Our Amazing Birds, the little-known facts about their private lives, by Robert S. Lemmon, with 102 paintings in black and white, by Don R. Eckelberry. Hardcover book, no dust jacket ,copyright 1951,1952, library of congress catalog card number 52-8068. The cover of the book does have some issues like shelfwear and bumped corners. Some of the corners have the cardboard? showing through. On the spine top and bottom, some of the cloth is ripped or tore. The pages have the usual brownish tint to them, from age. On the back cover there is what looks like a water stain,on the cover ,only it did not go through the book or on the pages. Other than that the book is in great condition,considering its age.