Boston: Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture, 1913. Containing Brief Descriptions of the More Common and Useful Species of Massachusetts ... Color frontispiece and 60 other plates, 171 text illustration, 437 pp. Large 8vo, burgundy cloth (top of spine rubbed). Boston: Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture, 1913. Very good. As ornithologist to the Board of Agriculture of Massachusetts, Forbush sought to educate the public about the economic value of birds and the importance of their protection.