15, Piccadilly. | 1878.

2 vols. royal 8vo. Text, 2 pr. ll., pp. I-XXV, 1-985, 1 map (col., fold.), text-figs. 1-32. Plates, 3 pr. ll, pp. 1-29, pll. I-LXXX, XIIIa, XXVa, LXXVa and LXXVB (51 col.; XLV-LIV ornith., by Keulemans). London.

Title self-explanatory. Parts of the report are by other authors, but the orni- thology is by Anderson. This occupies pp. 565-702 and pll. XLV-LIV, including the description of one new species of Sun-bird. The introduction is dated from Calcutta, December 21, 1878, which precludes the possibility of publication

in London the same year. The Zoological Record for 1879 states definitely that the book was not in circulation until 1879.

Anderson, Randolph Martin.

1907. March, 1907. Vol. XI. Pages 125-417 | Proceedings | of the | Davenport Academy of Sciences | The birds of Iowa | by Rudolph M. Anderson | Davenport, Iowa, U.S. A. | Davenport Academy of Sciences | 1907. [Cover-title. }.

1 vol. 8vo, cover-tit., pp. 125-417, 1 map. Davenport. March 1907.

An annotated list of species of birds known to occur in Iowa, giving an account of the local occurrence and distribution of each.

Andersson, Charles John. (Gurney, John Henry.)

1872. Notes | on | the birds of Damara Land | and the adjacent countries of | Southwest Africa. | By the late | Charles John Andersson. | Author of [etc.] | arranged and edited by | John Henry Gurney, | with some additional notes by the editor, and an introductory | chapter containing | a sketch of the author’s life, abridged from the original published in Sweden. | London: | John Van Voorst, Paternoster Row. | MDCCCLXII.

1 vol. post. 8vo, pp. I-XLVIII, 1-394, frontisp. (map), 4 pil. London.

10 Fretp Museum or NaTuRAL History—Zoo.ocy, Vor. XVI.

A descriptive, systematic account of the subject compiled by Gurney from Andersson’s note book and a manuscript (partially completed at his death) of a projected