7 v. in 5, 160 p., XIV leaves of plates: col. ill., 27 cm.
Notes: Cover title. The whole work, according to the publisher's notice on back covers of pts. 1-5, was intended to comprise 3 volumes, each to be issued in 12 monthly parts; only 7 parts appeared, the text of the last ending abruptly. Pts. 3 and 4-5 are dated on inside cover: copyright 1880, S.E. Cassino. Pts. 6-7: A history of nests, Salem, George A. Bates. Hill copy 1: In paper wrappers, shelved in case. Inserted in a pocket are letters from the author and G.R. Lomer, librarian of McGill University.