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Studer's Popular Ornithology: The Birds of North America

by Jacob H. Studer, with illustrations by Theodore Jasper
(1878)

Original colour lithographs over 135 years old

Sheet size: approx. 10.75 x 14.5 inches
Image area size: approx 8.75 x 12.25 inches

Theodore Jasper was a German-American illustrator and physician by profession, who pursued a life long interest in ornithology. The Birds of North America was one of the first books available for bird identification at a price that more could afford than the works of such artists as Audubon & Gould. The folio contains many beautiful illustrations "drawn and colored from life" by Thomas Jasper showing the different species and varieties of North American birds, with their habitat and characteristics.

The birds are artistically arranged on the page in their natural habitat in a universally appealing manner, with romantic & luminous backgrounds reminscent of the great artists of the day, such as Moran. The quality of the chromolithographs is generally good to very good, with some foxing on certain plates. The lithographs were printed with a biscuit background on a fine paper & measuring about 11 inches by 14 inches. Whenever possible, the original text page will be provided.

[References include: Nissen 473, Wood 306 and 585. Zimmer 333. Anker p. 80: Sitwell Fine Bird Books p. 145]

Please click on a thumbnail for enlarged view of condition (many plates have a least minor foxing).

The White or Whooping Crane
Plate III

The White or Whooping Crane

$75

Rail, Virginia Rail, Song Sparrow, Marsh Wren
Plate IV

Rail, Virginia Rail, Song Sparrow, Marsh Wren

$50

Wood Duck, or Summer Duck; Short-tailed Tern; Black Tern
Plate VIII

Wood Duck, or Summer Duck; Short-tailed Tern; Black Tern

$50

The Yellow-billed Cuckoo, The Crested Titmouse, The Cardinal Grosbeak
Plate XXVIII

The Yellow-billed Cuckoo, The Crested Titmouse, The Cardinal Grosbeak

$50

Kingbird or Tyrant Fly-catcher, Pigeon Hawk
Plate XXXI

Kingbird or Tyrant Fly-catcher, Pigeon Hawk

$40

Great Crested Fly-catcher, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Chicadee or Black-capped Titmouse, etc.
Plate XXXII

Great Crested Fly-catcher, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Chicadee or Black-capped Titmouse, etc.

$40

Blue Yellow-backed Warbler, Black and Yellow Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Hermit Thrush, etc.
Plate XXXVI

Blue Yellow-backed Warbler, Black and Yellow Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Hermit Thrush, etc.

$25
(foxed)

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Black-throated Green Warbler, Blue Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Golden-crowned Thrush or Oven-bird
Plate XXXVII

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Black-throated Green Warbler, Blue Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Golden-crowned Thrush or Oven-bird

$40

Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black-polled Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Snow-bird, Red or American Crossbill
Plate XXXVIIII

Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black-polled Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Snow-bird, Red or American Crossbill

$40

Least Bittern, Ruddy Plover, Killdeer Plover, Piping Ringed Plover, Ring-neck Plover
Plate XL

Least Bittern, Ruddy Plover, Killdeer Plover, Piping Ringed Plover, Ring-neck Plover

sold

Red-breasted Sandpiper, American Dunlin, Golden Plover, Black-bellied Plover,
Plate XLI

Red-breasted Sandpiper, American Dunlin, Golden Plover, Black-bellied Plover

$35

Florida Gallinule, Oyster-catcher
Plate XLII

Florida Gallinule, Oyster-catcher

$45

Sharp-tailed Finch, Canadian or Tree Sparrow, Yellow-winged Sparrow, Lark Finch, Swamp Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, American Goldfinch
Plate XLVIII

Sharp-tailed Finch, Canadian or Tree Sparrow, Yellow-winged Sparrow, Lark Finch, Swamp Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, American Goldfinch

$50

The Turnstone
Plate XLV

The Turnstone

$35

Savanna Sparrow, Pine Finch, Field Sparrow, Sea-side Finch, Yellow-throated Vireo, Solitary Vireo, White-eyed Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Least Flycatcher
Plate XLIX

Savanna Sparrow, Pine Finch, Field Sparrow, Sea-side Finch, Yellow-throated Vireo, Solitary Vireo, White-eyed Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Least Flycatcher

$40

The Olive-sided Flycatcher, Red-bellied Nuthatch, Wood Pewee, Traill's Flycatcher, Pewit Flycatcher, The Mourning or Car
Plate L

The Olive-sided Flycatcher, Red-bellied Nuthatch, Wood Pewee, Traill's Flycatcher, Pewit Flycatcher, The Mourning or Carolina Dove

$45

Shoveller Duck, Mallard, Sandpiper, Blackbird, Wren
Plate LII

Shoveller Duck, Mallard, Sandpiper, Great Crow, Blackbird, Cowper Bunting, Great Cardinal Wren, Wood Wren

$65
(matted)

Cedar Bird, Black throated Bunting, American Pipit, Shore lark, Connecticut Warbler, Fox-colored Sparrow, House Wren
Plate LVI

Cedar Bird, Black throated Bunting, American Pipit, Shore lark, Connecticut Warbler, Fox-colored Sparrow, House Wren

$45

Pigeon hawk, buzzard, black duck
Plate LVIII

Sharp-shinned Hawk—Pigeon Hawk; Broad-winged Hawk, or Buzzard; Dusky Duck—Black Duck; Hudsonian, or Black-tailed Godwit

$45

White-front Goose, Avocet, etc.
Plate LXI

White-fronted Goose, Short-billed Marsh Wren, Red Phalarope, American Avocet, etc.

