|The pictures below show larger views of the pages of this ©1919 Children's Birdland Nature Study Book with Bird Heads. This book was patented July 23, 1910 and July 23, 1912. It was ©1914 by K. E. Garman. The book was published by Ideal Book Builders of Chicago, Illinois. The directions or instructions are on the first page. There is also an envelope which holds all of the bird heads so that they don't fall out and get lost. Basically a child matched up the bird head with their body on the pages. The pages are as thick as the covers. The book cover is marked as follows:|
THE NATURE STUDY BOOK
PATENTED JULY 23, 1912
PATENTED SEPT. 15, 1914.
In this book there are the following birds (and a few other animals) pictured:
Barn Swallow, Red Breast Robin, Ruffed Grouse, Scarlet Taniger, American Crow, Tufted Puffin, King Fisher, Sparrow Hawk, Cardinal, Goldfinch, Bluebird, House Wren, Golden Crown Kinglet, Mocking Bird, Bat, Night Hawk, Derby Fly Catcher, English Sparrow, Bob White, Wood Thrush, Red Headed Woodpecker, Turkey Vulture, Goose and Goslings, Chicken, Lobster, Parrot, Eagle, Owl, Swan, Pigeon, Pelican, Wild Duck, Peacock, Golden Pheasant, Blue Jay Ostrich, Flamingo, Baltimore Oriole, Canary, American Woodcock, Ruby Throated Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, South American Toucan, Mountain Quail, and Meadow Lark.
The hard back book measures 10-5/8'' x 8'' x 3/8''. It appears to be in fair condition with over all soiling from being handled many times over the past 100+ years as pictured. Of the (45) different animals, only three of the heads are missing.