S. Prentiss Baldwin Inscription from RJO’s Library

[Image: Samuel Prentiss Baldwin autograph inscription on his ‘Measurements of Birds’]

Presentation copy of Measurements of Birds (Scientific Publications of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Volume II, and Contribution No. 17 from the Baldwin Bird Research Laboratory, Gates Mills, Ohio, 1931) by S. Prentiss Baldwin, Harry C. Oberholser, and Leonard G. Worley, with illustrations by James Manson Valentine, inscribed on front flyleaf, “Doctor Oscar Riddle | Compliments of S. Prentiss Baldwin | Dec 13 1933.” Riddle was a noted ornithologist and physiologist of the early 20th century. This copy is ex Lawrence M. Bartlett, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, with his stamp; also inscribed in pencil on the front pastedown, “From G. Schmidt, Leonia, N.J.”

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