First Edition (or early printing, with 1894 copyright date). Small octavo, original green cloth with decoration and printed dustjacket. This is not an odd volume from Burroughs' works, but the separately published edition. Collection of essays including: Among the wild-flowers, The heart of the southern Catskills, Birds' eggs, Bird courtship, Notes from the prairie, Elebeams, A young marsh hawk, The chipmunk, Spring jottings, Glimpses of wildlife, A life of fear, Lovers of nature, A taste of Kentucky blue-grass, In Mammoth cave, Hasty observations, Bird life in an old apple-tree, The ways of sportsmen, Talks with young observers. [Tanselle 94.52] Almost Near Fine, contemporary owner's notes in red pencil at front endpaper, handful of red pencil marks at text, some mid pages with top fore-edge of pages mildly bumped, in Very Good dustjacket, very shallow loss at spine ends.