Edition statment: by Elliott Coues.
xxx, 863p ; 27 cm.
Birds, Fossil North America.; Birds Collection and preservation.; Ornithology.; Birds North America.
JRUL copy: handwritten letter from the author, at 3 Hanover Square, W, 26 August, 1884, pasted on to flyleaf: 'My Dear [?] / I am sorry not to / meet you yesterday. I shall only be / in town a day or two longer, and / fear our next meeting must be deferred until, perhaps, another year. / By the way, on calling at / my booksellers, I learned that your / copy of the new Key to N. Amer. Birds / has been received and sent to your / city address. I hope it reached you / safely, and beg you to accept it with my best regards. / Sincerely yours, / Elliott Coues'.
General ornithology.; Field ornithology.