New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1916, 1921, 1923.
Hardcover. Very good. Three offprints in original wrappers bound together in blue cloth boards with typed label "Proposed New Birds from South America" on the front. Minor soiling to one front wrapper, The first article comes from the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History (May 20, 1916) and is titled "Some apparently undescribed Birds from the Collection of the Roosevelt South American Expedition." The other two, both from American Museum Novitates (Nos. 27 and 58), are "Descriptions of Proposed New Birds from Brazil, Paraguary, and Argentina," (1921) and "Descriptions of Proposed New Birds from Brazil and Paraguay" (1923). All three have the ink stamp of zoologist Tracy I. Storer on the front cover. Cherrie (1865-1948) was an American naturalist and explorer who at various points in his career worked at the Field Museum, the British Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, and the American Museum of Natural History. He claimed to have gathered over 125,000 specimens on 40 expeditions, mostly in South America. The three articles gathered here record the characteristics of birds he collected on and immediately following the Roosevelt South American Expedition of 1913-14. The ornithological collections from the expedition included more than 400 species and subspecies, some of which were previously unknown to ornithologists.