$40

Widgeon, Teal, Snipe, Thrush
Plate LXII

American Widgeon, Green-winged Teal, American Snipe, Louisiana Water Thrush, Short-billed Water Thrush, etc.

$40

Canvasback duck, martin, swallows
Plate LXIII

Canvas-back Duck, Bank Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Rough-winged Swallow, etc.

$40

Teal, Ahinga snake bird, grackle, etc.
Plate LXIV

Cinnamon Teal, Anhinga (Snake Bird), Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Nuthatch, etc.

$40

Florida Jay, ducks
Plate LXVI

? Gull, Florida Jay, Bahama Creeper, Bachman's Finch, Red-cockaded Weedpecker, Red-breast Merganser, Little Black-headed (Scaup) Duck

$50

Flycatchers, Shrikes Martins
Plate LXXVI

Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Swallow-tailed Flycatcher, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Gray Kingbird, Rocky Mountain Flycatcher, Chimney Swift, Purple Martin, Violet-green Swallow, White-rumped Shrike, Loggerhead Shrike

$40

Ruffed Grouse, pheasant partridge, pigeon dove
Plate LXXVIII

Ruffed Grouse, Partridge or Pheasant, White-crowned Pigeon, Ground Dove

$40

Woodhouse's Jay, Warbler, etc.
Plate XCII

Woodhouse's Jay, Mountain Warbler, Leaden Titmouse, Yellow-headed Titmouse, Wollweber's Titmouse, Black-throated Finch, American Red Crossbill, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Whitney's Owl, Lark Bunting

$30

Sparrow, finch, bunting, grosbeak
Plate XCIV

Baird's Sparrow, Green-tailed Finch, Chestnut-colored Lark Bunting, MacGown's Bunting, Painted Lark Bunting, Black Flycatcher, Say's Flycatcher, Black-headed Grosbeak, Rusty Song Sparrow, Townsend's Finch

$30

falcon, owls
Plate XCV

American Lanier or Prairie Falcon, American Barn Owl, Pygmy Owl, Ferrugineous Owl, Burrowing Owl, Harris' Finch, Oregon Snow-bird

$50

Mexican Trogon, Mot-Mot, Blue-headed Sawbill, Sawbill, Costa Hummingbird, Morelet's Finch, Little Seed-eater, Cactus Wren, Brown-headed Creeper, Wren, Hepatic Tanager, Liver-colored Tanager, White-throated Swift, Rock Swift, Cassins Purple Finch, Mountain Song Sparrow, Canon Finch, Canon Bunting, Brown Towhee, Canon Towhee, Abert's Towhee, Abert's Finch
Plate XCVII

Mexican Trogon, Mot-Mot, Blue-headed Sawbill, Sawbill, Costa Hummingbird, Morelet's Finch, Little Seed-eater, Cactus Wren, Brown-headed Creeper, Wren, Hepatic Tanager, Liver-colored Tanager, White-throated Swift, Rock Swift, Cassins Purple Finch, Mountain Song Sparrow, Canon Finch, Canon Bunting, Brown Towhee, Canon Towhee, Abert's Towhee, Abert's Finch

Vireos, Hummingbird, Finch, Flycatchers
Plate C

Vireos, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous-crowned Finch, Hammond's Flycatcher, Wright's Flycatcher, Bell's Finch

$30

Thrush, Thrasher, Nuthatch, Wren Vireo Sparrow
Plate CIII

Thrush, Thrasher, Wren, Nuthatch, Vireo, Sparrow, etc.

$30

Grebes, Loons, Petrels, Ducks
Plate CVI

Crested Grebe, Horned Grebe, St. Domingo Grebe, Dab-chick, American Eared Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Clark's Western Grebe, Yellow-billed Loon, Black-throated Diver Loon, Fork-tailed Petrel, Hornby's Petrel, Ruff, Ashby Petrel, Sandpiper, Black Petrel, Leach's Petrel, Least Petrel

$50

Vultures
Plate CXI

California Vulture — Condor
Black Vulture – Carrion Crow
Red-headed Vulture — Turkey Buzzard

$50

Gray Jay, Road Runner, Goose, etc.
Plate CXVIII

Alaskan Gray Jay, Road Runner, Texas Prairie Hen, Massena Patridge, Sitkan Grouse, Richardson's Dusky Grouse, Sage Cock, California King Rail, Corn Crake, Upland Plover, Canada Goose, White-collared Goose, Barnacle Goose, Gray Duck, Fulvous Tree Duck, Autumnal Tree Duck, Steller's Eider Duck

$50