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Audubon, John James (1785-1851) Prairie Warbler. Plate 3 [and] Tyrant Flycatcher. Plate 79.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
442
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$185$150

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

Description:

Audubon, John James (1785-1851) Prairie Warbler. Plate 3 [and] Tyrant Flycatcher. Plate 79. [from] Birds of America. London: R. Havell, 1826-1838.
Two copper-plate engravings, hand-colored. Prairie Warbler mounted, foxed, mat burn to image area, edge chips, large chip with loss in top center margin, adhesive residue along sheet edges, chipping, toned, watermark not discernible, 20 3/4 x 28 1/4 in.
Tyrant Flycatcher mounted, with splotchy discoloration and mat burn affecting the exposed section of the sheet slightly larger than the plate mark, this area of the sheet is darkly toned, the area formerly protected by the mat is lighter, watermark not discernible, edge chipping, glue deposits along sheet edges, 20 3/4 x 29 in. Both prints in sleeves with frames separate. (2)
Estimate $300-500


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