Here is a comprehensive list of Chester A. Reed’s publications
Two other books were excluded from that count: “Wild Birds of Mohonk, Catskills” and “Wild Flowers of Mohonk, Catskills.” They were most certainly associated to the copyrights of “Wild Birds of New York” and “Wild Flowers of New York.” They featured the same content, but the books had different titles. The retail rights in the New York region were owned by the “SalesRoom,” a gift shop at the time at the “Mohonk Mountain House.”
Even though Chester A. Reed passed away in December 1912, the book “Western Bird Guide” is included in the count. Refer to the section on the 1913 publication to better understand the situation.
There was also a book edited in 1914, after his death. It is not included in the count of books that he published.
All books published by Chester A. Reed were edited by his father. Even the ones edited by “Doubleday, Page & Company” were produced by his father. He included the production costs in his price to sell the printing rights to “D., P. & C.” For more information on the relationship between Charles K. Reed and Doubleday, refer to the “For the Most Curious” section. You will find a comprehensive list of all books edited by Charles K. Reed.
Only one copyright was sold to Doubleday, Page & Company when the book “Color Key to North American Birds” was published in 1903.
The copyrights of all books published by Chester were owned by his father, Charles, except for one. Their business relationship was one of “employee – employer,” a typical family relationship at the time. For more information, refer to the “For the Most Curious” section.
Chester mostly wrote about ornithology, but his naturalist side brought him to explore other topics such as flowers, photography, taxidermy and nature in general.
He died too young to follow his inspirations.
Here is a comprehensive list of his publications, along with a few comments.
1901 à 1905
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Here a price list published in 1911 for the distributors which bought 6 books and more.