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Wilson, Alexander (1766-1813) American Ornithology , Volumes I, II, III, and V; Ex Dono Thomas Hollis, Ex Libris Harva

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
417
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$1,845$1,500

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Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Wilson, Alexander (1766-1813) American Ornithology, Volumes I, II, III, and V; Ex Dono Thomas Hollis, Ex Libris Harva Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep, printed by Robert Carr, 1808-1812.
Four folio volumes, Thomas Hollis's engraved gift bookplate pasted inside volumes one, three, and five, with the release stamp from Harvard initialed by William H. Bond, and dated August 1, 1965 in the corner of each; a Harvard bookplate printed in red with the name Shapleigh in the center is pasted inside volume two, with Bond's initialed release stamp, old Harvard shelfmarks in red pencil on endleaves, stamps on versos of titles, and other marks of former library ownership; illustrated with hand-colored plates of birds, missing some plates, with eight of nine in volumes one, two and three; nine plates in volume five; some leaves torn, repaired with tape; worming, spots; not collated; bound in contemporary half red sheepskin and marbled paper boards, worn and faded, bindings generally failing, 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. (4)
Estimate $1,200-1,500


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Thomas Hollis, Wilson, Robert Carr, Bradford, Inskeep, Philadelphia, William H. Bond

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