The Beard Birds

Adelia B. Beard

Frederick A Stokes Company

First Edition, 1912

Hardcover, 12.6 x 10.4 inches

Unnumbered pages, 11 (of 12) assembled and colored bird cutouts

Book significance: This was written for children with perforated plates of birds that were designed to be colored with crayon, cut-out, and assembled to stand up and look realistic in color, shape, and size.



Front board is heavily rubbed and scratched with the beginnings of dry cracking occurring.  The spine is moderately rubbed with heavier rubbing at ends.  Rear board is mild to moderately rubbed.  All edges of front board are exposed.  All corners are exposed.  Front pastedown has previous owner’s name and address in black ink.  The owner was most likely a child and their name is written in pencil on front free endpaper.  Front endpapers are lightly soiled and toned.  Pages are all mildly toned.  Pages have some small markings from crayon.  The bird cut-outs are colored in crayon and assembled.  Some of the wings are ripped in half so that instead of one piece there are two separate wings.  Two of the bird’s tails are detached.  The rear hinge is cracked and exposed at the rear endpaper.

The Beard Birds

  • Place of Publication: New York

    Year Printed: 1912

    Language: English

    Binding: Hardcover

    Subject: Illustrated; Children's

    Topic: Birds