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Audubon, John James (1785-1851) Ground-hog , Pre-publication Hand-colored Proof.

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2764B
Lot:
439
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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Audubon, John James (1785-1851) Ground-hog, Pre-publication Hand-colored Proof. [for] The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, Philadelphia: Bowen, 1839-1844.
Hand-colored lithographic proof without printed title or plate numbers, titled in pencil at the foot, "Arctomys monax. Ground-hog, Wood-chuck, or Common American Marmot," printed on wove unwatermarked imperial folio paper; toning and browning, large stain just below the image area and above the penciled titled, edge and corner chipping with loss, closed marginal tears, bottom margin unevenly trimmed, 27 x 20 3/4 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,000


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