“A Field Guide to Western Birds” by Roger Tory Peterson as part of the Peterson Field Guide Series sponsored by the National Audubon Society. Originally published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 1941, this is a second edition, 12th printing from 1961. The book is a soft cover measuring 4½ x 7¼ inches with 309 pages; the price of $5.95 is printed on the back cover. It is in excellent condition, it does have some check marks written in ink next to pictures of some of the birds as well as a notation written in ink on the first page.
For more than 50 years, the Peterson Field Guides have set the standard for excellence. The unique Peterson Identification System has never been surpassed as a tool for field identification and has led millions to a better understanding of the natural world. There is a Peterson Guide to almost everything. With field marks to all birds west of the 100th meridian, plus a section on the Hawaiian Islands this second edition was greatly enlarged, with six times as many color illustrations as the previous edition, including sixty plates, 36 in full color as well as many drawings in the text.
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